Whether you want to have a t-shirt custom designed for you or you want to design your own custom t-shirt there are different ways you can do this. If you are looking for someone to create a custom t-shirt, the first step is to find a shop that carries the color and style of the shirt that you want to order. Next, you will need to be sure that the artwork can be reproduced or designed according to what you want. Finally, you want to make sure that the price is reasonable for a quality custom made t-shirt. If you are designing your own t-shirt there are several different methods that you can use to have it done.
Screen or silk-screen printing
Using this method you will usually be required a fee for the screen. In addition, you will also have to pay for each color that you add to your custom t-shirt design. When using multiple colors each one will require additional effort and time as each color has to be applied separately. Each color will have to completely dry before the next color can be added.
The printer can be like the one that is attached to your printer making the printing of the custom t-shirt less costly and quicker. Some shops may use an iron-on transfer to ensure that your artwork is perfectly reproduced because it will be scanned to the computer and then it is printed on transfer paper. The drawback is that they may not last as long as a screen-print t-shirt.
When you have an artist create your design by hand painting it on the t-shirt the options and -prices will vary. Vendors who have booths at festivals or malls will frequently offer airbrushed, one-of-a kind t-shirts with anything from a design that is ready made to your name. These t-shirts look great and to keep them looking that way make sure that you ask about how you should launder them.
Print on demand outlets
This type of shop will let you upload your own artwork and print a custom t-shirt one at a time. You can order as many as you like and you can also set up an online store to allow others to order a custom t-shirt with your design so you can make a profit. If you are going to sell your design be sure that it is something that everyone will want and not just something that you like. One thing to note is that when you order a print on demand custom t-shirt that they are not cheap because they also have to make a profit. They also charge more for one shirt than they will for a bulk purchase.