5 things to look for when you buy t-shirts online

July 23, 2019 in online shopping, t-shirts

The internet revolutionized many industries but none more significant than online shopping. Gone are the days when you’d beg your friend to go to the mall with you so you could get your mitts on some cool new tshirts.

It’s all clickety clack and tappity tap now, kids. (Do not question our lingo.)

There are literally thousands of websites to choose from when you wish to buy a t-shirt online. But if you keep these five things in mind you’ll become a happier shopper.

1. Size chart

Tshirts come in all shapes and sizes and that’s probably not a good thing. Unlike other items there is no global standardised sizing for tshirts. (Try saying that 5 times quickly).

So a men’s medium tshirt you buy in Taiwan can be completely different from a men’s medium in Canada. This is a known problem in online shopping. There’s no FCC setting standards for tshirt sizing. So eCommerce websites like ours have to make hard decisions on what size chart to adopt. This can depend on various factors like core market, vendor access and so on.

So you must look at the size chart tshirt brands post with their products. Do not presume that the sizes would be what you’re familiar with. Because when you presume you make a pres out of… wait how did it go again?

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How to make money online as a t-shirt designer

July 19, 2019 in artists, design, graphic design

As freelance Graphic designer and/or illustrator you could supplement your income by designing t-shirts.

T-shirt art is as old as the ubiquitous piece of clothing itself. There are messages, slogan tees, cartoons, line art, fan art — you name it. So find your niche and fire up the old Adobe illustrator (or Photoshop if you’re so inclined) and get started.

Bear in mind that not all tshirt brands have the same requirements/limitations for artwork. Some, who screen print the t-shirts (like us) require your artwork to be limited to a particular number of colours (4 or 6 usually). This means that your design must not contain any more than that number of solid colours to be eligible for printing. Some who print digitally would be open to the full colour gamut.

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