Planning Your Company’s Custom Apparel? Plan Ahead!

If you are in charge of ordering your business’ custom apparel, whether for promotional products or as uniforms, then first of all let us say: R&P Prints looks forward to doing business with you! Second of all, let us offer a small bit of advice. Whereas many companies place orders on an as-need basis, you can get better prices in bulk by ordering everything your business will need for the following year, all at once. And as an added bonus, you will have made your job this coming four quarters that much easier.

Whether you are looking for custom hats in Montreal, custom t shirts in Toronto or custom sweaters in Ottawa – to give but a few small examples – we here at R&P Prints have you covered. With that in mind, let’s dust off the old crystal ball and look into the future, giving you some ideas for the seasons to come.

Halloween Shirts

Especially for “customer facing” businesses, it is important to show that you can partake in a cultural holiday with good humour and style. So why not get in the spooky spirit with some custom Halloween uniforms, which don’t need to consist of much more than a Halloween-themed riff on a black t-shirt. Or, order Halloween-themed shirts as part of an October promotion – anything that shows you have a sense of play and humour here is a bonus!

Custom Winter Work Apparel

Making your employees’ uniforms seasonally appropriate not only exudes an air of professionalism, but it also boosts morale. Get your employees a screen printed or embroidered fleece jacket for those long Canadian winter months, or give them custom toques to wear. They will appreciate; your clients and customers will appreciate it; and best of all, when you order in bulk, it really isn’t expensive.

Christmas Party Shirts

The annual Christmas party is a big event, as it rounds out the year and gives everyone the opportunity to set new goals and aspirations for the year to come. What better way to liven the mood than with Christmas party shirts. If you already know what kind of event you will be throwing, incorporate that into the shirt design – or, for a general party slogan, go with something fun, like “Mingle All The Way”. Whatever the design, get all your custom t shirts in Montreal ,Toronto, Ottawa, and elsewhere in Canada, through R&P Prints.

Spring Giveaways

As the weather gets better, businesses will often start running promotions. May we suggest that one such promotion be an apparel giveaway? You have options here: you can give out t-shirts as promo merchandise, say at an event, or as part of a promotional sweepstakes prize. Or you could even give it to customers as an incentive for buying a certain service or product – “Get A Free Shirt With Your Next Oil Change”, for example.

Summer Event Tees

Finally, we come to next summer. We know it’s difficult to think about, seeing as this summer isn’t even over yet, but in the interest of planning ahead, you could consider ordering event tees for next year’s event. Event planning often takes the better part of a year anyways, so you might as well give thought to the branded apparel you will need. Your event staff will need branded t-shirts, and you might even want to give away branded shirts as a promotional product.

If you need a t shirt printing company in Ottawa , Vancouver, Halifax, Calgary (the list goes on!) then give R&P Prints a call. We can help you with your bulk orders for any season, distant or imminent.

How To Attract International Tourists To Your Business

Canada’s lush natural beauty, world-class shopping, exciting winter sports and abundant cultural festivals are just a few of the reasons visitors from around the world flock to Canada in high numbers (a record breaking 20.8 million in 2017, to be precise). This is great news for Canadian business owners.

While it is important for businesses to remain locally minded and involved with their immediate community, casting a wider net – that is, catering to tourists from abroad – can be a great way to drive up sales and gain a wider recognition. This is especially true of retail and hospitality businesses, as those are the businesses most likely to be supported by overseas tourists. By revamping your business’ online presence, retooling your website, being shrewd about where you place ads, and, of course, utilizing R&P Prints’ screen printing in Toronto to create branded souvenir apparel, your business can attract more international tourists. Let’s take a closer look!

Tend To Your Online Reviews

Whereas before, tourists might have relied on word of mouth, or the opinion of a guide book to tell them where to eat, shop, drink and sleep, now tourists are increasingly turning to the user generated review aggregators. That means that a few negative reviews on Tripadvisor, Google, Yelp, Foursquare, etc., can push your business down to the bottom, where it can toil in obscurity.

The way to combat this is two-pronged: first, you have to make it a priority to create a welcoming environment for overseas customers; and second, you should take time to respond to reviews online, both negative and positive. Thanks the positive reviewers, and ensure the negative reviewers that you are looking into their issue, and taking steps to amend it.

Make Your Website Global

By taking the time to create a more globally friendly website, you can attract more customers from abroad. Add a currency calculator widget to your website, offer translations for a few key pages into some popular languages, and pay closer attention to the colour schemes you use (red, for instance, is a near universally positive colour, conveying passion, luck, joy and a bevy of other good things). For some more technical information on creating an internationally friendly website, check out this article.

Consider Advertising At The Airport

If your goal is to reach international tourists, it makes intuitive sense to advertise at the airport. Save for a few outliers (those driving up from the States, specifically), every tourist from abroad will pass through the airport upon arriving. The advertisement is almost guaranteed to make an impression on a few people.

Give Visitors Something To Remember

Having strong branding is important in attracting tourists, since it makes your business into a destination. There’s no better way to strengthen your branding than to offer custom branded apparel, which you can do by teaming with R&P Prints – we offer screen printing services in Winnipeg and Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, to name just a few places. The other bonus about offering branded apparel is that it creates an added revenue stream for the business. Just look at how Schwartz’s in Montreal, or the Drake Hotel in Toronto were able to leverage their strong brand to sell custom apparel. You get an added source of revenue and your customers get a tangible piece of clothing to remember your business by – it’s a win-win.

Canada is an alluring destination for people all around the globe, and we get tend to get tourists throughout the year. Capitalize on that influx of potential customers by following these simple tips, and by getting your custom shirts printed in Ottawa , Toronto, Montreal, or wherever your business may be.

Custom T-Shirts Help Make Your Grand Opening Even Grander

Is there a more nerve-racking day in the life of an entrepreneur than that first grand opening? The feeling of excitement and anticipation mixed with a sense of worry – “what if no one but my close family and friends bother showing up?” or worse yet, “What if people show up and are unimpressed?” It’s true that first impressions matter in the world of business, but if you are well organized, well advertised, and if you have a t shirt printing company based in Toronto on your side (wink, wink) then you should have nothing to worry about.

Custom apparel, especially custom printed t-shirts branded with the company name and info, are perfect for grand openings. In this article, we are going to look at a couple ways to effectively utilize custom apparel during your grand opening, as well as a couple ways in which it kicks off marketing your business the right way.

A Promotion To Boost Attendance

This is one of two classic ways to utilize branded apparel at a grand opening. How it works is fairly simple – in a marketing campaign leading up to the event, whether over social media, through community flyers, etc., offer free t-shirts to the first hundred or so people who show up. This creates a buzz around the event as well as incentivizes people to be there early, which is an effective way to ensure attendance. Since you are giving these out as incentives for showing up early, you might consider making them less informational and more fun, with an interesting graphic that people will want to wear, but that conveys your business.

A Goody Bag To Show Your Appreciation

The second way of utilizing apparel at a grand opening tat we see quite a bit is through goody bags, or swag bags. The concept here is even simpler – leave your guests with a token of gratitude and they will remember your business favourably. Everyone likes getting free stuff, especially t-shirts, so connect with our Toronto staff or check out our t shirt printing in Montreal and Ottawa to learn about rates and turnaround time (spoiler alert: they are ‘low’ and ‘quick’, respectively!).

Making A Positive First Impression

It’s not enough to fill your grand opening with bodies – you have to form relationships, and you do that by making a positive first impression. Promotional giveaways have the unique ability to help cement a reciprocal bond with potential customers or clients. A kind of unspoken “I’ll scratch your back, you’ll scratch mine” deal is formed, where they give your new business a shot as a gesture of gratitude for the gift you have given them.

A Long-Term Marketing Strategy

Where custom apparel differs from, say, a predominantly social-media-based marketing strategy is in its longevity. Long after you have bought and dispensed your custom shirts, the recipients will continue to wear them, continuing to give your business free advertising as they walk around wearing your logo and info. Whether you get our custom t shirts printed in Ottawa , Toronto, Montreal, or wherever you business may be, it will always present a solid return on investment due to its staying power.

If you are planning a grand opening sometime in the near future, come talk to us here at R&P Prints about putting together a bulk order of custom printed t-shirts. Use them as part of a promotion, or simply to show you gratitude to what will hopefully become your new customers and clients.

Custom Fall Apparel Ideas From R&P Prints

As much as we all love the summer here in Canada, there’s no denying that the fall is pretty amazing too. Not too hot, not too cold, a beautiful amber hue everywhere you look, and still an abundance of events and cultural festivals in which to partake – despite the fact that fall traditionally signals an end to the vacation season, it has a lot going for it!

This fall, fall for one of these wonderful pieces of apparel, each of which come custom screen printed or embroidered by yours truly, R&P Prints. You can order fleece jackets for your employees, knit toques for your online store, fall jackets for your sports team or simply give away, as a business promotion, the best custom shirts Toronto has to offer. The choices are endless, which is why we’ve attempted to narrow them down for you – here are seven custom fall apparel ideas!

Academy Pullover And Full Zip Hoodies

This 60/40 blend of cotton and polyester is a lightweight fleece that looks awesome and is perfectly suited for the in-between weather of fall. Get it as a zip up or pullover, and use it to print merchandise for your business, sports team, band or charity.

Insulated Knit Toque

More closely associated with winter, the toque nevertheless makes its first appearance in the fall usually, more as a fashion statement than a real necessity. Made with Thinsulate insulation (say that five times fast!), this toque is a great addition to any work uniform where employees are outside during the winter – moving companies, construction companies, plumbing companies, etc.

Oakley Black Hole Jacket

This is a really nice product, albeit one that we offer for an equally good price. Made entirely of polyester melange cavalry twill, and with ample pockets, the smart cut and sleek design would make perfect sense for a traveling sports team. It’s also water repellent, for those rainy days spent practicing. Be sure to give us a call ASAP to get started on your bulk order.

Bamboo Cap

Bamboo, short of just being a meal for pandas, is also a wonderful fabric. It is moisture wicking, insulating, breathable and has antibacterial properties to keep those sweat odours from offending anyone. This would make a great branded ball cap for informal uniforms or as a promotional giveaway.

New Balance Space Dye ¼ Zip

Yes, this garment has a very cool name – almost as cool as its athletic cut, thumbholes, mesh insets and multi-coloured knit. This is a very athletic piece of activewear and would be perfect for fall run events, like marathons and charity runs.

DryFrame Dry Tech Fleece

Wind and water are no match for the mighty dry tech fleece. These hooded sweatshirts, which come in men’s and women’s, zip up or pullover, are the ultimate in comfort wear and would make great grad apparel. Just drop us a line and we can team up to make the best custom sweaters in Canada this fall!

The Humble T-Shirt

Just because the weather is a little chillier, it doesn’t mean people have forgone their favourite apparel item, the humble t-shirt. With the abundance of events taking place in fall across Canada, you can still utilize the power of custom t-shirts for business brand activation.

Hopefully, one of these fine garments has piqued your interest, but for countless other ideas you can check out the “Products” section of our website. At R&P Prints, we pride ourselves on having something for everyone. Call us this fall and we will make you the best custom apparel anywhere in Canada.

Quality Uniforms Make All The Difference To A Sports Team

What would the Toronto Maple Leafs be without their vibrant blue jerseys, embellished with a classic leaf design? What would the Montreal Canadiens be without their instantly recognizable “Club du Hockey Canadien” C emblazoned in red, white and blue? The short answer is, they wouldn’t be the same. A team uniform is so integral to the identity, spirit and quality of a team, which is something that we at R&P Prints know well.

Often we get teams who are just starting out in a league – whether it’s a rec league, work league, children’s league, pro league, etc. – who haven’t played with uniforms yet. And once we print them their uniforms, we’re told the difference is like night and day. Even if they’ve just ordered custom shirts in Toronto for their Friday night softball league, it makes a difference. All of a sudden they’re playing more confidently, as a unit, and everyone on the team feels like they belong to something special. It has prompted us to look at the matter more closely: why do quality uniforms make a positive difference in a sports team?

The Feeling Of Confidence

Ever wondered why militaries or police forces use uniforms? Part of the reason is because, when you feel like you are part of a greater unit, you feel more confident in your abilities. You look good and you feel good, which in turn translates to a better performance, whether it’s on the ice, the floor, the field or the diamond. Bonus points if your uniform is red, since statistically those teams win more.

A Strong Team Identity

You can’t necessarily wave a team flag around before your game, so the next best thing is a well-designed, well-made uniform that projects a strong team identity. As mentioned, teammates want to feel like they are part of something special, and a quality uniform does that. At R&P Prints we make custom embroidered clothing in Montreal Toronto and elsewhere, and have seen a lot of uniforms come through. You give us your logo, and we’ll make the best team outfit you can imagine, all for a low price and with a quick turnaround.

Designed For Performance

Team uniforms aren’t just about the logo. They’re also about the garment itself, which is often optimized for performance in a particular sport. Whether it’s a breathable mesh tank top for running up and down the basketball court, or an insulating fleece jacket to keep you warm on the hockey sidelines, uniforms serve a practical purpose. They are designed to move well and regulate body temperature so that you can play to your best ability.

Unique And Marketable

If you are part of a pro league that has its eyes set on exposure, then a good design, coupled with a quality screen printed or embroidered uniform, is the perfect marketing recipe. It’s an integral part of your team’s branding and can be leveraged to sell merchandise. In fact, if you want to order merchandise for your team to sell, contact us – we offer the best embroidered and screen printed clothes in Montreal Toronto or wherever else you may be!

You’ve got the skills, but have you got the clothes to match? Contact R&P Prints and let’s make your perfect uniform together. Go Team!

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Trade Show Display

You have gone through all the trouble of researching the right trade show, registering for the event and paying for a space on the floor. Now it’s time to consider how to draw people in, how to get them interested in your pitch, your company and your products or services. For startup companies, a trade show can be a great way to gain crucial exposure, and even for established businesses it can spell the difference between a good year to come and a not-so-good one. With that in mind, here are a few ways you can make the most out of your trade show display this year.

Offer Custom Apparel

Promotional giveaways are a must at trade shows, as it makes that all-important first impression. If you want to really make a quality first impression, though, you need to go with custom apparel. Perhaps here at R&P Prints we’re a little biased, but we’ve seen custom t shirts in Toronto trade shows draw people in like bees to honey.

The fact of the matter is that people love getting free apparel. And because people are inclined toward reciprocity (that is, responding to a positive action with another positive action), they are much more likely to hear you out, and more likely to want to support your business. It’s an inexpensive way to attract people, and can be much more effective than a costly tech display.

Have A Clear, Concise Message

It’s often said that “brevity is the soul of wit”, but brevity is also the soul of a sales pitch, especially when you’re trying to attract people inundated with options. You want clear, attractive copy that gets to the point so that any passer-by can glance at your display and have a good idea what you’re about.

Make sure whoever is working the booth is visually conveying that message as well. Whether it’s yourself or an employee, wear some kind of branded apparel, which could be as simple as the custom apparel you are handing out. You can order custom hoodies in Toronto through us that would be perfect for a trade show – just give us some advance notice and we’ll work together to make you the perfect trade show apparel.

If Possible, Demo Your Product Or Service

People can only conceptualize so much before they need to see something in action. Do you have a new product you’re launching? Let people try it out. If you offer a service like, say, website design, let people see some of the work that goes into making the end product. Allowing people in on the process or experience of what you’re selling can be a very effective form of advertising.

Don’t Be Afraid Of A Little Pizazz

Finally, take the opportunity to go big. If you have the budget, generate buzz by creating a visually attractive display, with large screen video monitors and flashy lighting. But if you don’t have the budget, don’t fret. Read through this Inc. article, which has some great advice on running a trade show both; they recommend incorporating humour and an overall sense of fun in order to (inexpensively) differentiate yourself from competing booths.

Trade shows are all about attracting new business. Make use of R&P Prints’ t shirt printing services in Montreal and Toronto to create compelling promotional products. Be succinct in your messaging. Demo your product or service, and introduce a little pizzazz into your booth, regardless of budget. Follow these easy steps and you can make the most out of your next trade show display.

A Short Guide To Rebranding Your Company

Times change, and so do logos. What was once fashionable – even cutting edge – will one day begin to look dated, or will no longer reflect your target audience’s sensibilities. It takes a shrewd businessperson to realize when it’s time to rebrand a company, especially since, for many businesses, a logo is such a large part of the overall identity. There may be nostalgic, even sentimental attachments to your logo.

But it might be time to take the plunge. And when you do, R&P Prints will be here to offer our t shirt printing services in Toronto Montreal or wherever you are based, to help put your rebranding on some custom apparel and get your new look out in the world. Before you decide to rebrand, however, let’s take a look at a few frequently asked questions surrounding the change: When should you change your logo? Why should you change your logo? And how should you change your logo?

When?

There’s no hard and fast rule for the amount of time a company should keep any given logo, but there are indicators that a logo might be dated. If your logo is so old that it no longer reflects your company’s image adequately, or if it seems to be aesthetically stuck in the past, it’s time to consider updating. A lot of times you can just tell – you can tell when your business’ branding is becoming less relevant to your audience. Also, if your logo smacks of those tell-tale 80s or 90s design trends… it may be time to rebrand!

Why?

Perhaps you’ve noticed that your leads aren’t converting into sales as well as they used to. It could be because your branding is no longer relevant, either because you have evolved or because your key demographic has. Getting a logo to line up with your brand’s message can be tricky, but it’s necessary to remain competitive. Take a look at your competitor’s logos and see if they are implementing certain design concepts that might be giving them an edge.

Of course, companies don’t rebrand just to improve business– some do it because business is improving and expanding and they want to capitalize on the momentum. Your business might have simply outgrown its logo, and since it’s no longer lean times, you want a fresh new redesign.

How?

The short answer, really, is that you should consult with a designer. The longer answer is that you should try to keep abreast of current design trends without losing your original branding’s charm. In 2018, as in the past couple years, brands have been skewing towards more minimal, flat designs (with notable exceptions, of course), so you could always consider simplification. This kind of rebrand helpful because it translates well across mediums – it will look at good on a business card as it will with the custom embroidery in Toronto we offer.

There are a number of reasons a company might rebrand. Some companies do it to remain competitive; others do it to catch up in relevance with their competitors; yet others do it because business is booming and they want to ride the wave. Whatever the reason, and however you go about it, R&P is there to help facilitate the change, with our custom t shirt printing company in Montreal Toronto, and wherever else in Canada you might need us. If you feel like it’s time for a change, contact us and we’ll help get your new logo out in the world.

4 Tips For An Incredible Frosh Week

Frosh week is one of those uniquely Canadian university experiences. Sometimes referred to as “Orientation week” (usually by the administration), frosh week is a weeklong string of exciting events for freshman, which all serve the purpose of acquainting you with your new university, and therefore your new life for the next for years. Events like college bed races, concerts, paint parties, BBQs, parades and scavenger hunts – to name just a few – all compete for your attention, to help you celebrate the beginning of your higher education.

And the best frosh weeks do it in style. We’re talking a lot of custom made t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, with logos ranging from the tame to the absolutely absurd. No idea is too big or bold, and if you want the best screen printing in Toronto for your frosh apparel, R&P Prints is the way to go. Let’s look at a few tips for maximizing your frosh fun.

Suit Up

Get into the school spirit with custom printed t-shirts. Wait around long enough and someone is bound to hand you a t-shirt, usually with the name and logo of the university on it. But if you want to really take matters into your own hands, order custom t-shirts in bulk that are a little more playful. We’ve seen ones that say “New frosh, who dis?” in a text bubble, or ones that have the university name, but the design is made to look like a summer camp. And if the weather is still chilly, you can always get quality custom sweaters in Toronto for your frosh week. Your imagination is the limit here.

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Frosh week is as much about meeting people as it is about getting to know your new school. Everyone’s in the same boat as you, so don’t be afraid to talk to people. Sure, you’ll probably have to suffer through more than one awkward conversation, but with any luck, at the end of the week, you’ll have made a couple new friends. Friends that you might even have for life. Not sure how to go about it? Here’s a list from Psychology Today about how to meet strangers at parties.

Learn About The City And The University

Familiarize yourself with public transit, because chances are at some point over the next however many years, you are going to need it. Also, take some time away from the excitement to, you know, actually orient yourself on campus; familiarize yourself with the different buildings and memorize how to get around. There should be pamphlets with floor plans kicking around, so ensure you get your hands on one.

Rest Up

As much fun as frosh week is, it precedes a difficult few weeks, i.e. the beginning of the semester. There’s an old university saying: “studying, partying, sleeping – pick two.” In this case, you’ll want to pick sleep, at lease towards the end of frosh week.

It will all be over before you know it. Get your custom t shirts printed in Montreal or Toronto now, in time for frosh week, and celebrate in style. Make some new friends, get to know your new home and remember to catch up on some sleep once it’s all over.

Get Started On Your Back-To-School Custom Apparel

The students don’t want to think about it. The teachers don’t really want to think about it either! But the plain fact is that, even though summer is still fresh in our minds, the beginning of next school year still looms in the near distance. Teachers and school administrators are notorious for their ability to plan ahead, which is why we’re rolling out – in the summer, no less – our guide to custom school apparel.

Custom apparel is important to school identity, and, as we’ll discuss in this article, is fundamental to fostering a sense of unity, equity and school pride. Whether it’s custom shirts for the theatre club, custom sweatshirts for the graduating class, or just a bit of school spirit on a toque, we at R&P Prints are here to help. Might as well start thinking about it now, so you can start selling in September!

Spirit Wear

Spirit wear is that catchall term for any custom apparel that can be worn with pride by anyone at the school. You don’t have to be a grad, nor do you have to be part of the football team or the chess club; merely your enrolment in the school is criteria enough for you to express your school spirit with an embroidered toque, custom hoodies and sweatshirts or screen printed activewear. School pride is the process of creating a shared community among kids of all different backgrounds and styles, and having standard, custom apparel, emblazoned with the school name and/or logo is the perfect way to achieve that.

Grad Clothing

When you’re 17 or 18, graduating school is the biggest accomplishment ever. It’s like retiring! Grads are justifiably going to want to show off that looming accomplishment, and the best way you can let them do that is to give them access to some awesome grad clothing. It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy or loud – just some custom screen printed t-shirts, sweat pants and hoodies should do the trick. If possible, consult with some grads on the design. They might enjoy having a say!

Group Tees

For many school students, school is half about what they do in their extracurricular time. Being a part of a team or club – whether it’s sports, music, theatre, gaming, etc. – can be a large part of a student’s identity, as well as friendships, so see if they want to design custom t-shirts for the group. These ones can be a little less generic; they can be a great opportunity for students to flex their creativity and come up with their own design.

Choosing The Right Screen Printer

Where school apparel is concerned, one of your main concerns is probably trying to keep prices manageable. After all, parents have all sorts of other expenses to worry about. At R&P Prints, we offer the highest quality at a cost-effective price, and we offer free estimates. If you’re interested in getting the ball rolling early on custom school apparel, give us a call today or check out our website for more information. You get huge benefits when you buy wholesale custom uniforms, so be sure to ask us about that too.

It’s true: no one wants to think about September, not while the weather is this hot. But if you want to get a head start on ordering school apparel, call us anytime for a free quote. You bring the design to us, and we’ll bring the school spirit to you.

5 Tips For Creating Great T-Shirt Designs

A well-made, awesomely designed t-shirt is going to get a lot of use. It’s going to be a fixture in somebody’s drawer for years and years, a part of their fashion sense and identity. And it all starts with your great idea. Whether you’re a business looking to get your name out there, a band with a design idea that’s just too cool not to share, or someone who just wants to make an amazing t-shirt, creating a design can seem daunting at first.

And we’re not about to tell you that you can do it alone. Unless you’re proficient in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, you’ll likely want the help of a professional designer, as they’ll understand the intricacies of creating a vector format (a file that stores the image as mathematical formulae so they can be scaled up or down easily, without distortion). You’ll want to pick your friends’ brains for feedback as well. And, obviously, in order to stick the landing you’ll want to use quality screen printing services like the kind we offer at R&P Prints. To extrapolate, let’s look at a few tips you can follow to ensure you get the best possible t-shirt.

Zero In On Your Target Audience

It can be helpful to view design in terms of demographics. Are you going for a rap enthusiast in his mid-twenties, or a hot rod hobbyist in his mid-seventies? Are you going for a city woman or a country gal? Perhaps you could get even more specific, like if your target audience is part of a specific subculture. Then you ask yourself: what kind of design does your target audience tend to gravitate towards? From modern and minimalist, to splashy and vintage, consider all of your design options.

Keep It Simple

Less is more. This isn’t a rule of thumb, but more of maxim that many people would do well to consider. Sometimes, as humans, are natural instinct is to want to fiddle with something and add to it, make it as grand and complex as possible, but in fact the most striking designs are often the simplest.

Don’t Be Afraid Of Colour

Of course, this depends on the brainstorming you did in step one – whether colour would be “on brand” for your target audience – but in general a little colour can go a long way. The point of a quality shirt is to get noticed, especially if you’re making them for your business, and by being bold with your colours you stand a better chance of catching people’s eye. Of course, you’ll want to source a screen printing company like R&P Prints that has experience printing crisp, clear lines and vibrant colours.

Source Constructive Feedback

Bug your friends, family – heck, even strangers – for feedback on your design, and really do your best to take their advice to heart. It can be hard hearing negative feedback, but that’s exactly what you have to do in order to ensure success. The more concrete people can be with what they do and don’t like, the better off you’ll be, so prod them for specifics!

Choose A Quality Screen Printer

Ah, we come to the final and (one might argue most important) tip on the list: finding a great screen printer. We’re not afraid to put in a shameless plug for ourselves, since, time and again, we produce amazing results that customers rave about. We understand that it’s a important responsibility, taking someone’s hard-won design and making it a reality, and we strive for perfection with every order. As the premier source for custom shirts in Ottawa and all across Canada, we’ll make sure you get the t-shirt you want.

Make a t-shirt that someone will want to wear for years, a t-shirt that people will cherish. Follow some simple design tips, consult with a professional designer and choose R&P Prints as your screen printer.