Custom embroidered or screen printed company shirts make your business look professional and established. They also help to advertise your brand and make your employees a walking billboard for your business. We’ll help you design company shirts, it is easier than you think. Just follow these 4 easy steps and you will have your own custom designed company shirts.
1) Pick Your Shirt Type
Finding the right shirt design is important as this will be the shirt your employees will wear every day. There is a huge range of materials and designs to choose from, including plain t-shirts, polo shirts, business shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, etc.
The right shirt will depend on the nature of your business and the work your employees do. You want to ensure your employees can perform their daily tasks effectively comfortably in the chosen shirt. Ask for samples from your garment provider so your employees can assess the comfort of the shirt beforehand.
Will they be in a setting that is more formal and they need a button up shirt? Or possibly they need something more casual because they will be working outside in an informal setting. A polo shirt is often a safe bet if you are not sure.
When picking the shirt color, take into consideration the colors in your logo. Avoid shirt colors that may clash with your logo. Also, think about the environment your employees will be working in and the weather. Lighter colors tend to stay cooler than darker colors, so take that into consideration when you design company shirts.
2) Choose Embroidery or Screen Printing
Your setting and choice of material will determine whether embroidery or screen printing is the most suitable choice. In general, embroidery looks more polished and professional and is suitable for sturdier materials like business shirts and polo shirts. However, if your employees require the softness and comfort of a cotton t-shirt, screen printing is the ideal choice.
3) Position your logo
A common question that we get is whether the logo should go on the right or left side. In reality, there is no uniform answer. You need to consider what type of look are you going for. For example if you are going with a polo shirt, it is pretty common to put your logo on either the right or left side of your chest. On the other hand, if you are a fitness gym and are using a tech shirt, you may want to play with the positioning of your logo and add some fun quotes on the sleeves or on the back that runs down the spine. Needless to say, there are a ton of different ways to design a company shirt, it just takes some creativity. Plus, with our technology we can design your shirt digitally so you can see what it will look like before you pay to have it made.
4) Picking the right Embroidery or Screen Printing Company
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a custom embroidery or screen printing shop. First you should ask if they do the work in house or if they have to send it out to get done. The advantage of having a shop that can do it in house is that if it doesn’t look right, or isn’t working out right, they can stop and confirm with you whether you would like to continue with the job. Second, you should look at the detail of how the finished product looks. Look for a shop that has examples of their work. See not just how the stitching is, but how it is knotted off. Third, turn times. Typically a shop that does everything in house has faster turn times because they have more control over production.
Now that you know how to get custom embroidered shirts made for your company, isn’t it time for you to take your company to the next level? Give your company more credibility in your customers eyes. You will be surprised at how easy technology has made it to design company shirts with custom embroidery and screen printing, and it’s surprisingly affordable.