There are many great reasons to make a custom T-shirt. Some people may have a great design that they want to put on a shirt, while others may use them as gifts for friends, family, or co-workers. No matter what your reason is, customizing shirts is an engaging, expressive, and enjoyable hobby that everyone can try for themselves. However, there are a few problems you may encounter with custom T-shirts that you should watch out for.
Dye migration is a common problem that occurs when color from one material starts to bleed into another. A common example of this may be when the white lettering on a red shirt starts to look pink after some time. One of the best ways to avoid this problem is to keep your garments away from high temperatures and make sure that you’re using clothes that have gone through extensive dye testing.
Sometimes you may press a logo onto your shirt, and you see double on the shirt due to your design shifting in the transfer process. Often, ghosting comes from overly complicated designs with a lot of layers, so keep things simpler if you’re using heat-transfer vinyl with transfer paper. Luckily, there are some helpful ways to avoid ghosting heat transfers, so take things slow when working with this material.
One of the most significant problems you may encounter with custom T-shirts is neglecting to remember that one size does not fit all. If you perfectly measure your design to fit onto a medium T-shirt, it may look smaller and awkward on an extra-large. A logo that works on a unisex shirt may warp or wrap around the sides of a women’s T-shirt. If you’re aiming to make shirts in a variety of sizes and styles, you want to ensure that your logo works for all of them and adjust your logo as necessary.