Buying Custom T-Shirts Online

From employee uniforms to school fundraisers to special occasions, there are many reasons to buy custom t-shirts. Different retailers offer different options and types of t-shirts to customize. You can upload your own picture or design, design your shirt on the retailer's website, or work from a template provided by the retailer. Whether you already have your vision in mind or need a little help to get inspiration, these retailers can bring your custom t-shirts to life. The top three retailers for custom t-shirts are Custom Ink, Vistaprint, and Zazzle. Read below to find answers to some commonly asked questions about creating custom t-shirts and how the top retailers can help make your vision become a reality.

 

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  1. How much do custom t-shirts cost?
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    Generally, the price per shirt gets cheaper the more you buy, but for just one custom shirt, Custom Ink starts at $20, Vistaprint starts at $7.49, and Zazzle starts at $15. When buying 20 shirts from VistaPrint, for example, the price per shirt drops to $6.74

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  2. Is there a minimum per order?
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    Most companies do not have a minimum, so you can order just one custom t-shirt if you like. However, keep in mind that the more you order of the same shirt, the cheaper the price typically gets. Some companies also offer free shipping once you hit a minimum for your order. Custom Ink, Vistaprint, and Zazzle all allow you to order one single shirt.

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  3. How many colors can I add to my shirt?
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    You can start with many different base t-shirt colors, and with most companies, you can add as many colors as your design calls for. Depending on the type of printing you're having done, the price of your shirt may go up with additional colors. Zazzle has over 100 different standard colors to choose from and even offers a color picker for more options.

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  4. Are there options other than just t-shirts?
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    Yes! Most companies that sell custom t-shirts sell many other custom products such as coffee mugs, door mats, and phone cases. Custom Ink, Zazzle, and VistaPrint all have a wide variety of products. In addition to clothing, Custom Ink offers hats, bags, drinkware, koozies, pens, towels, blankets, tech accessories, stickers, magnets, notebooks, and more.

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  5. How long does it take to get my custom t-shirt?
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    Depending on the company, shipping speed, and a number of shirts in your order, you could have your shirts in less than a week. Most retailers can create and ship custom shirts very quickly, especially if you are willing to pay more for expedited shipping, VistaPrint offers three-day business shipping on their products.

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  6. What if I'm not good at designing?
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    No problem! Many custom t-shirt retailers have design tools to help you add clipart and pictures. You can also get inspiration from samples on the website, or start from a template and customize only the parts that you want. You don't need to start from scratch. Zazzle and Vistaprint offer a lot of templates and inspiration on their design sites.

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  7. Is there a way to test my custom t-shirt?
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    If you're ordering a large quantity of shirts, check with the retailer you've chosen, as most will let you see a sample of the product. Most companies, such as Zazzle, also have a 100% satisfaction guarantee so you can return your product if you are not satisfied. You could also order just one shirt to make sure you like it, and then go ahead and order your bulk order.

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  8. Can I print my design anywhere on the shirt?
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    It depends. Many companies only offer printing on traditional areas. If you have a unique place you would like your design printed, contact the company to inquire about a special order. You can also expect to pay more for a print out of the traditional print zone. Custom Ink allows you to drag your design anywhere on the main front of the shirt and also allows you add a sleeve design.

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