Often overlooked; sleeve printing provides a unique location for messaging.
On long sleeves tees this couldn't be more true.
Services, slogans, taglines, web addresses even phone numbers are ideal.
For the best impact, 1 color print, bold font choice and simple messaging does the trick.
Long sleeve t-shirts, because they are more expensive than short sleeve t-shirts, are purchased in significantly smaller quantities. Out of the gate, they are special. Adding a sleeve print makes them more so.
Kind of like cake. Already special but when decorated...it is really special.
At Bolt, we follow this advice on our own custom shirts, adding our web address on the sleeve.
Our employees, want to wear them. Spreading the word, is what a custom printed t-shirt should do each and every time.
Here's the best reasons to add your logo or message to a cap.
Everyone can wear them.
No need to mess with sizes (most of the time).
Lightweight and portable.
Feels more extravagant than a t-shirt giveaway.
Let's dig right in.
There are two really important facts about hats that won't change:
1: the hat's surface is not flat (hoping you know this already).
2: the area to embellish on a cap is a small.
We want your custom caps to be something you are proud to wear and to give to others to wear. Unless you are buying thousands of caps and have a few months to wait; chances are you will be embroidering your logo or message on a finished cap.
This is where the "flat surface" and "small space" enters the conversation.
If you were going to draw a picture or write a note; you would grab a pencil, piece of paper and look for a flat surface. Writing on a flat surface, will likely make your message clearer and legible.
Recognizing that our cap is not flat; we want to minimize illegibility issues that are more likely to occur because we are working on a curved surface.
The areas that we can embroider on a cap are small.
Most common area to add a logo or message is the front:
Max size is 4" x 2" (width by height).
This is what 4" x 2" area looks like on a cap.
It seems small when thinking of just the dimensions, but when
seen in real life the size is appropriate.
Before we can embroider onto the cap. We need to hold the cap as tightly in place as possible. We use a specialized frame that works specifically with our machines for this purpose.