The Internet has made it easier than ever to
custom design shirts for any occasion — be they custom work shirts for your
employees or custom team shirts for your kickball team. However, although shirt
printing companies can vouch for the quality of their ink and their shirts,
they cannot necessarily vouch for the quality of your designs. They can work
with you to create the best possible custom shirt designs, but it’s ultimately
up to you.

Here are a few tips to help you make the best
custom shirt designs you possibly can.


Good custom shirt designs are simple, because
it helps to make them memorable. Think about all of the most recognizable shirt
design you’ve ever seen, from the Che Guevara shirt to the “I Love
NY” shirt. You instantly know what they are, and there’s relatively little
going on. The key is to make something unique that’s not overly done.


Your custom shirt designs should also be
appropriate for the shirt’s purpose. If you’re designing something for your
bowling team, it can be fun and creative. If you’re making something for a
fundraising event, it should be a bit less casual. When drafting designs, think
about who will wear your shirts, where, when, and why.


What’s going to set your design apart from the
others? Though a lot of imagery is logical, much of it is overused. Think about
how many designs there are with arrows and globes, for example. Break away from
the ordinary and come up with something truly unique that translates well to a

So long as your design is simple, appropriate,
and unique, it’ll be great. Keep these points in mind as you plan and
brainstorm your shirts, and before you know it, you’ll be ready to hand your
design to the shirt printer! If you have any questions about how to design the
best possible shirt, feel free to ask in the comments.