Thinking about using cheap custom t shirts to launch a promotional drive for a product or service? There are so many ways to engage your market with free, customized shirts, and there is a long train of viable options for each type of market.
Customizing shirts is also a good idea if you are interested in marketing your own designs and selling shirts for a profit. Thousands of entrepreneurial artists and designers have already made profits selling their own designs by printing them on shirts, and we don’t see why you couldn’t do this, too.
In this article, you will learn about the different kinds of cheap custom shirts that you can design and print on, as well as the advantages of each one. Let’s get started.
Men’s shirts are always in demand and there is just so much variety that you can actually experiment on the type of shirt you will be giving away to see which type of shirt will receive the best feedback from your patrons.
The most basic type of shirt is the classic, short-sleeved shirt. People wear it under jackets, suits, and almost any other layer of clothing and they’re comfortable to wear and easy to design on.
The classic men’s short-sleeved shirt also comes in a plethora of colors to choose from, so you can select the right color based on the promotion that you are doing at the moment.
Of course, the most popular color would be white, but this doesn’t mean you have to do white too. You can do black, blue, pink, red – the possibilities are endless. If you happen to want a pocket that you can print on instead of printing a larger logo in front, what you are looking for is the men’s polo shirt.
Men’s polo shirts are often made with slightly thicker fabric, and these will have collars and breast pockets on them. In terms of customization these are slightly advantageous than classic short sleeved shirts because they have an extra space that is prominent (the breast pocket).
However, in terms of appeal, the short-sleeved shirt sans the collar and pocket has more universal appeal to the young ones, so you may want to keep that in mind.
However, if you are designing for an organization or company, the more formal looking polo shirt would do just fine. The next type of shirt is the long-sleeved shirt.
Long-sleeved shirts are often used as safety attire for construction and other production settings, but they can also be printed on for use as casual attire. It really depends on what you print on them.
These shirts are popular in construction and engineering sites because obviously, the longer sleeves protect the arms and help keep dust and grime away.
Performance shirts are shirts that are specifically made for exercise and athletic use.
The main difference between performance shirts and regular cotton shirts is they remove sweat faster, are designed to keep the wearer cool, and they stretch and bounce back to their former shape and scale because they’re not pure cotton at all.
When should you use performance shirts in promoting a brand?
Performance shirts are attractive wear for the younger sector of your market who may be interested in marathons, working out in the gym, or working out at home. And since these are pricier than regular shirts, people would want to wear them because they have intrinsic and easily identifiable value that people love.
One thing that you should know about women’s shirts is that they are smaller, lighter, and usually made with softer fabric than men’s shirts.
The standard short-sleeved shirt for women is made in such a way that the fabric doesn’t chafe against the skin, which is awesome, because we don’t want people itching after they’ve worn our promotional shirts.
In addition to short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirts, and performance shirts for women, did you know that you can also purchase and customize hoodies, sweatshirts, tank tops, and polos for women?
Technically a hoodie is still a shirt (even with the head cover and string) and it’s one of the most perfect attires for urban denizens around the world. Hoodies have this youthful appeal that both men and women love. Hoodies for women are slimmer and more form-fitting, so keep this in mind when ordering some for a promotional offer. If your customers are both males and females, it would be best to have shirts that are for men and women, too.
Sweatshirts are perfect for running, jogging, or working up a sweat at the gym, and like the hoodie, it has a universal appeal to the younger generation, and the older generation, too. If you need something that is lighter on the pocket but would still click with your audience, you’re talking about tank tops.
The thing about tank tops is they can be combined with different pants and shirts, or worn alone, and the person wearing it would still look great. From a logistics point of view, tank tops for women are also lighter per unit, so if you are having say, a hundred pieces shipped because you need that many, the shipping costs would also be lower. Each type of shirt has its own advantage, so think hard which one you really need.
And finally, we have the polo shirt. Women’s polo shirts are slim, snazzy and perfect for almost any function.
From a business point of view, polo shirts that are customized with your business’ logo and name would be perfect as uniforms, so if you are in the food industry or the retail industry and you want your female staff to look good, then by all means, have some women’s polos custom-printed.
Again, this type of shirt is light, so these are economical to ship, and they look great, too. Polos come in a variety of colors, so if you already have an existing branding and you want to match that branding, you can do so easily with a touch of a button, online.