The Clothing Shop Online Screen Print Guide

Ready to get your screen printing business started? Clothing Shop Online has compiled the best tips and tricks in our screen printing guide. From gathering the right supplies to the best techniques for ink application, we’ve got all the information you need to get started with screen printing. Check out our easy to follow guidelines, checklists, and visuals that will make you a pro printer in no time! Download it here for free!

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Wardrobe Essentials: Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Ah, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and flowers are blooming. Spring is here and you know what that means…it is time to update your wardrobe! We have all searched our Pinterest boards and have saved pictures of influencers in pretty pastels, lightweight sweaters, and adorable flats, and we are ready to start shopping. Instead of cramming armloads of new clothes into your closet, that let’s be honest, we won’t wear half of them, maybe it’s time to … Continue reading

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Fabric Care 101

It happens to the best of us. In a rush, you forget to read the label on your clothes and accidently mix a red shirt with your favorite white one, turning it pink. Proper fabric care is not only crucial to your clothes’ longevity, but to your sanity (and let’s face it, your wallet). Proper fabric care starts with reading the care label generally found inside of apparel along the neck opening or sewn into a seam. Care labels were … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Screenprinting on Tri-Blends

For many people, their favorite t-shirt is a tri-blend: extra soft and durable. Though slightly more expensive than a plain cotton t-shirt, tri-blends have taken closets by storm. However, screen-printing on tri-blends can be challenging. Created only in 2006, tri-blends typically consist of a 50-25-25 mix of polyester, rayon, and spun cotton. Tri-blends, though partially synthetic, offer a winning combination of softness and durability, while also wicking moisture. They also tend to drape better than regular cotton, but appear more … Continue reading

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How to Start a T-Shirt Business – A Step-by-Step Guide

Starting a new apparel business can be exciting, but you need to consider several things before investing your time and money. While new business ventures can have high turnover rates, setting the groundwork to ensure the likelihood of successful outcomes can save not only your business, but also your sanity. Many entrepreneurs go through several business plans before finding one that works for them. There are so many different ways to run an apparel business that there’s no “tried-and-true” method … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Screen Printing on Polyester

There’s no one-size-fits all formula when it comes to choosing the kind of polyester on which you’d like to print. Various blends, from polyester/cotton to polyester/viscose, have different challenges when screen printing. Polyester, first introduced to the American public in 1952, is famous for its wrinkle resistance, durability, hypoallergenic qualities and its ability to wick moisture. Fortunately, polyester does not need to be pre-shrunk like cotton. Though a synthetic fiber, polyester is naturally resistant to staining and resists shrinking, providing … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Screen Printing on Cotton

When choosing the best fabric for a screen printing project, it’s nearly impossible to beat 100% cotton. It’s easy to work with and tends to be suitable for most jobs. And, screen printing on cotton is less complex than printing on other options, including fleece, polyester, acrylic and blended fabrics. With cotton, the risk of bleeding and dye migration is significantly reduced. As a natural fiber with texture, cotton absorbs ink more readily than your other options. For example, acrylic … Continue reading

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7 Winning T-Shirt Graphics for Your Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl is approaching and whether you’re hosting a party or heading to a friend’s house to watch the big game, you have an opportunity to express your love of the event. If you’re up for a quick and fun DIY project, Clothing Shop Online has gathered these seven awesome t-shirt graphics that you can download here for free and easily put on your favorite tee. With one of these original creations, you’ll win the day, no matter which team … Continue reading

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Small Business 101: 6 Tips for a Successful Valentine’s Day Campaign

  Although you may still be recovering from the whirlwind of holiday campaigns from last year, it’s time to get back into the swing of things and get ready for Valentine’s Day! This holiday gives you the chance to try out fun and creative ways to engage with your customers and grow awareness of your brand. Whether you’re a small screen printer just getting started in social media or a growing apparel business wanting to expand your marketing campaigns, there are … Continue reading

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The Wardrobe Detox: 5 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet

The new year is coming and if you’re like most people, you’ve probably made some hefty resolutions that already seem daunting. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is focused on creating order in your closet with a wardrobe detox, it’s important to take it one step at a time. While the process of cleaning out your closet may seem overwhelming, you should look at it as an opportunity to create your own new personal style with plenty of space. … Continue reading

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