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Christmas Sayings & Quotes November 24, 2017

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here. Decorate the tree, cozy up with some hot cocoa, and share these fun, festive, and inspiring Christmas sayings with those you love.

Don’t forget to add your favorite saying to personalized t-shirts. They’ll be the perfect apparel for Christmas morning, a holiday party, or cookie swap. Plus, a custom Christmas tee makes the perfect one-of-a-kind gift.

Christmas Sayings & Quotes

Sleigh All Day

I’m Only a Morning Person on December 25th

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

Remember the Reason for the Season

By Golly, Be Jolly

Up to Snow Good

Get Lit!

OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder

It’s All Fun & Games Until Santa Checks His Naughty List

Tis the Season to Jingle & Mingle

LIGHTen up…It’s Christmas Season!

Go Jesus, It’s Your Birthday

Eat, Drink, & Be Merry

Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle

All the Jingle Ladies

It’s the Most Wonderful Time for Beer

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”

“It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who’s around it.” –Charlie Brown

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Will Ferrell, “Elf”

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens

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Swing Dance Sayings & Slogans November 16, 2017

Get ready to bust out your best dance moves with a new swing dance saying or slogan. They’re sure to inspire your group to jitterbug their way to the top. Browse our list of swing dance sayings below and pick your favorite. Once you find one you like, boogie woogie on over to our design lab where you can customize t-shirts, tank tops, and more.

Swing Dance Sayings & Slogans

Put Some Swing In Your Step
Take More Chances, Dance More Dances
Just Swing It
Dance Now, Think Later
Swing Dancing: The Original Social Network
I’ve Got Swing Fever
All That Jazz
Swingers Have More Fun
Dance It Out
Who Needs Swag When You’ve Got Swing
You Lead, I’ll Follow
Jump, Jive, & Swing
Life is Better When You Swing Dance
It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Dance to Express, Not to Impress
Lindy Hop ‘Til You Drop
Never Miss a Chance to Swing Dance
Keeping the Jive Alive
We’ve Got the Swing of It
Eat. Sleep. Swing. Repeat.

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Tips on Photographing Glass for Product Photography November 15, 2017

Glass hunh? You just had to make it easy didn’t you? But really, it shouldn’t be all that difficult to think through.

Before I get into any technical description, I’ll talk in some general terms. First off, let’s just think about the nature of glass, it is either translucent (light is translated through it) or transparent (you see through it) if not both and reflects light unless it has been sandblasted or some such. All of things complicate the problem of photographing it (order custom iron on sticker), but will end up being assets if we think about it enough. one thing about glass is it looks better when isolated on a field of black or white. White has a way of abstracting its form and black will make it stand out or “pop.” Just do a Google image search for “glass sculpture” and you’ll see endless examples of what I’m talking about. The next thing to consider is its reflective quality. Take a wine glass for example, empty, it will brobably be reflecting light sources and big white surfaces, but fill it with a dark liquid it will reflect much more. By filling it we cut down on its transparency and add to its reflective quality – think of it like a balancing act. and finally let’s look at the translucent qualities of glass. Take one of your lights and point it at the object, then light it from behind – it will change character drastically.

I know I’m being long-winded here, but this is how good lighting and arresting images are constructed – by looking, playing and thinking.

Now for the practical stuff.

You have a camera, table and two lights. Great, basically you’re set, but let’s add just a few things to that list that will make your life easier.

A tripod. This is the product photographers friend. You’ll be making subtle changes and tweaks to get it “just right” and having the camera move around will confuse this process.

The next thing I’d add to that list is lots of super-cheep black fabric. this is for the space all around the space you are setting up to make photos (think “black box”), you are trying to control the reflections, if it is reflecting something it should only be because you want it to be there and added it yourself. You should also be in a black shirt, your camera should be black (just use tape if it’s not) and etc… Do this even if you decide you want a white background and tabletop.

As for this “frame” you are making, I assume you are thinking of that as a backdrop. Yes? What I do, is pin, clamp, whatever… one edge of my backdrop material to a wall or ceiling and let it drape down in a gentle slop onto my shooting surface. Just tape it or clamp it to the front edge of the table. Beware of wrinkles unless you will just clean them up in photoshop. a smooth curve will create what is called a “seamless” backdrop.

Other than that, have some white cards, alumium foil, a house plant, your cat, it really dosent matter. Play with these things to see how they reflect off the glass. a big white card will add a big white reflection, you’ll see.

Some more costly items that you could use are polarizing filters, they make them for camera lenses (glass) and for light sources (gels). Like I said, they are pricey, but will give you a much greater degree of control over your (reflective) image making.

For flat glass try and light it evenly from 45deg angles from the plane and have your camera pointing directly at it. with all black behind the camera. This is more classical copy-camera style, but I’m sure if you play with it a bit you’ll get more unique results.

One last word of advice, play, have fun make it sexy, but remember to keep it consistent. Once you find the “look” you like, do the entire body of work that way. Consistent results = professional looking. I’m not saying you should never mix it up, but in a small body of work you should try and keep the aesthetic as tight as possible and let the differences between the individual pieces be the defining element of variety.

Good luck,

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Categories: diy fashion

20 Important Terms Used in Apparel Manufacturing Sector November 13, 2017

1. Allowance:

During making garments some extra measurement is added with actual body measurement, which is known as allowance. For example, if the actual body measurement is 80cm, then it’s counted as 84cm during pattern making. Here allowance is 4cm (order t shirts iron on stickers).

2. Armhole:

In readymade garments sector, armhole is the boundary measurement of arm where the sleeve is attached with the garments.

3. Back tacking:

In garments manufacturing sector, back tacking is a safe stitch which is done after completing a stitch. The direction of back tacking is opposite to the main stitch. Mainly back tacking is done to protect the unwinding of the stitch. Normally its length is 1cm to the back ward direction.

4. Back stitch:

In apparel manufacturing sector, back stitch is a pattern which is made without any allowances or any style of garments.

5. Bar tack:

In garments sector, bar tack is a re-stitching over a small length after completing a stitch. There are some parts of garments which are required to bear excessive load than other parts of that garments. As a result, stitching strength for those garments parts should be more than other parts of garments. In this case, re-stitching is done over the stitch of those garments parts to bear the extra load which is known as bar tack. For example, bar tack is done to the corner of the pocket belt loop etc.

6. Button measurements:

Button can be measured by measuring the diameter of the button. Ligne is used to measure the diameter of button.

1 ligne = 0.635mm

7. Bundle:

In garments manufacturing sector, after cutting the fabric, similar parts of garments are kept by tiding them up temporarily to shift easily from one place to another, which is known as bundle.

8. C. B.L (Centre back line):

C.B.L means centre back line. It is the straight line through the midpoint of the body in the back part of a shirt or jacket.

9. C.F.L (Centre front line):

C.F.L means centre front line. C.F.L starts from the collar, ends to the bottom hem and passes through the middle of the front part of a shirt.

10. Crutch point:

In readymade garments sector, crutch point is that point, where the two inside seam of a part is connected together.

11. Dummy:

Dummy is a copy of a human body which is made of plastic, rubber, stone etc. Dummy is usually used to check the fitting of a garment. We have seen regularly in the shop that different size dummies are used to display their products in wearing condition.

12. Epaulet:

Epaulet is known as the sharp which is used in the shoulder of overcoat, jacket, sportswear etc. Epaulet is used in the garments to protect the unwilling extension at the shoulder point.

13. Grading:

Grading is the process, where different sizes pattern have to make by following the master pattern.

14. Grain line:

Grain line is the straight line with arrow which is drawn on every pattern pieces to indicate the grain of fabric is. Grain line is used to place the pattern parallel with the grain of fabric/cloth.

15. L/C:

L/C means letter for credit. L/C is an important document on export, import business. The letter or document issued by a bank which ensures the certainty to pay the price of goods in favor of buyer of those goods is called L/C.

16. Back to back L/C:

If the raw materials are imported from a foreign country and the produced goods by using those raw materials are again exported to that country, then the L/C opened for that business is called back to back L/C. It should be mentioned that, the raw materials which are imported by back to back L/C cannot be sold in local market.

17. Invoice:

It is a very important document in readymade garments business which is sent with the goods to the buyer. The invoice includes products descriptions, prices, number of cartons, number of products in every cartoon etc. A shipment is not allowed without a commercial invoice.

18. FOB:

FOB means “Free On Board”, which is a pricing system. If the actual price of goods is mentioned in the invoice without any transportation cost and insurance cost, then this system is called FOB price-system or costing system.

19. C&F:

C&F means “Cost and Freight”. It is also a pricing system. If the actual price of goods and transportation cost are mentioned in the invoice without any insurance cost, then this system is called C&F price system or costing system.

20. CIF:

CIF means “Cost, Insurance and Freight”. It is also a pricing system. If the actual price of goods, transportation cost and insurance cost are mentioned in the invoice, then this system is termed as CIF price system or costing system.

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Categories: Home DIY

How to win in online t-shirt business with t-shirt designer November 10, 2017

To plunge into an apparel business without thinking about the how and what can result in a certain failure of your business. Instead, invest in something particular which is popular among all. And when we are talking about popularity, what can be better than a T-shirt business? T-shirts are something that continues to be trendy and widely accepted casual wear for men, women, and children. People around the globe prefer to wear T-shirts and the demand is never ending. But with popularity, comes along competition. How to succeed in a market where there are already hundreds of stores selling T-shirts?

CREATE YOUR NICHE

Decide on a niche for your T-shirt business. While other businesses are dealing in specific kind of t-shirts, you can also do so and even by offering niche t-shirts, you can offer every customer what they are looking for. Yes, thankfully, technology can let you do so by allowing your customers design their own t-shirts. By using an online t-shirt designer tool like Advance Product Designer, you can gain more customers than any other niche business. Let’s see how you can do that:

  • In spite of being a niche business, there is a wide range at offer. Let your customers create a t-shirt with their own designs and from existing templates. It keeps your customers from migrating to competitor stores to look for what they couldn’t find at your store.
  • Make inventory management easier. As you don’t have to keep a huge stock of specific designs in every size and style, you just get the t-shirts printed according to orders received and ship them off to customers.
  • Provide them tools to make their designs interesting. For example, text overlapping, shadows, fonts, masking effects, etc. It will not only help in better designing but will keep your customers actively engaged with the store that eventually leads to customer loyalty which is very important for any ecommerce store.

Other than deciding on the niche of your t-shirt business and opting for tools for its smooth running, there are few other crucial points you need to follow to win in online t-shirt business.

QUALITY

Irrespective of the nature of your business, quality products is what ultimately gets you returning customers. You can lure customers once, but they aren’t coming back if they didn’t get quality products the first time. For a t-shirt business, you should be very particular about the quality of fabric you are offering, and be transparent about it. The quality of the print should also be top-notch so that it doesn’t fade away in a few washes.

CONNECT WITH CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS

Study the sales trend of your business and add more products that your customers might like. If you have a designer t-shirt store, add more templates which your customers can relate to and might be interested in. Promote your best selling products and introduce more designs like them.

All the points combined make you a brand. With so much competition around, it becomes really important to make your presence visible in the market. And, to make your brand unique and likeable, you need to offer products and services to match up with the standards that are required to succeed as a known brand.

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How to Decorate Tri-Blend Shirts November 6, 2017

Have you jumped on the bandwagon with decorating the popular tri-blend shirts (iron on stickers)yet? If you haven’t ordered any in yet, maybe you should! They aren’t as scary to apply to as you probably have been thinking. Actually, you can more than likely use heat transfer vinyl that you already have in your inventory to heat apply to tri-blend garments.

Tri-blends have become a hit because of their super soft and extra thin characteristics. They feel light and airy to the wearer and give the soft, comfortable feel that many prefer. If you present a standard cotton/poly shirt in comparison to a tri-blend to your customer, chances are you will score a pretty easy upsell. Not sure how to decorate tri-blend garments? We are here to help!

Tri-blends are typically composed of cotton, polyester, and rayon. Choosing the correct vinyl (iron on transfer) to apply to them is really based on few things. First, you want to consider that because the garment is so delicate and thin that you will want a heat transfer material that matches. You want a vinyl that is thin and soft enough to not weigh the shirt down. Secondly, rayon is a heat sensitive fabric so you want to use a material that applies at somewhat of a low temperature. We listed below a few materials that we have used and recommended for applying to tri-blend garments

SPECTRA® Eco Film
Siser® Easyweed™
SPECTRA® Flex
SPECTRA® Perform Cut (Keep in mind that Perform Cut is not recommended for 100% cotton. We suggest the cotton content be 50% or less for best results)

Just like any other garment, you want to ensure even and accurate pressure. Seams, pockets, and collars should be either positioned off of the platen or a heat press accessory should be used. Print perfect pads or heat printing pillows are both a great option for getting an accurate pressure. Temperature is also an important factor to make certain of application and durability. Once you have the application “recipe” set, you should be in the clear and able to apply with no issues!

If you do run into a scorching issue due to a higher rayon content, we recommend using the Perform Cut. Its lower application temperature of 280ºF should solve the problem. You can also seclude the area you are applying to by using a platen that is close in size to the design or using a print perfect pad to press just the design area.

So go ahead and order in those tri-blend blanks and see what kind of upgrade sales you can get!

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