Caps are one-of-a-kind. You may think, what? How can that be? They are so common.
But it is true. As common as a cap is, it is a classic piece of accessory that we would have worn at least once in our lives.
When we talk about caps, many things come into play. Countless designs are produced and sold all year round. So, how does one create an eye-catching cap that stands out from the rest? A custom print is your answer. But how do you do it? And what to consider in the creation of custom print caps?
Well, here are 5 tips on how to design your very own.
1. Choose the right material
There is not just one type of material when it comes to caps, and your choice of material can affect the design aspect of it. Whether it is natural fibres such as cotton, wool, or linen, or synthetic fibres such as nylon and polyester, it makes a difference. In the end, it all comes down to functionality, breathability, durability, and the aesthetic you are going for. Keep in mind that the type of material has to match the type of printing you are going for the best results.
2. Choose the right type of cap
The most iconic types of caps are the baseball cap and snapback cap. The most obvious difference between the two is the former has a flat brim whereas the latter has a curved visor. But that is not all there is to choose your type of cap. Do you prefer a fitted one or one that has an adjustable strap? If you choose the latter, would you prefer it to be of the same material as the cap or plastic? What about the height? Your decision on these will lead you to your perfect cap.
3. Choose the right colour scheme
Caps are not limited to any colour. Any colour on the spectrum, you want it. You’ll probably get it. But that’s not to say that you should just choose any colour. You should base it on the design that you wish to print on it. Match the colours so that the design pops in the right way. You might also want to select the colour based on why the cap is being created. Is it for an event? Is it a corporate cap? Is it for personal use? Depending on the reason, you will be able to narrow down your choices, be it a more muted tone or a brighter shade.
4. Choose the type of printing for your design
Printing on a cap can be done with a couple of methods, the 2 most popular methods being screen printing and embroidery. With screen printing or printing with heat transfer, you’ve got a method that’s quick and easy and produces vibrant colours. The downside is that the printing is done on the fabric, which may result in cracks and fading over time.
As for embroidery, you get a durable finish that is high-quality. However, it takes a longer time to get your design transferred to the cap and it does not support designs that are too complicated. So pick and choose which type of printing suits your needs.
5. Choose a balanced design ratio for your print
While you can practically design whatever you please for a cap, you have to take into consideration the ratio of your design. That is to see how your design would stretch over the curves and slopes, whether it is too big or too small, and whether it is too complicated.
A good design for a cap is one that is simple and readable, especially if you are promoting something with it. Don’t get a design that is too thin, but rather, design something that would look better with more width. This way, it is more attractive and more suitable for headwear.
Last but Not Least…
A final word of advice on designing eye-catching custom caps in Singapore. Always do your research on printing shops before you sign up for their service. Check the reviews of customers who have customised caps in Singapore, ask around for shop recommendations, and enquire about the services at the shop itself.
And if you are ever looking for a recommendation, why not try us out at Custom Prints & Apparel? We offer professional consultation and free design reviews at competitive pricing. Aside from making custom caps in Singapore, we also cater to a variety of customisation services for workwear, masks, safety vests, hoodies, t-shirts, towels, and many more. All you have to do is ring us up or contact us via email or social media, and we will get back to you with a quotation on the very same working day. So what are you waiting for? Send us an enquiry today!