T-shirt printing is all the rage in Singapore. A uniquely customised T-shirt can be great as a thoughtful gift, or as promotion for a business. Here are five occasions when you may want to consider ordering a printed T-shirt.
1. School orientation camps and other events
This is probably one of the most common reasons to get a custom T-shirt. You can give these T-shirts to incoming freshmen at orientation camp, or at other school events – it is a great visual reminder to encapsulate the memory of the event. It also bonds the group together, inculcating a team spirit within individuals who may come from separate walks of life – much like how a team athletes’ uniforms symbolises unity within the team.
Best of all, most schools set aside a small budget for the printing of T-shirts during these events, so students don’t even need to spend money out of their own pocket for these memorable keepsakes.
2. A great way to express yourself
Fashion icon Miuccia Prada, the head designer of the Prada brand of clothes, said: “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”
Getting a customised T-shirt allows you to fully control how you want to present yourself to the world… without the work of a seamstress. If you wear a personalised T-shirt, you can show off your own personality, be it through an inspirational quote, a short humorous comic strip, or abstract art. Some people even have their muse printed on their T-shirt as a motivation for going through everyday life.
A custom print T-shirt can also be a great conversation starter at social events. When people read your T-shirt and ask about it, you can tell them more about the shirt, and get to know each other better from then on.
3. Promoting your business or brand
A form of marketing, custom T-shirt prints can serve as walking advertisements. When walking around with a T-shirt, the people around you tend to read or register what they see on the tee. With your brand logo or other advertising collateral on it, each T-shirt can help to build awareness for your brand. This is especially important when heading to casual events with potential customers so you can build an instant impression with your brand.
4. A thoughtful present
Giving the gift of a T-shirt may seem passé, but it can be one of the most thoughtful gifts you can buy. Much like giving anything hand-made, a custom T-shirt adds a personal touch to the gift. Best of all, during periods where you have to purchase presents for many individuals, such as Christmas, you can purchase these custom T-shirts in bulk. The receiver of the gift would surely appreciate the thought and exclusiveness of the T-shirt.
5. A source of income
If you are a graphic designer or an illustrator, printing and selling your own custom T-shirts is one great way to make income! If your designs are well-liked by your friends, consider a investing in a freelance T-shirt printing business – you can sell your custom T-shirts online on blogshops or on apps like Carousell. You can easily earn up to double of your cost price if you print your T-shirts in bulk.