Thinking of designing a hoodie for the team? Good call! Hoodies are increasingly becoming mainstream fashion all over the world! They are stylish, youthful apparel yet highly practical and versatile. With the right fabric, they can feel like a blanket hugging your body! There’s nothing to not love about this piece of clothes. Therefore, you would be overjoyed when we tell you this secret: getting hoodies printed hardly takes as much effort as you think it would! In fact, there are only four steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Make the Right Choices
To find out which material is most suited to be made into hoodies, you would need to spend some time researching. Unfortunately, there is no other way. One thing you need to keep in mind when researching is that not all reviews and opinions can be applicable to you. You may still make use of the information you find, however. For example, an expert’s opinion stating how the fabric of a particular hoodie is too thin for them may really mean for them. You need to take into account where they are from, how the weather and climate are, and when would they be wearing the hoodies. If they plan to put it on during spring or winter, their opinions may not entirely be useful for you, considering you are residing in humid Singapore.
Look for opinions and reviews from people of your own or neighbouring countries instead. This way, when they say a fabric is suitable for your daily weather, you would know that they mean YOUR daily weather. You are their main target audience and who they expect to take the advice and suggestions. If there is nothing helpful, you can consult the printing services around you. Look around for affordable printing services that offer high-quality end products. You do not have to go for costly or famous ones when you know what you are looking for.
Avoid asking generic questions like which material would they recommend or which one would cost the lowest. Instead, ask what materials do they have and break down each material’s composition on your own. This way, you can see for yourself which fabric is good and is not priced as high as the others. Get the ones that contain balanced cotton to other material content or higher cotton content instead of the other material outweighing it. This ensures that you will get a sweat-absorbent, long-lasting, and comfy material to wear in your atmosphere and daily weather.
Step 2: Know Who You Are Designing For
While this is one of the top aspects to consider when designing any piece of clothing item, luckily you can be a bit lenient when it comes to hoodies. Compared to designing other clothing items, it would be easier to create a hoodie as they basically come in one fitting and style which you do not have to modify according to different genders. It is also loose and pretty much unisex apparel. The only way to nail this aspect is by keeping up with the trend and at the same time making sure the design suits everyone in the team.
Step 3: Design Accordingly
In relation to the previous aspect, you do not have to be too particular with the design of your hoodies. As a matter of fact, hoodies are where the statement “less is more’ can be most suitably applied to as hoodies look better with minimal design. The fewer graphics (image and text) they have, the better they will look. Hoodies already have other elements like the front muff, hood, and its drawstring that complete their whole look.
When designing, stick to one word or phrase above or near the chest area. If you wish to put an image instead of text, it can be sized big enough to fit the middle front part of the hoodies. Want to include both text and image? Sure, just make sure to balance out the two elements. You can place a logo on the back of the hoodies, but more often than not people would just leave that whole side blank. Above all, stick to the design and colours that would look good on all genders, skin colours, sizes, and ages.
Step 4: Find a Trusted Printing Service
It is better to keep your quest local so the communication and transaction can go smoothly. You may even get to pay a visit to their place and see how they operate! As you already know where you can minimise the cost, there should not be a problem to find ones that can offer you a within-budget price. Expensive deals do not mean they will give you something better than the ones that cost lower just as how cheap hoodie printing does not equate to poor quality.
Since you have figured out what material you want to go for and what kind of design to have on your hoodies, exploring the prices in the market will become much easier! Find a supplier or printing service company that offers printing services at a low cost while maintaining the quality of their products. Some companies allow you to get samples of the fabrics they use so make sure to take full advantage of that. While you are at it, you might as well look into the perks they offer like free printing review and free shipping, esp when you order in a large batch.
Once you have all the information needed, it is just a matter of comparing your potential suppliers! Ready to get your hoodies printed? Talk to us at Custom Prints & Apparels to learn more!