T-shirts make great souvenirs, promo materials or whatever else you need them for. If you’re planning to order a batch of polo tees for an upcoming event or occasion, careful planning is important. There are several considerations you need to make before the actual production process starts. Here are some of the things you’ll have to think about:
Type of Material
Your custom polo tee can be made with different types of materials. Cotton, cotton-polyester blend, and performance polyester are some of the more common materials. Each of them has their own pros and cons.
If the polo tees are meant to be worn outdoors, cotton would be the best choice as it is lightweight, cooling and soft. For corporate and indoor wear, blended materials are useful as they’re durable, can be cleaned easily and don’t crumple.
Size and Fit
A survey of the people you’re ordering these polo tees for would be a good start to plan the number of sizes you would like. Usually, the tees come in standard sizes, like XS, S, M, L and XL.
It would be useful to order just a few more in each size just in case there are mistakes in sizes, or a sudden increase in demand happens at the last minute. Ideally, a suitable size for each person should be fit but not tight, and an untucked tee should end mid-thigh.
Print Design & T-shirt Color
Ideally, your designs should be reviewed by the polo tee printers for suitability beforehand, and it should contrast with the color of the tee that you’re choosing so that it can be seen or read easily. Also, a print design should be simple in terms of colors, and shouldn’t involve more than one or two colors at once.
For customized polo tees, you can choose to have them with long sleeves or short sleeves. This of course depends heavily on what they’re needed for. Certain sporting activities such as cycling require long sleeved polo tees as it protects from sunburn.
Some companies also prefer long sleeved polo tees, especially for their customer service personnel or delivery employees. However, if you don’t mind a more casual look, go for short sleeves instead.
Customized polo tees need time to be prepared and printed. Usually, there is a lead time of about one week until they can be ready. Therefore, it is advisable that you meet the polo tee production team at least 10-14 days before you actually need them. This is of course with some buffer days in case anything crops up.
Types of Collar
When choosing polo tees, you have the option of a regular folded collar of a mandarin collar. Mandarin collars stand upright and are not folded, which is the main difference. Mandarin collars look sportier, but folded collars give a classic look.
If you’re looking for a custom polo tee Singapore service, Custom Prints and Apparels offer a wide variety of materials and t-shirt types to fit your specific need. You can even request consultation and help if you don’t know where to start.