This tip applies to all printed garments; all printed matter has a context. Let me explain. The owner of a restaurant or bar comes to me to print the business name onto some garments. So far so good, writing the name of the firm onto workwear marks them out as employees. Then they say that the address and telephone number needs to go onto the back.
"Why?" I ask.
This information is relevant for a business card or letter heading, but not for printed garment in this situation. Pointing out that if I were in the restaurant, then I would know the address, for some reason I don't need the phone number or would I need to phone number to call the waiter to get his / her attention? I can hear you laugh, but this happens quite regularly. Surely this space on the back of the shirt could be used for some better purpose!
Putting the name of your child onto his / her t-shirt is an advert to everybody who does not know their name, perfect for customer services, but for a four-year-old who doesn't understand that all not all adults are friendly. Over the many years printing t-shirts and such like, I have pointed this out to many parents. The prevalence for putting your name onto t-shirt is growing in fashion, especially on children's garments. This blog comes under; just because you can, should you.
I remember a parent in my office wanting to put the name of her child onto the back of a t-shirt. I consider it my professional duty to point out the wisdom of this action; I gave this illustration by saying "if a strange can up to your child and said 'Hi Johnny Mummy said it was okay to come with me' " she saw the sense and refrained. Think before you print.
I have not posted any pictures of the cats. So, this post is for all cat lovers out there (as they say in DJ-land). This was sample t-shirts printed for a shop in town. I can not remember where it is, although, but funnily enough, I did pass it the other day and this t-shirt came to mind. I am still trying to remember where I was. Never I am sure it will come back to me sooner or later.
This has gone on for centuries and still does (cash for clothes). People collecting old clothes and repaired them and reselling them. The period I have in mind was the early 1800’s in the East End of London. It was mainly the Jewish community which did this.
Author: Simon Burdge
this blog is about printing and special designing for garments. I have come to believe that designing of printing t-shirts is grossly misunderstood. I hope to offer a few pointers.