Before you start designing your t-shirt, you need to understand why you need it and for what purpose (s).
Existing T-shirt Types
If you have not done so already, you must start by choosing the style of polo shirts design you want to create. There are several types: long-sleeved, with a round neck, a V-neck, a tank top, a polo shirt, etc.
To make your choice you must take into account your budget because a V-neck t-shirt will certainly cost a little more expensive than a simple round neck for example. The type of t-shirt will also influence your future graphic choices.
Do not forget to take into account:
- The profile of the people who will wear your t-shirt
- The time of the year during which your garment will be worn
- The right size for your visual
When creating your visual for the design your own polo shirts, think about how it looks when printed on different size t-shirts. On a child of 4 years, the details will not be as visible as on an adult wearing an XL t-shirt.
It’s time to choose the visual that will be printed on your t-shirt: your logo, the name of your brand, an image representing your industry, an illustration, a play on words, motifs, etc …
You can give free rein to your creativity, but do not forget the type of print you will use. If your budget directs you to the flock, keep in mind that you will not be able to print complex and detailed visuals.
As you know, there are different types of typography and not all of them have the same effect. A serif font (with wheelbase) will give a more formal and traditional look, while a sans serif font will be more modern.
Do not forget the readability of your text. If using an elaborate font can give your t-shirt a worked look, chances are your text is unreadable.
Colour is a crucial element in the design of your t-shirt. It will tell you a lot about the personality of your brand and will help (or not) to communicate the right message.
Also, in addition to choosing the colour for the visual element of your t-shirt, you must take into consideration the colour of the textile.