How much does a hoodie weigh?

One of the most common things people need to do with their screen printed hoodies is get them posted out, e.g. to their customers, or to their team. But that isn’t as straightforward as you might think. If you’re selling online, you’re going to need to know how much is your hoodie weight so you can charge or budget the right amount. And if you’re posting to another country, a small difference can really increase the shipping cost.

Hoodie on scales
A lage hoodie on scales

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Number #3 in our limited edition t-shirt series

Limited Edition T-shirt Number 3:
Designed by Lowri at LowriHowells.com.

It’s maybe stating the obvious, but we live and breathe t-shirts here at Ramp HQ. And we’ve written before about how we think t-shirts are a great way to say “thank you” to your customers or users. So it’s only right that we lead by example. For every order of over £250/$250 you’ll get a very special limited edition t-shirt. For free, in the size of your choice.

The first and second limited edition designs are now totally gone, so we’re happy to launch our third design. Check it out:

Ramp tshirts LTD edition tshirt no.3
Ramp tshirts LTD edition tshirt no.3

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Back in the GDPR

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you’ve probably been bombarded by a torrent of GDPR opt in emails recently. If you don’t know what GDPR is, then in a nutshell, it’s the European Union laws around user data and consent. It pretty much means that you control a load more of your data around the web. Here’s what we’ve been doing to meet the standards, right after a picture of a t-shirt to make this blog more interesting:

Sandwiches of New York - Shirt Printed by Ramp
Liberty and all that. Sandwiches of New York – Shirt Printed by Ramp

 

  1. Rewritten our Privacy Policy to make it clearer when we’re allowing any third parties access to your data, and letting you opt out of those services where possible.4.

2. Made a policy for dealing with user data requests – you can ask us to delete your information, or ask for a copy of it. We’re not Facebook, so there’s no automatic download / delete button, but we will do this for you in a reasonable timeframe.

3. Removed some third party services that track your information, that we no longer use.

4. Changed all our email sign in buttons to be opt in rather than opt out.

5. We’ll only send you emails when you’ve explicitly consented to receiving them – so that means for example, if you’ve signed up to a newsletter. We’ve seen a load of emails asking you to resign up for various newsletters, but we don’t need to do this if you’ve already consented to be on our list in the past.

6. We also send you an email if you’ve done something that means you’d reasonably expect to receive an email related to that thing – eg when you sign up; when you request a quote or artwork; when your payment goes through; when your order ships.

This is what we’ve done so far – but GDPR  is an ongoing project, so we’ll continue to improve the site for you and your data.

5 T-Shirt Reward Tips for a Successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo Campaign

Offering t-shirts as a reward for crowdfunding is a great idea. It makes your backers feel good and it’s free publicity too – we still wear promo t-shirts years after we were given them. But there’s plenty of traps you can fall into. Here’s 5 T-Shirt Reward Tips for a Successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo Campaign.

Crowdfunding Graphic
Crowdfunding Graphic by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crowdfundingescense.jpg

1 General

There’s plenty of guides about how to succeed in general at crowdfunding – we’re not going to go into detail in this blog but here’s a few important insights:

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How to choose which t-shirt to print on

How to choose which t-shirt to print on
So, which t-shirt to print on?

There’s a lot of choice when it comes to t-shirt brands. We’ve simplified the process for you by choosing three great options on our main ordering page, but we know sometimes it’s good to get the lowdown on all the options on how to choose which t-shirt to print on. We’ve rounded up the contenders from American Apparel, Gildan, Fruit of The Loom and Continental below – these are ordered from lowest price to highest.

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Should I open a custom t-shirt store?

So, you’ve got some great ideas for some custom t-shirt designs, and you’re pretty sure that people would pay you actual money for them. Congratulations, your custom t-shirt store is almost ready to go. So what’s next? Print the shirts and get rich? Yep, but first you have two basic options when it comes to printing – either set up a print on demand store, or order your shirts in advance, in bulk. Which one should you choose?

Basic Sports - via www.basicsports.com
Basic Sports sweatshirts – via www.basicsports.com

Before you decide, you should think about a few things:

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5 reasons why you should make custom t-shirts for your company

5 reasons why you should make custom t-shirts for your company

5 reasons why you should make your own custom t-shirts

Why spend money and time making custom t-shirts at all? Couldn’t you spend that time on other things? Well, yes, you could, but here’s 5 reasons why you should make custom t-shirts for your company that will show you they’re value for money, and how you could earn back ten times the amount you spend.

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Number #2 in our limited edition t-shirt series

Limited Edition T-shirt Number 2:
Designed by Adam at Croatoan Design.

It’s maybe stating the obvious, but we live and breathe t-shirts here at Ramp HQ. And we’ve written before about how we think t-shirts are a great way to say “thank you” to your customers or users. So it’s only right that we lead by example. When you place an order with us, you’ll get a very special limited edition t-shirt. For free. In the size of your choice.

The first limited edition design is now totally gone, so we’re happy to launch our second design. Check it out:

Number #2 in our limited edition t-shirt series designed by Croatoan Design.
Our 2nd Limited Edition T-shirt.

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Our Budget t-shirt: Fruit of the Loom Original T

Introducing our Budget t-shirt: the Fruit of the Loom Original T. This t-shirt goes under a lot of different names, but it’s the basic one in FOTL’s range.

BEST FOR:
We think this is a good basic choice for promotional giveaways to corporate uniforms to band merch.  It’s not really a fashion t-shirt due to the weight and shape.

It’s a great value, simple shirt. Straight up and down, this is not a fitted t-shirt so if you’re not sure who will be wearing it and you need make sure they fit, this will work. Screenprinting looks good on it due to the ringpsun cotton – which has a finely knitted gauge for enhanced printability.

Fruit of the Loom Original t-shirt in purple
Fruit of the Loom Original t-shirt in purple

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How do I fold a t-shirt?

How do I fold a t-shirt?

There’s actually plenty of ways to fold a t-shirt, but this method is our favourite because you end up with a neat and tidy fold that shows off the design on the front of the shirt, and it fits perfectly into an envelope for posting. Using this method the label is also easily checked, even when the t-shirt is fully folded, so you can keep track of sizes easily.

Step 1

Lay your t-shirt face down on a flat surface. It doesn’t have to be orange. Just flat.

how do i fold a t-shirt

Step 2

Fold the arms and the sides in by about a third each. You’re aiming to make an oblong shape. Tuck one sleeve under the other. Continue reading “How do I fold a t-shirt?”