T-shirts are an incredible tool for spreading a message of good charity causes, creating team unity, and rewarding volunteers. They are hugely visible, cheap, and reusable many, many times. They’re ideal for both marketing AND team-building.
With this in mind, we want to make it clear that Ramp cares about more than just helping you order t-shirts. We love music, fairness, friends, democracy and equality. And that’s why we want to use our business to help people doing good.
So, starting in March, we’re launching a new project for good charity causes.
Every month we’ll give away a bunch of free high-quality, screenprinted t-shirts to a project, charity, or organisation that is making the world a better place.
And each month we’ll write about this organisation, and follow the story of those t-shirts – where they went, who wore them, and how they benefited the project that received them. And then we’ll ask that project to nominate the next month’s recipients so that the t-shirt love is spread wider and wider.
We’re just starting to get ready for the influx of orders for this year’s beer, music, movies and tech fest that is South By South West in Austin, Texas. SXSW t-shirts are an absolutely vital part of this amazing event, and we don’t recall seeing more than a handful of people wearing much else during our times there!
So, for inspiration, here’s some previous great SXSW t-shirts that have been spotted wandering around the conference centre by day, and 6th Street by night….
Startup Repp got some brilliant conversations started in 2013 with this provocative number!
If you’re going to be screenprinting your images onto t-shirts, you need to know how many colours are in your t-shirt design. Now that should be straightforward, right? Well, yes and no. Let’s look at a few cases where it’s not quite so simple.
But first, why do we even need to know how many colours there are? Why can’t we just print your shirt, dammit?
You’ve got your logo ready to go. You’ve got thousands of people ready to buy. Your event is coming up soon. Time to get some screen printed t-shirts made.
Cool. We do that.
Ramp T-shirts’ co-founder, Neil Cocker, gives a quick walkthrough of the ordering process of custom t-shirts through the fastest, smartest t-shirt ordering website.
Anybody who wants high quality screen printed t-shirts for their teams or events can finalise their purchase in under 3 minutes.
Whenever you need branded t-shirts Ramp will save you time. Thanks to its smart data, the website suggests the sizes you may need – depending on where you are in the world (you can read more about that here).
In other words – we can predict the correct sizes for you and let you create your own t-shirt design.
Product Hunt launches businesses successfully — scroll to the bottom for our key takeaways!
Hi, I’m Neil, the CEO of Ramp (we’re trying to make the process of buying custom t-shirts for your team quicker, smarter, simpler and more transparent), and we recently spent three days with a significant presence on the front page of one of the greatest platform for promoting services in Technology. I’d like to share with you what happened, and how we’ve benefited.
You can read a million and one blog posts about how to “win” on Product Hunt. This isn’t one of those. This is just putting some simple, honest numbers around what happened to us. I can’t be sure whether our success was down to our, ahem, genius or dumb luck. Or a mix of both.
Some great artworks used as a t-shirt design inspiration
Before you get started, bear in mind that creating a logo or artwork shouldn’t be a quick job, especially when you’re going to use it for your t-shirt design. Think about how you want to represent your brand and whether what you’ve created fits with your style. After all, this will end up adorning most of your merch. An instantly recognisable logo or a clever piece of eye-catching artwork can help you stand out from the crowd.
Here at Ramp we’re starting to see more and more startups realize that free custom t-shirts incentivise customer loyalty. Somehow they get people using their product. Everyone loves t-shirts, and everyone loves free stuff. So this seems like a no-brainer, right? We wanted to get to the bottom of what was driving this, and if it was effective.
We spoke with Wil Benton, co-founder of one of our favourite new startups, Chew*, as well as Hugh Hopkins, Product Manager at realtime analytics company GoSquared.
When you’re designing artwork for your merchandise, especially if you’re creating something for an event or group, it’s likely your designs will include text and, for that, you’ll need to choose a printing font. You might not have given this much thought until now — after all, they all pretty much do the same thing, right?
Actually, no. As well as being eye-catching, a really great font can speak volumes about you and your brand and give people a pretty solid first impression of what you do. Choosing the right one is pretty important then, but with literally thousands out there it can be an overwhelming business. So, we’ve put together a few tips to help you on your way.
Need a design made to print on your shirts? Or maybe you’ve got a design, but you need it edited for a special event? How about removing the background so it’s transparent when we print it? Of course, the best way to do it is to hire a professional graphic designer, but they don’t always come cheap, so here’s a few alternatives for free and cheap t-shirts design tools:
So, you’ve been tasked with organising the t-shirts.
Team t-shirts might be needed for a charity fun run, a team-building away-day, or for a conference. Or you might have come up with a great idea for a cheeky slogan that you think people might buy from you in their thousands, or you might be a band on tour.
Now you have to do the hard part. Firstly, you’ll need to contact printers to get a quote. This can be a time consuming process itself, and I’ll address this in a later post — it’s why we’ve built the fastest, smartest t-shirt ordering website in the world. But one of the main questions you’ll definitely be asked, and often the most difficult to answer is