Our Standard t-shirt: The Gildan Softstyle

Introducing one of our favourite t-shirts, what we call our Standard t-shirt: the Gildan Softstyle.

BEST FOR:
All uses, from promotional giveaways to corporate uniforms to band merch. It looks like a premium product but at a great price.

This is a a really versatile choice for your garment. Why? It’s great value, stylish, feels great to wear and screenprinting looks amazing on it.

It’s called Softstyle because it uses Gildan’s proprietary softstyle yarns. These yarns consume less energy to manufacture, producing less waste and result in a more stable print surface than traditional ring spun products (such as our budget t-shirts).

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How to increase event attendee numbers & satisfaction for just £3 a head!

Today we’re finding out how you increase event attendee satisfaction & attendance for just a few dollars / pounds / Euros a head. 

Whenever I wear my TEDxCardiff t-shirt people ask me when the next event is.

EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Here’s a few questions to ask yourself.

How much did you spend per head on food and drinks for your last conference? $10? £20? €50

How much did you spend per head on marketing to get people to your seminar? €5? £10? $20??

And how much do people speak about the catering afterwards? How much do people comment on your marketing strategies in the weeks after your event?

Exactly.

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Announcing: Ramp For Good!

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.

Volunteers at music festival, Swn good charity causes
Volunteers at music festival, Swn

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.

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What is Screen Printing?

What is screenprinting-

Screen printing (or as it’s sometimes known, silk screen printing) is how we print your t-shirts here at Ramp.

So why do we use screen printing, and what is it?

Silkscreen printing gives you the best, sharpest results when your artwork is transferred onto cotton. Let’s take a look at the process.

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The best t-shirts from SXSW – inspiration for 2017!

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….

SXSW t-shirts

Startup Repp got some brilliant conversations started in 2013 with this provocative number!

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Changing the perception of old age

Last month we printed some great tour t-shirts for ChangingAging. We were really interested in what they were doing. Their charismatic spokesperson is Dr Bill Thomas. He started with the idea that “what we need is a radical reinterpretation of longevity that makes elders (and their needs) central to our collective pursuit of happiness and well-being“.

In other words, society’s attitude to old-age is messed up and we could do much better.

Check out his TEDx talk here:

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Number #1 in our limited edition t-shirt series

Limited Edition T-shirt for every order with Ramp

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. From today, when you place an order with us, we’ll send you a very special limited edition t-shirt, for free, in the size of your choice.

neil ramp limited edition t-shirt
Neil Cocker, Ramp’s CEO, with limited edition t-shirt #1

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How to use Ramp Tshirts

Or how to order your custom t-shirts online?

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.

Shop-now screen printed t-shirts

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.

Hit us up on the live chat at http://www.ramptshirts.com and we’ll answer any questions you have.

T-shirt design inspiration

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.

t-shirt design inspiration

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Custom t-shirts incentivise customer loyalty & sign-ups

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.

custom t-shirts incentivise customer loyalty

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.

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