You need new t-shirts for an event in Tulsa, OK. It's important that you look put together and professional with these shirts because you'll be interacting with current and potential clients. You had some problems with the outcome of your last screen printing order, so now you're nervous. Here are three elements of a quality screen printed shirt to help you choose a great artist.
Unless you are an artist, you want some help designing a great shirt. Screen printing involves layering colors in a particular order to create a design or pattern. A local screen print shop has professionals who can work with you to create a shirt that perfectly represents your brand. A professional will likely use a blend of technology and their own art skills to make you something you love.
The benefit of working with a local printer is that you can go to their shop to see examples of his or her work firsthand. A high-quality screen-printed shirt should have properly aligned designs. Nothing should be crooked on either the front or the back of the shirt regardless of the size of the image. If you see that most of the designs are off-center, it's probably not an intentional design choice.
Use your resources. Search online for the company you hope to work with and read the reviews. Most people only post reviews when they're extremely happy with a company or product or extremely unhappy. Look for reviews about the customer service experience, how quickly the order was completed, and customer satisfaction with the design and longevity of the shirt. If the ink faded in the first wash, you'll probably read about that online.
Screen printing is a great medium to create unique designs for your events. Keep an eye out for design quality and durability when choosing an artist for your project.