Designing your own t-shirts is easy. Really. There are some great places on the web that let you design your own t-shirts, choose graphics, fonts, etc?¢¬Ä¬¶ even the kind of shirt you want. Two of the best places are Spreadshirt.com and CafePress.com. We’ve used both shops and though it might be helpful to call out a couple high points and important differences.
Designing Your Own T-Shirts at Spreadshirt.com
Spreadshirt.com is cool because they basically have an online shirt creating engine. You can select graphics, put text on your shirt, change colors, fonts, sizes, etc?¢¬Ä¬¶ They carry quality shirt brands like American Apparel, Gildan and Fruit of the Loom. They have every sort of style to choose from for both men and women.
If you’re really into designing shirts you can open a free online store at Spreadshirt. By doing this you can save the products you create, create an many as you like and then give the URL to your freinds, so they can buy your shirts. You have the ability to mark up your shirts and make money when other people buy them. Their online store capabilities are not nearly what CafePress.com offers. For that, read on.
Designing Your Own T-Shirts with CafePress.com
CafePress.com allows you to open a free shop and put a single design on as many of their products as you wish. You create the artwork and upload the file. You can then buy the merchandise yourself, and mark it up for others to buy. If you’re interested in opening and on-line shirt store with multiple designs you will need to sign up for a premium store (about $60/year). This will allow you to completely customize the look of your store, and add as many products, categories and designs as you like. Take a look at this example of a custom cafepress store. Cafepress’s online store system is very easy to use, and once you figure things out there isn’t much limit to the way you can make your store look. You can always buy your own merchandise at cost, and have the ability to mark up the shirts you sell at any price you want. Your products will be automatically listed in the CafePress.com marketplace where you can gain good exposure. Check out this link to set learn more about setting up your own t-shirt store online at Cafepress.com.
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