Resources


A quality custom t-shirt comes from two things, a unique design and quality materials; nothing else matters.

This resources section will help you design the best possible shirt you can, all by yourself… Or, if you prefer, one of our creative designers can help you as well.

Looking for some cool new fonts to try out? Or maybe you’ve been searching for that perfect piece of clipart. We want to be sure you find what you are looking for when it comes to your t-shirt design.

In this section you will find resources aimed at helping you find fonts that work for your design, color schemes that will flow perfectly on your shirts, clipart that will help convey your message, as well as information about our printing process, custom design mockups and proofs, artwork specifications, and even examples of past artwork that has been printed by One Hour Tees in the past.

Perfecting Your T-Shirt Design

Fonts & Clipart

Don’t have your own artwork already created, don’t let that get you down. There are great resources out there to help you find the perfect font and clipart for your custom shirt. And the best part is they are all royalty free.

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Ink Color Charts

When it comes to designing your custom t-shirt, it is important to know what color shirt you plan on choosing, in order to determine which colors will print well over them.

Different color designs will look better on different color shirts. You wouldn’t create a red design and then print it on a red shirt right? Our color charts will help you determine which design colors will look best on which t-shirt colors.

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Types of Printing

Depending on the type of shirt you’re looking to create, we offer a variety of different printing methods. Each printing method is designed to give you the custom finish you’re looking for.

We offer traditional screen-printing as well as direct to garment printing (DTG) for t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel. As well as embroidery for a more professional, lasting, look for polo shirts and ball caps.

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Artwork Specifications

We know that designers have their preferred tools of the trade, so if you’ve already designed your t-shirt in your favorite program, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

While we accept most typical file formats, please keep in mind that whether you’re screen-printing or using our direct to garment printing, each method requires different file types.

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Design Mockups and Proofs

We understand that it’s hard to visualize what the final product will look like without seeing it. That’s why we offer design mockups and proofs. Depending on the size of your order, mockups and proofs may be included in the price, or they may require a small fee. And if you’re really worried about what your shirt will look like, please feel free to stop by our store for samples.

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Design a Custom T-Shirt

Don’t have access to Photoshop, Illustrator, or another design program, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

Use our custom design tool to place text and graphics on the front and/or back of a custom t-shirt. This tool is extremely simple to use and will have you whipping up ideas faster than they can come out of your head. With a range of fonts and clipart already built into the tool, you won’t need to spend time searching for assets; instead you can just get to designing!

Click here to Start Designing Your Custom T-Shirt Now!

Our goal at One Hour Tees is to provide you with the best, most efficient, most affordable way to custom print t-shirts for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for custom jerseys for your softball team, or matching shirts for your girlfriend’s last bash as a single woman, we’ve got you covered.

Our talented staff and designers are always here to help you if you have questions regarding design or our printing process, so feel free to contact us at any time.

We pride ourselves on being the premiere t-shirt printing shop in the Chicagoland area, and will do anything we can to help you through the process.