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Coaching A Little League Baseball Team: Situations You Should Be Prepared For


Running a little league baseball team and participating in America’s favorite pastime is a fun way to give back to the community and get closer with your children and their friends. In order to run a team you will need a little more than patience and a good knowledge of coaching baseball. Generally, the coach also handles issues such as snacks for the team, methods of transportation and getting tee shirts made to help represent your team. If you are running a larger team you will likely have an assistant coach who will help manage the team and keep things running smoothly so that you can focus on keeping the kids happy and helping them learn to play the game. You will feel very good about yourself for doing this and add a lot more fun to your summer.

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Want to Make Your Own T-Shirt?


Back in the old days, if you wanted to make your own t-shirt, you had to go through quite a process. The main element back then involved some type of iron on transfer, and the result was sometimes far from professional looking. On top of that, after just one wash, your custom creation was essentially ruined and you were out a good $25 or so. But thanks to advancements in the printing industry, it’s now incredibly easy to create your own custom apparel and have them printed – professionally – for a low price. So, whether your t-shirt idea is just for fun or you want to create hundreds of custom shirts for an upcoming event, you can start placing your order right here on the web! (more…)


Custom Embroidery T-Shirts for a Professional Look


Sometimes, screen printed duds just don’t get the look you were aiming for. While they may be great for events such as 5k races, birthday parties or casual fundraisers – they often lack the professionalism that many business owners are looking for. Whether it’s for a company function or even for employee uniforms, custom embroidery t shirts are the perfect way to create the professional look that you desire without going overboard on spending. Many of the companies offering screen printing services also embroider t-shirts, polos, and even hats to ensure that your staff is outfitted in style! (more…)


Wondering How to Design Your Own T Shirt?


Have you noticed more and more people lately wearing unique shirts that you haven’t seen in stores? They might boast a hilarious slogan, some interesting artwork, or maybe even a nickname. Finding these shirts in stores would be impossible, simply because most of them have been custom designed and printed with the help of online-based printing companies. But the people wearing these shirts aren’t fashion designers, and they didn’t even have to spend a fortune to get the custom tee they thought up. In fact, it’s now easier than ever to design your own t shirt and you can get started designing yours TODAY!

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Customize a Shirt with ANY Design You’d Like!


Designing your own shirt can be a lot of fun. From adding your own text to designing the perfect customized graphics, there are literally endless possibilities. However, fabric paint and tacky glue will only get you so far, and these homemade shirts aren’t known to last through multiple washes. If you want to custom a shirt with your own design or text, you can now do so in a professionally printed manner without spending an arm and a leg. Whether you order one shirt or 50, you’ll be amazed at how easy the customization process can be.

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Custom Vinyl Lettering for T-Shirts


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Do you happen to be part of a ragtag group of hockey players without talent, a coach, or even proper gear? Or on the other side of the fence—maybe you’re the team with ridiculously talented players (probably from Iceland), obnoxiously evil, always beating the underdogs?

Whatever your team’s story may be, there’s one thing you both have in common. Nope. It’s not Adam Banks. It’s the need for a seriously awesome uniform.

As any sports team can testify, having numbered jerseys with the player’s name is a must. I mean, are you even a real team without them? What else really binds a group of passionate sports lovers together like putting on those sweet, professional looking jerseys for the first time? That’s right. Nothing!

At OneHourTees, were happy to help out both the underdogs, the evil champions, and everyone in-between. How do we appeal to such a range of characters? By offering only the best high-quality custom vinyl lettering and numbering for your uniforms.

What is Vinyl Lettering & Numbering?

Essentially, vinyl lettering and numbering is a heat-transfer printing process in which your desired characters are cut out from a roll of colored vinyl and applied to your chosen apparel. It’s a fantastic, easy, and affordable way to create amazing, professional quality jerseys for your team or event in a flash.

Unlike other printing methods, each individual design element is cut-out from a large piece of colored vinyl. When heated, this vinyl becomes incredibly adhesive. Once pressure is applied, the vinyl will bind permanently to whatever apparel it’s being pressed onto.

Vinyl is a slower, more labor-intensive process so it’s ideal for smaller orders as the cost will significantly rise with the quantity numbers.

How Does It Work?

The process to add custom vinyl lettering, whether it be a team name, player name, or numbering, is quite straight-forward with the right equipment. For high-quality vinyl printing, the right equipment means some heavy duty machinery.

At OneHourTees, we only use the finest, top-of-the-line materials and mechanisms in the industry. Our customers deserve no less than the best looking uniforms on the field, on the ice, or after the game at Dairy Queen.

The vinyl printing process starts by creating the lettering, numbers or other design on a computer. We then print and cut it out from a sheet of colored vinyl. Next, we image reverse the design as the characters will be placed face down on the jersey. This will ultimately cause the image to re-reverse once actually applied to the shirt.

Then it’s time for the application. Our professional printers will precisely line up the design so it’s nice and straight on the shirt itself. A heat-resistant cover is placed over the vinyl design to keep it from burning or melting.

Finally, the heat is on—literally—as we apply a super high-powered iron (definitely not the ones you’ll find at home) to heat up the bottom of the vinyl to the optimal temperature. With a massive amount of pressure, we press the heated vinyl onto the shirt and adhere it permanently to the fabric.

Now, we wouldn’t blame you for thinking “Aren’t there are at-home products that’ll let me do the same thing for less using my dinky little iron?” Sure, but those products are often low quality and tend to peel very quickly.

For vinyl lettering to adhere correctly, it needs an even amount of high heat, and a massive amount of pressure that even Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn’t apply alone. We’re talking hundred of pounds of pressure, and though these at-home versions might last for a game or two, ours will last without fading or cracking for years.

OneHourTees guarantees the best custom lettering on the market. Our experienced technicians understand the importance of consistency when applying vinyl lettering. We also understand that if you really want to beat those Icelanders, you can’t have them laughing at your peeling, cracking at-home vinyl lettering. You’re the real deal now.

Why Choose Vinyl Lettering vs. DTG or Screen Printing?

So why should you choose vinyl lettering over our other printing processes like direct to garment (DTG) or screen printing?

Though all of our printing techniques will provide high-quality custom designs made to last for years, they do each have their pros and cons. With vinyl printing, because each letter or number must be cut out from a single color roll and placed on the tee individually, 1–2 colors max are recommended, as are simpler designs.

And since the characters are already all non-reusable custom pieces, it doesn’t make a difference if each letter or number is different, or they’re all the same. The price won’t change because the actual work per shirt doesn’t either.

However, for methods like screen printing, significant setup time must be put into every single screen—which is how the ink is distributed onto the shirt. Once created, a screen can also be reused countless times. Because of this, printers typically require a minimum order of shirts to justify the use of each screen, and not spend a whole day screen printing the numbers 1–30 when we could do it in an hour with vinyl.

If customization isn’t a priority, but a more intricate design is, then screen printing might be the right decision. Or if speed is what you need, check out our DTG printing process. You are more limited when it comes to the color of your t-shirt and the placement of your design, but like our name suggests, with DTG you can get have slick set of jerseys ready to pick-up in less than an hour from our Chicago store.

Long story short—vinyl lettering is perfect for placing custom letters or numbers on your team’s jerseys. Want your team name proudly displayed on the front with each player’s name and number on the back? That’s perfect for vinyl! How about a multi-colored image of Coach Bombay’s face? Better look into DTG or screen printing.

What T-Shirts Work Best for Vinyl Lettering?

Though it never hurts to contact our expert printers to ensure you make the perfect uniform decision, the far majority of our shirts work impeccably well with custom vinyl lettering. If you’d like some guidance towards the right direction, some of our most popular shirts used with this method include:

These are only a few of the hundreds of t-shirt options we offer. Explore what else we have on our products page.

Ordering Your Vinyl Lettering

Prove your players are ready to go against the big guys by ordering custom vinyl lettering and numbering from OneHourTees. Perfect for everything from casual tees for your softball office crew, to the highest quality athletic wear for the pros, trust our vinyl designs to last for years— no matter how much action you put it through.

Want to learn more about creating custom high-quality vinyl t-shirt lettering or numbering? Don’t hesitate to contact us at OneHourTees. Give us a call at 773-687-0520 or get a free quote online right here. We’re committed to working with you and your team to find the best design for your shirts. Hell, we’ll even come to your game and cheer you on. We love a good game.


What are Heat Transfers?


heat transfers t-shirts

In the last few weeks we helped you understand how DTG Printing and Screen Printing work. Well, hold onto your asses because today we’re going to give you a little lesson on Heat Transfers. Another process for printing on a t-shirt, Heat Transfers are often confused for Iron-Ons, however there’s a big difference. Iron-ons are specifically for at-home DIY use. Heat Transfers are the more professional and longer lasting brother to an Iron-on. Here’s how they work:

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What is Screen Printing & How does it work?


screen printing t-shirts

Last week we told you about DTG printing. No big deal, it just allows us to act like super ninjas who can print any design you desire on a t-shirt in under an hour. What’s that? You think we’re wizards? Well maybe we are. Maybe we are. Because that’s not all we do. You’re thinking to yourself right now, “that’s impossible, t-shirts in an hour are already extremely admirable, what else can they do?” How about a little thing called screen printing? Hell yeah, we do that too.

What is Screen Printing?

Screen Printing, which is also known as Silk Screening, is a badass method of printing graphics on a t-shirt using thick inks that lay on top of the shirt rather than soaking into the shirt. Screen Printing is what most companies use and, back in the day, was the only major way to create bulk amounts of custom t-shirts. OneHourTees offers Screen Printing, along with one hour DTG printing, because in some cases, it’s better to use Screen Printing over DTG.

With thicker inks, screen printing is better for graphics with only one or two ink colors being used. Rather than DTG the screen printing will make these colors pop out at you like jack in the box. The thick ink will have a soft feeling if touched and can make for a really amazing look. If you’re in no rush and have minimal colors for a t-shirt, we recommend Screen Printing. It looks great and is often more affordable for larger quantities.

How Does it Work?

So how does Screen Printing work? Well, it’s not like DTG that’s for sure. Instead, a thin mesh is stretched tightly over a frame (originally the screen was made from silk, however, mostly made from polyester today). A negative of the design is printed onto the screen to be placed against the shirt. Once set correctly, ink is rolled over the screen, only the areas where the design has been printed allows ink to slip through. The ink then sets on the t-shirt and is put aside to dry.

We’ll be honest with you, it’s a lot more complicated than that. There’s a lot of separate chemicals, inks, and techniques that go into making your shirts, but that’s the jist. While it may not be as quick as DTG printing, it can result in a thick and bold design.

No Seriously, How Does It Work?

Ok, don’t say that we didn’t warn you. There’s a reason why silk screening turns out best when done by professional t-shirt companies such as 1 Hour Tees. Experience, know-how, and the right equipment all combine to make the perfect t-shirt.

Here’s an in-depth overview of how we go about screen printing our t-shirts. Cue Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made?” upbeat industrial-sounding music and let’s dive right in to the wonderful world of silk screening t-shirts.

The Screen

Once you’re A-OK happy with the mockup of how your shirt(s) will look, it’s time to get started. Try to mentally picture the screen on a screen door of a house. We use something like that (but much higher quality). It’s basically a screen with a bunch of tiny little holes.

We take the screen (it’s secured in a wooden frame) and start to prepare it. It’s then covered in a layer of emulsion that will prevent ink from coming through. The end result is a two-tone color (green and the color of the screen which is usually a shade of yellow). The colors on the screen don’t matter and won’t affect the final printing process.

We also handle some behind-the-scenes stuff to get ready for a print run. This overall set up for silk screening is much longer than DTG printing as we have to manually do everything by hand.

The Color

This is where the wizardry happens. We take our custom colors and start mixing and matching until we have the exact colors that you specified. We only use high-quality inks that are designed to last a long time. The inks we use are also really thick, which means the design is going to come out looking really good.

There really isn’t any more to it. We just follow the color-mixing instructions and in a few minutes, we’ve created the exact color that you specified.

The Press

 The press is where the shirt is silk screened. Picture a 12-armed metal beast from some mythical Viking tale. It spins around and there’s lot of metal parts. On each arm there is place where the wooden silk screen (that we designed for your shirts) is placed.

The t-shirt is stretched over an ironing board looking device. Everything is lined up with frickin’ lasers so the design on all your shirts is located in the same position.

The screens are then lowered on top of the t-shirt. We pour the custom ink concoction on top of it and then use a rubber squeegee to very quickly move the ink from one end of the silk screen to the other. As the ink gets moved over the screen, the t-shirt soaks up the ink on the front and the design starts to appear.

Depending on what colors you wanted, we may have to mix colors (more wizardry) and the t-shirt may undergo two or more silk screenings using different colors (and a different arm of the 12-armed metal beast. The end result is a t-shirt that has the exact same design, and color that you wanted.

The Dry

We then dry our shirts in a dryer. It’s more of a conveyer belt type device that has been set to an exact temperature to ensure the shirts dry in one pass and the colors don’t bleed.

Once the t-shirt comes out on the other end, we inspect it to make sure it looks exactly like the mockup we sent you earlier.

The Final Product

Unlike DTG printing, silk screening is done completely by hand. This type of printing is deal for artwork that only has 1-2 colors or huge quantities.

You can tell a t-shirt has been silk screened If you run your hand over the ink. It will have a raised feel to it. This is due to the ink being put on the front of the t-shirt.

Due to the fact that silk screening is a highly custom job, it will take us 10 business days to create your order.

Get Your Silk-Screened T-Shirts Ordered Today!

We recommend screen printing for simple company logos, team names, and t-shirts with text. As well, screen printing works very well with both light and dark t-shirts. Often, DTG has a tougher time with dark shirts, but screen printing, as long as the right inks are used, will stand out compared to any other technique for t-shirt customization.

Excuse me, but what the hell are you waiting for? We just told you what screen printing is all about, so get on our quotes page and request us to set up a consolation. We’ll walk through the process with you in more detail and even help you with a design if you need one. With the best t-shirt designers and options to offer, you’ll be happy you came to OneHourTees.com


What’s DTG Printing and How Does It Work?


dtg t-shirt printing

As you can imagine, the team here at OneHourTees is pretty darn proud of—you guessed it—our ability to print you a fresh, high-quality tee in under an hour. But how do we do it?

We don’t blame you for hearing our bold claim and saying to yourself, “A t-shirt in an hour? That’s actually good quality? That’s bogus.” Well, let me tell you something Mr. I Know It All – it’s not!

Creating up to 200 amazing, long-lasting tees in under an hour is actually 100% possible—at least if you have the cutting-edge technology like we do at OneHourTees. That technology is a little process called direct to garment, or DTG printing. That’s right. With our skillful designers, badass ninja-like abilities, and some super sweet printing machines, we can make a crazy amount of shirts for whatever your urgent needs may be.

That is, if you’re not too bogus. Let’s find out how OneHourTees makes the DTG magic happen.

So. What Exactly Is DTG Printing?

First off, don’t confuse DTG printing with those cheap, iron-on style transfers of yesteryear. Like we’d sell you shirts that are infamous for fading and cracking after a single wash. Instead, the DTG process is a relatively new printing method that produces incredibly high-quality artwork that will stay put for years to come.

DTG or direct to garment is also sometimes called digital garment printing, digital apparel printing, and inkjet to garment printing. If you see those phrases anywhere it’s the same thing, but we prefer DTG.

Essentially, DTG printing is a process of printing graphics onto textiles and garments—and most most notably for us, tees. It uses modified inkjet technology to print whatever graphic you want onto the shirt. Think of it like a giant inkjet printer, but for shirts. Rather than printing out boring thesis papers or flyers for your book club, our DTG machines are printing badass dragons jumping through hoops of burning unicorns—or like, a cute lil bunny rabbit for your kid’s birthday. We’ll totally print whatever you want, but we do prefer the badass dragons.

DTG printing is a fairly new method that allows for a lot of variation compared to screen printing (which dominated the customized t-shirt market for decades). OneHourTees’ DTG printers can print over 16 million colors directly to your shirt in one single pass.

Our ink is completely safe and dries quickly. The ink will soak into your garment itself and become part of the shirt—and not just essentially be a glorified sticker like those old-school iron-on transfers. That means there’s no chance for the graphic to crack, peel, or wash away over time. Pretty darn cool for a t-shirt made in under an hour.

How Do You Do It So Fast?

With DTG printing, there’s zero set-up time. Methods such as screen printing require individual screens to be created for each color. That alone could take over an hour, and we haven’t even gotten to the printing part yet! With DTG, we get to skip that pesky step and get straight to the fun stuff.

As mentioned above, with DTG, the entire design is printed on your shirt in one single pass, no matter the amount of colors involved. With methods like screen printing, a separate pass and screen is required for each individual color. As every screen needs to be individually created and set-up, that adds to the time, and the cost.

Though the results of screen printing are stellar for shirts with a limited color palette, that makes designs with lots of of colors at best pricey, and at worst virtually impossible.

The biggest joy of DTG printing is how it allows for printing as soon as the graphic has been submitted. Though the literal printing of each DTG shirt usually does take longer than a screen printed shirt—as it’s literally printing out a detailed, full-colored image rather than a series of very large brush strokes—skipping the set-up makes turnaround more or less immediate.

Also thanks to the lack of set-up, there’s no minimum order. This makes DTG the best choice for smaller orders. This makes the cost of printing the t-shirt much lower. In fact, you can print a shirt from OneHourTees for only 19.99. The more t-shirts you print, the lower the cost.

What Printer Do We Use?

Can we just take a second to look at our baby? That’s right, our beautiful Brother DTG Printer – GT-381 is the machine that really makes the magic happen. This printer creates super sharp, high-resolution, 1200 x 1200 dpi designs that are certifiably machine washer safe, immensely versatility, and so much more. You can say that we’re simply in love.

brother dtg printer gt381

Why Should I Choose DTG vs. Other Printing Methods?

At OneHourTees, we specialize in DTG printing, as well as other printing methods like screen printing, heat transfers, and embroidery. All of our processes will provide you with a high-quality, long-lasting, garment that you can proudly show off for years.

However, each method also has its unique advantages and disadvantages. Before deciding on which way to go, consider exactly what your project entails and how you envision the look of your final apparel.

Here’s a basic breakdown of the pros and cons of DTG printing:

Direct to Garment Printing

DTG Pros DTG Cons
Fast turnaround time for small orders Not cost effective for larger runs
Easily print tons of colors; Great for photos Slow printing time per shirt
Cost-effective for smaller runs Not available on all colors or materials
No minimum order Limited design placement

 

With all that said, what does it all really mean? Honestly, that direct-to-garment printing is one lightning fast, super badass way to print awesome t-shirts for a ridiculously low-price.

Still unsure if DTG printing is right for you? Hit up the ninjas at OneHourTees by calling us at 773-687-0520. We’d love to talk more in-depth about your project so we can create the perfect shirt. Bachelorette Parties. Family Reunions. Team Uniforms. Air Guitar Competitions. Whatever you need, OneHourTees has the options and the experts to guarantee you’ll get the best looking t-shirt imaginable in no time.

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T-Shirt Ideas: Golf


For men and women, Golf starts when the weather warms, which for most of the country is in the next few weeks. While during a match, most golfers where ridiculously silly outfits, during a session at the driving range or practicing putting, you might want a shirt that’s more comfortable- a t-shirt that is. And what’s better than a motivating slogan or pun to keep your head in the game. Here’s a list of golf slogans for you that you can add to a t-shirt. OneHourTees.com offers some of the best prices on custom t-shirt printing- take these suggestions to help inspire your own t-shirts.

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