Category Archives: Starting a T-Shirt Business

Screenprinting or Sublimation Printing?

This is something that we get asked a lot, what is the difference between screenprinting and sublimation printing? And which is better? They’re both great printing methods, but here we’ll explain how each one works and hopefully answer any questions that you might have. Screen Printing This technique has historic origins from the Song dynasty […]

Why you NEED a Website

When a customer considers buying from you, they want to know you’re a trustworthy retailer. Whether you’re selling 500 Polo Shirts to a school, or you’re selling a printed t-shirt on Facebook, your customers want to know you’re not going to rip them off. Fair enough too! The easiest way to earn some credibility is a […]

11 Tips for Starting a T-Shirt Business

Starting a t-shirt business is pretty cool. You can get creative with designs, photo shoots, packaging and marketing. You can learn about social media marketing with Facebook, Instagram and email marketing. Your friends and family will hopefully wear your designs, and most importantly, you’ll make some money from your t-shirt business. But starting a t-shirt […]

Screenprinting T-Shirts

Every day I have customers asking about screenprinting, it’s a tricky process! When Dori Apparel started trading in 2005, I was printing on t-shirts with computer cut heat pressed vinyl transfers. This was a really easy process, but it was slow going, especially for big orders. Because heat pressed vinyl transfers were slow, I looked into screenprinting, […]

3 Great Ways to Package your T-Shirts

It can be hard to stand out from the crowd when you’re selling t-shirts, because sometimes it feels like EVERYONE is selling t-shirts. Instead of trying to win on price and design, think about the buying experience. In this age of Instagram and Snapchat, think about creating packaging your orders in a way that is more likely […]

How to find a GREAT t-shirt Graphic Designer

There are tons of great graphic designers locally, but how do you know if they’re good? Referrals are great, but when you just have a quick and easy job, you don’t want to spend a fortune, right? Here’s a pretty good option… Fiverr.com. On Fiverr, you’ll find hundreds of graphic designers who specialise in t-shirt designs. Better […]

The EASY Way to get your Teams Sizes

Soooo frustrating. If you have a big sports team, you know how hard it can be to get everyone’s sizes when it comes to uniform time. Here’s a great wee trick that some of our customers use… Google Forms! All you probably need is the name of your team member and their size. Or maybe you […]