Blank Hoodie Templates for Screen Printing

Earlier this month we gave you 6 Must-Have Blank T Shirt Templates. Now we’ve got the same easy-to-use files for zip-up and pullover Blank Hoodie Templates!

Blank Hoodie Templates American Apparel F497

Using templates to create your mock ups is great for showing what your finished products will look like. All you have to do is download the file, place your vectored designs and edit the color of the hoodie. You can even add a background to customize your presentation! Create your mock-ups using Illustrator, Photoshop or a similar editing program.

There are many benefits to taking the time to do this. Having a printout of your products in a look book or line sheet allows you to shop your designs around to wholesale buyers. You can even use these templates as a substitute for product shots or model images on your e-store! Show off your designs to customers and start bringing in orders—all before you actually print!

Vector Blank Hoodie Templates

Blank Hoodie Templates American Apparel F497

Spec’d Illustrator Template Pack

DOWNLOAD SPEC PACK (3400 downloads)

Spec Pack Details:

-Includes a free AI file for 1) classic unisex zip up hoodie spec’d to the American Apparel F497 2) classic pullover hooded sweatshirt spec’d to the American Apparel F498

-Edit file in Illustrator or save as a PDF to edit in other programs

-Change the t-shirt color & add your designs

-Ideal for look books, line sheets & catalogs

-Offers a technical view of your product

-Must Have Adobe Illustrator

Realistic Blank Hoodie Templates

Blank Hoodie Templates Independent Trading Co AFX400

Realistic PNG Pack

DOWNLOAD PNG PACK.zip (1141 downloads)

PNG Pack Details:

-Includes free front & back PNG images for1) classic zip-up hoodie Independent Trading Company AFX90UNZ 2) classic hooded pullover sweatshirt Independent Trading Company AFX400

-Edit file in various programs

-Easy to use for beginners

-Change t-shirt color, add your designs & add a background

-Ideal for product images, promotional material, look books, line sheets & catalogs

-Offers a more realistic view without specs

Blank Hoodie Templates Bella+Canvas 3939

Design Tool

If you’re looking to get a quote for screen printing but want to see your mock up before you pay, visit our Design Tool! Here you can choose your garments, upload your artwork and start designing. Feel free to toy around with colors and styles until you’ve got it right. You can even get 10% off your order when you check out through the design tool!

 

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Printing Tees for your Nonprofit: 4 Must-Know Tips

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Festival of Good Things hosts The Run of Exploding Colour—a 5k allowing individual charities to enroll runners for fundraising efforts!

So, you’ve got a nonprofit and you’re in need of some printed merchandise. Printed t-shirts and hoodys are a great way to help build hype around your organization and raise dollars at the same time! Whether you’re looking to sell them at your next event, auction off for some big bucks or even just give away to participators, you’ll want to make sure that your design is original and low cost to produce. Follow these tips to make it happen!

First and foremost, pick the right shirts

With so many brands and styles to choose from, choosing which tee to print on can get a little overwhelming. The first factor you should consider is the price. Generally the price per tee will go down with volume (depending on where you decide to shop) so you’ll want to order in bulk at wholesale prices.

If you plan on giving these tees away, you’ll want to check out Tultex and Gildan tees. These are some of the leading brands in the industry and they offer the lowest prices. If you’re looking to sell but don’t necessarily want to splurge on the finest, go for a brand like Next Level or Anvil—which are still a great price but offer more contemporary styles. If you’re looking for a premium tee to be sold or auctioned off at a higher price, American Apparel, BELLA+CANVAS or Alternative Apparel is your best bet.

For printing purposes, you’ll want to consider the color of shirts you choose. With screen printing, it’s cheaper to print onto light colored garments, like white or heather grey. When you print onto light colors, most inks (dark colors and bright colors) will be easily visible on the garment. However if you try to print on say, a black, royal blue or a dark grey shirt, you’ll need to first lay down a white under base in order for the color of the ink to show up against the dark background. The additional layer will raise your printing costs as well as add more thickness to the feel of your design.

Numana

Numana fights to end world hunger by arranging large-scale meal packing events with hundreds of volunteers at a time!

Create a Simple Design

When it comes to designing your t-shirts, you’ll want to make sure that you’re not creating an image with too many colors because you’ll most likely be screen printing your shirts. In this method, the price is based on the amount of colors you need to print. A new screen is created for each color—so the price will start to sky rocket when you’ve got three or more colors compared to just one or two. More colors will also add to the weight of your print. Try incorporating the color of the t-shirt into the artwork to make use of negative space! Or come up with a dynamic, one color design that can be printed with color, or bleached out with discharge inks for a soft, unique look.

You’ll want to cut down on the amount of print locations. Since screen printing isn’t priced based on the size of the print, even small logos on the sleeve or hip can pump up the price. Keep things simple—if you need to list your sponsors on the back of the shirt, make sure to convert the logos to one color so it can be printed with one screen! Also make sure to create your design using Adobe Illustrator or a similar program because some printers will charge for vectoring your file and separating the colors.

Represent.com

Represent offers organizations and individuals a way to jumpstart their nonprofit fundraising by selling cause-related tees.

Explore your options

There are many online ways to promote and auction off merchandise for a good cause. Sites like Represent and Teespring now offer sellers an opportunity to create, sell and drop ship printed products—all on one platform without any of the risk or the headache. Represent takes it one step further—specifically catering to the nonprofit community. This site allows you to create your designs online along with a campaign outlining your organization and fundraising goal. Share the campaign with your friends and supporters and they can purchase directly from the site. Once enough tees are sold and your goal is reached, Represent will fulfill your orders and pass your profits right to your charity! It’s a very hands-off, seamless process–making crowdsourcing for your cause easy. Promoting your cause on social media using custom hashtags is another good way to build hype around your organization and merchandise.

Always find the best deals!

Always make sure that you’re getting the best prices, especially when shopping online. Retailmenot is a site that runs a search engine specifically for finding online coupon codes and sales! If you’re planning to sell or distribute your merchandise in person at an event, try to use a company that specializes in both screen printing and providing many options for blank t-shirts—that way you can keep your costs down. Here at Blankstyle.com we offer hundreds of blank apparel brands and can even do your printing for you!  This will ensure that you get the best prices, the fastest turnaround and the widest selection of brands.

 

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Customer Spotlight: the You Night Cancer Survivor Runway Show

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Creating tees for your charity event is a great way to help build a buzz around your organization and give back to your supporters! Our new friends at You Night recently created some awesome gear for their fashion runway show benefitting cancer survivors.

You Night is a Louisiana-based organization dedicated to bringing confidence and empowerment to cancer survivors through their You Night Empowering Experience program, which includes a community fashion show. As models in the show, participants are challenged “to examine their mental, emotional and physical state of mind after cancer” through therapeutic meet ups and stepping outside comfort zones. The program currently has a waiting list to join.

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Since 2013, You Night has gained recognition as a growing group of women who continue to fight against the devastating effects cancer can have on survivors and the community. The program’s holistic methods build lasting support and allow these women to forge life-long relationships.  Though the multi-faceted course eventually comes to an end, participants are left with a new set of life skills and a new outlook.

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The You Night Cancer Survivor Runway Show is the main event that closes out the program. It’s hosted semiannually, with 100% of the proceeds going to “We Lift You Up,” a program that offers year-round services to survivors. This event strives to bring happiness and wellness back into the models’ lives by offering them a chance to shine in the spotlight, show off their self-esteem and prove to themselves and the world that they will not let cancer bring them down.

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The event is made possible by their Legacy Partners and through collaborative business sponsorships. Professional salons, boutiques, restaurants, production companies and even model coaches are enlisted to bring their skills and services to the table—creating a one-of-a-kind community based celebration.

If you would like to learn more about the Empowerment Program or the You Night Runway Show, please visit younightevents.com and facebook.com/YouNightEvents. Also, please Donate Here!

Stay tuned for our blog Printing Tees for your Non Profit: 5 Life-Changing Tips!

 

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