I had been thinking about making a custom shirt about my Hanson site to wear to Tulsa for the Hanson Day weekend for a while. Then I stumbled across dressunited.com and decided I’d give it a try to see what I could come up with. Creating the design couldn’t have been easier! I went to the website and clicked the big “Start Now!” button that is in the middle of the page. The first step is to choose the type of shirt that you want. I went with a Classis Tee Hanes shirt in white. Then you are brought to the design area of the site!
You are able to add text, add art, add names and then get pricing. The Add Art section offers you the choice of using the Clip Art provided to you by the website, or uploading your own artwork. Since I don’t have a logo for that site like I do for this one, I opted to use the provided clip art. My Hanson site started out collecting scans of all the Hanson tickets and has since expanded so I chose to use raffle tickets in blue and then over that, the website for the site.
They offer quite a few fonts to choose from with your text and I went with Aardvark Café because it reminded me of the Hard Rock Café font and I figured that one was the most appropriate for my project. Once you have typed your text you can scroll through all the fonts to see which one you think looks the best and then tweak the alignment, font size, color and positioning of the text. It’s super easy! (And interestingly enough I think they also feature the font I use on the website – but since I am thinking about re-doing the site layout soon I didn’t want to commit to that font just to have it match when I may change it before the trip to Tulsa anyway!)
Clip Art is broken down into several categories including Animals, Military, Symbols, Sports, Shapes, Etc. There is also a search box if you’d rather just look for a specific image to put on your shirt. Before I came to the decision to use the tickets, I was playing around with several other fun images when I searched for music – drums, guitars, keyboards, etc. And if you can’t find something perfect in the art that they supply for you, you always have the option to use your own image and upload it right to the site for use on your T-shirt.
The great part about the site is that you can order as many or as little shirts as you’d like. If you want something special for an event for just you, you can get just 1 shirt and it is really affordable considering that they are printing you up a custom shirt. Or if you’d like your whole group to have matching shirts (baseball teams, reunions, etc) you can order up a whole batch of shirts in all different sizes to make sure that everyone in your group gets the right fit.
After I placed my order, I had my shirt in just over a week and it looked great! The design is printed on really nice, it is not plasticy like some other shirts I have bought and it made it through the washer and drier with no problems at all! I am looking forward to wearing it and promoting my site in Tulsa 🙂
I received a code for a free t-shirt from DressUnited.com in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.