So you have some awesome clothing designs you can’t wait to show off to the world, and you’ve got your 5 star ecommerce store sorted out, but your problem is that you don’t yet have those products on hand to take some cool product shots. This can be a common problem for retailers who are using a print-on-demand service. Here are some of the best design template and clothing printing tools for retailers.
Redbubble is an online marketplace for print on demand products based on user submitted artwork. They offer a wide range of products which isn’t limited to clothing. They allow users to upload their artwork onto the following items:
- 3 different styles of t-shirt including regular, scoop neck and vest
- Drawstring bags
- Pencil skirts
- Tote Bags
This site is great if you want to be part of a bustling community that loves sharing ideas and designs. It’s also got a huge and varied range of products on which you can print – handy if you’re not just a clothing designer.
Spreadshirt offers a good range of different types of apparel to choose from including:
- Baby clothes
- Polo shirts
The clothing designer tool is easy to use – you simply choose which product you’d like to personalise, and you will be presented with a preview of that product (you can also choose the colour at this stage).
Next, you choose which design you would like to use to personalise your design – just choose the design you’d like, adjust the positioning, and then confirm by clicking “Add Design”. if you want to or you can also upload your own designs by clicking “Upload image” and selecting the file you want to upload.
The design tool will indicate the areas of the product which you can print on. For example, you can print on the back and front of t-shirts, as well as the sleeves.
Pixeden offer a wide range of clothing mockup tools, including this Polo shirt creator, which is one of the few polo shirt mockup tools available. Offering a high quality polo shirt template and an easy drag and drop function for your designs makes this tool a great option.
Pixeden also offers the following clothing options when it comes to mock up tools:
- Regular t-shirt tool
- Rank top tool
- Short sleeved dress shirt tool
- V neck t-shirt
- Long sleeved t-shirts
There are also plenty of other items you can create, like customised clothing tags and notebooks.
This t-shirt mockup tool by Tyunderscore (available on Creative Market) is easy to use, and produces high quality mock-ups in a variety of colours. It’s highly recommended on Creative Market with a 100% user recommendation status and only costs $4.
Banana moon offers a wide range of clothing options, including the option to have clothing embroidered, which is something a bit different. There’s also a number of different brands to choose from, including Canterbury, Nike and The North Face.
Banana Moon’s extensive range includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Zip hoodies
- Pullover hoodies
- Caps, hats and beanies
- Embroidered polo shirts
- Workwear (including hi-vis jackets_
- Jogging bottoms
- Dressing gowns
Customers have praised the company’s customer service and product quality.
Printed Clothing also offer a pretty wide range of clothing options, and have customers as prolific as Tesco and Cadbury, so they’re obviously very popular. They also offer one-off’s which can be rare in this market (most companies will have a minimum order level).
They also offer a decent selection of items, plus embroidery options:
- T shirts
- Polo shirts
- Hoodies and sweatshirts
- Childrens sizes
- Sports clothing
- Jackets & gilets
- Sweatpants and joggers
- Flip flops
Design By Humans
Design By Humans is a little different in that you have to apply to open a store and become a Design By Humans artist. This does mean you’ll need to be approved before you can start selling, but it can be worth it because there’s a strong community focus.
An added benefit is that you just handle the selling side, and then Design By Humans handles the printing and shipping – so you don’t have to have the items sent to you for you to send to your customers, Design By Humans will ship them out for you.
Design By Humans offers:
- Men’s and women’s t-shirts
- Children’s t-shirts
- Men’s and women’s tank tops
- Women’s racerback t-shirts
- Sweatshirts (crew neck, pullover and zip)
- Baseball t-shirts
Clothes2order offers fast and flexible print and embroidery. This is another site which doesn’t have a minimum order level, so you can order one or over ten thousand items.
Clothes2order offers customisation on the following items:
- Polo shirts
- Jackets and fleeces
- Sports clothing
- Caps and hats
Written by Matt Warren
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