Having a unique design for your athletic uniform can really make you stand out! Here at TakeHold Printing, we are available to turn your design into a screenprint. We are happy to serve Nashville and the Your team will be set apart with your very own uniforms. 

What is Screen Printing?

Screen printing means to take a stencil and use ink to transfer your design onto fabric. A mesh screen is used in the process as well. Ink is poured one color at a time and a squeegee is used to push the colors onto the fabric. 

You can have just about any type of fabric screen printed. Cotton is generally the most popular. You can also screen print jersey material as well as wool, polyester, and more. It is recommended you consider your material when thinking of uniforms due the nature of the sport. You will want a material that is easy to move in. 

Why Screen Print Uniforms?

When you choose to screen print your athletic uniforms, your design will be built to last. Since screen printing uses ink, you won’t have to worry about the design fading away. Your uniforms will last for many seasons to come. 

Personalization is important, too. Having the player name will show off spirit and make everyone feel part of the team. Choosing fonts and sizes are a fun way to include everyone. 

Choosing the Right Design

The first thing to think about is what your mascot is. You will want to have it designed out and decide if you would like it on your uniforms. Do you want it on the front or the back? You will also want to decide about who is getting what number. 

Are you having the bottoms customized also? If so, you can choose to just do a small number or you can add the team name or mascot here as well. The sky really is the limit when designing your very own uniforms for your team. 

Choosing Your Colors

If your team already has specific colors unique to them, you will want to use them for your uniforms. If the team has more than one color, think of if they coordinate together. You may also choose more than one uniform for various events. 

Warm Up Suits

Many athletic teams will have an additional matching suit to wear over their team uniform. You can have this look similar or even the same as the uniform. This will create unity among the team for traveling to a destination. 

Choose the same colors or alternating colors as the team uniform for a contrasting design. You can personalize these as well with a name or even just the number. Everyone loves to be able to support their team on and off the field or court. 

Spirit Shirts for the Fans

For an extra fundraiser, you can design and sell shirts for the parents and fans. This is a great way for them to show their support for their favorite team. It is also great to raise some money to maybe pay for the team uniforms or warm up suits. 

These you can make the school colors or even white or gray. Add the team logo or mascot and then the fans have a shirt to wear to the games or meets. Everyone loves to support their favorite team! 

Give Us A Call Today

Unique Designs For Your Nashville Athletic UniformWhen you are designing your athletic uniforms, give TakeHold Printing a call. We are experienced in screen printing and will do your uniforms just the way you like. It is our pleasure to serve our Nashville neighbors and beyond. Give us a call and we will get started on your order. 

With the gift giving season coming up, what a fun idea to give each person on your gift a creative T-shirt. The team at TakeHold Printing is available to turn your design into a custom screen printed tee. With so many design ideas, you are sure to come with something all your friends and family will love!

Be Imaginative

One of the first things you need to do is come up with your gift giving list. Have an idea of each person you will be giving a gift to. Know their interests and what kind of designs they like. You can choose something with a phrase or draw out a design with pictures.

As you are looking for designs, come up with a few options to choose from. Then you can do a pre-design layout to get an idea of which ones you like best. Choose designs that speak to each of your gift receivers. This will make your gift the most custom of all. 

Choosing Colors

When you are choosing to gift a T-shirt, you want to come up with a color that everyone will love. Black, white, and gray are always popular color choices for any occasion. You can also add in some colors that your gift receivers love. Show me a person who doesn’t love to receive something that is their favorite color. 

You also need to think about design colors. You wouldn’t want to put a design that has lost of bright colors on top of a brightly colored shirt. Mix it up, and do something subtle on a brighter shirt or visa versa. You can really be the king (or queen) of gift giving if you speak to your recipients’ tastes. 

Photo T-Shirts

Just about every grandma and grandpa in the world love receiving photos of their grandbabies for any occasion. Take it a step further and add those pictures to a T-shirt. You can just about guarantee they will wear that shirt every chance they can. They will be proud to show those babies off. 

You wouldn’t want to go overboard and add say 15 photos on a shirt. Keep it tasteful if that is the case. You can always add an image with the kids’ names for grandma and grandpa. They will love that, too. After all, personalized gifts are the best to receive. 

T-Shirt Styles

There are so many shirt styles on the market from unisex to ladies styles. There are crew neck and V neck as well. You can choose long sleeve or short sleeve and even hoodies styles. What you want to do is really think about the recipient and their taste. 

Another popular style is the baseball tee, also called raglan. You can choose from many colors of sleeves and the body of the shirt is a different color. This is a very popular style in recent years. 

How Does Screen Printing Work?

Once you have chosen a design, it will go to print. For screen printing, a mesh screen is used to transfer the design. High-quality fabric ink is used and the ink is woven into the fibers of the fabric. This gives a vibrant, long-lasting effect for your design. Your gift will last a long time and everytime the recipient wears it, they will remember it coming from you. 

Call Us For Your Gift Giving

When you have made out your gift-giving list, call TakeHold Printing! We are happy to work with you on your shopping list this year. We can give advice on your designs and get them printed to your shirts. We are looking forward to working with you. 

TakeHold Printing is proud to serve Nashville and the surrounding areas for all your T-shirt designs. We are so happy you have chosen us for all your custom shirt designs. You can expect excellent service and valuable pricing when you choose us!

What is Screen Printing?

Screen printing a design to a T-shirt is done by using a mesh screen along with fabric ink to transfer an image onto the material. Most often, a stencil is made and the ink is pushed around with a squeegee to get into the fabric. By using a stencil, the image can be duplicated for multiple shirts or fabrics. 

Traditionally, a silk screen was used which is how the term “screen printing” came into play. The process is dated back to 960 AD in Asia. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the process was brought to the United States. 

What T-Shirt designs Are Trending?

If you are trying to make a statement, what better way than a custom-designed T-shirt?! We can help you with the design and the screen printing. Here are some things to think about when looking into trendy designs:

  • Minimalist Artwork – Thin-lined designs inspired by blackwork tattoos and natural themes. You can keep thin and create compositions that might resemble a tattoo. Pair with sans serif fonts with natural elements. 
  • Boxed Typography – This design formula is an approachable concept that can help anyone create a cool T-shirt. Pair with an impactful word that encompasses your cause with a fun geometric shape. You can also space out the words inside a geometric shape to make it your own. 
  • Resistance Designs – This allows for creative expression for your own personal views. 
  • Minimalist Phrases – Another technique that keeps is minimal and creating a design that is solely typographical. Create mockups for yourself in various colors and designs to help you decide on the final design. 
  • Detailed Illustrations – This is a popular technique for making yourself a walking billboard for your community or cause. You can make the statement and get the word out for the organization you are trying to help. 
  • Hand-drawn Illustrations – Use your own artwork and handwriting to make your statement. 

These are just some of the trending ideas for the year so far. With the holidays coming up, there are always new designs coming out that make the most popular lists for parties and events. 

Color Trends

When deciding color you want your T-shirt to be, it’s always good to think about the statement you are trying to make. This is also true when choosing the color or colors of the design you are putting on your shirt. There is always the classics, black, white, and gray. You can also choose brighter colors depending on the statement you are trying to make. 

Other colors such as pink, red, yellow, and teal may not be for everyone, but they do appeal to the eye. This is especially true if you are trying to get your shirt noticed. In the fashion world, blue goes with everything, so it is safe to say you can’t go wrong with it. However, to truly make an impact, your design will be what tells your story. 

Call Us for Your Trendy T-Shirts

When you are looking for just the right T-shirt, call our team at TakeHold Printing. We are happy to help all our neighbors in Nashville and beyond come up with the perfect design. You are sure to love your new trendy shirts and will come back for more. It is our pleasure to serve you. Give us a call today. We can’t wait to hear from you.