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Promote your business before Valentine’s day: A Guide

Valentine's day for businesses

 

The holiday of love- Valentine’s day, is approaching quickly. It is on this day when people showcase their love the most. In fact, it is on this very day when people all over the world spend a lot on buying gifts for their loved ones. Like any other holiday, businesses gear up an extra bit to attract customers by promoting products or services. Here’s how you can promote your business before Valentine’s day.

We’ve stepped into another buzzing month which is perfect to promote your business and its products. Is there any better way than starting promotions 2 weeks ahead of Valentine’s day?

Why should you promote your business before Valentine’s day, you ask? Here are little numbers to put things into perspective:

  • The average annual Valentine’s Day spending is 13.19 billion dollars.
  • The amount that the average consumer spends on Valentine’s Day is 116.21 dollars
  • 61.8 % of consumers celebrate Valentine’s Day

Source: Retail Advertising and Marketing Association, Valentine’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey

So, it’s only smart for businesses to capitalize during this month. We’ve come up with ideas to do just that.

Here are some useful products to kickstart and help you promote your business before Valentine’s day:

 

Old-School Flyers and Posters

Your business can benefit from valentine’s day surely if you start promoting your business for the same at the perfect time. Heading into valentine’s season, the end of January – the beginning of February is perfect to start advertising your products and services. Handing out Flyers and placing Posters at crowded areas is pretty old school. But they will make a massive impact in bringing in customers.

Framed Posters are a premium way to display your brand’s passion towards Valentine’s day and can catch the interests of people.

Here are a few cool poster and flyer designs for valentine’s day:

flyers and posters

 

Cute Valentine’s Stickers and Labels

Here’s a neat idea! Think about giving out cute love-themed Stickers when a customer makes a purchase from your shop. Or, including them in delivery packages. People will use these stickers if they look premium, and it will further remind them of your brand heading into valentine’s day. You can take an extra step by including information about your valentine’s day offers on the sticker.

You could do the same with Labels as well. You can even stick them on shopping bags or delivery bags whenever a customer makes a purchase.

Here are a few cute stickers which you could use heading into Valentine’s day:

valentine's day stickers

 

Go Aggressive with Banners

Want to catch the eye of a large audience? Then promote your business for valentine’s day offers with large Banners! Add your quirky message on them to attract people into your store. They can be the offer which you may run till Valentine’s day, a smart or funny quote, or quality products showcased.

Here’s a banner which is going to make your audience go crazy! 😛valentine's day banner

Attract customers with Store-front Decals

Many people do window shopping more than actual shopping. So, it’s smart if your windows encourage them to come inside and make a purchase, right?

The best way to liven up your windows is with Decals customized to match the love that is in the air this season. Decorate your store windows and doors with beautiful designs of hearts and kisses. Or you can double it up by showcasing valentine’s day offers and combos as well. Think of your products decorated and arranged behind the window, and the window design itself to decorate them.

Here’s an example of it:

valentine's day decal

 

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Promoting your business using these products will induce only the least amount of investments. There are many more ideas where those came from. More modifications of these, more products and online marketing can help in promoting your business to a huge extent.

If you’re looking to customize these products for your business, look nowhere else other than Inkmonk’s website. Hurry up, because they’re providing a discount of 14% on the aforementioned products till February 7th, 2020. They provide the best custom printing services for over 50 products and have helped kick-start hundreds of businesses till now.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to spice up your business for valentine’s day!

 

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How to properly choose T-Shirt Printing Sizes

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Have you decided to design your own T-shirt? You aren’t alone. There are literally millions of people in the world who want to flaunt apparel with their own design, and custom printed T-shirts are the way to go. With vast technological advancements in the printing industry, it has become really cost-efficient and easy to design and print even a single t-shirt. You can now print images on T-shirts without losing even a bit of detail with a process called DTG (Direct-To-Garment) Printing. Also, you can now print a lot of T-shirts in bulk using Screen Printing process, and you can choose any printing size you want!

Whatever the type of printing process, the boom of the internet and e-commerce allow us, the consumers, to easily design T-shirts from anywhere and get them delivered to our doorstep. Yes, it is quite amazing.

The advancements in technology have even allowed us to choose the size of printing according to our requirement. It’s simple logic: More area to print means more ink and effort used, which means more money required. If you’re someone who wants a custom design to be displayed completely on the front of the T-shirt, you would probably require a larger printing area. Suppose, you want to flaunt your business’ rectangular logo on the front, big and clear. You’d need a lesser print area. And if you want your university’s logo printed small at the front, you’d only need a smaller print area. By this point, you would’ve probably gotten the gist of printing size requirements.

The major printing sizes out there are:

  • A4
  • A3
  • 4 x 4 inches on the front
  • 4 x 4 inches on the sleeve

Let’s take a look at them in detail

 

A4 printing size

This selection of printing sizes is one of the smartest and efficient. Many people make the mistake of opting for A3 printing and submitting a design that requires only A4 printing. Due to the customer’s negligence, a few bucks would get wasted.

A4’s exact measurements are 21 × 29.7 centimetres or 8.27 × 11.69 inches. which would be ideal for designs to be printed across the chest area. Think about T-shirts with ‘Supreme’ logo, Iron-man’s arc reactor, a subtle and short quote. These require A4 printing size and would look perfect as well.

A4 printing

We can implement A3 printing at the back of the T-shirt as well, like your name on a jersey. Even at the back, choosing A4 over A3 can save you some money.

 

A3 printing size

The best way to picture this size is to imagine a standard poster stuck on a T-shirt. You have the poster area to play with in terms of customizing. This is best if you want a big design do display on the front of your T-shirt.

a3 size

A3’s exact measurements are 29.7 x 42.0 centimetres or 11.69 x 16.53 inches, exactly like a standard poster. Shoppers most commonly use this printing size as it allows you to go wild with your imagination and customize a larger area. More area = More attractive. We can do A3 printing at the back of the T-shirt as well.

 

4 x 4 inches printing (front)

A subtle way to display your logo on a T-shirt is to place it on one side of the chest area. The T-shirt looks elegant, clean and professional, especially if we design on Polo T-shirts.

4 x 4 inches front

Corporates make the most use of this printing size, designing high-quality polo t-shirts for all their employees. This type of printing size if also perfect for university T-shirts, rocking their institute’s logo on the front. Being the smallest printing size, this would cost the least among all the sizes, as it uses the least area.

 

Sleeve printing size (4 x 4 inches)

This is similar to logo printing, where the printing size is the same at 4 x 4 inches, but instead of the front, we print the design on the upper part of the sleeve. Again, printing logos seem best for them.

sleeve printing

This too is most implemented by businesses, as this is a revamped style of placing your brand logo. This printing size would look best on short sleeve collar-less and collared T-shirts. Being the smallest printing size, this would cost the least among all the sizes, as it uses the least area.

 

Inkmonk.com provides the best online environment for you to easily choose a T-shirt from many types and sizes, design using an interactive and feature-rich design interface, and get photo printed T-shirts in exceptional quality delivery to your doorstep. You know what they say, the main pillar for brand recognition is product quality. And Inkmonk will surely provide the best of product and print qualities, no matter wherever you are in India.

 

Get T-Shirt Photo Printing done from home

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It used to be difficult to personalize T-shirts for yourself or your loved ones. Personalized printing was costly, and people had to go through old-fashioned DIY techniques like fabric painting or using an iron press to add designs to make T-shirts unique. But, let’s face it, it was never perfect, was it? You could never see your favourite detailed designs on T-shirts. Fast forward to the present, there have been huge technological advancements in the printing industry which have made T-shirt printing cost-efficient and affordable. Nowadays, T-Shirt photo printing is barely even a hassle since you can design your own photo printed T-Shirt from your home.

In fact, technological advancements in the printing industry have led to huge number of new companies starting their own clothing brand, offering funky graphic T-shirts at affordable prices. But even they would have a limited number of designs. But, we can now design and print T-shirts as low as just a single piece, possible with DTG Printing.

It used to be expensive to create any customized product. But now, it’s fairly cheap and easy to design and get your customized product online. Simply upload your photo design and you’ll get your unique product delivered to you.

What is DTG Printing and how is it different from Screen Printing?

In DTG (Direct to Garment) Printing, a digital printer applies ink directly onto the fabric of the apparel you’re customizing. Because of this, DTG Printing can produce prints of a high level of detail. Whereas, Screen printing uses a classic woven mesh stencil through which ink is pushed and finally into the fabric. Compared, to DTG printing, Screen printing is best for designs having only a few colours and lesser details. But, it produces prints of better quality and they will be more vibrant than DTG prints.

DTG Printing

The setup costs for DTG printers are pretty low. We use this technique when the design has a lot of colours and detail, and when the number of prints we need to produce is few (maximum 10). It wouldn’t be much efficient for bulk printing. This is not the case for screen printing though, where the setup costs are high. Hence, this type of printing is most efficient for printing bulk orders. The final print would look best if the design has a few numbers of colours.

In the case of fully customized T-shirt photo printing, DTG is the way to go since it gives a possibility to print highly detailed photos on T-shirts.

How to print a photo on a T-shirt

Do you want your favourite design photo to shout in front of your tee, nice and large? Perhaps you’d want a subtle personal branding on one side of the chest? Or a personal jersey with branding at the back? All of these are possible now, with customization in printing. You can print anything you want on T-shirts. You just need to choose the type of T-shirt, the colour, upload your graphic design. After a day or two, your customized T-shirt(s) would be ready to wear.

Custom T-Shirt

You can even design a T-shirt from the comfort of your own home or office from online printing websites like Inkmonk. They even provide a platform for you where you can design a new artwork or upload your own graphic design. You simply need to choose the type of T-shirt, colour, quantity, delivery address and make the payment online. Some websites even offer cash on delivery. These websites specify everything including which printing method they use, T-shirt material and thickness, number of print colours possible, etc. In the case of DTG printing, there is no limit to number of colours

An interactive design interface helps you to easily design/edit your photo or upload stock images. The design software contains a lot of fonts for text, logos, cliparts and so on. It even shows you warnings if you make an error in your design. All designs will be re-checked and verified before printing so that you can get the best quality printed T-shirts.

T-Shirt photo printing from anywhere in India

You no longer need to search for offline printers who’d print a perfect unique T-shirt for you. There’s no need to search in Google for T-shirt printing near you. As already stated earlier, it’s now possible to design and get your customized T-shirts delivered to you from anywhere in India. It doesn’t matter if the seller is based out of Tamil Nadu and you are ordering from New Delhi. You can simply create your personalized T-shirt and place the order online, and it would be carefully delivered to you by India’s top delivery service agents, within a few business days.

 

Inkmonk.com provides the best online environment for you to easily choose a T-shirt from many types, design using an interactive and feature-rich design interface, and get photo printed T-shirts in exceptional quality delivery to your doorstep. You know what they say, the main pillar for brand recognition is product quality. And Inkmonk will surely provide the best of product and print qualities, no matter wherever you are in India.

T-Shirt Logo Printing Made Easy

It used to be difficult to personalize T-shirts for events and corporate offices. Personalized printing was costly, and people had to stitch cloth patches containing a logo onto plain T-shirts to make them unique. But, let’s face it, it was never perfect, was it? Fast forward to the present, there have been huge technological advancements in the printing industry which have made T-shirt printing cost-efficient and affordable. Nowadays, T-Shirt logo printing is barely even a hassle since you can design your own logo printed T-Shirt from your home.

Logo printing is mostly preferred by businesses, university students, fundraisers and so on. You step outside and see many delivery executives from Zomato, Swiggy and Uber eats right? You might’ve surely noticed that they all wear polo T-shirts customized to their brand. Well, that’s how they stand out from the others. People would be impressed when they see a guy wearing a bright red Zomato T-shirt working hard to deliver orders at the quickest time. That’s the whole point of T-shirt logo printing: It creates a brand image.

This means printing T-shirts in huge bulk, distributing to employees all over the country, which means spending a huge amount of money. But, it’s lighter on the pocket than you think. With the advancement of screen printing technology, it’s pretty easy to quickly print bulk T-shirts with long-lasting quality.

What is Screen Printing and DTG Printing?

In DTG (Direct to Garment) Printing, a digital printer applies ink directly onto the fabric of the apparel you’re customizing. Because of this, DTG Printing can produce prints of a high level of detail. Whereas, Screen printing uses a classic woven mesh stencil through which ink is pushed and finally into the fabric. Compared, to DTG printing, Screen printing is best for designs having only a few colours and lesser details. But, it produces prints of better quality and they will be more vibrant than DTG prints.

The setup costs for DTG printers are pretty low. We use this technique when the design has a lot of colours and detail, and when the number of prints we need to produce are few (maximum 10). It wouldn’t be much efficient for bulk printing. This is not the case for screen printing though, where the setup costs are high. But, it’s the most efficient when considering a bulk order there’s a need to print a lot of T-shirts. With the best brand logos out there not having more than 3 colours, screen T-shirt logo printing is the smart way to go.

Print your logo on T-shirts

Do you want your brand logo to shout in front of your tee, nice and large? Perhaps you’d want a subtle branding on one side of the chest? Or a jersey with branding at the back? Or even logo on the sleeves? All of these are possible now, with customization in printing. You can print anything you want on T-shirts. You just need to choose the type of T-shirt, the colour, upload your logo design. After a day or two, your customized lot of T-shirts would be ready to wear.

You can even design a T-shirt from the comfort of your own home or office from online printing websites like Inkmonk. They even provide a platform for you where you can design a new logo or upload your company’s existing logo. You simply need to choose the type of T-shirt, colour, quantity, delivery address and make the payment online. Some websites even offer cash on delivery. These websites specify everything including which printing method to use, T-shirt material and thickness, number of print colours possible, etc.

An interactive design interface helps you to easily design your logo or upload stock images. The design software contains a lot of fonts for text, logos, cliparts and so on. It even shows you warnings if you make an error in your design. All designs will be re-checked and verified before printing so that you can get the best quality printed T-shirts.

T-Shirt logo printing from anywhere in India

You no longer need to search for offline printers who’d print your bulk order of 100 T-shirts. There’s no need to search in Google for ‘t-shirt logo printing in bangalore’ and the likes. As already stated earlier, it’s now possible to design and get your customized T-shirts delivered to you from anywhere in India. It doesn’t matter if the seller is based out of Tamil Nadu and you are ordering from New Delhi. You can simply create your company’s logo T-shirt and place the order online, and your lot of T-shirts would be carefully delivered to you by India’s top delivery service agents, within a few business days.

 

Inkmonk.com provides the best online environment for you to easily choose a T-shirt from many types, design using an interactive and feature-rich design interface, and get logo printed T-shirts in exceptional quality delivery to your doorstep. You know what they say, the main pillar for brand recognition is product quality. And Inkmonk will surely provide the best of product and print qualities, no matter wherever you are in India.

T Shirt Printing Design Guide for Everyone

Design a t-shirt from anywhere

T-Shirt Printing Design Guide for Everyone

We creative ones have all thought about what it would be like to design T-shirts for a living. Mainly because we would want to design our own T-shirts. Well, we certainly don’t have to go to that extent anymore, as you can create a T-shirt printing design effortlessly from the comfort of your own home. It’s really easy and free to design and print T-shirts online with the help of websites like Inkmonk. Keep reading to get to know how to design a T-shirt.

Get your own design printed on T-shirt

Modern printing technology has enabled us to easily design and print T-shirts online without much effort and free of cost. You can even print your own T-shirt design at home! Online printing websites allow you to effortlessly design products using their own design software, or you can simply upload your design. A payment and few business days later, you’ll get your custom printed product right in front of you.

We simply have to log on to Inkmonk website, choose from a huge range of products to customize (T-shirts in this case) and select the type of T-shirt. We can even choose the position and size of the print. Then, we reach the interactive online designer, where you can choose from many templates if you want, add text, emojis, clip-arts, and more to design your T-shirt. After saving the design, simply place an order like in any other e-commerce website and your T-shirt would be ready for production.

What makes a T-Shirt printing design unique is the ability to create our own artwork, to design our own images and text, which will make the T-Shirt stand out among everyone in the world. You don’t require any third-party software to design either. You can directly design your T-Shirt in Inkmonk. They provide an interactive T-shirt design software for screen printing.

Design a T-Shirt for Everyone!

You can create a t-shirt printing design for family, friends, all men and women alike. Inkmonk provides you with the option to choose between unisex and women t-shirts, and also the type of t-shirt from round-neck, v-neck, full-sleeved and polo t-shirts. That’s right, there are a lot of t-shirt options to customize. You’ll find the option to choose from the above-mentioned styles within the landing and customization pages. You can customize 14 colours of t-shirts. It’s up to you which colour to choose depending on the design file to be printed.

When we said ‘Design a T-shirt for everyone’, we also meant everyone can design one with Inkmonk. The design interface within the software is really easy to use even for a child. It’s as easy to use as Microsoft Paint. You can even choose from a numerous amount pre-existing templates within the Inkmonk design page to get started on your design. Inkmonk has put in a countless number of months to perfect the design page so that customers could have effortless and fun design experience.

No more searches like ‘design print t-shirts online free’

Because Inkmonk provides you with a platform to design your t-shirt online free of cost. The designers of Inkmonk cross-check, correct and verify each and every design. They will even contact you if there is any problem with your design. All these checks are done to ensure that your t-shirt printing design is perfect and to ensure that you receive a top-quality printed product.

If you have trouble with designing, Inkmonk provides you with numerous pre-designed templates for you to get a start. You can use those templates as references and add more design elements to them. They can also be used as design inspirations. You can even print the template design if that design was the one you were looking for! There are also a huge number of clip-arts, text fonts and logos to choose from. Be sure to get creative and create an awesome t-shirt with the use of these elements.

Again, all of this is free of cost. Inkmonk provides free assistance in t-shirt printing design. Inkmonk also provides free shipping of their products across all cities in India. And it is safe to say that when it comes to t-shirt printing design software, Inkmonk has the most effortless interface, is feature-rich and contains hundreds of stock icon images, templates and text fonts.

What are the differences between Screen Printing and DTG Printing?

In DTG (Direct to Garment) Printing, a digital printer applies ink directly onto the fabric of the apparel you’re customizing. Because of this, DTG Printing can produce prints of a high level of detail. Whereas, Screen printing uses a classic woven mesh stencil through which ink is pushed and finally into the fabric. Compared, to DTG printing, Screen printing is best for designs having only a few colours and lesser details. But, the prints produced would be of better quality and more vibrant than DTG prints.

The setup costs for DTG printers are pretty low. This technique is used when the design has a lot of colours and detail, and when the number of prints to be produced are few (maximum 10). It wouldn’t be much efficient for bulk printing. This is not the case for screen printing though, where the setup costs are high. Hence, this type of printing is most efficient for printing bulk orders. The final print would look best if the design has a few numbers of colours.

 

Inkmonk uses high-quality t-shirts to print on. They don’t compromise in quality. They range between 180 GSM and 220 GSM in thickness. The t-shirts are of 100% cotton. They make quality and design checks after each and every step. They are the largest and best online printing company in India, serving top companies like Google, PayPal, UBER, Unilever, Airtel and many more.