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10 Top Tips For Perfect Type

Posted March 4, 2013 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks,Tutorial.

These typography tips will ensure the type within your piece of design is a success – whether it is paper based, for the screen or for t-shirt screen printing… TIP ONE – Be aware of type “trends”. Know that much like trends in fashion and style, typefaces too are effected in the same way. It’s…Read More

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How Can Pinterest Help My Brand or Business?

Posted February 22, 2013 by Alex Econs & filed under Current/Social,Tips and Tricks.

As a growing number of consumers jump on the Pinterest bandwagon, the opportunities to use this social media site in order to raise brand awareness has heightened. The bulletin-board-style social image sharing website is a relatively new social media phenomenon, created just two years ago and rapidly became one of the largest online social networks….Read More

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8 Ways to Ensure Perfect Prints!

Posted February 20, 2013 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks.

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10 Things You Should Ask Your T-Shirt Printing Company

Posted January 28, 2013 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks.

You’ll need to find out the maximum print dimensions for the print method you have in mind. For example, our standard direct to garment printing and screen printing dimensions are 350mm wide x 450mm high. This area will vary depending on the printing company, as most can not go overly close to seems or hems….Read More


CMYK vs. RGB file types. How will it effect my t-shirt printing outcome?

Posted January 24, 2013 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks,Tutorial.

  Sometimes it can seem that colours within your printed t-shirt haven’t come out as vibrant as you were perhaps expecting. This is not usually down to a fault with the printing, but down to what colour mode the artwork was created in. There are two different colour modes – RGB and CMYK.

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What is T-shirt Transfer Printing?

Posted January 11, 2013 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks.

T-shirt Transfer printing is one of four customisation techniques we offer here at Icon Printing. This print method suits some end requirements more than others, but what is impressive – is the range of effects and finishes that are available. Almost any kind of print effect (from colour to texture) is achievable on most fabric…Read More


Choosing the Best Custom Polo Shirt (100% Cotton vs Poly-Cotton)

Posted December 17, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks.

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5 Reasons Why Custom Polo Shirts Are A Great Way To Promote Your Brand

Posted November 26, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks.

Here’s why we think embroidered polo shirts are a great way to promote your business…   They’re smart. Polo shirts are instantly smarter and more professional looking when compared to a crew neck t-shirt. The collar detail, ribbed cuffs and button down detail makes an instant impression and they don’t cost much more than the…Read More

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7 Tips on Reducing Event Costs

Posted November 22, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks.

There are a few ways to reduce the cost of running a marketing or promotional event without effecting your image. Getting promotional t-shirts and garments printed is probably one of the easier requirements to source. We specialise in creating promotional clothing for events, but we’ve also put together a list of ideas to help reduce…Read More

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6 of the Best 1 Colour Screen Printed T-shirt Designs

Posted November 8, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks.

Screen Printed t-shirts is our most popular request here at Icon Printing. Not only are the results long lasting, screen printing is also the most cost effect way of printing large quantity of garments.

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