Why are you buying t-shirts for ministry?

Think about the reasons for making custom t-shrits from the beginning. Do you want to communicate a theme or a verse in a creative way? Is it to create interest in others? Is it to raise awareness of an event? Is it to promote your Youth Ministry's identity? Answering questions like these will help you get the most out of your Ministry T-shirts.  Once you have this answer in mind it makes all the design questions fall into place! Read more »

Haiti Relief Fundraising with T-Shirts

Haiti Disaster Relief: A way everyone can help, One T-Shirt at a time!  This same model works great for just about any fundraising effort! You Get T-shirts from us for $3.95 or less depending on how many you order + we pay the shipping and include the name of your church or organization on the shirt! 100% of our net proceeds will go to Haiti Relief! Your group sells each for a $15 donation creating $11.00 in proceeds!!!! For Example: 100 shirts will generate $1,500.  $395 covers the cost of the shirts and your left with $1,100 that can then be donated to a charity of your choice, like Children's Hunder Fund or Children's Hunger Fund that works to send food and supplies to those who need it in Haiti.   SuperCharge it! Find a local business… Read more »

January-February Design Winner!!!

  Covenant Youth has won the January-February T-Shirt Contest with 54 votes!  They have earned $100.00 off their next order, Great Job! CBET was super close with 49 Votes! So I wanted to give them honorable  Read more »

Avoiding American Apparel

Over the last 4-5 years American Apparel has taken the screenprinting industry by storm with a very nice lighterweight T-Shirt that is truly a superior T-shirt.  But, American Apparel thinks that making a nice shirt is not enough.  They have resorted to advertising that ranges from suggestive to downright pornographic! I am suggesting Tultex as an alternative, or if anyone has any other suggestions pleas let us know.  It seems pretty basic, but I believe it is better to use an alternative than to support American Apparel. Read More Here: http://www.terriblypoetic.com/design/why-i-wont-buy-american-apparel/ Read more »

Wanna Date on your Shirt?

Generally Speaking, including a date on your shirts will just make them obsolete faster, so it's best to avoid putting an event date on T-Shirts unless you have a specific reason to include one. If you've ever tried to get rid of leftover T-Shirts after the event date on the shirt.  You know what I'm talking about. Nobody want's to wear a shirt with last years date on it, but last years shirt without a date on it becomes a rare collectors item worn with pride, as if to say "I know my way around, stick with me!" There are exceptions to every rule, for example,"Hawaii 09" is brilliant, since each time someone comes to Hawaii they feel the need to get an updated shirt.  But generally our… Read more »

Inspirational Bible Verses on T-Shirts

I thought I would post some here that would work well for t-shirts. These are the type of verses that are on the shorter side (nobody wants a book written on their shirts) and with a powerful gospel or discipleship message. Over the years we have collected some of the more popular verses and this list is here to help you as you choose a theme verse for an event or group. I will be adding to the list... so please, send me your suggestions! Phil 4:13  I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Prov 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Matt 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they… Read more »

5 Ways to get Cheap Church T-Shirts at MinistryGear

Yes, we make cheap Church T-Shirts!!! There, I said it. We'll, not cheap T-Shirts, I prefer to call them High Quality T-Shirts for an extremely good value but that just sounds like I'm showing off!  So lets call it a cheap T-Shirt, so we all know what we are talking about here. We can provide many suggestions on how to save money when ordering your "Cheap Church T-Shirts"...  There are a few things that effect the price so you can pick and choose to find the price that it right for you. 1.) Get Bulk Discounts when you order More shirts.  This usually isn't real helpful, Since... if you need 36 shirts its because you only need 36 shirts, ordering 75 is not going to make much sense… Read more »

50/50 or 100% Cotton T-Shirts

What should be considered when choosing between a 50/50 Blend T-Shirt or a 100% cotton? Aside from some personal preference, here are the differences. 50/50 Blend T-Shirts are a blend of Cotton and Polyester.  Polyester is more durable than cotton, it holds its shape better than 100% Cotton (no shrinking). On Dark colored T-Shirts, the polyester will hold the color much longer too! 50% Polyester/50% Cotton (50/50) More Durable Color Lasts Longer Hotter in warm weather Does not shrink much Not as soft as Cotton 100% Cotton T-Shirts in contrast to the 50/50 T-Shirts are less durable, the T-Shirt color will fade faster and they will shrink a little (Although most T-Shirts today are Pre-Shrunk cotton to avoid some of this problem). They will be much more comfortable to wear, and keep you… Read more »

How Custom T-shirts are Made

How do we get the image you see on your computer screen to onto your T-Shirts? First we work very closely with you until you are totally happy with the design, then the fun begins... Step 1.) Create Film Positives We make a Film Positive by printing each color of the design onto a piece of translucent film or paper. We use Software like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to break your image apart into a different piece of film for each color getting printed.   Step 2.) we make the screens To transfer your image from the film positive to the screen, the film must be put in contact with an emulsion-coated screen and exposed to UV light for a controlled amount of time.  We will make 1 screen for each color being… Read more »

Using Christian T-shirts To Reach The Culture

We live in a culture in which slogans and sayings appear all around us. And T-shirts are probably one of the biggest marketing tools ever invented. There's no reason Christians shouldn't be part of this marketing trend with Christian T-Shirts. After all, we're in the marketing business. Christ followers are commanded by Jesus to take the message of the Gospel to the whole world. Call it what you want... witnessing, evangelizing, sharing your testimony. It's all marketing. We have a message the world desperately needs to hear and thanks to a culture in which T-Shirts are everywhere and carry all sorts of messages, we have an opportunity for lifestyle evangelism. The diversity of T-Shirts imprinted with Christian messages is astounding. So is the creativity. Bold colors, trendy designs… Read more »