Trademarking your T-shirt design can be a tricky business. To do it right, one must be willing to do the research and put the work in. This is not a task for the faint of heart. If every detail is not observed, the work will be lost.
If you are at the point of trademarking your design, then you have come too far to let complacency get in your way. Here are a few important steps to help you trademark your T-shirt design.
I recently read an article of a professional sports team that had a glaring misspelling on their team t-shirts. It was an error of just one letter in the team's city name, but it was an embarrassing mistake for everyone involved—the team, the printer, and the fans who bought the shirts before they were pulled from the store and had to be reprinted.
We’ve all, at some point or another, seen someone with a shirt that has something misspelled on it. Most of the time these misspellings are usually from bad translations from overseas companies, like the “Engrish” seen on clothing throughout Asia.
Are you a screen printer, sign maker, or t-shirt shop owner and would like to get more print jobs that require custom made art? But what if don't you don't have much experience with freehand drawing?
The following tips could help you...
As a screen printer, t-shirt printer or sign maker, the time will come when you will have to 'get creative' and draw some original art. As an example, your customer may want a unique custom drawn element in the t-shirt design or the sign you are making for them.
While you can 'farm this out' to a third party to do the artwork for you, it would be useful (and fun) to be able to create the art piece yourself.
Below are some drawing tools and tips for beginners that would be useful for any screen printer who is not an artist.
What’s the best media for screen printers to use for creating film positives?
It comes down to a matter of cost, time, and availability.
There are a few other issues worth noting and we’ll discuss them here as well.
ASPA Staff and others