Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Super Savings 25% Discount on Custom T-Shirts & Apparel

Custom T-Shirts & Apparel 25% Discount & Free Shipping 

Know Your Price Immediately!

No more coupon codes necessary for Super online pricing. TerrificT just made it a little easier to know what you are paying. All you have to do is click on the product to see your discounted price. Shipping is Free on every order, so you don't have to wait until you get to checkout to know your final price.

When you are browsing products, select the item to see your discounted price.

The detailed product page will display your discounted price.

The designer prices will automatically update after changes to artwork, shirt style, shirt color, and quantity. Shipping is Free!

All Online Custom Apparel Orders Are Discounted & Shipped Free

Terrifict offers a huge selection of apparel for customization with screen-printing, digital printing and embroidery. Every category is automatically discounted 25% & shipped free when you order online at, including:

Custom T-shirts

 Custom Ladies Shirts

 Custom Kids Shirts

 Custom Sweatshirts

 Custom USA Made

 Custom Dress Shirts

 Custom Polos

 Custom Jackets

 Custom Hats

 Custom Performance Shirts

Join Us & Get Bigger Discounts with Exclusive Offers

All you have to do is become a customer or signup for our Super Savings Club. We will periodically email you Exclusive Deals with coupon codes for Savings of 30-40%. Signup for Super Savings on Custom T-Shirts & Apparel

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crazy List of Guinness World Record for Most T-Shirts Worn at One Time

I don't know what you think, but this is hilarious. Think about wearing 150 or even 250 T-Shirts all at one time. I have to think this feat would be suffocating. It's definitely not for the claustrophobic. Here is a list of record holders as best we could compile at the moment. We were quite surprised at how many times this record has been broken in recent years. Note: Some of the dates don't make sense, so we listed in order of number of shirts worn.

Newest Guinness World Record Holder - December 2011 - 257 T-Shirts

The most T-shirts worn at once is 257 and was achieved by Sanath Bandara (Sri Lanka) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on December 22nd, 2011. The record was attempted on stage in front of a crowd of people in a public park in Colombo. Sanath was victim of the 2008 Weliveriya bombing in Sri Lanka and has attempted to break Guinness World Record ever since.  It took him 1 hour, 7 minutes and 3 seconds to get to 257.

Sorry - no video on this one.

Guinness World Record Holder - May 2011 - 252 T-Shirts

Hwang Kwang-hee (Hangul: 황광희; Hanja: 黃光熙;[1] born on August 25, 1988), also known mononymously as Kwanghee, is a member of the nine-member South Korean boyband ZE:A managed by Star Empire Entertainment. They debuted on January 7, 2010 with the single Mazeltov.[2] Hwang is also well known for being a popular star in the variety show scene.[3]

On May 28, Hwang attended the "2011 Environment Day" event in Seoul, where he participated in a "clothes layering game" and shocked everyone by putting on 252 layers of t-shirts, earning him a Guinness World Record for the most T-shirts worn.

Guinness World Record Holder - January 2012 - 249 T-Shirts

Las Vegas, NV, USA -- Andy Coyne of Greenville managed to wear 249 T-shirts at one time, which weighed in at more than 200 pounds, at an industry trade show in Las Vegas - setting the new world record for the Most T-shirts worn at once, according to World Record Academy (

Guinness World Record Holder - November 2011 - 247 T-Shirts

On November 11, 2011, Tom Rauen of Dubuque, Iowa USA at the Diamond Jo Casino, broke the World Record by wearing 247 T-Shirts at one-time. Tom Rauen trained for months to prepare for what he expected might take 2.5 hours or more. Although time has nothing to do with this record, Rauen’s team helped him put on shirt #247 after just an hour and forty-five minutes. The last shirt was a Size 20X, and was large enough to cover a queen- sized mattress. Three past world record holders in this category have been from the USA.

Guinness World Record Holder -  May 2010 - 245 T-Shirts

In Croatia, Kruno Budiselic managed to put on 245 T-shirts ranging in size from M to XL in less then two hours - setting the new world record for the Most T-Shirts Worn at One Time.  In total Budiselic put on around 68 kilos with T-shirts ranging in size from M to XL in less then two hours. 
At one point he warned judges he thought he might have to quit when he felt he was being throttled by the neckbands. At the end of the competition the Croat told Novi list daily he felt a crisis coming somewhere around the 120th T-shirt, and now feels a slight pain in his neck.

Sorry - no video on this one.

Guinness World Record Holder - September 2008 - 237 T-Shirts

On September 19th, 2008, Swedish T-Shirt Store breaks the previous Guinness World Record for most T-shirts Worn at One Time by wearing 237 T-Shirts.

Guinness World Record Holder -  September 2006 - 155 T-Shirts

Previously the record was set live on The Early Show by Matt McAllister on September 15th, 2006. He donned 155 screen printed t-shirts in 4 hours, sizes Small through 10XL, adding 100 pounds.
We found this unbelievable and have shared it in the past at the TerrificT Facebook page.

So what do you think - how many t-shirts could you wear at once?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cool Way to Add Facebook & Instagram Images to T-shirts

Design custom t-shirts online with a direct link to your Facebook & Instagram images. This very short video shows just how easy it is. Create your custom t-shirt at TerrificT Custom T-Shirts

Enjoy the funky music in the background!

Create Your Own Custom T-Shirts With Facebook & Instagram Images at TerrificT
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Don't Buy Custom T-Shirts Online

So why shouldn't you buy custom t-shirts online? That's simple - because you don't have to. For many folks, ordering online is just not an easy process. Furthermore, there is always the issue of TRUST. Just how do you know who you are dealing with when thousands of screen-printers are littering the Google searches with the "Best Deal on Custom T-Shirts".

If you are searching online for screen printers or embroiders to produce your custom t-shirts, polos, jackets or other apparel, then chances are that you either got let down by your local t-shirt shop or you are looking for lower prices. Both reasons have merit.

So where am I going with this? We'll, even though we here at have knocked ourselves out for years building excellent online tools for ordering custom t-shirts and apparel online, we still process most of our orders the old fashion way. We get a phone call or an email, often a referral, requesting quotes and orders. Most screen printers do this everyday.

The Point Is This

The Internet is still an excellent tool to find new or better sources for custom screen-print or embroidered apparel. They don't even need to be local necessarily. Many excellent t-shirt providers, and yes TerrifcT is one of them, have large production facilities in multiple locations across the country to facilitate shorter delivery times and lower (if not free) shipping costs.

Start Your Search

So if clicking product menus and uploading artwork just isn't your cup of tea, use the Internet to research screen printers and narrow your selection down to 3. You want to look at Reviews, Content, and Price.

Tip: Don't look on just the first page of your Google search. Many extremely competent screen printers and embroiders will be buried deep, say 10-50 pages back. 

This has nothing to do with their t-shirt printing skill, but is rather a matter of time & resources - screen printers who have had a strong Internet presence for many years, will naturally dominate the first 10 pages of your Internet Google, Bing, or Yahoo search.

Now send them an email and request a quote. Then ask them to call you for assistance. This will give you a good idea of how the operation runs. Beyond that, look for samples of their screen-printing or embroidery work on their websites. Also, read some of the reviews or testimonials - are they independently verified?

Do you make several custom garment purchases throughout the year for your business, club or organization? If so, perhaps you should try sending a small test order to your favorite candidate.

Bottom Line

You can find Excellent Screen Printing & Embroidery providers online and let them do the work of placing the order for you. Just call or email them. The good ones, will still make it easy for you.

Custom T-Shirt Competitor Comparisons

Here are a few links to popular online custom t-shirt sites, including yours truly, TerrificT, CustomInk and BlueCotton.
Custom T-Shirts from TerrificT

Custom T-Shirts from CustomInk

Custom T-Shirts from BlueCotton

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TerrificT Custom T-Shirt Testimonials
Megan D. says : I initially chose TerrificT because they had so many shirt choices available for for single item printing. When the shirt I chose wasn't available, they contacted me immediately with some alternative choices. They even contacted the mill that makes one of the shirts to verify that the measurements were accurate. I bit my nails until the shirt arrived and...YES! The shirt is perfect and I can't tell you how much I appreciate the attention to everything along the way. I will definitely be buying all my custom shirts here from now on.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Why Better Screens Make Better T-Shirts

Screen Exposure Test ReviewMr. Terrific Knows Custom T-ShirtsCloseup of Screen Print Exposure Test Review
Evaluating Completed Screen Exposure Test
Say, what's this guy doing you might ask?

We'll, that guy is Felipe and he is one of TerrificT's resident screen-print guru's.

What Felipe is doing is reviewing a Screen Exposure Test with what we printers call a 'Loop', which magnifies small details such as halftone dots.

You see, being at the top of your game as a Custom T-shirt & Apparel Screen-Printer is not a matter of just slapping ink on a shirt.

To be the best, you MUST constantly set time aside for research and development, as well as, monitoring your screen and print standards to ensure you are within your acceptable production tolerances. I don't know what it is about screen printers in general, but dang I wish more took quality seriously. Unfortunately, the unwary t-shirt buyer only sees price much of the time until it is too late.

Why Your Screen Printer Should Use A Screen Exposure Calculator

Screen exposure tests matter, yet many screen printers don't bother to do them. An exposure test is done to determine the proper amount of exposure time for making screens. A test film positive, aka exposure calculator,  is used to create a multiple step exposure of a detailed test image (basically a step-wedge test). For example, a test pattern of varying line weights and halftone dots will be repeated 10 times on one piece of artwork. A tinted filter is placed over this test image with an increasingly darker tint on each repeated test image. After making one screen with the test image, you effectively have the same image repeated 10 times, but each exposed with a different amount of light . Each exposure step represents a factor of the test exposure time. The results are analyzed for edge definition, detail and complete exposure.  The best result determines the optimum exposure time.

Illustration: 10 Step Exposure Test Image
Illustration: 10 Step Exposure Test Image

An exposure test is needed to ensure that a screen will print the best detail possible. If a screen is underexposed, detail will be blown out, often seen as blurry edges or white underbases 'creeping' because they are not fully trapped by overprinting ink colors - underexposed screens allow too much ink. Underexposure will also cause screens to breakdown in production, producing unwanted dots in the imprint area (pinholes) and likely ruining screens in successive print jobs because ink will physically bond with the screen mesh and ,unbeknownst to less experienced printers,  block detail when the screens are used again on future print jobs.

If a screen is overexposed, there will be a loss of detail, especially noticeable with fine lines, small fonts, and halftones. For toned or 4-color process images, this dot loss will make images look washed out and often create unwanted moire patterns.

A screen-printer must perform exposure tests for all the different screen types they use. For instance, depending upon the print shop, several different mesh counts are used. In layman's terms, mesh count refers to how large the openings are of the screen mesh. Printers use  larger openings to print more ink and finer meshes to print detail.

Exposure tests are not a one-time event. Being a great screen printer is hard work. Several variables, such as, humidity, art quality (film density or dmax), exposure light degeneration and others, merit frequent tests. I recommend weekly tests, incorporated into the workflow, but monthly tests will suffice.

Bottom line: A screen printer cannot guess proper screen exposure times - exposure tests must be performed. Precisely exposed screens will always produce sharper, detailed images. Sure, you can produce bad prints with good screens if you don't know what you are doing, but that's putting the 'cart before the horse' - first you must start with excellent screens, then worry about good printing habits.

Super Screens Make Super Prints On T-shirts.
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examples of great t-shirt screen printing

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How To Order Soccer Team Shirts Online

Soccer T-Shirt Design TemplateSpring is here and it's time to order t-shirts for your kid's soccer team. I am referring to 'Fun' shirts for the kids. So where do you start? How about online. It's quick, easy, and low priced.

Pick The Right T-Shirt

This part is actually quite easy. The two most popular t-shirts are either 100% cotton or 50/50 blends (50% polyester, 50% cotton). You really can't go wrong either way. I prefer cotton because it is softer. Also, for colored t-shirts, like red, 100% cotton prints better. On blends, white ink on red can turn pink because of the way blends are dyed (this is a whole other topic altogether).

As for Brand, Gildan is the number one selling brand in the world for a reason - great quality and a low price. That said, it comes down to preference. They really are all made pretty much the same, so whether you buy Gildan, Hanes, Fruit of The Loom or Jerzees, you will have a quality t-shirt.

All you need is a basic t-shirt, which comes down to comparing weight & fabric content.
  1. 100% Cotton 5.3oz - (recommended Gildan 5000 Adult & Gildan 5000B Youth)
  2. 100% Cotton 6.1oz (recommended Glidan 2000 Adult & Gildan 2000B Youth)
  3. 50/50 Blend 5.5oz (recommended Glidan 8000 Adult & Gildan 8000B Youth)
The Gildan 2000 at 6.1 oz is just heavier. The 5000 is becoming more popular because the trend is towards lighter weight fabrics. Beyond that, there are a multitude of different t-shirts available, which can get quite confusing. Most are a variety of different fashion forward type styles, that are likely NOT what you are looking for.

Why buy 50/50? It used to be that folks worried about cotton shrinking. This concern is a thing of the past, since all the major brands, pre-shrink their 100% cotton fabrics. The main reason for 50/50 would be wrinkle free drying. Not a huge issue, but if your clothes sit in the dryer for hours after the cycle completes, you will find 50/50 is wrinkle free compared to cotton, which should be pulled out of the dryer while still warm.

Design Your Soccer Shirt Online

Example of Online T-shirt Template Personlized

Use a Stock  Soccer Template

This is where the fun starts. Look for a website that offers templates you can modify. You should be able to change the text, change the colors and swap the graphics. If you have a team logo, you can easily incorporate it into the design. With these customization options, you can make a template look like your own.

Unrelated Template Before Customization

Modify An Unrelated Template

This is a little trick that will give you a lot more options for designing your t-shirt online. Maybe the soccer templates just don't do it for you. So why not modify another template to get what you want? In this example, we start with a generic "Collegiate" style design. We simply edit the text, then added a soccer ball from the website clip-art library. Viola, we have a brand new soccer design.
Unrelated Template After Customization

Have The T-Shirt Printer Design It For You

If you don't have time to design, ask the screen printer to do it for you. Online custom apparel companies will do this, usually for a very small fee. The best way to do this is send the t-shirt company a Quote Request.

Many online t-shirt companies have a quote request feature on their website. If not, just email them. Include the following details:
  1. Shirt Details - brand, style #, colors and sizes
  2. Design reference - refer to a stock template on the website if possible or include an attached image similar to what you are looking for, with notes about what you want.

You can find templates at
For soccer, go here Soccer Templates

What has been your experience ordering t-shirts online?

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Introducing Mr. Terrific | Your Custom T-Shirt Super Hero

If you haven't noticed, we have a new look here at . After many years of producing great designs and miracle turn-arounds for custom t-shirts and apparel, our founder, Mr. Terrific decided it was time to update our look to reflect who we are - Super Heroes.
Mr. Terrific

We agreed to let Mr. Terrific show his face (well kinda, he does wear a mask). So you will notice Mr. Terrific throughout our website. He will be guiding you here and there with tips to help you order your apparel. He will also be blogging with a variety of informative buying ideas and fun stories.

New TerrificT Logo

We also have updated our logo.

Mr. Terrific & The TerrificT Story

He Had a Motive

It all started back in 1987 with Mr.Terrific & his pal "Shoe" Mackenzie. These guys were still in college and just wanted money to go skiing (the kind that involves snow, mountains, and beer). They had the snow. They had the beer. They didn't have the mountains. Read The Rest Of the Story
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

My Plans For TerrificT Blog Category Pages

Mr. Terrific Blog Page Plans for TerrificT
"I've Got Big Plans for My TerrificT Blog"
So here's the deal. At the time of this writing, I figure no one will  actually ever read this post. I'm just getting started. But it does serve a purpose. So if you are reading this, let me tell you ever so briefly what is coming.

What I've Been Up To At TerrifcT

When I'm not managing our screen-printing or embroidery operations, I'm working tirelessly on our website for custom t-shirts and apparel.

Production and customers keep me and my crew really, really busy, but I do love web design and improving the user experience for ordering t-shirts online. It's a challenge & it's fun, but it does keep me up through the wee hours of the night. This doesn't always make Mrs. Terrific very happy, but she believes in what we are doing.

Why TerrificT Will Blog

Our website is doing great, but now it's time to get busy with a blog. I've been putting it off for too long and it's a shame. I've been a screen printer since 1987, decorating garments for a wide variety of customers from a local sports teams to large national corporations.

We excel and 4-color process (full color) screen-printing, t-shirt design, quick turns and large volume production. All these years of experience can offer great insight to help our customers buy custom t-shirts and apparel. So I plan to use this blog to educate custom apparel buyers plus have some fun.

TerrificT Blog Category Plans

After creating a list of roughly 25 ideas for our blog, I realized it should be categorized and easily accessible. So we have created 5 Blog Pages to help navigate our Primary Categories.

The Pages are:

  • Custom T-Shirt & Apparel Buying Tips
  • Custom T-Shirt & Apparel Case Scenarios
  • How To Order Online Custom T-Shirt & Apparel
  • Custom T-Shirt & Apparel Promotions
  • Fun Custom Apparel Stories

  • By the time you read this, hopefully the pages will be full of content that will help you with buying custom t-shirts and apparel . So that's it for now.
    - Mr. Terrific

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