Copyright T-Shirt Design

Copyright and T-Shirts: An Introduction To Trademark And Intellectual Property For T-Shirt Designers

Last Updated: April 10, 2017

There is a lot of confusion around ‘copyright’ in the world of selling T-Shirts online.

  • Is it ok to create designs based on Movies, TV Shows or Bands?
  • What if I want to draw a celebrity, and sell that on a T-Shirt?
  • Do I need to register my work to make sure it is copyrighted?
  • What about Trademarks and Intellectual Property?

In this blog post I will clear up these questions and more, so that you’ll have a clear idea of what is ok (and what is not ok) when it comes to creating designs for T-Shirts, and selling them online.

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Print on Demand T-shirt Fulfillment

Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Fulfillment – Which Company Should You Use?

Last Updated: July 28, 2017

Update: I’ve written a new article for 2017 that goes into a bit more detail on the various Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Fulfillment Companies and why you would want to use one – with some new recommendations. You can check it out here: The Best Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Fulfillment Companies To Use In 2017

Print-on-demand T-Shirt Fulfillment Companies seem to be popping up everywhere.

When I started designing T-Shirts in 2013, there were only a couple of options. But now you have several T-Shirt printing and Fulfillment companies with various app and integrations, many of them also offering additional print-on-demand merchandise and products – beyond the standard T-Shirt.

In this post I review and explain some of the differences between the T-Shirt drop-shipping companies that I have used – so you can find the right one for you and your T-Shirt business.

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Where To Sell T-Shirts Online

Where Can You Sell T-Shirts Online? The Ultimate Guide To The Different Types Of Shirt Sites

Last Updated: October 11, 2018

As a newbie designer who wanted to sell T-Shirts online, I felt overwhelmed with the number of websites out there selling Tees.

There’s just so many to choose from!

Which ones have the highest royalties?

Which will bring the most sales?

Which ones have the biggest audiences?

Which ones are right for my style and my designs?

I wanted to make money selling T-Shirts online, but I didn’t really know where to start.

Well after 3+ years of trying and testing almost every T-Shirt site out there, I’ve found out a little about what works and what doesn’t.

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Merch By Amazon Weekly News Blog

Is Merch By Amazon Preparing For A UK Launch?

Last Updated: April 10, 2017

In this week’s Merch By Amazon update, there’s really only one story worth talking about: Rumours of a UK launch.

Since it’s inception, Merch By Amazon has been limited to – so you cannot find or purchase any Merch Shirts on… or the other international Amazon sites. The principle problem would seem to be Amazon’s ability to produce the T-Shirts within ‘Prime Eligible’ limits.

There has been no official word from Amazon, but it seems clear Amazon is at least testing the Merch platform in the UK, judging by this thread in the official forums.

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print on demand sites for artists

Redbubble, Society6, Teepublic? Which Print-on-Demand sites deliver the best income for T-Shirt designers?

Last Updated: June 20, 2018

I am currently 3 years into my print-on-demand T-Shirt ‘career’ (if you can even have such a thing).

In that time I have gone from one design on one site (Redbubble) to almost 1000 designs across several sites…and from $50 profit in my first month – to $7000 in the current month (July 2016).

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get your first t-shirt sale

How will you get your first sale for your new T-Shirt brand?

Last Updated: May 8, 2017

There are a bunch of ways you could get your first T-Shirt sale for your clothing brand.

You could…

  • Tell all your friends and family and keep reminding them until someone makes a purchase
  • Post repeatedly in your favourite and most-frequented online forums, sub-reddits and facebook groups
  • Tweet, Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr like crazy until someone finally sees and buys

The problem is that all such options smack of desperation and you probably feel icky just thinking about repeatedly doing any of them.

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Merch by Amazon Invite

3 things to do while you wait for your Merch By Amazon invite

Last Updated: April 10, 2017

Nothing good ever comes from sitting on your ass.

So when your Merch by Amazon invite finally comes, will you be ready to hit the ground running?

Every new account gets just 25 design slots. Once you get an account you’ll want to fill those slots fast – because you want to make 25 sales as soon as possible – so you can tier up and get your royalties snowball rolling!

Contrary to what you might be hoping for, making sales on Merch By Amazon is far from guaranteed.

If you’ve never sold a T-Shirt online before, then you need a plan.

So here’s my advice for those wanting to hit the ground running when that Merch invite finally drops into your inbox.

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Sell Art On Redbubble

Why You Should Sell Your Art On Redbubble

Last Updated: April 10, 2017

Do you wish it was easier to make money from your art?

For the past 2 years I have been making money online from t-shirt designs. One of my main sources of income is Redbubble – though there are a number of other POD (Print on Demand) sites that I also use.

If you are a Graphic Designer / Illustrator / Artist / Creative (delete as appropriate) – you should have an account with at least one such site. If you don’t know where to start, I recommend Redbubble.

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