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Optimizing Designs for Screen Printing

The Bonfire Design Team works every day to make sure that the vision you have for your t-shirt comes to life in an amazing way! With years of t-shirt designing experience, we’ve collected our top tips for optimizing your design for printing. By following this guide, you’ll create a design

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Adoption Shirt Design Trends

Hundreds of families use Bonfire each year to fundraise for their adoptions. We’ve seen so many adoption shirts come through our shop, but there are certain trends we’ve spotted that really help set a design apart. While most of your community will purchase your shirt to support you no matter

DTG vs screen printing - what's the difference and which is the best way to print t-shirts?

DTG vs. Screen Printing: A Comparison of the Two T-Shirt Printing Methods

If you’re looking to design and print your own custom t-shirts, you’ve likely encountered these two terms — DTG printing and screen printing. Both screen printing and direct to garment (DTG) are methods of printing custom designs onto fabrics. But what’s the difference between these two t-shirt printing methods? When

The 5 Best Swag Items For Conferences

There are few things people love more than getting a freebie, which is why conferences are like hitting the jackpot when it comes to scoring free stuff. We’re talking about conference swag bags, which are typically given out to attendees when they arrive and are full of items branded by

The Ultimate Guide to Font Pairings

Bonfire’s design tool boasts hundreds of fonts, but sometimes it’s overwhelming to choose which font is right for your design. We’ve compiled a guide of font pairing best practices so you can design amazing typographic t-shirts for your community. And, if designing a t-shirt feels overwhelming, we’ve also created 10

Learn how to sell your art online and make some extra money.

How to Sell Your Art Online to Make Extra Money: A Q&A

Did you know that there are lots of ways you can make some extra money selling your original artwork online? If you’ve ever been curious about how you could make money with your creativity, this post has answers to all of your top questions. Even better, we’ll offer up some of
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Bonfire’s Design Review Process

At Bonfire, our goal is to make you the hero of your community by providing amazing t-shirts and rocking designs! We review every design that is uploaded onto our site and work directly with our customers to make sure their design will print just right. Our production team handles each

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How to Style a T-Shirt

They’re sitting in your drawers, hanging in your closet and are simultaneously the easiest and most difficult thing to wear. Throwing on your favorite t-shirt is a quick way to prepare for anything the day has to throw at you. While wearing a t-shirt and jeans may be a classic

Check out our favorite thank you gift ideas and volunteer appreciation ideas!

Thank You Gift Ideas | 7 Ways to Show Volunteer Appreciation

Your volunteers, partners, and other helpers are an essential part of what you do. Of course, saying “thank you” is always a good idea. Anyone can attach a kind note to a candy bar or send a thoughtful holiday postcard. While those are definitely effective thank you gift ideas, they don’t

Weaving with T-Shirts

Emily Nicolaides upcycles T-shirt waste into an awesome wall hanging for the Bonfire HQ. The Bonfire Campaign model is designed to minimize t-shirt waste by only printing t-shirts that are bought and paid for– no leftover inventory, and no boxes of t-shirts in the garbage. But sometimes shirts print incorrectly

Great sports team fundraising ideas will engage the whole community! Check out our favorites.

Foolproof Sports and Team Fundraising Ideas: 10 Top Picks

Raising money for your school, intramural, or community sports team can be a tall order! Paying for travel, equipment, and other miscellaneous expenses can quickly overshadow all the fun of the sport or athletic activity that brought your team together in the first place. Luckily, there are tons of smart

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Together is Better: Interview with Lili Arnold

Lili Arnold is an artist living and working in Santa Cruz, California. She’s designed a few t-shirts with Bonfire, most recently this “Together is Better” shirt. She used this Bonfire campaign to raise money for RAICES Texas, an organization working with immigrants at the border in the midst of the

Design your own custom school spirit shirts in just 5 steps with our quick guide!

School Spirit Shirts: Design Custom School Tees in 5 Steps

What better way to show school pride than with custom school spirit shirts? Customized school spirit t-shirts are perfect for any school, grade level, or special event, from elementary to high school. Whether you want to create custom school shirts as gifts for your students, as new merchandise items for