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How to Design a Mug

A good mug can make a tough morning better, or bring a little smile to your afternoon. Designing a custom mug is super easy to do, but we’ll lay out all the details for you so that you can confidently create an on-trend mug in no time! Get to Know

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How to Design a Tote Bag

Tote Bags are versatile and can be used to carry groceries, lunch, books, and more. Totes are an easy addition and obvious choice to add to any merch selection you’re selling. As more and more people switch out single-use plastic bags for reusable bags, totes are becoming an even more

How to Work With a Designer to Create a Custom T-Shirt

How to Work With a Designer to Create a Custom T-Shirt

Designing an amazing t-shirt isn’t an easy task. It can sometimes feel daunting, especially if you don’t have the computer programs or design skills to make your ideas a reality. If you have selected to create your next t-shirt design by partnering with a professional designer, you want to make

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The Art of a 1-Color Design: How a Single Color Design Can Be Anything But Ordinary

The best way to make the highest profit per shirt that you can is by keeping your production costs low. When you’re screen printing designs, whether with Bonfire or any other company, you are typically charged for every ink color used. So, if you design a shirt using only one

20 T-Shirt Design Trends for 2020

Our 2020 t-shirt design trends are here and the start of a new decade has brought in some of the best trends yet. We’ve studied all our favorite designs from the past year to help you get ahead on all of the newest trends in custom apparel. Explore the 20

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Classic Blue: Inspiration for Your Next Shirt from Pantone’s Color of the Year

Design-minded people everywhere are celebrating the Pantone Color of the Year 2020, Classic Blue. Also known as Pantone 19-4052, this blue is both calming and bold, timeless and simple. To celebrate this fun new color, we’ve pulled together some inspiration for you to use as you create your next t-shirt

Sorority T-Shirt Design Trends

Stuck on what your next sorority tee should look like? Our t-shirt design experts have studied the most recent trends in Greek apparel design and gathered the 5 top trends they’re seeing this school year. Keep your sorority’s apparel on trend by getting inspired by these top designs ideas.  1.

The 49 Best Nonprofit Logos for Creative Inspiration

Having a memorable nonprofit logo is critical in making a good first impression on potential donors. Your organization relies on people remembering who you are, what your purpose is, and ultimately making a donation. A good logo is able to do all of this in a single image. Whether you’re

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10 Creative Ways to Use Our Design Tool Like a Pro

If you want to create a custom t-shirt without the use of an expensive program like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, then Bonfire T-Shirt Design Tool is a great option for you. We’ve intentionally designed this tool to be the most useful to beginner t-shirt designers with little-to-no experience with printing

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The 25 Best Fonts For T-Shirts

For those of us who aren’t designers or typography experts, picking the right font for your custom t-shirt can be a very overwhelming task. There are 176 different fonts to choose from in our design tool, alone! With so many different options, how are you ever supposed to decide? To

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Our Favorite Designs from 2018

Our community of sellers is what makes Bonfire who we are. Our team loves seeing artists use their creativity to support the causes they care about. To celebrate another amazing year of printing t-shirts, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite designs from 2018. Join us in applauding the

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12 T-Shirt Color Combinations that Always Work

If you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to choose a t-shirt and ink color combination to use for your next design, don’t worry! With so many options to choose from in our design tool, we understand how it difficult it can be to pick a color combination that you love. With a

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Design Trend: Plant Shirts

The Bonfire Design Team is always on the lookout for the next trends in t-shirt design. What’s hot right now? Plants. It makes sense, who doesn’t love a wander through the greenhouse or succulent-filled apartment? Check out these amazing shirt designs as we dive into the trend of: Plant Shirts!

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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

The Ultimate Guide to Font Pairings for T-Shirt Design

Bonfire’s design tool boasts hundreds of font styles, 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 created typography

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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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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

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