A Full Guide on Our
Custom Made Apparel
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Have you browsed through our ready-made apparel designs and found nothing that suits you?
Do you already have a custom design for your Corporate T-Shirts/Apparel and just want to proceed with customising your own t-shirts/apparels from scratch?
Then sure! We, at Newsy Prints, can produce factory-made apparels which is specially and custom-made for you or your company based on your individual requirements. Majority of our customers opt for custom-made apparels which offers them the flexibility of their own unique corporate apparel.
For the order process, such as quotation, placing order, payment terms, delivery and etc., refer to our walkthrough on the Newsy Prints ordering process!
You can always refer to our ready-made catalogue to obtain a rough idea of what you require and let us know you want custom-made apparels out of those.
A few factors of consideration for factory custom-made apparels with us:
As custom-made apparels are usually made-to-order with our factories, we would usually require at least a minimum order quantity of 50-100, depending on the desired designs of the apparel. We usually support quantities ranging from 50, all the way to 20,000 or more!
However, if required, we can also do a lower quantity order, although the unit prices will be higher. Otherwise, you may also consider ready-made apparels that are sourced locally.
The lead-time of the custom-made apparel projects can range from 2-8 weeks upon confirmation of order, depending on the quantity and complexity.
For larger quantity orders (>1500), another factor to consider, apart from our factories’ own manufacturing lead-time, would be the delivery time-frame. We would have to split the deliveries by different batches (one batch would roughly be about 500 quantities) and this might sometimes lead to slightly longer overall lead-time. We perform the deliveries ourselves! But fret not, this is something we have been doing for decades and we’ll put in our best to meet your time-frame. In the event we can’t, we would be sure to inform you timely.
If you require apparels more urgently, we would suggest going for ready-made ones.
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In the apparel, garment and textile manufacturing industry, there are numerous types of fabrics, weaving types, colors, and etc. Each manufacturer have their own available materials, colors and etc. We would usually find the best suited ones for you from our available choices.
For a list of our available fabric materials and colors for custom-made apparels, kindly refer to Fabric Materials and Colors
It is also perfectly fine for you if you do not need to go down to that level of details. Just simply tell us your intended material in general (e.g. Dri-fit, Cotton, Blended) and intended use (e.g. for employees mostly outdoors, or indoor air-conditioned use, etc.) and we can recommend the material for you.
Apparel Style essentially includes more information on the desired apparel including:
If you have a desired t-shirt design, feel free to specify! It would be better if you could provide us an artwork/virtual design on the apparel so we can visualise better.
Some common addition apparel designs:
Colored Bracket: Dual Toned or different colors inner/outer bracket. Either single or double colored inner bracket.
Fig 1. Sample Polo T-Shirt with colored inner bracket (single) [Logo removed]
Fig 2. Sample Polo T-Shirt with colored inner bracket (double)
Fig 3. Sample Mandarin Collar T-Shirt with collar piping [Logo removed]
Fig 4. Sample Polo T-Shirt with bracket piping [Logo removed]
Fig 5. Sample Polo T-Shirt with body and shoulder-sleeve piping
Fig 6. Sample Polo T-Shirt with shoulder piping [Logo removed]
Fig 7. Sample Polo T-Shirt with piping on T-Shirt back
Trimming: Trimmings in our custom-made apparels are additional sew-ons for design/decoration purposes, usually with a different color as the T-Shirt’s base color. The difference between trimming and piping is that trimming is sewed within the fabric itself whereas piping is more of an additional fabric add-on to the edge.
Fig 8. Sample Polo T-Shirt with single collar trimmings [Logo removed]
Fig 9. Sample Polo T-Shirt with collar and cuff trimmings on edge [Logo removed]
Fig 10. Sample Polo T-Shirt with Collar and Cuff trimmings
Fig 11. Close-up: Polo T-shirt sleeve cuff white trimming
Ribbed Sleeve / Sleeve Cuff: For Short Sleeve T-Shirts / Polo T-shirts, some customers opt for a sleeve cuff for aesthetic (different color contrast with t-shirt base) as well as wearer comfort (ribbed cuff have a tighter grasp at the sleeve edge). T-Shirt short sleeves usually go for a normal sleeve end whereas Polo T-Shirts go for a cuffed sleeve. Long Sleeve T-Shirts, on the other end, usually go for a ribbed cuff end.
Fig 12. Short Sleeved t-shirt with normal sleeve finish
Fig 13. Short Sleeve with cuffed ends
Fig 13. Long Sleeve T-shirt with rib ends
Body Design: Body design adds another layer of uniqueness and identity to your Corporate Apparels, especially when coupled with the correct colors that match your company logo and/or branding.
You may refer to our ready-made apparels for design inspiration or refer to below samples for a general concept of what body designs can present. Alternatively, if you already have a design in mind, let us know as well in your design artwork.
Fig 14. Polo T-Shirt with side body design [Logo removed]
Fig 15. Mandarin Polo T-Shirt with side body design [Logo removed]
Fig 16. Polo T-Shirt with side body design [Logo removed]
Fig 17. Polo T-Shirt with upper body design [Logo removed]
Fig 18. Sample Polo T-Shirt with body design
Once you have finalised your apparel design concept/artwork, the next important aspect is the designs (i.e. company logo, company name, etc.) to be printed on the T-Shirt/Apparel to establish your Corporate Identity and branding.
Design: Our customers will usually provide us their design artwork (usually company logo, company name and details, or in certain industries, certification logos, etc.) and intended size of the design. Customers may either provide us the specific measurement of the design or we may recommend the ideal measurements.
While it is ideal to have more printing designs to showcase your corporate branding, sometimes less is more. Moreover, the unit price of the apparel increases with the number of printing designs, size of printing designs and number of colors of the printing designs.
Design Placement: When sending us your design artwork, it would be also ideal to indicate the intended placement of the printing designs. Some common placement our customers usually have:
Printing Types: There are numerous ways of printing designs on apparels and each method has its pros and cons, and is ideal for different use cases. The 3 main methods of printing are listed below.
Fig 19. Close up: Screen Printing
Fig 20. Sample Jacket with embroidery logo
Fig 21. Close up: Bizsafe logo embroidery on sleeve requested by one of our clients
Fig 22. Close up on stitching needlework: Sample embroidery logo
Fig 23. Close up: Sample of Company Logo embroidery on T-Shirt Front
Fig 24. Close up: Sample of Logo Design embroidery on T-Shirt Front
Fig 25. Sample Digital Heat Transfer printing on uniform
You may also specify any additional requirements you need in your custom-made apparel that is unique to your corporate needs. For example, some of our corporate clients require PVC Reflective Tapes sewed on to their T-Shirt sleeves and body due to work nature and environment requirements of their employees.
Fig 26. Polo T-Shirt with PVC Reflective Tape sewn on sleeve
Once you’ve send us your apparel requirements for a quotation request, you may then confirm the sizes in our Confirm Order. Kindly note that for larger sizes (2XL and above, prices are slightly higher).
Kindly refer below of our custom-made apparel size-chart.
a. Measurements for male cutting Polo T-Shirt