Take Out the Guess-Work with a T-Shirt Mock-Up Photo

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” We’ve all heard the old saying or some variation of it. In the custom apparel decorating business, this saying is especially true, since the item you are creating, is in fact, very visual. You are putting an image onto a shirt, or other piece of apparel.

Most of the time, your customer comes to you with an idea of what they want printed. However, maybe more of the idea is in their head, or maybe they took the time to sketch it out on paper. Either way, they have one image in their mind on how they want it to turn out. That particular image doesn’t always match up to the one that you can actually produce.

Have you ever had a customer bring an idea to you, and then be a little disappointed when you give them the final product? Maybe they said something to the effect of, “Oh, I pictured it a little different in my mind.”

You can prevent this from happening with a simple mock-up of their custom t-shirt order. Add their design to a picture of a shirt that they want it printed on. You may be thinking, “Yeah, that’s a great idea, but I don’t have expensive art programs like Photoshop. Even if I did, I don’t know the first thing about photo manipulation.” Don’t get too down on yourself just yet.

With Easy View®, the free online t-shirt designer, it has a Preview feature built in. After you create your design, you can preview it right on a model in just a few clicks. All you have to do is choose the shirt you want it on and the color. Easy View does all the work for you. It’s not called Easy View for nothing! It really is that easy.

free t-shirt mock-up preview

Add your design to the apparel you want to show it on.

Next time you have a custom apparel order, design it in Easy View, and click on the Preview and Share button. Choose your apparel and color. This is what your shirt will look like. You can even email it to your customer so they can see what it will look like when it is finished, using the same art and shirt.

This makes proofing very easy, fast, and free. Create designs, and show your customer immediately. They can email you right back with any changes they want or if the design is approved as it is.

You can then order the same shirt you just previewed the design on! There is no guessing on whether or not you can find a similar shirt you just showed your customer. It is available in the Transfer Express Apparel line.

As if giving your customer a proof of their shirt design wasn’t enough, you can do a lot more than that with those mock-up photos in Easy View. You also have the option to export and download the same image.

Use these images on your website, social media posts, printed brochures, and sales flyers to show off your designs or shirts that you have done for other groups. Get a positive phrase from your customer, and add that testimonial next to the image of the shirt you did for them!

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Sales flyers are an easy way to set up fundraisers and other custom apparel sales. We have sales flyer templates on our site that you can download. Then, just add the Easy View preview images in the blank spots. This makes flyers easy, with no design skills or Photoshop skills needed.

sales flyer template with Easy View designs

Another special benefit Easy View adds for you is that you can add your own watermark to the preview images. Add in your business name so it scrolls across the image. You don’t have to worry about Transfer Express or any other name being on your image while you are trying to advertise your designs.

Get started now on your next design and create your own t-shirt mock-up preview. Email it to your customer, and once they approve it, you can access the saved design to order it in just a couple clicks! It makes running a custom t-shirt business so easy.

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