Top 5 online custom t-shirt design software
The online t-shirt design business has become highly competitive. So much so that customization is the only way to set yourself apart from the excess of stock images. More specifically, t-shirt design software comes as a natural result of higher customer demands for originality. What is great about this software is the option to use your own pictures, illustrations or other specific imagery. Additionally, you can combine preset elements offered by the site in question. The library they usually offer is extremely versatile.
But, just as any niche, there are very good and quite bad choices. Personally, we always like to see the glass half full, so we’ll focus on the former. These top online custom T-shirt designing tools help you create that perfect t-shirt, the coolest baseball cap or a most adorable onesie.
Our first choice would be uDesign. With this t-shirt design software you choose what to personalize with a few clicks. You can add cliparts and text to your design, but there is also an extensive library of fonts for countless text style combinations. It has an intuitive search option through its library and a helpful layering system. The product designer allows you to throw in your own images and designs to customize any products with them. Once you finish customizing, you can see a preview of your finished product.
The things that highly recommend uDesign is the competitive price that considerably cuts down your expenses. Then it’s the ease of use, because it’s created for the most versatile platform (WordPress). uDesign includes a FREE premium theme for a professional look. Although, with WordPress, you have endless possibilities of customization. You have access to 1000 + original, ready-to-print graphics, constantly updated, free of charge. Last but not least, it’s the most multi-device responsive tool, adaptable to any device, from Windows or Mac to iPads, iPhones or Android gadgets. Not to mention the many integrations for your shopping cart, email, shipping and secure payments. A very well-rounded tool for your business!
No-refresh is a simple tool at a reasonable cost. It works with a broad array of CMS and eCommerce shopping cart platforms, for example Prestashop, Drupal or wooCommerce among others. The creators take pride in the tool’s “functionality, user-friendly interface, numerous qualitative features, flexible and adaptive structure”. A far as I’m concerned, from all options below, their site looks the most user-friendly. They have a fun presentation of what the tool does, with testimonials, easy access to the contact button and live chat. You can customize T-shirt, buttons, greetings, labels, photo frames, stickers and more.
InkyROBO is a 100% responsive design software, powered by jQuery. It is suitable to design and print on apparel, laptop or business cards. They are a top choice for t-shirt stores. With 24/7 customer support, they offer eCommerce platform integration and full web design. The software comes with a single domain license, therefore you are only allowed to use it on one single website or domain. In case you need it for multiple domains, you have to purchase additional licenses, more exactly $99 for each additional domain.
InkSoft is probably the best tool for online customization. It comes with over 10,000 graphics! Additionally, they give you marketing tools to help you grow your business and production management for efficiency. By looking at the partners and suppliers (PayPal, UPS, Google, FedEx, American Apparel), you get a hint of the product quality. You can choose INKSOFT STUDIO, destined for the start-up decorator. It’s perfect for any printing business that wants to simplify and automate the art creation proces. INKSOFT PROFESSIONAL offers Online Designer, artwork library and marketing tools. Last but not least, INKSOFT PROFESSIONAL PLUS is ideal for established printing businesses, seeking professional tools to scale their business. It helps to choose the best option by watching the video comparison.
DecoNetwork promises a 360 view of your decoration business. You can choose a monthly or yearly plan. They include online designer, e-commerce website, quoting, invoicing, production management, and business tools for your printing and embroidery business. You can cancel at any time. You can use your own domain names for complete control over your brand. For any specific questions, you can contact a sales person through their live chat. Although the info is pretty comprehensive. You can even get your free DecoNetwork Catalog website, which allows your customers to create live mock-ups. There’s no lock in contracts, no activation fee and no transaction fees. It all sounds great. Have a look and tell us your opinion on this!
DesignNBuy offer Web to Print E-commerce Solutions for your Print Business. They ensure online design tools implementation and after sales support. Three main products are in focus here. First of all, the all-in-one Designer. Then there is the HTML5 corporate business to business web to print solution. Lastly, a complete web to print solution marketplace. You can select among the options: a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month plan. For each you get a period of 14, 21 and 30 day free trial, which is a big plus.
In conclusion, these are our top contenders for online custom software tools.
What did we miss? There must be plenty of other custom tool providers that deserve our attention. Tell us about them and we’ll make sure to add them as a bonus!