Exciting Updates and Features at Awkward Styles! (2023)

Alex Galindo

5 mins read

A paint bucket spilling blue paint onto a yellow surface, with the text 'WET CODE!' on a paper note and the logo of Awkward Styles on lower left corner

In the ever-evolving world of custom apparel, we continue to stay ahead of the curve by introducing updates and features. From new printing options to an enhanced Mockup Generator, we’re committed to providing you with the latest tools and choices.

Let’s delve into the exciting updates that are set to redefine the customization experience for users!

Main Keypoints:

  • New Features Update: Awkward Styles is introducing new printing options and an enhanced Mockup Generator to provide our users with more flexibility and control over their custom apparel designs.
  • DTF vs. DTG Printing: Users can now choose between DTF (Direct-to-Film) or DTG (Direct-to-Garment) printing for a wider range of products.
  • New Printing Areas: Six printing areas are now available, including the front, back, right sleeve, left sleeve, inner neck tag label, and outer neck tag label.
  • Wholesale Blanks Available: Wholesale blanks are now available with no minimum order requirements.
  • Revamped Mockup Generator: The Mockup Generator now provides an even more streamlined and user-friendly experience. New design editing functions: Ability to copy, paste, duplicate, align, flip, and fit to the print area.
  • Integration with apps: Awkward Styles offers a simplified workflow with recommended apps like Kittl, Vexels, Fiverr, and PlaceIt to help users create mockups, source designs, and hire experts.

Choose between DTF or DTG Printing on 25 Products

A heat press machine with a bright blue t-shirt laid out on the lower plate, ready for printing.

We’re thrilled to offer you the option to choose between DTF (Direct-to-Film) or DTG (Direct-to-Garment) printing on a current selection of 25 products. Whether it’s a bestselling Bella+Canvas tee or a stylish Champion hoodie, you can now opt for the printing method that best suits your preferences. And the good news doesn’t end there—soon, this choice will be available for all apparel and accessories such as tote bags and hats. We understand that variety is key, so rest assured, DTG printing will always be around as a reliable option.

Let’s take a look at a quick comparison between these two printing methods!

Understanding the Difference of DTF vs DTG

DTF Printing: Direct-to-Film printing involves transferring ink from a special film directly onto the fabric. This method allows for vibrant and detailed prints, making it an excellent choice for intricate designs and full-color graphics.

DTG Printing: Direct-to-Garment printing, on the other hand, utilizes specialized inkjet technology to print designs directly onto the fabric. DTG is known for its ability to reproduce complex designs with high resolution, making it a popular choice for smaller batches and detailed artwork.

DTF may be the preferred choice for certain designs, while DTG might shine in other scenarios. This flexibility ensures that customers have the freedom to bring their creative visions to life in the most suitable and impactful way.

For a deeper dive into the differences between DTF and DTG printing, check out our comprehensive article here.

What products can I choose between DTF and DTG printing?

You can currently choose between printing with DTF or DTG at Awkward Styles on the following products:

Unisex Tees

Women’s Tees

Unisex Long Sleeve Tees

Unisex Tank Tops

Unisex Crewneck Sweatshirts

Unisex Hoodie Sweatshirts

Women’s Hoodie Sweatshirts

Youth Sweatshirts & Hoodies

Youth Tees

Six Printing Areas for Maximum Customization

A white hoodie with the phrase 'YOU ARE MAGIC' printed in colorful letters across the chest, with a pattern of stars and flowers along the sleeves.

We’ve expanded our customization horizons with a new total of six printing areas. You can now add your design to the front, back, right sleeve, left sleeve, inner neck tag label, and outer neck tag label of your chosen products. This opens up a world of possibilities for creative expression, allowing you to showcase your designs exactly as you envision them.

The inner and outer neck tag labels are an especially exciting feature as we’ve had requests coming in for a while now!

Wholesale Blanks with No Minimums

A range of colorful blank t-shirts displayed on wooden hangers against a white background, showcasing a variety of sizes and colors.

We’re making it easier than ever for you to bring their creative visions to life by offering wholesale blanks with no minimum order requirements. This includes a diverse range of products, from apparel to jewelry, sourced from popular brands such as Bella+Canvas, Independent Trading CO, Supasoft Apparel, Rabbit Skins, and more.

Now, you can stock up on quality blanks at wholesale prices.

But why did we start offering wholesale blanks as a print on demand company?

We’ve received inquiries about the possibility of purchasing blank garments without prints for an easy comparison between brands and styles. It allows you to save on sample costs if you’re confident in our print quality, but are stuck on which blank to choose from.

Additionally, we’re gearing up to introduce a huge project where we’ll offer custom heat transfers and DTF (direct-to-fabric) transfers in Q1 of 2024!

Our goal is to provide you with the flexibility to source both blanks and transfers from a single, convenient platform. By doing so, you can access popular brands and styles at wholesale prices, eliminating the need to juggle multiple accounts across different platforms.

Revamped Mockup Generator for Seamless Designing

Screenshot of the Awkward Styles' mockup generator tool for customizing a white t-shirt, featuring options for different print techniques, colors, and sizes.

Our Mockup Generator at Awkward Styles has undergone a transformation, providing our users with a more streamlined and user-friendly experience. With the latest updates, you can now view product details, pricing, inventory, and shipping prices directly from the mockup generator.

Additionally, you have the flexibility to choose between purchasing the product with print or as a blank, with the option to select DTF or DTG printing right from the same tab.

Enhanced Design Editing Functions

You can now easily copy, paste, duplicate, align, flip horizontally, flip vertically, fit to the print area, fill to the print area, and apply changes to all areas with just a few clicks. Previewing neck label prints is also made simple, ensuring that every detail of the design is perfect before finalizing the order.

Third-Party Mockups and Expert Recommendations

We understand the importance of collaboration so we offer a simplified workflow with recommended apps like Kittl, Vexels, Fiverr, and PlaceIt. You can create third-party mockups, source designs, and even hire experts to bring your visions to life. This collaborative approach ensures that we remain a hub for your creativity and innovation.

In conclusion

From printing options to design tools, we remain dedicated to empowering you and fostering a community of creativity. As the customization landscape evolves, we stand ready to provide an unparalleled and user-centric experience for individuals and businesses alike. Explore the possibilities and let your style shine at Awkward Styles.

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