For Best Results
Please use these tips!
Using our drawing template (with 6 spaces for the drawing), instruct students to draw either a portrait or a stick figure with minimal details. Use a pencil first, then trace with a fine tip sharpie and erase pencil marks. These drawings may not have any extra items in the square. Students name will look best if not crowded or smushed up next to the drawing. Also avoid having the students drawings touch our lines on the drawing square sheet. It is hard to remove the line from the tracings of the drawings.
Shirt colors / Ink Colors
Best color combos are light shirts with a darker ink color. For example yellow shirts with bright blue ink or light gray with with bright green. Light blue with purple is also a great combo. We also love monotone color contrasts like light green shirts with dark green ink and light pink shirts with hot pink, light blue with navy ink also looks great. The brighter the shirt the better when using for field trips so you can easily spot all your kiddos.
We need the drawings to be as simple as possible. When there are colored in or shaded areas on the drawing those will come out more blobby with the ink. So if you have a student who colors in a lot of their drawing they will not be able to see their drawing as well. I would also advise against younger students drawing first with a sharpie marker in order to avoid this.
Shirt Combos we do not advise
Traditionally white ink needs to be flash dried and printed a second time which we cannot do with our portable set up. That being said it does not show up as crisp as we would hope for. We are able to print white for you but know it might not be the best option. We will not be able to print with our neon colors on dark shirts for this same reason.