Top tips for designing the perfect promotional concert or football scarf
A custom designed scarf is a great way to promote an event such as a sports fixture or concert, and is a popular choice for fans who want a souvenir of the occasion, but what makes the perfect scarf and how do you go about designing it? The options can seem bewildering but don’t panic – here are Teritex’s top scarf designing tips to get you started.
- Decide whether your design is best suited to a knitted scarf or a printed scarf
- Decide on the style of you scarf - traditional, contemporary or leading edge
- Design around the limitations of the type and style of scarf that you have chosen e.g max. number of colours, intricacy of graphics etc.
- Check you colour combinations - does your foreground stand out from the background?
- Consider embroidery for very intricate designs
- Ask an expert - the designers at Teritex are always happy to help
- Use our online scarf designer for inspiration
- Now you have you design why not apply it to more products, such as hats and gloves?
“Is my design best suited to a knitted scarf or a printed scarf?”
A lot of scarf manufacturers will advise you to keep your design simple, but at Teritex we have the technology to print hi-resolution graphics onto scarves, so if your design is particularly intricate then a printed scarf is your best option. Printed scarves are made from standard polyester with further options being made from either polyester fleece or polyester “silk” - so you will also want to consider the climate and time of year when making your decision – fleece is a great choice for colder weather and the standard polyester and “silk” polyester are great choices for warm weather. Because there are very few design limitations with a printed scarf you simply need to decide what you want to have on your scarf and the Teritex design team can create it for you.
A very popular choice is the knitted scarf. These can range from a very simple plain, bar or stripe pattern to a more complicated design incorporating text and simple images, and can be embellished with fringes and embroidered designs. Teritex can produce knitted scarves in a lot of different styles and finishes so your next decision will be:
“Do I want my knitted scarf to be traditional, contemporary or leading edge?”
To help with this decision a great way to start would be to browse the Teritex website and have a look at all the options that are available. Traditional scarves would include the bar, granny, 60’s/70’s and Jacquard scarves (Jacquard scarves have the design knitted into the fabric of the scarf and are named after the French inventor of a loom that could have designs “programmed” into it). For a more contemporary scarf why not consider the infinity, pocket/hoodie or loop styles. Or if you want your scarf to really stand out from the crowd then our most recent innovations include the 3D scarf and the deluxe soft feel scarf. Teritex has also recently developed a high-definition knitted scarf which has a wonderfully soft feel to it and can incorporate a much more detailed design (e.g. recognisable faces) than a traditionally knitted scarf.
Know your limitations
Colour and contrast
Consider embroidery for intricate design details
If you are struggling to represent your design on a knitted scarf due to its colours or complexity then you may want to consider having it embroidered onto the scarf instead. This is a great way to show off a detailed club crest or corporate logo for instance, and gives your scarf a real touch of quality.
Once you are happy with your design send us a description or image of it along with your contact details and quantity required. We can then then use your design and any additional information that we require to provide you with a no obligation quote.
We are always happy to help
Teritex have developed an easy to use online scarf designer to help you. Ideally suited to the design of knitted scarves it includes numerous ready-made background designs, including our popular half-and-half designs which are perfect for a specific cup final for instance. Just choose one you like, select the colours to use, add up to three lines of text and two logos and finish off with a fringe if desired. You can then submit your design to our design team who can tweak it if necessary and provide you with a no-obligation quote. Find our online scarf designer at www.teritexdesigner.co.uk.
Just one last thought – today’s football and concert scarves are tomorrow’s sports and music memorabilia and could become collector’s items!