Did you know? Swimming is the single most popular recreational activity for children and teenagers between the ages of seven and 17.
Between swim team awards and swim meets, marketing your swim team is essential for all demographics. Most promotion methods seem to cost an arm and a leg, with radios charging by the second and newspapers and magazines charging by the word. That adds up fast! And then you’re forced to wonder if the message you put together was really right for your organization. What if the right people don’t realize it was for them, or don’t find it appealing?
Fortunately for you, this is where personalized swim gear and other custom products come in. Personalized car stickers, custom wall stickers, and posters are all great ways to get the word out there about your swim team. And since your team and/or their parents will be proud to show off their involvement in this athletic activity, it shouldn’t take much to persuade them to slap personalized car stickers onto their vehicles.
If you think personalized car stickers are the right idea for you, your next problem is figuring out how to design them. Never fear: this article will walk you through the basics. Soon you’ll have fun, attractive personalized car stickers with your team’s name on them all over your neighborhood.
Start with a Template
Anytime you go to design something like a bumper sticker, especially if you’re new to graphic design, you should start with a good template. You can download these from just about anywhere on the web — just search for “free bumper sticker templates” to find some. The templates are usually available in the size, color mode, and resolution that you need to keep you on track. They also often come with helpful guides builtin to help you position everything correctly. More often than not, a local screenprinting company will also have great templates for personalized car stickers and more.
Edit Your Design
Depending on the graphic design software you’re using, you can typically use lines, filters, borders, fades, colors, and lots of other editing tools to tweak your design. Experiment with adding different gradients and fills to your block lettering. Create separator lines between elements. Try using different patterns to see if it all looks any better.
An important thing to remember that, as a novice designer, less is usually more. Try to keep the design simple, without dressing it up too much. But don’t be afraid to play around before you finalize the design.
Get Your Personalized Car Stickers Printed
Last but not least, it’s finally time to get your bumper stickers printed by a great printing service. Rocket Fish Tees provides these services at the highest level of quality. Just get in touch when you’re ready to see what we can do for you.
Before you send your design off to be printed, it’s a good idea to print it out using your home printer to check it for typos. Seeing a design on paper in front of you helps you visualize the final result better than when you’re looking at it on a screen. Once you’ve verified that it looks good and ready for printing, go on to the next step.
Distribute and Enjoy Your New Car Stickers
Finally, you’ve got your beautiful new car stickers in hand. Now it’s time to hand them out to the members of your swim team, and/or their parents or guardians. Be sure and remember to slap one on each of your own vehicles as well. If you did it right, this can lead to excellent PR for your swim team’s brand.
And there you have it: how to design your own personalized car stickers for your swim team.