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How to Design your Custom T-Shirts at Alma Mater Store

Saurabh Chhabra  |  9 December

How to Design Custom T-Shirts online at Alma Mater Store?

“At www.almamaterstore.in we provide cool and comfortable personalized t-shirts and hoodies ideal for schools, colleges and offices.”

Needless to say this, but your school / college is a part of who you are visit almamaterstore.in and create your memorabilia, create a hoodie worthy of remembrance.

It has always been our prime duty to give you the design YOU want! Our web based Play tool is the result of years & years of hard work and is designed to do just that.

Some people are extremely artistic and others simply have a small streak of artistic talent. If you think that paying someone else to do a simple design is not worth it, and you want to create a good graphic picture to get you started, almamaterstore.com is right for you.

Design your Customized T-Shirts via Play Tool:

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Design Custom T-Shirts

Click on ‘Pick a product’ our products ranges from hoodies , zippers collar tees and round-necks. The size chart will tell you the exact sizes that are available at Alma Mater.

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Click on ‘Pick a Colour’ and you have 11 vibrant colours to choose from. Our designers can also help you choose the best colour combination.

Coming to designing your t-shirt or hoodie you have various options to choose from, click on ‘Add Art’; here you are presented with tons of templates which our in-house designers have created over the years. You are then presented with a wide catalogue of categories with over a thousand templates you’re spoilt for choice.

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They have hundreds of free graphics, pick the one that best describes your identity and then you could edit the image which appears on the canvas too. And guess what you could resize align or rotate the image too. Any image that you choose could again be duplicated, mirrored or coloured.
The play tool also tells you the exact size (in inches) of your print.

If you want to emphasize visibility, clarity, catchiness keep it simple and click on ‘Add text’ , If you want your hoodie to say something to others be it funny sarcastic dramatic or cartoonish . Subject from approval from Alma Mater you can choose anything you like to write. The popup allows you to select the font you wish to use for your text A wide variety of categories. You could again style it as you like. With over 1000 fonts to choose from you’re definitely spoilt with choice. The tool box on the canvas lets you resize, align, duplicate or mirror your text.

Another cool feature is our brush tool , for those who like to add your own signature.

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Feel like a pro already? Looking to create something more artistic?Go no further Click on the

Go no further Click on the Upload Image option

Use the play tool as an outlet of your own creativity and add you own image , the play tool also lets you mess around with your image.On our Play Tool you could upload your own picture and focus on originality and colour composition. When you upload an image our designers could help you scale your image as large as possible without losing quality.

On our Play Tool you could upload your own picture and focus on originality and colour composition. When you upload an image our designers could help you scale your image as large as possible without losing quality.We also have the option of printing a logo of your choice on the sleeve, using the help of our designers.

We also have the option of printing a logo of your choice on the sleeve, using the help of our designers.The option of uploading your own image is viable if you want something that sets you apart, the handles that appear on the edge of the image that you upload lets you, use the alignment tool to resize it flip it around, you could even change the colour and select the most vibrant combination.

The option of uploading your own image is viable if you want something that sets you apart, the handles that appear on the edge of the image that you upload lets you, use the alignment tool to resize it flip it around, you could even change the colour and select the most vibrant combination.

Keep it simple and just add your desired name and number either on the front or back.

And after all of this if nothing works, just click on design ideas, where you just couldn’t go wrong.
If you’d like us to print a different name and number for you just upload an excel sheet with the given format and it will be done.

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After All of this you could save and share your designs on Facebook and Instagram.

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When I think of wearing a customized t-shirt and walking into a casual party, this is exactly the song that plays in my head to describe the situation aptly! “When I walk in the spot, this is what I see. Everybody stops and starts staring at me. I got fashion in my tee and I ain’t afraid to show it show it show it… I’m trendy and I know it” As insane as it sounds in my head aping an LMFAO parody, my bold printed ‘Sarcasm Still Loading’ t-shirt has that effect on people around me. That got me thinking on the reasons people prefer customized products especially tees and hoodies.

These could be the 5 reasons why customized t-shirts are your thing-

1) Promotes Uniqueness

When you wear a customized t-shirt, you not only flaunt your custom made design but also your identity and uniqueness. You can smile at the fact that the t-shirt you are wearing is the first and last piece and not one amongst the 100 other tees sold in a retail outlet.

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2) Chance to put creativity to action

Designing a t-shirt of your own gives you a chance to put your creativity to action. Unleash that hidden artist or the witty writer in you while coming up with your unique creation. You can use your time and efforts in experimenting with different designs, colors, images, brush tools and texts while designing your perfect t-shirt using the  Alma mater Play Store.

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3) Extension of one’s personality

Are you a major fan of the Friends Show? Do you think you reek of sarcasm? Are you a Dancer? I bet you hate Mondays! Customized t-shirts extend to all the quirky and crazy elements of your personality. Feel free to express your various shades through your tees (pun intended).

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4) Customized gifting option

Have you ever spent days trying to think of that perfect gift for your closest friend? A gift which is useful as well as long lasting, which can take your friend’s breath away? Look no further! What gift can be better than a t-shirt or a hoodie of her favorite color printed with her loved comic character or superhero!

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5) Souvenir of Memories

A funky cotton t-shirt adorned with bold prints and designs has the capability of preserving ever lasting memories. Alma mater Play group– India’s first ever Social Tee Networking can be used to design customized t-shirts for colleges, NGOs, start-ups and even rock bands. Using this super tool you can not only design your tee but also save it and share it on social media.

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So if you feel you are a creative person, witty, sarcastic, looking for a customized gift for your friend or even for yourself or probably a perfect souvenir to preserve your memories, you know sure do know what to get!

Its time to “start-up”

almamater  |  7 November

It was just another usual day at home, and my mum was on the phone, engaged in casual conversation with a friend of hers. (In India, these phone conversations between aunties tend to move in the direction of the accomplishments of their children, whether they are in school, college, working, or even married).

Returning to the latest phone conversation, which went something like this:

Aunty: So Purnima, what are your children upto?

Mom: Ah, nothing much Anu, the elder one is doing an MBA, and the younger one is studying at Christ.

Aunty: OMG, I still remember them as little kids Poo! But what about Varun?

Mom: He is doing some work ya. What’s Aparna doing?

Aunty: Oh she is a marketing manager with Goldman Sachs Purnima. They just promoted her, you know. She is thinking of going for an MBA also. To America. Oh, I can’t wait to start looking for her!

Mom: Arre wah. I’m so proud of Aparna. (She isn’t really). Why don’t you get her home sometime?

Aunty: I will, I will. But what is our Varun upto?

(This is the moment most women wait for all their lives. The comeback. This is what my mom wanted to say: “Oh, your daughter is working for Goldman Sachs ? My son’s working for Microsoft in USA. Haha. Beat that.”)

This is what she actually said.

Mom: He makes some films and music videos And he is selling T-shirts.

Aunty (shocked): What are you saying Purnima! Selling T-shirts?

Mom (depressed): Yes.

Aunty: Is Varun a salesman, Purnima?

Mom (almost going to cry): Something like that.

Aunty: Haw. Should I speak to Varun?

Mom: Will you? Oh I’m so worried all the time. He doesn’t listen to me ya.

Aunty: Arre, I can’t believe this. I must ask Aparna to meet him sometime also.

Mom: Thank you ya I don’t know what to do. Who will marry him now??

Conversations like these aren’t new to me. When I was in the 12th standard, I decided I would study filmmaking. I applied to a bunch of colleges, but forgot that it wasn’t so easy to do what you like in this country. My parents were quick to trash all my plans, and I was forced to study four torturous long years of engineering.

I naturally didn’t want to give up on my passion, so I started making films whenever I got the time during engineering – which seemed to be filled with never-ending tests. There were times I got so depressed I was on the verge of breaking into some tragic Bollywood song. Using the best “filmy” emo dialogue I could muster, I got my mum to buy me a camera. After I got the camera, I taught myself to write, shoot and edit film.

In 2007, I made a music video for one of India’s top rock bands, Pentagram. The video got noticed, and was played on VH1 like 51 times a day. (Actually 51 times a day!). A production company in Bombay saw the video, and flew me down to offer me a full time job to direct. Not to be some assistant or intern, but to actually start directing. I was 20 years old then. My mum still wasn’t convinced, and asked me to come back to finish my engineering.

In 2008 barely a few months out of college I was directing videos for Phat Phish Productions in Bombay. Within a few days of joining I found myself in Chennai at the studios of AR Rahman directing him in a video. A few weeks later I was directing Priety Zinta in music video for a song by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. In spite of this my parents were very skeptical.

In 2009 I decided to start a company with one of my friends. Yet again, I faced a lot of opposition from both family and friends. It was an E-commerce company, and no one around me got it. The idea was born over a drunken night at one of Bangalore’s famous pubs ‘Noon Wines’. We actually wrote down the entire business plan on a piece of tissue. Ideas like these are born every time young, enthusiastic entrepreneurial minds meet up over drinks. But in the light of day, everything fizzles out.
Thankfully for us, it didn’t.

My mum didn’t know about my little company until about 3 months into running it. When she did find out, she freaked. My dad thought I was a t-shirt salesman only until recently, when we were profiled in the Economic Times.

Be it filmmaking or starting my own company, I have gone through a lot, which only makes me wonder at how difficult it is to pursue your own dreams in this country. To me, India at 64 is a country which is still very insecure. Success here is defined by a plush job with a multinational, or if you have aced your CET. Right from school, we’ve always been taught to follow the system, and to be very afraid of going against it.

With the advent of the internet it’s become easier than ever to do exactly what you want. But our upbringing has instilled in us such a strong sense of fear that few of us dare to venture out on our own. Most entrepreneurs here are seasoned professionals, having worked for a good 4-5 years for someone else. There are no college dropouts like Zuckerberg or Gates, and you’re treated like an outcast if you even dream of doing so. Our generation talks like the American, acts like him, but when it comes down to actually doing what they want, most turn into pussies. We can’t boast of 18-year-old inventors, or 24-year-old billionaires. In fact, even now when my partner and I go to meet potential investors, the first question we are asked is, “How old are you?” In spite of the fact that there is a 25-year-old guy who started Facebook when he was 18, and is now worth 10 billion dollars.

Things are changing no doubt, but in remote pockets. What needs to be changed is the way we are brought up. I believe that this country will grow up the day our kids are taught not to be scared. The day the students of this country are encouraged to learn, and not ‘mug’. The day we are taught to lead, and not follow. The day we are taught to think, and not just write exams. I wait to see that day, because when that happens, India won’t be entering retirement age, but will actually be born again.
We will be waiting for you, India.

Varun Agarwal, (www.facebook.com/varun.agarwal1)
www.almamaterstore.in
www.lastminutefilms.in
www.reticular.in

P.S : But what are you waiting for?? Its time to “start-up”.

(This is a guest article I wrote for Yahoo India! Thank you Anisha.)
Varun Agarwal is 25 years old, and has 3 companies to his credit: Alma Mater, a memorabilia company for schools and colleges in India; Reticular, a Social Media Marketing Agency that has worked with some of India’s top brands, and Last Minute Films, an independent production company founded in 2008. His first book “How I Brave Anu Aunty and Co-founded a Million Dollar Company” is out in stores.
facebook.com/anuauntybook

10 things for a first time entrepreneur!

almamater  |  7 November

Buy my book How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-founded a Million Dollar Company here

Don’t be an entrepreneur just for the heck of it. There’s no point in getting into a business that everyone else is already doing. Like the the guy who wanted to get into the soft drink business but then he invented the straw.

Don’t just start a company. Start a whole new industry. Remember Post-Its.

Never give up. The guy who started Victora’s Secret sold his company and jumped off a bridge before it became Victoria’s secret.

Don’t be afraid. Ron Wayne was so afraid of starting a new company that he backed out of his partnership contract. He is now living on his pension. Oh I forgot to mention, the contract was for Apple Inc.

Good artists copy, great artist steal. The entire Macintosh idea was stolen from Xerox. and then Microsoft copied it from Apple.

Sell yourself shamelessly. Branson is probably more popular than his own company – Virgin.

Be creative . Very creative. There’s this guy who took a circle, put a price tag on it , patented it and made billions. It was called the hoolahoop.

Dont wait. Jobs, Zuckeberg, Gates we’re all billionaires before they were 25. You dont wanna wait to be 35, with a wife and 2 kids and then start a company.

Improvise and move along with the times. Nokia started as a rubber product company. Apple now  makes phones. And Microsoft, err, they’ll probably be getting into home appliances soon.

Print your business card with a dummy company name and CEO written below. Distribute this among all your friends. After 6 months you better start your company or you’ll be the laughing stock of the entire town. Micheal Dell did this when he was 16. One of you reading this must be probably working for him.

Varun Agarwal, (www.facebook.com/varun.agarwal1)

www.almamaterstore.in

www.lastminutefilms.in

www.reticular.in

P.S :  I wish there would be a story about this guy who started his own company after reading this note. . That could be you.

Varun Agarwal  is 25 years old, and has 3 companies to his credit: Alma Mater, a memorabilia company for schools and colleges in India; Reticular, a Social Media Marketing Agency that has worked with some of India’s top brands, and Last Minute Films, an independent production company founded in 2008. His first book “How I Brave Anu Aunty and Co-founded a Million Dollar Company”  is out in stores.. You can join the page below.

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10 things a wannabe entrepreneur should never do!

almamater  |  7 November

1. Thou shall not start a company just because you read Steve Jobs’ biography.

2. Thou shall not start an event management company or a cafe and call yourself an entrepreneur.

3. Thou shall not start a company and put your picture on your website with CEO written below.

4. Thou shall not put “entrepreneur” as work info on your profile. Entrepreneur is not a profession.

5. Thou shall never dream of starting a company. Thou shall only act.

6. Thou shall never start a company to impress girls. Also thou shall never impress girls by telling them you’re an “entrepreneur”

7. Ok maybe the above point can be ignored.

8. Thou shall not constantly meet up with friends over drinks and say “dude lets start something of our own” and forget about it the next day.

9. Thou shall only thing big. Always.

10. Thou shall never posts notes like these .