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Free Download – College Font T-Shirt Art

free download college style t-shirt artwork

We hope you enjoy using this free college style sports t-shirt art, all we ask is that you let us know how you went using the artwork in the comments field below.

This artwork is designed to be screen printed onto any garment but could be used for other design projects. The design would be great for any type of sporting club. All artwork is colour separated, and only needs to be scaled to fit the size of your garments.


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This free resource contains:

  • 100% editable EPS file (please use Adobe illustrator CS or newer)
  • Free font file.

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The Ultimate Vector Mockup Kit

Ultimate vector mockup from pre press toolkit

We are stocked to announce the greatest pro vector mockup kit to grace the internet. Meticulously designed to enhance your garment designs. With out a doubt, first impressions count for everything, don’t risk it, get a professional mockup kit today that will show you have great skill and attention to detail.

As a graphic designer in the clothing industry for over 7 years,  i’ve produced my fair share of graphic designs. All of which go through a rigorous approval process by the clients that can be the life and death of a designer or small business. I’ve realised that you have precious seconds to present to a boss or client that your designs are worth investing time and money in. The saying is true ‘first impressions are everything’, bosses and clients are looking for people who show great design knowledge, present well, and deliver on-time with immaculate attention to detail. Presenting to a client what you think is your greatest design achievement can be tainted by clients umming and arrring over approving the design based on their confidence in you, if your failing to impress them, how are they going to impress their buyers?

Enter the pro vector garment kit!

Every template is meticulously design to enhance your artwork.

A few points about the kit

  • Each template has realistic shading to give detail and add body (no pun intended) to your artwork.
  • 100% editable EPS files, plus .Ai and PDF files included.
  • Pocket, zip, and hood add-on’s so you can create your own templates if you are designing for a non generic garment.
  • Garments are in correct proportions.
  • All art files are layered and labeled for ease of use.
  • BONUS marl textured swatches.
  • Save %30 when buying the complete vector mockup kit.



Men’s T-shirt (with v-neck option) – Vector Mockup

best mens vector t-shirt mockup template

Unisex Singlet – Vector Mockup

best vector singlet garment mockup template

Short Sleeve Shirt – Vector Mockup

premium vector short sleeve shirt mockup Mens basic short sleeve shirt. Detailed shirts like this are hard to find.

Unisex Polo Shirt – Vector Mockup

best vector polo shirt mockup template This Polo Shirt Template comes with both closed and open collar versions. Comes with pocket add-on for extra styling.

Long Sleeve T-Shirt (bonus hooded LS T-shirt) – Vector Mockup

best vector long sleeve tshirt mockup template

Long Sleeve Shirt – Vector Mockup

best vector long sleeve shirt mockup template

Folded Sleeve (Long Sleeve) Shirt – Vector Mockup

vector folded long sleeve shirt mockup template

Fleece Crew Jumper -Vector Mockup

unisex vector fleece crew jumper mockup template

Women’s T-Shirt (with v-neck option) – Vector Mockup

best womens vector tshirt mockup template

Long Sleeve T-Shirt (bonus hooded LS T-shirt) – Vector Mockup

best vector hoodie jumper mockup template

Plus much more.

As I said before, first impressions count for everything. Don’t risk it, get a professional mockup kit today that will proves you have great skill and attention to detail.

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T-Shirt history – The Road To T-Shirt Graphics

road to the printed t-shirt graphic

The t-shirt began life as a functional piece of underwear worn not to be seen. In the early days it would have been considered offensive to reveal the t-shirt.

T-shirt history, the road to the printed t-shirt graphicThe origin of the t-shirt stems back to World War 1. American soldiers were sweating in their woolen uniforms whilst their European counterparts were less restricted in their lightweight cotton undergarments.

In WW2 the t-shirt became standard issue for US armed forces. Made from 100% cotton, its lightweight, breathability and ease of cleaning made it ideal for combat conditions. WW2 also provided another preview of the t-shirt as soldiers crudely customized their vest-styled tees to identify their station. Hand made stencils and car spray paint made for some of the first graphics to appear on the soon to be fashionable t-shirt.

In the 1940’s -1950’s American colleges started printing their names and logos on the fronts of t-shirts, normally using flock iron-on fonts. These t-shirts were sold in the college stores for students to wear with American pride. Later versions of these American college style tees from universities such as Yale and Harvard became apart of the early 60’s English mod look along side other US Ivy League-style preppy garments. The trend for small businesses in the 1950’s to print their own logos on t-shirts as advertising grew with diners, electrical stores and garages seizing the opportunity.

By the mid-1960’s these ‘walking billboard’ advertising tees were big business. Marlon Brando and James Dean socked Americans by wearing their underwear on the big screen in The Wild One and Rebel Without a Cause. This marked the t-shirts long-awaited progression from underwear to outerwear. Although mid 1960’s invasion-style groups dipped their toes in the T-shirt market, it was West Coast gig promoters, such as Bill Graham pushing local acts like the Grateful Dead, who first realized this emerging potential to sell T-shirts as well as gig tickets at venues.

The 60?s ushered in all sorts of political and self expressive shirts. Psychedelic and tie dye designs were extremely popular in the era.

Soon alternate cuts and styles like ringers and V-necks surfaced. In the late 80?s – 90?s glow-in-the-dark and photosensitive inks were popular.

By the year 2000 the internet had changed the industry forever, with design competitions, and print on demand services, giving anyone with the talent and know how a way to sell their goods to a global audience. Today there are numbers of websites dedicated to showcasing designs from artists all around the world and one dedicated to supplying screen print specific artwork for download and that’s right here at the prepress toolkit.

25 Free College Fonts

25 free college style fonts

Over the last seven years working as a pre press designer one request from clients has come up over and over again, “can we have our logo with this text (insert text provided by client) in a college looking font style”. Seriously, It is the number one requested font style at our print shop. As a designer you can spend so much time creating awesome looking concepts for an end of year school top, charity event, pretty much anything, only to have the concept knocked back for a super basic college football looking screen print. Having said that I have put together a tight collection of 25 of the best FREE college fonts to download. These fonts are the perfect accompaniment for college style designs, numbers, and personlised names for sporting tops. These are a guaranteed winner, let me know how you have incorporated these fonts into your designs.

These fonts are presented in no particular order:

College Fonts

1. Octin College Regular (free)
2. Collegiate Heavy Outline (free)
Collegiate Heavy Outline

Premium Font – HUDSON NY Slab (download)
Hudson NY Slab college font download free

4. UNIVERSAL-COLLEGE-draft (free)
5. Freshman (free)
6. SF Collegiate (free)
SF Collegiate

Premium Font – College Dropout (download)

college dropout font download

7. Jersey M54 (free)
8. Wanted M54 (free)

Collegiate Fonts

Looking for a new way to freshen up your brand? Tired of the same old Helvetica and Times New Roman?

We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of our favorite free collegiate fonts, all of them downloadable with a click or two:

9. Superstar M54 (free)
10. CollegiateBlackFLF (free)
11. New Athletic M54 (free)
12. Academic M54 (free)
13. College (free)

Premium font – National Champion (download)

national champion line specs college font download

Fonts for University

There are so many fonts out there. I don’t know about you, but it took me forever to find a good font for a university logo, and that was just for ONE project.

I’m here to save you some time and help you pick the perfect font for your university’s next campaign. Check out the list below to get started.

14. Colleged (free)
15. Bou College (free)
16. College Boy (free)
17. College Slab (free)
18. FM College Team (free)
19. Bad Bold College (free)
20. Varsity (free)
21. Allstar (free)

Premium Font – AZ College Brushed ~ Serif Font (download)

az college brushed font

22. Bandung Hardcore GP (free)
23. Pulp Fiction M54 (free)
24. Legend M54 (free)
25. Sports Jersey (free)
Sports Jersey

The fact of the matter is that the Internet is a huge, vast place and there are millions of fonts all over. Our hope for this post was to do the heavy lifting for you so that you can speedup your design project and get paid faster.