Who knew that creating personalized merch could be so easy? Emphasis' mission is to make it simple for you to craft meaningful t-shirts, featuring the lyrics of your favorite bands.

How Does it Work?

  1. Choose your favorite musician from our database (or browse some of our pre-made designs!)
  2. Pick your favorite song from your favorite album.
  3. Click and drag to select your favorite lyrics and then...
  4. Use your creativity to arrange the words on your shirt in an awesome and unique way.
  5. Make your merch dreams a reality!

General FAQs

Q: How long have you been in business?
We launched in November of 2014. The site is currently in beta and appreciate any patience with any (unknown) bugs. If you find anything that would be helpful, please don't hesitate to let us know at support [at] emphsis.is. Thanks!

QDo the artists benefit from the sale of the lyric t-shirts?
Yes! All lyrics/t-shirts represented on the site are officially sanctioned by the artists themselves and will benefit from the sales of each t-shirt. 

Q: What are the shirt size measurements?
A: Glad you asked. Here is a chart regarding measurements/sizes. 

Q: How fast will my order get to me?!
A: It depends but we're typically able to create your order in 2-7 business days. Then add the extra time for shipping, which depends on where you're shipping to.

Q: Can I order a gift card for someone? 
A: You certainly can! Just fill out this easy form here and we'll send your friend a digital gift-card immediately! 

Q: How much is shipping?
A: Shipping is $5.50 for all US orders on the first shirt. Each additional shirt is only $0.75 per shirt! 

Q: Do you provide international shipping?
A: Yes we do! It's $10 for the first t-shirt ($8 in Canada) and $1 additional for each additional shirt. Shipping is 10-20 days. 

Q: I'm ordering this as a holiday gift – Will it arrive in time?
A: The following are "order by" dates for the holiday season:

  • USPS -- December 8
  • FedEx Express Saver -- December 14
  • FedEx 2 Day -- December 15
  • FedEx Standard Overnight -- December 16

**Please note that these order by dates apply to US orders only. International orders please email sales [at] emphasis.is for more details.

Q: What brand and type of shirts does Emphasis use?
A: For now, Bella + Canvas (however, this may change in the future...we'll let you know!)

Q: Sometimes I can edit all the words individually, and other times I can only edit the lines as whole...why?
A: Good question! There are a few rules for editing lyrics on this platform: 1. If less than 4 lines of lyrics, you can edit each word. 2. If more than 4 lines of lyrics, you can edit each line. 3. For entire songs, you can edit the entire text together.

Q: Why are some Emphasis Artist's shirts priced differently than other Emphasis Artist's shirts?
A: As a company that respects musicians as much as fans, we felt it was important to give each Artist the flexibility to price their shirts as they see fit.

Return Policy

No doubt, we want you to be happy with your t-shirt. If for whatever reason there is something wrong with the t-shirt or the printing of the design, we will replace and/or submit a refund. If you are simply regretting the beautiful design you made... well, we are unable to issue any refunds at this time. But, is it really that bad? :) Please contact us at support [at] emphasis.is.