Choosing the right type of shirt to print on is frequently the most critical aspect of getting custom t-shirts done correctly. However, the majority of people are uninformed about this stage of the process. As a result, I decided to educate the public about this aspect of the decision-making process.
Numerous bands, fabrics, weights, finishes, and styles are available. T-shirts are as pervasive as any other form of advertising available today. While brand loyalty is admirable, in my experience, the majority of people cannot tell the difference between two identical shirts.
I will attempt to inform you of the factors to consider. I would ask the following questions when selecting a shirt. What type of clothing do I wish to have printed? 100% cotton, 50/50 blend, ringer tees, raglan tees, jersey-style tees, tank tops, and sweatshirts, among others. Following that, what color is the garment? Not all colors are available depending on the shirt style you choose, so be adaptable. When choosing a color scheme, you have the option of pigment-dyed, tie-dyed, whites, lights, and darks. As a general rule, whites are the least expensive, followed by lights, darks, and finally, the more vibrant colors.
This is only the start. Now, for the type you selected, here is a list of available options. Sleeve length options include 14, 12, 34, and long sleeve. Regular colour, scope neck, and v-neck. Tank tops are available with a spegheggeti strap or with a regular strap. Additionally, enquire about the armhole size. They vary considerably between brands. When deciding on a cut, keep your audience in mind. You can choose from classic cuts, which are the most common, or fitted and youth cuts for children. Additionally, you can find most regular-cut t-shirts up to 6xl in most colors. Finally, tall’s are available. The more you stray from the norm, the more expensive it becomes. This is the fundamental law of supply and demand. Almost every manufacturer produces a white 100% cotton t-shirt in order to compete for your business on price. If you select 3xl, navy, tall, long sleeve with pocket, the number of manufacturers is reduced, resulting in higher prices. Economics in its simplest form!
Now, if you’ve chosen to print sweatshirts. Here are some additional options. Hooded or crewneck, heavy or light weight, 14 zip or full zip are just a few examples.
Having said that, recall my earlier comment about being unable to discern much difference between two similar products. While brand loyalty is admirable, if I need to purchase a large quantity of t-shirts to print, I will spend my money elsewhere. I choose the brand that offers the best value. Don’t substitute a 50/50 5.6 ounce for a 100% cotton heavy weight to save a nickel, but if you’re purchasing 100 shirts and brand “A” is 1.99 and brand “B” is 2.49, make an informed choice. Finally, if you’re unsure what to choose, look in your own closet for the t-shirt that’s worked best for you; chances are, you can order the same brand. Wishing you the best of luck with your custom apparel purchases.