Chosen by our in-house expert

What is the best t-shirt for printing? As always, there’s no speedy answer but it’s worth getting it right. The best blank will depend on your specific needs. Are you printing t-shirts for a luxury clothing line? If so you’ll want a heavyweight, high cotton t-shirt that’s great for DTG printing. Are you printing t-shirts for a promotional event or festival? In that case, you’ll want a t-shirt that’s good for screen printing but more economical, with a lighter weight.

Even once these questions have been answered, the choice of blank t-shirts for printing is HUGE. At ICON Printing we have hundreds of t-shirts available. To make your life easier, we asked one of our in-house specialists, Annabelle Alias, to give us a run down on the blank t-shirts she feels stand out and she came up with eight t-shirts that all have a USP when it comes to printing. At this stage, it’s worth noting that if you want to know more, get in touch. We’re always happy to listen to your requirements and explain our range in more depth.

The best t-shirts for printing

blank t-shirts for printing

1. AS Colour – Staple Tee

We’ve just added AS Colour as a new supplier and they offer an excellent range of very high quality blanks. The top-selling Staple Tee is 100% combed cotton making it excellent for DTG printing, it also has neck ribbing, is side seamed with shoulder to shoulder tape and double needle hems. The t-shirts are preshrunk to minimize shrinkage and it has a medium weight making a in all a fantastic option for anyone looking to print a quality line.

best t-shirts for printing

2. Stanley/Stella – The Creator

Made with 100% eco cotton, the Creator is another high-end blank t-shirt from Stanley/Stella that’s great for DTG printing. It has a thicker neck seam than the Staple Tee and has a unisex fit, something which is increasingly popular among clients and customers.

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best t-shirts for printing

3. Gildan Hammer

With a high quality feel but low cost, the Gildan Hammer is an excellent, durable, heavyweight t-shirt. It’s great for screen-printing and the ideal option for anyone looking to make a choice informed by a lower budget.

best t-shirts for printing

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4. Russell Classic Heavyweight

Another high quality heavyweight, made from 100% ring spun cotton. The Russell Classic cut makes it great for anyone looking for a t-shirt with a baggy skater look. Though it’s more expensive, it’s a t-shirt we find has been particularly popular with our fashion/streetwear focused clients.

best t-shirts for printing

5. Gildan Soft Style

The Gildan Soft Style is a really good low-cost t-shirt, which has soft feel and a light weight making it perfect for summer. The pricing makes it particularly good for those looking to print high numbers on a budget; if you need hundreds of t-shirts to give out as part of a promotion, or for a festival or event, this is an excellent choice.

best t-shirts for printing

6. Continental Classic

Another 100% cotton t-shirt, the Continental Classic is a good competitor to Stanley/Stella’s Creator. While the Creator is heavier, the N03 is a bit more lightweight, with a thinner neck seam. The N03 is an excellent unisex t-shirt, which comes in a classic cut.


best t-shirts for printing

7. Stanley/Stella Shifts Dry Long Sleeve

For a long time everyone was raving about the Gildan Ultra Cotton Long Sleeve – it was the only long sleeve with a cuff, which most customers want. Then Stanley/Stella launched the Shifts Dry – a 100% organic cotton top, which is now the best option for a really high quality long sleeve.

best t-shirts for printing

8. Gildan Ultra Cotton Long Sleeve

For a long time this was the best choice for a long sleeve with a cuff. While the Stanley/Stella Shifts Dry is a higher quality, the Gildan Ultra Cotton Long Sleeve remains a great option for keeping costs down.

Looking to print on the best blank t-shirts for your clothing brand, business or festival? At ICON Printing we offer a wide-ranging catalogue with high quality t-shirts, caps, bags and more Get a quote in 2 minutes online.