We often get asked which t-shirt gives the best print results. If we were to recommend just one from the vast range we stock, we’d go for the GILDAN Softstyle Adult Ringspun T-Shirt (GD001).
PRICE – It’s the cheapest t-shirt we stock. They’re so reasonable and great value for money, price per unit starts at just £1.91
QUALITY – We stock another Gildan – the Heavy Cotton Adult T-shirt (GD005), that comes in at the same price as our recommended Softstyle Gildan, but the quality is noticeably different. The Heavy Cotton Gildan isn’t as soft, has a baggier fit and isn’t finished as nicely – the hem stitching is really basic.
PRINTABILITY – This Softstyle Gildan is 100% cotton, so any of the print techniques we offer will take to it really well. It washes and wears well too. This style comes in so many different colours, the brand Gildan are great for that.
WEARABILITY – It’s very soft and comfortable to wear. It is a perfect length and the sleeves don’t gape too much.
N.B. If we were to recommend a t-shirt that produces even better print results (this one does come with a slightly higher pricier tag), we would go for anything by Earth Positive. These t-shirts give outstanding print results, as the weave is nice and tight. So, if you’re feeling flush – these are definitely the ones to go for!
The reason we stock so many T-shirts, is because we want to be able to offer something for every budget. And if you still can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we can help you find it. Choosing a T-shirt depends on your intended spend per unit and what you’re actually going to use your printed T-shirt for. It could be a promotional give away, fashion resale or for uniform, etc. We reckon our recommended Gildan would fit the bill for all of these requirements, it really is a great tee.
If you would like any more information on the types of custom t-shirt printing we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
We recently stumbled across these brilliant t-shirts by The Unrefinery.com and couldn’t help but love them. They sort of speak for themselves – but what really impressed us is that they’re so simple, yet very witty and very clever. It just shows you don’t have to think up long-winded, elaborate designs in order to create successful artwork for t-shirts.
Want to print your own t-shirts and hoodies? Get in touch! We specialise in screen and direct to garment printing. Our email is: email@example.com or give us a ring on: 0207 183 8431
The T-Shirt Deli puts a new twist on personalising shirts. The concept is pretty simple: your t-shirt design, served hot-off-the-press and wrapped to-go with a side of chips. Awesome!
Owner, Ninel moved to Chicago 13 years ago. After years of copy-writing for beer commercials, she left the advertising industry to start the T-Shirt Deli. She first envisioned the deli when she thought of several funny sayings to put on t-shirts. Rather than simply customising a few of her own shirts, she decided she wanted to help others produce shirts too – “Much like you can customise your sandwich in a New York-style deli.” She says, “After all, not everyone shares my sense of humor, and as it turns out, people absolutely love the opportunity to get creative, and see their own idea turned into a wearable product.”
She searched far and wide for gleaming white deli cases, rolls of perfectly waxed butcher paper, brightly colored stickers, and open-air wicker baskets to display our freshest selection of tees. She also chooses to use “homegrown” American Apparel brand shirts, and started to stock as many font choices and colors as cheeses in a New York deli.
Today, there are two stores in Chicago – one in Bucktown and another in Andersonville, and they just celebrated their seventh anniversary. They take orders on their website, and offer a fun ‘catering’ service. Like any other caterer, they travel to parties, work events, etc., but instead of dishing out spaghetti, they make and serve shirts on-site for the attendees.
Over the years, customers have had many creative ideas to share, though often their designs or text are based on inside jokes, nicknames and other cryptic items only known them and their friends.
It’s always so refreshing to see something done with such a twist! Good job!
Come chat to us if you’d like any custom t-shirt printing done (sadly ours don’t come with chips, but hey – that’s not a bad idea!…) Drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0207 183 8431
Muse of Fire – Film Trailer
We’ve recently had the pleasure of printing a run of tees for these two funny fellows, who are on a mission to change the world’s perception of Shakespeare.
“This unique feature documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they travel the world to find out everything they can about tackling the greatest writer of them all. Together they have directed and produced an inspiring film that aims to demystify and illuminate Shakespeare’s work for everyone: from actors, directors and students of all disciplines, right through to the man on the street.
Denmark with Jude Law, Baz Luhrmann in Hollywood, a prison in Ireland, and on set with Al Pacino’s King Lear. Think Shakespeare is boring? Think again!
Featuring: Dame Judi Dench, Ewan McGregor, Sir Ian McKellen, Jude Law, Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Helen Mirren, Fiona Shaw, Alan Rickman, Baz Luhrmann, Zoe Wanamaker, and many more.”
More info here – shakespearefilm.com
These t-shirts were DTG (direct to garment) printed on one of our most popular unisex tees by Gildan. This brand of crew neck t-shirt is always a fantastic choice due to the quality craftsmanship – making them super durable. They’re 100% cotton, which is an ideal surface for all print methods.
If you’d like more information on direct to garment printing garments for events and functions, please get in touch.
phone: 0207 183 8431
How cool are these!? Unreal Estate have created a line of t-shirts that are inspired by a watercolour animation. Each project is created in tune with a particular theme or as a response to an existing creation or piece of art. These are all thermally reactive, which is such an awesome way of reflecting the qualities of watercolour. American Apparel came up with a similar concept a few years ago, their version went from either a blue or coral tone to white.
The tees were made with skaters in mind, we like the way they change to another colour when warm – probably creating a “tie dye” sort of look, pretty cool stuff!
If you would like any more information on custom t-shirt printing, do get in touch!
If “recycle and reuse” is your thing, you may have heard of high street favourite – Marks and Spencers’ new “SHWOP ’til you drop” scheme – which we think is a pretty awesome idea, in a world of mass consumerism. Basically, “shwopping” is about bringing an old item of clothing into an M&S store with you (even if it’s not from M&S) each time you go in to buy something new. You leave it with them and all clothing goes to Oxfam – they either resell it in one of their stores, forward it on to those who need it in the Third World, or recycle fibers to make new materials – more info here. Good job M&S!
Talking of which, we’ve come across an alternative way to recycle something we bet you have hanging out in your wardrobe right this minute. So, if you’re not an M&S fan, this might be for you. We came across this cool experiment on a blog by Judah Method Clothing. This tee (see photo 4 below) was created using a vinyl car decal, ducktape and bleach. While this is not a cost effective way to mass produce tee’s it is a great way to prototype and experiment. Here is some insight into the process, a photo guide, and the finished concept.
You will need:
(see photo 1.)
1. A Car Decal (Judah Method decal was used in this example). 2. Large Black T-shirt (here’s where your old black tee comes in handy!). 3. Roll of Duck Tape. 4. Pair of Scissors. 5. Spray bottle with a 70% bleach, 30% water solution and an hour of time.
Step One: Lay the shirt flat and apply decal. This step is not easy, the decals don’t like to stick to tees so take care peeling the backing off. (see photo 2.)