Archive | October, 2008

What shirts can I print on?

Posted on 29 October 2008 by Shaun

Ok so you have a basic idea of the printing methods and hopefully you have some inspiration and vision for your line…so now what do you do?
Before you really get into it you should be familiar with what resources and garments you have available to print on.  Here is a list of some blank apparel manufactures available for print. I am sure I missed some but these are some well known and not as popular brands you can look at.

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Here are my personal favorites along with the quality…

American Apparel         Most popular among indie clothing brands, I think its a little over rated
Alternative                   Pricey but great styles and quality
Tultex                          Best value for the money
Alstyle                         Good basic shirt to start with
Eternal                         Very high quality, high end type shirts

The ones marked with asterisks are some of the more used ones in the industry.

*Alstyle                         www.alstyle.com
*Alternative                   www.alternativeapparel.com
*American Apparel         www.americanapparel.net
*Anvil                             www.anvilknitwear.com
Apparel Whiz                 www.apparelwhiz.com
Article 1                        www.article1.net
A.S. Tees                       www.astees.com
Authentic Pigment         www.authenticpig.com
Ayers Rock                     www.ayersrock.co.uk
Bare                               www.bareapparel.com
Bay Island                      www.bayislandsportswear.com
Bella                              www.bella.com
Canvas                           www.bella.com/mens-clothing.html
Comfort Colors              www.dyehouse.com
Continental                    www.continentalclothing.com
Cygnus                           www.cygnussportswear.com
District Threads              www.districtthreads.com
Edun-Live                       www.edun-live.com
Eternal                            www.eternalapparel.net
*FruitOfTheLoom             www.fruit.com
*Gildan                            www.Gildan.com
*Hanes                             www.hanes.com
In Your Face                    www.inyourfaceapparel.com
Independent Trade Co.    www.independenttradingco.com
*Jerzees                            www.jerzees.com
Kavio                               www.kavio.com
*Next Level                      www.nextlevelapparel.com
Pacific Sports                   www.epacificsports.com
Pima                                www.pimaapparel.com
Royal                               www.royalapparel.net
Skinni Fit                         www.skinnifit.com
TQM Group                     www.tqmapparelgroup.com
*Tultex                            www.tultex.net

If you notice a brand I have missed please contact me and let me know!

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Posted on 23 October 2008 by Shaun

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Posted on 21 October 2008 by Shaun

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Posted on 20 October 2008 by Shaun

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