Custom Printed T-Shirts Buyers Guide
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You will look great in your new custom t-shirts!
Easy As: 1. Choose a Design 2. Pick Garments 3. Place Order
Time Saving T-Shirt Design Ideas
Save Time with Design Ideas!
View many great design ideas in over 50 categories.
All design ideas can be customized for your group
with the online t-shirt designer
Edit your T-Shirt Design Online
All design ideas can be customized using our easy Online Designer. Click on the design you like. When the page loads, click on the green “Start Designing” button to take you to our Custom T-Shirt Designer page. To add a back design, click “Add Art” and type in the SP number for the 2nd design you like.
Sharing your designs with your group is simple.
Want to start from scratch?
Visit the Online Custom T-Shirt Designer Now!
Custom T-Shirt Designs
We can do a fully custom design for your group. From a drawing, a previous shirt, or just an idea, our talented artists can do anything! No additional charges for custom artwork!
Shirt and Ink colors for Custom T-Shirts
It can be challenging to pick colors on your device because of monitor variables, lighting, and glare.
Some color combinations can strain your eyes to look at. Contact one of our expert customer representatives if you’re concerned about your ink and shirt color combination.
Popular Ink Colors
See all screen printing ink colors
Choose Garments for your Design Idea
Keep everyone happy! Offer a mix of items to your group.
You can add a single sweatshirt to your order if you’d like – no problem!
About 50% of customers order the B110 100% cotton T-Shirts. The B110 is used as the base pricing you see in our ads and on stock design idea pages.
The popular B110 100% Cotton Short Sleeve T-shirt is made by Gildan®. Gildan is known for quality, large color selection and maintaining very good stock availability.
View B110 details
Some groups opt for the 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester 5.5 oz Short Sleeve T-Shirt from Gildan. Colors are limited when compared to the B110.
The 50/50 dries faster than 100% cotton but not as fast as a wicking t-shirt.
View B120 50/50 details
Planning outdoor activities? The B576 100% Polyester Wicking T-Shirts are an excellent option to stay cool and dry. The B576 is our most popular wicking shirt. The smooth fabric looks like a standard t-shirt, but still has the moisture wicking properties of polyester. The material feels very close to the texture of a standard t-shirt vs other wicking shirts.
View B576 Men’s Wicking details
View B577 Women’s Wicking details
Keep warm in winter! Hoodies are a great item to offer to your group. The ‘hoodies’ are made by Gildan, so the colors will match with your t-shirts. Hoodies are very popular for everyday wear. This mid-weight hoodie keeps the cold out without making the wearer too hot.
View the B176 Hoodies details
Many prefer a long sleeve t-shirt for sun protection or to help fend off pesky bugs.
View B111 T-shirt details
Zip hoodies can be worn open or closed which makes changing into the hoodie really effortless. No ‘oops’ everyone just saw my tummy as my t-shirt rode up with the hoodie.
View B177 Zip Hoodie details
Baby & Toddler Shirts
We offer baby and toddler t-shirts and onesies for your group. We print these with a digital process so they are priced differently. You get to take advantage of the quantity pricing of the regular t-shirts in your order, but the base price of the baby and toddler shirts is higher due to the decoration process.
Learn more about baby and toddler shirts. See the available types: Baby Onesies, Baby T-shirts*, Baby T-shirt Onesies, and Toddler T-shirts*.
* Most Popular
Add names to the back of some of your t-shirts! We can also add personalized numbers to the back of your shirts! View all information about adding Personalization to your T-shirt order.
Choosing the Correct Garment Size
It’s a Challenge
“What shirt size do you want to order?” Best advice we have is ask them! Guessing sizes is a minefield. Every group is different.
Size Sample Kit
Not all medium-sized shirts are the same. Garment types (even the same vendor!) are often cut differently. In general all garments are cut differently. Please review the garment detail pages for sizing information. Smaller shirts and features like zippers, v-necks and scoop necks can affect the overall imprint size for all your shirts.
Ordering extra shirts is the best thing you can do to solve size issues. After the shirts arrive, some people change the size they need. Having a few backup shirts enables you to keep those people happy. As new people join the group, it’s a great idea to welcome them with a t-shirt.
Low Custom T-Shirt Pricing
Mixing Garments Types
Everyone wants something different? We can help with that! As long as they can all be printed with the same design & ink color(s), you can mix garment types like sweatshirts, ladies shirts, and hoodies with your T-Shirts. Price will vary per garment type, but the total quantity determines the price break!
Reorders are priced based on quantity. It’s a good idea to get some extras at the better price break. If you need a smaller number of shirts after your first order, they will cost significantly more.
How is pricing determined?
Quantity of garments • Type of garments • Number of ink colors • Sides printed
Prices vary. View pricing info in the design idea viewer.
Tips for Ordering Custom Printed T-Shirts
First Time Buying T-Shirts?
• Decide on the design: In-house Design Idea or Custom?
• Pick your t-shirts and other garments.
• Round up the cost and take pre-orders.
• Order 20% extra shirts for new people.
• Place your order and make changes to the provided proof.
• Wait a short time for your new t-shirts to arrive!
Downloadable order form for faxed or emailed orders:
To place a reorder:
Sign in, find the order in “Current Orders” then click the “Reorder” button
(If it says the order cannot be reordered online, you can simply call us with your 5-6 digit work order number and we’ll be able to help!).
We have new reorder discounts! Within 60 days and After 60 days
Want to get everyone involved? Have a design contest!
Use our customizable design contest flyer.
Frequently asked questions about placing an order
Click here and be sure to visit older entries at the bottom too.
Screen printing is the Best Choice for larger custom t-shirt orders since larger orders usually cost significantly less when screen printed. A screen printed design will last as long as the garment—even when worn by an active person.
Read our article on the screen vs digital printing See the extensive charts and description of the decoration process.
Digital Printing is good for shirt orders under 10 pcs. It is a computer controlled printing process that applies a special ink to the fabric. While not as durable as screen printing, the digital print has an advantage: it costs the same regardless of the number of ink colors used in a design.
This process is perfect for small quantity orders and single shirt orders. Digital printing cannot reproduce some specialty inks like Glow or Glitter.
Benefits of Custom T-Shirts for Your Group
Everyone Can Wear a Custom Printed T-Shirt
Custom T-Shirts are a great way to build pride and a sense of association in your group. Custom T-Shirts can cut through the the social status many people convey with clothing. A custom T-shirt with your groups identification or message puts that message first! You’ll quickly see how new people feel right at home when they get their group t-shirts.
Uses for Custom T-Shirts
Some ways your organization can use custom t-shirts:
• T-Shirts for a community service project
• Use a T-Shirt for Fundraising
• Company or group Anniversary T-Shirts
• Group Identification
• Sales goals or Safety Award T-Shirts
• Trip or Event T-Shirts
• Really Casual Friday T-Shirts
• Employee Uniform T-Shirts
• T-Shirts to promote a product
Start the conversation about your group! Whether you’re a church group or a business, all organizations need to spread the word about how great they are. Let future customers, employees or members see the great things your people are doing by wearing a custom t-shirt for a volunteer activity or service project.