Choosing the Perfect T-Shirt

NOT ALL T-SHIRTS ARE CREATED EQUAL 

When choosing a t-shirt for your next project, consider the end use:

 

  - Will your t-shirt be sold in a retail setting? 

If you want to make a lasting impression and create a high value product, you should consider a premium quality t-shirt.  Our go-to option for premium t-shirts is the Bella + Canvas 3001 for the soft feel and great fit.

 

 - Is this t-shirt for a giveaway or promotion?

 If you are giving out your t-shirts at a large event, or looking for a low-cost option, we recommend the Tultex 202 or the Gildan G5000 for the wide selection of colors and affordability. 

 

- Will your staff be wearing these t-shirts? 

 Polyester/Cotton blend shirts are great for hot environments like kitchens and construction sites.  Check out the JERZEES 0000 for its breathability and affordable price.

 

 

FABRIC TYPES


Combed Ring-Spun Cotton: 

Combed Ring-Spun Cotton is made by spinning together longer fibers that have gone through a process of removing impurities while aligning the fibers to create the strongest, softest cotton fabric.  This fabric generally makes for the highest quality 100% cotton garments.


Heather CVC:  

First of all, let’s define what CVC means. It’s an acronym for Chief Value Cotton, which refers to a cotton and polyester blend with a heavier percentage of cotton. Heather CVCs are a blend of cotton and polyester.  These blends were initially made to lower import and export duties, but it’s their quality and price that has made them a fast favorite in the industry. A lot of customers love to use these tees, because that polyester blend gives it a nice subtle textured look that elevates any print. Plus, they are lightweight and have a super soft hand. 

 
Triblend:  

This fabric is a blend of three types of yarn –  50% polyester, 25% combed and ring-spun cotton and 25% rayon. You get the comfort from the cotton, durability from the polyester and the luxurious drape from the rayon. Did you know that rayon was originally developed as a substitute for silk? Well that’s what gives our Triblends such a silky feel. Similar to a Heather CVC, Triblends have a really subtle texture. The reason for this is because the natural and the synthetic fibers take the dye differently, so when it’s knit, there’s a really nice heathered look to it. However, while most of our Triblend tees have that texture, we also have engineered our dying process so that, at times, the natural and synthetic fibers take the dye in a way that results in a solid color.

 

OUR FAVORITE T-SHIRT

The Bella + Canvas 3001 is one of our favorite blank t-shirts for screen printing.  We love the quality of the fabric, the fit, and the sizing.  The 3001C is an affordable option for a premium quality t-shirt that comes in a wide variety of colors.  This product pairs perfectly with the ladies Bella + Canvas 6004.