Getting custom printed goods is so exciting and fun. Getting to choose colors, products, and what you want printed is so enjoyable…until you realize you have hundreds of different types of products to choose from. It may seem a bit daunting but fear not! We have been compiling a list of our favorite things all to help your decision making process that much easier.
There’s a lot to consider when ranking clothing; fabric type, fit, softness, durability. It can be difficult to navigate through the maze of options, especially when you want your screen printed shirts to be perfect. During our time in the industry, we have made sure to take careful note of what we have enjoyed printing and wearing ourselves as well as the feedback we have gotten from customers. Our list is comprised of the best of the best when it comes to brands and individual products.
Bella + Canvas
One of our all time favorites that we always find ourselves going back to are Bella + Canvas products. This company sells a wide range of fashion forward pieces that combine comfort and style with ease. Our favorites of this brand are the 3001C Jersey T-Shirt and the 8838 Slouchy Tank. Both are made of a cotton/ polyester blend making them extremely soft and breathable.
Next Level is another brand that works to combine comfort with fashion. Whether you are looking for a casual t-shirt or a flowy, drape-sleeved top, this apparel company has you covered. Our favorite product is the 3600 tee, which comes in a wide variety of fun colors and is also a super soft blend of cotton and polyester.
As far as sportswear goes, Augusta always takes the cake. They offer top of the line activewear products that we use to provide many of our lifeguard uniforms that we print. Our favorite product from them are the AG2625 compression shorts. These awesome workout shorts are not only awesome looking, but built to withstand the impact of physical fitness. Plus, they come in a bunch of fun colors and patterns.
And who would we be if we didn’t include the OG shirt company in our favorites! Gildan has been a rock star in the apparel industry for decades and has really began to expand what they offer. Aside from the classic 100% cotton shirt styles, they offer soft style shirts as well as our new favorite, the H000 Hammer Style! It sounds rough and rugged but it’s the exact opposite. It’s probably the closest a shirt can get to feeling like pajamas and they not only come in classic colors, but also a lot of pastels and softer shades.
While we haven’t had the opportunity to try all products available to us, we look forward for the opportunity to experiment with new apparel and give you our feedback. As always, we are happy to chat with you and give you recommendations for what we think would work best with what you would like to print your custom designs on.