Best places to order T-shirt printing
These days, there are a thousand different ways to print a t-shirt. The most common way is called silk screen print. In this post, I’ll look at some of my own favorite places to order up T-shirts and other merch.
First of all - I’m a big fan of using local shops for doing this kind of thing. If you ‘re located in a big city somewhere, I’d recommend building a good working relationship with someone local..Everything is a lot smoother if you can actually go and talk to a person, and the printers know what kind of print you are looking for.
If, however, like me, you live in a small town, in a small country, this is usually not an option.
Now, if you’re running a small apparel brand, the most common thing to do is to go for a DTG (direct to garment) solution for your t-shirt where print companies print one shirt every time an order comes in, and a designer gets a cut of the sale price.
If DTG is not for you, and you want to sell your own stock of your own shirts, or even print some shirts for your band or your friends, these are my favorite go to places:
I’ve used Monster press for many different clients over the year. They have always served me with a perfect print. Multi colored or single colored prints, these people seem to really care about the result and will recommend you great options for printing if you’re in doubts. I bet you some of you’re favorite brands use Monster Press for their needs. They also have a sample store where you can buy some different designs printed with different methods for a great price. Go check them out.
Norwegian supplier of great merch. I’ve used them many times over the years, and they are great for huge bulk orders if you’re a festival or a band. They’re very good at doing custom merch. Recommended!
Awesome merch is in fact, awesome when it comes to small batches of different things. They are one of the few printers out there were there’s pretty easy to calculate the exact cost up front. A great tool to use if you want to do small batches of shirt, stickers or other stuff. Downside is that the customer service is swamped for the time being, and use a fair amount of time to reply. So you better be certain you have your ducks in a row before you place your order.