Top 7 Shirts for Custom Printing
T-Shirt Trends
min read

Top 7 Shirts for Custom Printing

Choosing the right material for your t-shirts and other custom-printed items can be tricky.

When it comes to choosing the perfect tee for screen printing, we know that there are a lot of options available out there. Narrowing down which shirt is best for your custom project can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start your search. Have no fear- we’re here to help you narrow down your selection to the best of the best. 

We took time to compile a list of what we consider to be some of the best t-shirts for custom printing. Having been in business for over ten years, we’ve printed on a wide variety of shirts so we know a thing or two about high-quality tees!

Alright, let’s dive in: Here are the best shirts for custom printing, in no particular order.

1. Bella + Canvas 3001CVC

This super-soft heathered t-shirt is lightweight, comfortable, and a perfect blend of polyester and cotton.

They’re popular due to their heathered colors and innovative heather prism collection. This prism collection is created by re-engineering the heather yarn-spinning and dyeing processes.

This tee is a good choice if you’re looking for something with high quality and an effortlessly cool look. 

2. American Apparel 2001

The American Apparel 2001 Fine Jersey Crewneck T-Shirt has been called the “king of shirts” with good reason. 

The American Apparel 2001 Fine Jersey Crewneck T-Shirt is a great value for its quality. It’s generally a great everyday shirt. Perfect for screen printing. 

3. Comfort Colors 1717

We highly recommend this tee if you desire a cozy, boxier fit.

These shirts are so versatile, and with more than 80 colors to choose from, you’re bound to find something that fits your needs.

4. Next Level 3600

The Next Level 3600 Premium Fitted Short Sleeve Crew is smoother and stronger than most other shirts on the market.

These tees are a great budget-friendly option for custom printing awesome designs.

5. Gildan 2000

Another shirt in our list of top recommendations is the Gildan 2001 Ultra Cotton Tee. 

This shirt is great if you need an affordable option for a tight budget but still wanna keep things high-quality.

This shirt is likely hanging in a closet near you already. Gildan has been one of the most reliable brands in terms of shirts for custom printing for decades. 

6. AS Colour 5001

The AS Colour Staple Tee 5001 is considered to be a closet staple for good reason.

It’s a staff favorite around the Real Thread office as well. 

This tee holds up its quality over time. The AS Colour Staple Tee 5001 keeps its shape and doesn’t pill with frequent wear–a true hero of the t-shirt world. 

7. Alternative Apparel 1973

Last but not least, the Alternative Apparel 1973 Eco-Jersey Crew. 

A great option for you and your brand if you’re interested in earth-minded custom apparel.

Now That You’ve Been Given Some Options- Which Will You Choose?

We’ve presented you with several options and now you’re probably wondering “which is the best fit for me?” 

We know a thing or two about t-shirts, and there’s plenty more info on where that all came from. Being in business for over 10 years, we’re confident that we can help you figure out what next steps you need to take to find the perfect shirts for your custom printing projects.

Check out our T-Shirt Buyer’s Guide- it’s a free resource to aid you on your t-shirt-buying journey. 

Good luck out there, and always feel free to reach out to our team to answer any queries you may have!

Custom T-Shirt Buyer's Guide Mockup

Get our free Custom T-Shirt Buyer's Guide

A 25+ page how-to guide full of tips, tricks, and money-saving recommendations.
Thank you! Check your email, the guide is headed your way!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.