The printer that you select is dependent on the type of print
job you require. If you are planning to produce large
quantities, you may wish to select a different manufacturer than
you would if you were producing only a handful of garments.
Relatively Low Quantities:
Do you have a print job requirement for
your small business or local sports team? If you own a
restaurant, landscaping business, electrician service, or are
managing a fundraising event for your school, you may need a
small quantity of printed t-shirts. Local screen printers
can often assist with your logo development as well as printing.
Printing facilities for your local printing needs are called
Larger Quantity Production:
Are you a clothing wholesaler, clothing store, or fashion
designer, searching for a clothing factory to produce your
You can search for additional t-shirt printers
at the Clothing
Industry Directory or by using the search engine at the
Generally t-shirt printers will provide the
t-shirts in addition to doing the actual printing. However,
depending on the quantities that you plan to produce, you may wish to
purchase your own blank tees and have the printing company only provide
the service of printing. If you are interested, you can check on
pricing directly with the t-shirt suppliers. Unless your
quantities are very large, you will most likely not be able to purchase
directly from a factory. However, in the United States, you will
find that there are many t-shirt wholesalers that can assist you.
When checking for price, please make sure to ask the weight of the
t-shirts. T-shirts are sold in various weights and if you are
checking prices from more then one supplier, you want to make sure that
you are comparing apples to apples. Make sure you quotes are based
on the same weights, colors, fabric construction. Keep in mind
their will be a price difference between open end or ringspun qualities.
Also, when you get into the plus sizes such as XXL, you will generally
find that the plus sizes will cost more then sizes up to XL. Here
are a few places to find t-shirt suppliers to consult.
If you work in the industry, you may want
to review our Tips
for T-shirt Printers page.