First of all, you have to be familiar with the different brands, fabrics, weights, finishes and styles of wholesale blank t-shirts that you can use. T-shirts are a very widespread form of advertising, but most people can’t really tell the difference between two shirt brands even if they are very loyal to only one of them.
So, what factors do you have to consider when selecting the right fabric? You have to know what kind of apparel you want to print on and how the shirt will be worn. Is it a 100% cotton shirt, a tank top, a plain tee, a jacket or a sweatshirt? Afterward you should choose the color that best suits your design. You have to be flexible with your initial color choice, however, because some shirt styles do not come in all colors. Color also involves different varieties: there are pigment-dyed, tie-dyed, whites, darks and lights. White fabrics are generally the cheapest, with light and dark colors costing more, in that order. Specially applied colors are of course more expensive.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Other details that you have to think about include:
• Sleeve length: 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or long sleeve
• Neck style: regular, scope neck, v-neck
• Tank tops: spaghetti straps or regular tanks
• Arm hole: varies depending on the brand
• Extra considerations for sweatshirts: hooded or crewneck, heavy or light weight, 1/4 or full zip.
After knowing the details of your shirt, you have to consider who will wear it to arrive at the final cut and style. For example, there are shirts that have a classic fit, or you can do a little customizing based on the age and size of your wearers. Most regular fit T-shirts can be found in 5XL but not in all colors, but there are also talls available for you. The general rule is that more customized shirts tend to cost higher. Since there are a lot of shirt manufacturers who produce white T-shirts, so their price bids are rather competitive. But if you choose a shirt that is 3XL, navy, tall long sleeve with a breast pocket, the number of manufacturers offering this is considerably reduced and their prices are much higher.
Then again, you have to remember that most onlookers can’t tell the difference between one shirt brand and another. I may be a loyal to a particular brand, but another brand suits my budget so I’ll buy from the latter. Getting a 50/50 5.6 ounce instead of a 100% cotton heavyweight to save money is not a good idea. If you’re still undecided, take a look at your closet and pick the shirt brand that you like best. Good luck on making the right shirt choice for your needs!