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The Most Popular Question in The Business: "Which Blank T-Shirt Brand is The Best?"

With hundreds of brands to choose from, selecting the right blank for your project can become a little overwhelming.

With over 15 years in the business, we have experienced some of the best and worst fabrics to print on.

Take a look below to find out which

t-shirts we prefer to use, and why.

The curation of brands below not only print well, but the fabrics are high quality, they do not fade quickly, and they hold their shape - wash after wash.

Economical T-Shirts $

Considering Gildan is one of the leading t-shirt manufacturers in the world, there is a high chance that you have a Gildan t-shirt in your closet. Gildan is used by everyone: Big brands, small brands, touring bands, fundraisers, schools, colleges, sports leagues, major sports teams, clothing companies, car clubs, construction businesses, restaurants, marketing agencies... you get it - they're very affordable and they look great!

Take a look at the details below:

Gildan 5000 - Standard Fit

If you're looking to get the most value for your project, the Gildan 5000 is an excellent choice that is trusted by thousands of brands globally.

  • 5.3 oz./yd² (US) 8.8 oz./L yd (CA), 100% cotton, 20 singles

  • Heather colors, Graphite Heather, Safety colors,Tweed, Blackberry, Lilac, Midnight, Neon colors & Sunset: 50/50 cotton/polyester

  • Antique colors & Sport Grey : 90/10 cotton/polyester

  • Ash Grey: 99/1 cotton/polyester

  • Safety Green: Compliant with ANSI / ISEA 107

  • Midweight fabric

  • Classic fit

  • Non-stitched, classic width, rib collar

  • Taped neck and shoulders

  • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems

  • Tear away label

Upload Your Art File and Get Pricing for the Gildan 5000 HERE

Gildan 64000 - Slim Fit

If you're looking for a slim-fitting t-shirt with a slim price tag to match, the Gildan 64000 is your best choice. This t-shirt provides a premium look at an economical price, tailored to fit any project budget.

  • 4.5 oz./yd² (US) 7.5 oz./L yd (CA), 100% ring spun cotton, 30 singles

  • Antique colors & Sport Grey: 90/10 cotton/polyester

  • Heather colors & Blackberry: 35/65 cotton/ polyester

  • Graphite Heather: 50/50 cotton/ polyester

  • Modern classic fit

  • High stitch density for smoother printing surface

  • Non-topstitched, narrow width, rib collar

  • Taped neck and shoulders

  • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems

  • Tear away label

Upload Your Art File and Get Pricing for the Gildan 5000 HERE


Streetwear T-Shirts $$

If you have a streetwear brand, you should consider using the brands below. These brands are the same brands used by leading streetwear companies such as: Supreme, 10.Deep, The Hundreds, Born X Raised, Market, Stussy, Cookies, Diamond Supply Co. Primitive, and Palace, , Etc.

Take a look at the details below:

American Apparel 1301 - Standard Fit

Previously known as the Alstyle Apparel 1301, the now titled, American Apparel 1301, is literally the shirt that is used THEE MOST by all streetwear brands, big and small. The fit, heavyweight fabric, body shape, thick collar, and color options, are all what has kept the American Apparel 1301 in the the leading position when it comes to streetwear blanks.

  • 6 oz./yd²,(US) 10 oz./L yd,(CA),100% cotton, 18 singles

  • Heather Grey is 90/10 cotton/polyester

  • Charcoal Heather & Safety Greenare 50/50 cotton/polyester

  • Heavyweight fabric

  • Classic fit

  • Non-topstitched, wide width, rib collar

  • Taped neck and shoulders

  • Tear away label

Upload Your Art File and Get Pricing for the American Apparel 1301 HERE

Gildan H000 - Standard Fit

If you're looking to combine the sturdiness of a heavyweight t-shirt and the softness of a ringspun tee, the Gildan H000 is an excellent choice with a fair price tag.

  • 6 oz./yd² (US) 10 oz./L yd (CA), 100% combed ringspun cotton, 20 singles

  • Graphite Heather: 50/50 cotton/polyester

  • Sport Grey: 90/10 cotton/black polyester

  • Heavyweight soft ring spun fabric

  • Modern classic fit

  • Non-topstitched, classic width, rib collar

  • Taped neck and shoulders

  • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems

  • Tear away label

Upload Your Art File and Get Pricing for the Gildan H000 HERE

Bella Canvas 3001 - Slim Fit

If you're looking to impress your audience with a premium fashion style t-shirt, we recommend the Bella Canvas 3001 or the Next Level 3600 (below) Both are super soft, slim-fitting, unisex, and come in over 30 different colors.

Bella 3001

  • 4.2 oz./yd² (US) 7 oz./L yd (CA), 100% airlume combed and ringspun cotton, 32 singles

  • Ash is 99/1 airlume combed and ringspun cotton/polyester

  • Retail fit

  • Unisex sizing

  • Coverstitched collar and sleeves

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping

  • Side seams

  • Tear away label

Upload Your Art File and Get Pricing for the Bella 3001 HERE

Next Level Apparel 3600 - Slim Fit

Very Similar to the Bella Canvas 3001, the Next Level 3600 is also super soft, slim-fitting, unisex, and comes in over 30 colors.

  • 4.3 oz./yd², 100% combed ringspun cotton, 32 singles

  • Heather Grey is 90/10 cotton/polyester

  • Fabric laundered

  • Set-in 1x1 baby rib collar

  • Hemmed sleeves

  • Side seamed

  • Tear away label

Upload Your Art File and Get Pricing for the Next Level 3600 HERE


High Fashion T-Shirts $$$

If you're looking to make a statement and sell premium quality merch at a premium price, these brands will set you apart from the competition. In contrast to the brands above, the brands below are noticeably different when it comes to the feel of the fabrics, the dyes used to create the various colorways, the shape of each cut, and yes - the price.

Take a look at the details below:

Comfort Colors 1717 - Standard Fit, Garment Dyed*

With it's vintage look and super soft heavyweight fabric, this shirt is truly unique and continues to age well with each wash. Many have referred to this shirt as "the perfect vintage t-shirt."

  • 6.1 oz./yd², 100% ring spun cotton, 20 singles

  • Garment-dyed soft ring spun fabric

  • Relaxed fit

  • Topstitched, classic width, rib collar

  • Twill taped neck and shoulders

  • Twill label

These garments are pre-shrunk during the garment dye and wash processes for almost no shrinkage at home

Pigment dye colors: These colors provide a vintage look that will remain for the life of the garment

Reactive dye colors: Provide a traditional dyed appearance, with the same great softness

Upload Your Art File and Get Pricing for the Comfort Colors 1717 HERE

Los Angeles Apparel 1801GD - Oversized Fit

Made of 100% USA cotton, this textile is beefy, durable, absorbent, and is virtually shrink free as a result of garment dyeing. The garment is washed with natural enzymes, resulting in a broken-in feel, just like a T-shirt that was washed or worn for a decade or two. Its special features include its heavy and sturdy feel and combined with a more generous fit (about 1 wider on the flat than a contemporary T-shirt) and higher neck line.

• Unisex

• Made In U.S.A.

• 6.5 oz/yd2

• 18/1 open end cotton

• 100% Cotton

If you would like a quote on the Los Angeles Apparel 1801GD, email us your order and art files.


In conclusion: Selling merch is like selling food. The ingredients you choose will have a major impact on the overall flavor and presentation of your creation.

You can trust all of the brands above and sell in complete confidence with each of them. Choose wisely and don't overthink it! Remember: It's not about what you want to wear, it's about what your customers want to wear and feel comfortable purchasing.

We hope this information makes choosing the perfect blank for your project easier.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

So, which T-Shirt brand do you think is the best for your next project?

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