Buying blank t-shirts either for your personal use or either for starting your own retail business is not so easy. You should always look for softness, comfortability, fabric material, and fitting. Ensure to account for these factors when starting your own clothing line or wholesale business because it would greatly affect your customer base. We have selected the 5 best blank t-shirts out of several blank t-shirts that we have printed for our clients. The comparison outlines the reviews by our customers and our own judgment of the factors described above.
1. American Apparel
Apparently, American Apparel has been acquired by Gildan but it’s unsure that this brand will be continued or another brand will be launched as its replacement. For now, we will compare the fine jersey crew neck blank t-shirt. This blank t-shirt is made from 100% cotton and it’s good for its softness and comfy feeling. This blank t-shirt is available in a variety of colours and can be a good head start for your clothing business. But there are some reasons that we have kept this blank t-shirt on #5. A major concern I have observed in this blank t-shirt is that its material is thin and the shirt is light weighted. But it depends on the user’s choice of the feel they prefer for the blank t-shirt. If you or your customers prefer thin shirts, then this blank t-shirt by American Apparel is a good choice for you. Another issue is the price per shirt. As it is US-made, you will have to pay the premium prices. Prices are different for dark and light-coloured blank t-shirts. You can choose many other nicer brands at less prices. Some of the key product specs of this blank t-shirt are listed below:
- – Fabric is 100% pure cotton
- – Ribbed neckband
- – Screen printing results are exceptional
- – Weight of the fabric is 4.3 oz.
- – Due to 100% ring-spun combed cotton, the weight is light and the feel is smooth.
2. Anvil Lightweight Fashion Tee
This blank t-shirt by Anvil comes with an easy tear-away label which means you can easily pull off the tag and embed your own custom printed label. The blank t-shirts which have their labels sewn inside the neck are very difficult to tear off for embedding their own tag and sometimes damage the cotton from the collar side. This blank t-shirt shrunk a bit after washing but there was no noticeable difference in length. Although the colour, shape, and fabric quality remained the same after washing this blank t-shirt by Anvil. This blank t-shirt retained its quality when comparing it to other blank t-shirts at a higher price than this one. This blank t-shirt is made from soft ring-spun cotton and is nicely stitched which makes it durable and looks good on an athletic build. The fitting is better than the blank t-shirt by American Apparel. This blank t-shirt is not too tight fitted and not too loose. It gives a comfy feeling as it’s between
tight-fitting and relaxed. This blank t-shirt by Anvil has no side seams which mean it is perfect for screen printing. Having side seams means the garment would show gaps in ink when passed through the press for printing. This blank t-shirt is available in many colours for both men and women that are in line with current fashion and trends. For screen printing, this blank t-shirt by Anvil is the right choice because this one-piece fabric can produce side prints perfectly. Some of the key product specs of this blank t-shirt are listed below:
- – Tear away labels for easy custom tags
- – Shoulder side taping
- – Bottom hem and sleeves are double needle-stitched
- – Made from 100% combed ring-spun cotton with a weight of 4.5 oz.
3. Next Level premium fitted sueded
This shirt is one of my favourites out of all the blank t-shirts. If you are looking for a super soft blank t-shirt, then this tee is the right choice for you. It is a 60/40 combed cotton/poly sueded which makes it super soft and comfy.It has a fine velvet feel yet having a sporty look and looks cooler than typical velvet fabric.
Although the price is slightly higher than Anvil and American Apparel you and your customers will love this blank t-shirt due to its softness and the unique quality it bears. This blank t-shirt is also ideal for screen printing if you do a single-pass print. The resulting tee gives a vintage type of funky look so you can print on all the trending styles and logos on it. After washing, this blank t-shirt has the same softness which it had originally and also the colours remained bright. Although I noticed a bit of shrinkage in the fabric it makes up for its fine quality. The shrinkage is not much that you would need to replace it with a larger size. There is a bit of change in length but it’s minimal. Next Level Apparel has a wide range of colours for their blank t-shirt that fit according to the current trends plus they also have a bigger selection for women but this blank t-shirt is a must-try. Some of the key product specs of this blank
t-shirt are listed below:
- – Bears a satin label
- – Laundered fabric, 60/40 combed cotton
- – Super-soft velvet touch
- – 1×1 sueded baby rib set-in collar
4. Alternative Short sleeve T-shirt
Although the Alternative blank t-shirt is much expensive than the others the quality of this blank t-shirt is worth its price. There are many other brands too which produce good quality blank t-shirts but Alternative especially stands out for producing high-quality apparel. If you want a blank t-shirt that has some weightage and is super soft as compared to the other brands, then Alternative might be the right pick for you. Alternative also has a large variety of shirts, tank tops, and bottoms for both men and women. The after-wash results for Alternative are exceptional. The blank t-shirt showed minimal shrinkage in terms of length and the colours of the blank t-shirt remained energetic The fitting of this blank t-shirt is not so tight but it is relaxed and baggy at the bottom half. It depends on the user if they prefer this kind of style.
Some of the key product specs of this blank t-shirt are listed below:
- – Pre dyed and washed
- – Mix of 67/33 cotton and polyester
- – Weight of 4.1 oz. And 100% combed ring-spun cotton
5. Bella Canvas Unisex Jersey T-shirt
There is a reason I have kept this shirt at #1. You have gone through a lot of brands of blank t-shirts to print on but still not finding the perfect pick? Every blank t-shirt is exceptional in its own quality but differs in terms of fit, colour variety, and price. I think the blank t-shirt by Bella Canvas has the right arrangement of quality, comfort, fit, and price which you are looking for. Blank t-shirt by Bella Canvas is made from 100% combed ring-spun cotton and has the right amount of comfort, weight, and softness which you might be looking for. It has a wide range of 57 different amazing colours so you have a vast choice of the blank t-shirt to print on. In terms of after wash, this blank t-shirt is best amongst the others. After several washes, I found that the colours and length of this blank t-shirt remained the same with no shrinkage and that is why this is my favourite blank t-shirt so far. The heather style blank t-shirt by Bella
canvas is durable and comfortable with a vintage touch and you can wear it with a pair of sporty jeans to give yourself a cool look. I recommend you to buy a 12 pack of blank t-shirts for different brands to choose one which fits your wholesale clothing business needs. Overall all the brands mentioned above are the best quality we have found in the US. Some of the key product specs of this blank t-shirt are listed below:
- – Weight of 4.2 oz. and 100% combed ring-spun cotton.
- – Shoulder side taping
- – Cover-stitched collar and hemmed sleeves