Not all t-shirts are created equal when it comes to custom shirts for your brand. Knowing which one to pick is important when setting your brand apart from the rest. We will go over 3 tiers of brands/blanks that will help you decide which is right for you.

The Budget T-Shirts

Brands like Gildan and Hanes make some really budget friendly options. These blanks have a boxy fit and use the cheapest cotton available. These t-shirt blanks are generally good for 1 time events like a 5k or a family reunion where they will likely be used only once.

Middle Tier Shirts

Bella Canvas and Next Level make some really nice blanks for a price that is not that much more than the budget t-shirts. They are made with nicer cotton that is smoother to the touch and are made with a retail fit in mind. This is a great place to start if you are looking for a more premium fitting shirt. Not to mention, these shirts print a lot better than the budget t-shirts.

Even if you are looking for shirts to just give away to clients or for promotional purposes, I would highly recommend going with these t-shirts versus the budget tees. The main reason is because you want your client or customer to wear it more than just once. Yes, they are a bit more expensive, but in the long term, they have a higher ROI because your customer will wear it 50 timers versus 1 time with the budget shirts. Paying a little more is more than worth it.

These middle tier brands also have more options when it comes to garment styles. Bella Canvas, for example, has a line called FWD fashion where they do market research and find out what is trendy. This makes it easy for you to pick up some custom looking apparel that is on trend for that year. Check them out here:

Top Tier Blanks

For us, AS Colour, has the best blanks. This premium quality blank comes at a price that we feel is worth it to set your brand apart from the competition. They have a variety of different styles that can help you achieve any look you are going for.

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