One thing to note is that even though they are usually pre-shrunk, 100% cotton shirts are still known to shrink a little after washing. This would also be the best option for novelty tees, business promotions, team shirts, etc.
· Gildan 100% Cotton
100% Ringspun Cotton
These garments are thinner and softer than your regular 100% cotton tees and, because of their manufacturing process, are more durable as well. This is our most popular garment types among clothing brands. They have a higher-end feel and do not shrink as much as your average 100% cotton shirt.
Styles Printful offers that are 100% ringspun cotton: · American Apparel · Anvil · Alternative · Bella + Canvas
Bella + Canvas
· American Apparel
– 2001ORG / 2102ORG
– 4001ORG · Alternative 6021
While choosing an organic option will be based solely on personal preference, garment weights can be broken down.
Garment weights are usually reflected by their durability. The heavier the garment the more durable, while the lighter the softer. Keep in mind that because ringspun cotton shirts are manufactured to be more durable and lighter than regular cotton shirts, a lighter 4.3 oz ringspun cotton shirt will usually be more durable than a heavier 6 oz cotton shirt.
American Apparel 2102ORG
When it’s all said and done, your garment choice really comes down to some basic factors: · Who’s your audience · What’s your budget · Personal preference
Battle of the brands
Here is an ever more in depth comparison between brands and styles.
Gildan 64000 Softstyle shirts are our most affordable, softest feel cotton shirt. They are loose-fitting and produce good quality printing results. Up from that are your Gildan Heavy Cotton shirts and Gildan Ultra Cotton shirts. The difference between the three are your weights:
· Gildan Softstyle = 4.5 oz · Gildan Heavy Cotton = 5.5 oz · Gildan Ultra Cotton = 6.1 oz
Keep in mind, the heavier the weight the thicker the garment will feel, with the heavier garments being more durable than the lighter garments.
Our Gildan 2000 Ultra Cotton shirts are also offered in the widest selections of sizes, ranging from Small to 5XL.
Gildan 64000 Softstyle
Gildan 2000 Ultra Cotton
American Apparel 2001 (men) / 2102 (women) shirts are our most popular garments. These are 100% ringspun cotton, making them lighter and softer, yet as durable as the heavier weighted shirts. They are also slimmer-fitting than any of our other selections. One key reason why so many of our clients decide to go with this brand is because they are made here in the U.S. in 100% sweatshop-free factories. American Apparel garments also produce some of our best printing results.
American Apparel 2001
American Apparel 2102
Our other popular Anvil varieties includes the Anvil 980 Lightweight Tee.
· Anvil 980 Lightweight Tee
– 4.5 oz
– 100% ringspun cotton
Anvil 980 Lightweight Fashion T-Shirt
The Anvil 980 is our most popular shirt.
Another great option is the Alternative Apparel 1070 (men) / 1072 (women) shirts. These shirts come in second in popularity . The torsos on these shirts do tend to run longer than other brands.