I'm looking to make some t-shirts, on an on-demand basis. Are there any alternatives to Cafe Press and Zazzle, preferably one that's not weird about owning people's designs, and copyright issues? I'd like to have unlimited designs available, decent prices, and decent quality t-shirts. I'm not interested in getting anything in bulk. Thanks!
posted by apetpsychic
on Jan 20, 2006 -
Naturally, all of the tie-dye shirts that I have bought at concerts or made myself over the past few years have faded to a white-pinkish mess after the first wash or two. Do you know of a good place, online or off, that sells quality tie-dye shirts? Preferably, I would like shirts sporting the usual designs - The Dead, Phish, The Allman Brothers, etc... Google turns up plenty of vendors; the hard part is figuring out who actually makes the quality goods.
posted by tomorama
on Sep 26, 2005 -
Setting up a booth to sell t-shirts. Any advice or suggestions for how to go about it? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly
on Jul 1, 2005 -
I’ll be launching a new t-shirt site over the next several months and am looking for insight into what makes a good shirt (our fearless leader, for example, likes American Apparel
shirts and the designs from Protoculture
). So what do you look for? Comfort (cotton? cotton-poly blends?)? Funny or clever slogans (you bet your ass there’s a difference between funny and clever (and witty, too))? Artistic value? Originality? Retro styling (or do you think retro's going back to the grave)? What’s your favorite t-shirt? Where and how did you find the shirt/seller?
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posted by Sinner
on Mar 28, 2005 -
Over the years, I've collected a whole lot of t-shirts, and as I'm something of a slacker nerd, they're pretty much the only thing I wear. The problem is, I keep them in stacks in a big rack of square cubby-like containers, so I wash them, I fold them, I stack them on top, and then inevitably wind up wearing the same dozen shirts over and over again. I've been trying to devise an ingenious way to get a better rotation, but I'm coming up blank. (I share a closet with the girl, and pretty much all of the hanger space is hers, so that's out.) Anyone have a brilliant method of managing shirts like this?
posted by majcher
on Mar 20, 2005 -
I want to create a few custom T-shirts (1) where my image covers the entire shirt, not just a small rectangular area on the front or back, and (2) that are fitted, not those loose nerdy things, and (3) online. Accurate colour reproduction is fairly important. Is there an online store á la CafePress
that lets me do this?
posted by gentle
on Jan 21, 2005 -
Can anyone recommend a source for long-sleeved t-shirts (not undershirts)? I'm looking for outstanding comfort and outstanding quality. Preferably no tags. I don't mind paying a premium for the comfort and the quality.
posted by yaquina27
on Dec 19, 2004 -
american apparel is getting the glory, but what other t-shirt manufacturers make shirts in the US? i think there are several in LA alone, but i don' t know where to look for them.
posted by subpixel
on Dec 10, 2004 -
Custom t-shirts: I don't have a silk screen, nor the inclination to acquire and learn how to use one. What are my other options? I can only think of thermal transfer, but I remember that being an unreliable, short-lived approach. Is there a better way to do thermal transfers, or a better way altogether?
posted by blueshammer
on Oct 30, 2004 -
I've got several cool old t-shirts that are too small for me now, but that I'd like to use for something. So far the only idea I could come up with was pillows. Any suggestions?
posted by drezdn
on Oct 29, 2004 -
the letter eth: right now i'm working on trying to find a way to get under 20 shirts made and ready by next weekend but besides that -- (mi if anyone wants to wait for it) [more inside]
posted by ethylene
on Sep 24, 2004 -
I've heard that American Apparel's wholesale prices are way lower than the $15 they want at retail for a plain t-shirt. How low do they go? Also, someone the net must resell them (printed or unprinted) for less than $15. Who?
posted by smackfu
on Aug 5, 2004 -
What do you do with old t-shirts that, for sentimental reasons, you can't bear to part with? [more inside]
posted by Shane
on Jul 27, 2004 -
I want to purchase a t-shirt from an American site. Are the sizes - which are, in this case, small, medium, large, and so on - the same as they are in NZ (or the UK)? [more inside]
posted by malpractice
on Apr 3, 2004 -
For a while now, my ex-fashion student Kaffrin, and writing student Me have been wanting to hop aboard the t-shirt printing bandwagon. Is there a cheap, high-quality screenprinting kit out there? Or any better suggestions than inkjet iron-ons to get images and text from a computer screen onto fabric?
posted by armoured-ant
on Dec 15, 2003 -