One of the most common things people need to do with their screen printed shirts is get them posted out, e.g. to their customers, or to their team. But that isn’t as straightforward as you might think. If you’re selling online, you’re going to need to know how much is your t-shirt weight so you can charge or budget the right amount. And if you’re posting to another country, a small difference can really increase the shipping cost.
Introducing one of our favourite t-shirts. We call it the Premium t-shirt: the American Apparel 50/50, also known as BB401.
Tech firms; Silicon Valley Startups; those who have a good budget and want to send a premium product to favourite customers, and those who want to sell only the finest merch.
The AA50/50 is a super stylish cut, feels incredibly soft to wear and screenprinting looks amazing on it.
Introducing one of our favourite t-shirts, what we call our Standard t-shirt: the Gildan Softstyle.
All uses, from promotional giveaways to corporate uniforms to band merch. It looks like a premium product but at a great price.
This is a a really versatile choice for your garment. Why? It’s great value, stylish, feels great to wear and screenprinting looks amazing on it.
It’s called Softstyle because it uses Gildan’s proprietary softstyle yarns. These yarns consume less energy to manufacture, producing less waste and result in a more stable print surface than traditional ring spun products (such as our budget t-shirts).
Screen Printing vs Digital Printing
We’ve previously written about what high quality screen printing is (and why we have thousands of happy customers through using it), but there’s another type of printing that you may have heard of called Digital Printing (which is also known as Direct To Garment, or DTG).
At Ramp, we use screen printing to print your t-shirts. Why? Well, we think it’s the best, most tried and tested method. But let’s look at DTG too.
Screen printing (or as it’s sometimes known, silk screen printing) is how we print your t-shirts here at Ramp.
So why do we use screen printing, and what is it?
Silkscreen printing gives you the best, sharpest results when your artwork is transferred onto cotton. Let’s take a look at the process.
Last month we printed some great tour t-shirts for ChangingAging. We were really interested in what they were doing. Their charismatic spokesperson is Dr Bill Thomas. He started with the idea that “what we need is a radical reinterpretation of longevity that makes elders (and their needs) central to our collective pursuit of happiness and well-being“.
In other words, society’s attitude to old-age is messed up and we could do much better.
Check out his TEDx talk here:
Limited Edition T-shirt for every order with Ramp
It’s maybe stating the obvious, but we live and breathe t-shirts here at Ramp HQ. And we’ve written before about how we think t-shirts are a great way to say “thank you” to your customers or users. So it’s only right that we lead by example. From today, when you place an order with us, we’ll send you a very special limited edition t-shirt, for free, in the size of your choice.