If you decide to print t-shirts, whether they be a promotional tool or to sell, you have a few decisions to make. One of the most important of those decisions is choosing the base color for your design. While sometimes your particular design will help you choose the base color (for instance if printing in black, most likely you want a light colored shirt for the background), there are occasions where you have a bit more creative freedom. We’ve put together a little information about blank black shirts and why they are a good option for many projects.
Why Choose Black?
When you decide what color shirt would be suitable for your printing job, you have numerous options. However, for many industries, black is a natural choice. Band shirts (such as for rock, country, and even pop musicians) often look amazing when printed in black. Sports, extreme sports logos usually look great on black too. In fact, when you compare the same image on a black versus white shirt, it will often have more “pop” and appeal on black. In addition, if you are targeting a younger demographic, you’ll find black is a more desirable color for the shirt.
Our best selling 100% Cotton T-Shirt
$2.66 for colors (not white), this unisex shirt from Gildan is a great choice for the price.
Ladies 100% Cotton T-Shirt
For $3.89 this style is has a cut designed for women.
Youth Black T-Shirt
At $2.37 this is the same shirt designed for kids.
Black is the New Black
Yesterday, today and tomorrow, black is in fashion. While certain colors become more or less popular from season to season and year to year, black always has a following. Choosing this color for your next screen printing or vinyl project assures a result that will look fashionable for years to come.
Black Shirts are a Great Value
When many people look to buy a new shirt, they are drawn to black for more reasons than just style. Black shirts are less likely to become stained or look grungy quickly. In fact, if you choose a high-quality, well-made blank black t-shirt, it can be a staple in your wardrobe all through the year, for years to come.
You may have done some research into what it takes to print on different t-shirts. Yes, in many cases it is slightly more expensive to print on a black shirt, especially if you choose a multi-color design. However, we have found that in many cases these additional printing costs will be mitigated by an increase in interest. If you are selling the shirt, you will likely sell more by offering a black option (instead of or in addition to a white option.) If you are planning an advertising giveaway, the shirt is more likely to be worn (and serve as a walking billboard). Yes, paying more for printing on black can be well worth it.
If you would like more information about blank black shirts, techniques for printing on them or you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at OutletShirts today. We look forward to working with you.