5 Long Sleeve T-Shirts Perfect for Printing

5 Long Sleeve T-Shirts Perfect for Printing
3rd October 2019 5th Team

Some garments are ideal for printing and personalisation. Their basic shape, the material they’re made from, the way they’ll be worn. All work well with the printing process. Items like t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies are common examples. Get the right one and you have a blank canvas which is crying out for custom branding. Fifth Column recently had the pleasure of printing a run of tees for Grindesign (click here to read the article) and it got us thinking about the often overlooked long sleeved top. So here we go, 5 long sleeve t-shirts perfect for printing.

If clothes form part of your next range of custom printed merchandise, you should give the long sleeved t-shirt some serious consideration. They’re very versatile articles of clothing. Warmer in the winter months and light enough to still feel cool in the summer. And those sleeves offer more than practical benefits, they’re a space which can be printed with additional elements of your design. Something extra that can take a good piece of merchandise into best seller territory. Plus, we think the long sleeve tee is seeing a renaissance and will be big this year.

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5 Long Sleeve T-Shirts Perfect for Printing - EP18L

1. Earth Positive EP18L Long Sleeve T-Shirt

This heavier weight jersey t-shirt is part of Continental’s fabulous EarthPositive range of 100% organic products. As Continental say, there is a green revolution in promotional apparel and the EP18L is definitely included in it.

Sizes range from XS to 2XL, but it’s only currently available in two colours. That said, you can’t go far wrong with the ever faithful black or white for custom merch. This long sleeved tee is an eco-friendly printing winner.

5 Long Sleeve T-Shirts Perfect for Printing Shifts Dry

2. Stanley Stella Shifts Dry LS T-Shirt

Stanley & Stella offers a stunning selection of sustainably produced, organic cotton blank clothing and the Stanley Shifts Dry men’s style is a long sleeve t-shirt that sits very comfortably in their range.

Single jersey and weighing in at 200g, this shirt has a rib collar, tape to the back of neck and features rib cuffs which are always popular for customised apparel. It also comes in 7 colourways, meaning you have wider scope with brand colour matching.

5 Long Sleeve T-Shirts Perfect for Printing - Gildan 2400

3. Gildan 2400 Ultra Cotton Long Sleeved Tee

Another very popular choice when it comes to custom printed clothing, the Gildan 2400 has a lot to recommend it. This classic fitting top ticks all the boxes. Pre-shrunk jersey knit, quarter turned to eliminate the centre crease, taped neck and shoulders, and 100% cotton. Plus, a decent weight at 203g and with ribbed cuffs. It’s available in lots of colours and Gildan have incorporated a satin tearaway label to cater for garment finishing. Hard not to like all of that.

5 Long Sleeve T-Shirts Perfect for Printing -5029G

4. As Colour 5029G Base Organic LS Tee

As Colour quality is assured. You know without any doubt that the 5029G men’s long sleeve organic t-shirt is going to feel good against the skin and look good into the bargain. Regular fit, pre-shrunk and mid-weight at 180g, it finds that middle ground for a blank product in terms of versatility for custom branded fashion. Three colours keep it simple and XS to 3XL caters for the majority of sizes. Click here to see the full As Colour catalogue.

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5 Long Sleeve T-Shirts Perfect for Printing - Catcher LS

5. Stanley Stella Catcher Long Sleeve

It’s always good to throw in a curveball. So last, but by no means least, we have the Stanley Stella Catcher long sleeve. A unisex garment that can look strikingly good when decorated with print that suits the distinctive feel of the shirt. The bi-colour, baseball styling lends itself so well to certain kinds of graphics.

Think retro and Americana and you’re in the right ball park. Hit the design sweet spot and you have a piece that sells itself.

Fifth Column can help

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