Summer is finally with us, temperatures are soaring, and we thought it would be an ideal time to look at lighter weight blank tees. We’ve picked out 8 great lightweight t-shirts for printing, garments which feel a little less substantial and perhaps more suitable for warmer weather. Not to say that we don’t still love heavier weight tees. They’re excellent for print and always popular when it comes to personalisation. But something lighter can be worth considering when the mercury starts rocketing up your thermometer.
For reference, t-shirts tend to fall into three classifications with regard to weight. Heavyweight tees are approximately 6oz or more, around the 180 to 200gsm mark. Mid or medium weight shirts are in between 5 and 6oz, roughly 160/170gsm. Lightweight t-shirts are generally less than 5oz or 150gsm. By the way, oz is simply an abbreviation of Ounce, a unit used in the Imperial System. GSM stands for grams per meter squared, a measurement in the International System of Units (SI). Britain switched from Imperial to metric in 1965 and, as a consequence, both are often seen here.
Anyway, let’s go. A selection of great lightweight t-shirts for printing. As usual, items are numbered for reference, rather than ranking order.
Well, that’s it, our 8 great lightweight t-shirts for printing article is more or less done. In truth, we’ve limited it to 8, there are lots more blank t-shirts out there that could qualify. However, one thing is for sure. Choosing the right base garments is a crucial step on the road to creating a seasonal sensation with your printed tees. You need to hit the sweet spot with that before you do anything else. Nail this aspect and you have a pretty good start on a summery success story. The mix still requires more ingredients. A stunningly effective design is one biggie and it has to work for both your customers and the season. Another important one is an experienced and ethical printing partner. We’ll refrain from blowing our own trumpet, suffice to say that we’ve been printing t-shirts for a long time.