You should never forget where you came from and looking at these iconic punk t-shirts reminded us that we’ve been printing band merch for a long time. Fifth Column printers started out in 1977, born from a music scene which gave us some incredible punk bands. In the intervening years, a lot has changed. We turned our passion for printing into how we make a living, made it thoroughly professional, moved to new premises and expanded our services.
Nowadays, we’re one of the UKs leading printing and embroidery companies but some things have stayed the same. We’re still here in London and we still love what we do. And we still make plenty of merchandise for bands.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane with some vintage t-shirts from our archives (random order, numbered for reference). We’ve been printing band merch since 1977, iconic punk t shirts.