January can be a bit grim and grey here in Britain, so we thought we’d cheer ourselves up with a stroll down memory lane. This article, printing t shirts in the UK since 1977 – more classic punk tees, is another fond look back at Fifth Column’s humble beginnings. In truth, we never need much excuse to dip into the archives and peruse our heritage shelves. There’s something about these old punk shirts that make us feel good.
Nowadays, we provide a range of premium customisation services – screen printing, direct to garment printing, embroidery, garment finishing – and are one of the UK’s leading print and embroidery outfits. But hand printing t shirts for bands was where it all began. Sadly, we no longer print these items, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still treasure them. It’s important to remember where you came from and they serve as a fantastic reminder of that.
This the third in a series of pieces about our early t shirt printing exploits in London. Both of the previous ones are available on our blog: Printing Band Merch – Iconic Punk T Shirts and Classic Punk T Shirts from the Fifth Column Vault. Just click the titles to go to the relevant pages. There are some great tees there and more below!