We recently took a look at some lightweight t-shirts that are great for printing and personalisation. It got a positive reception and also prompted several requests for info on other weights of shirt. So, we decided it was time for a partner piece. T-shirt printing – the heavyweights. This is our 2021 pick of some of the best heavyweight t-shirts for customisation. The chunkier tees, those substantial shirts which love a bit of printer’s ink and get a big thumb’s up from customers.
Heavyweight t-shirts are an all year round thing, but they come into their own as the leaves start to fall and temperatures slide down the scale. Autumn is approaching and winter won’t be long. No surprise that folk naturally opt for a heavier t-shirt. It feels like the best option, something which offers greater protection against the cold. The flimsy and floaty things have plenty of appeal when the sun is beating down. However, hit September and heavy is your direction of travel when it comes to t-shirts.
For context, heavyweight t-shirts are usually classed as roughly 6oz or more (that’s around the 180 to 200gsm mark). The mid-weight shirts come in at 5 to 6oz, (approximately 160/170gsm). Lightweights tend to be less than 5oz or 150gsm.
Okay, ding-ding, seconds out. Let’s get to grips with the best heavyweights. As usual, these shirts are numbered for reference, rather than ranking.
And that’s a good place to conclude our t-shirt printing heavyweights piece. These are 10 of the best heavyweight t-shirts currently on the market but there are lots more out there. Here at Fifth Column we have agreements with numerous suppliers of blank t-shirts and other base merchandise. All of which is specially designed to be decorated. In effect, we have access to literally thousands of products. And we can help you choose something which will work with your concept and be appropriate for your design. Plus, we specialise in printing products from GOTS-certified, Fairtrade and Fair Wear audited producers.