Best Blank Shirts for Screen Printing

Blank shirts are like a canvas, you want a good quality canvas to paint on. If you are trying to print on a loose weave shirt that is inconsistent then the ink may not absorb correctly or could go through the shirt.

Looking for quality blank shirts for screen printing to get your brand on? There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing the perfect screen printing t-shirt such as: the quality, the cost, material, what colors do they offer, and the fit.

Below are our top 5 brands that offer some of the best blank tees for screen printing!

Best Blank Shirts for Screen Printing

By printing on high quality goods you provide your clients / buyers / customers and raving fans with quality apparel that’s worth telling people about.

American Apparel

The quality of the shirt is durable and the softness is definitely felt, the stitching is well done and the variety of colors is enough to get your clothing brand started.

Bella Canvas

his is a great quality lightweight t-shirt. I highly recommend to anyone that wants a semi-fitted t-shirt. They are good quality and make the perfect t shirt for printing. These t-shirts are also 100% Ringspun Cotton. We consider them to be a premium shirt.

Anvil Lightweight Fashion Tee

Anvil’s Lightweight Fashion Short sleeve t-shirt is 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton, this is a great shirt for a fitted athletic brand or great for an MMA and fitness apparel type t-shirt line.

With easy tear away labels this feature helps in the printing of custom size tags without leaving tiny cotton pieces behind where the non tear away tag was sewn into the shirt. Having non tear away tags is a pain and tends to slow the printing process down for your printer.

Gildan G64000

This is our go-to shirt this year. Not only do they print good they are also priced well. We switched to this model shirt because our other favorite t shirt manufacturing company stopped selling t shirts in the USA. If it wasn’t for that we would have probably never known how great this shirt is. We do not recommend other models of Gildan shirts for dtg. This model is also 100% ringspun cotton.


If you’re on a tight budget, Tultex offers a great selection of blank t-shirts at affordable prices. They offer 50/50 blends, 100% ringspun cotton, fitted, and offer a plethora of colors for each shirt. For the most part, Tultex is great but there are some drawbacks to Tultex. For instance, they shrink when you wash and dry them, colors are not consistent between batches, and sometimes the sizing may not be spot on. Other than that, Tultex is great for screen printing for those on a tight budget

Omaha Shirts & Retro Shirtz

We specialize in screen printing, and designing custom t-Shirts in Omaha Nebraska. You can usually have your very own made custom t-shirts today!

The process of creating, printing, and designing custom t-shirts in Omaha typically takes under 15 minutes per print. Saying we print same day is an understatement.

For us, it’s still important to have personalized service and a touch of in-house design to make a t-shirt screen printing project go off without a hitch. We’ve seen a lot of people using online-only discount printing services that come to us after a printing or embroidery error that put them in a bind.