Choosing a Tee

3 Basic Weight Classes:

Light Weight 4.3oz – 4.5 oz

Standard Weight 5.3 – 5.4 oz

Heavy Weight 6 – 6.1 oz

Light Weight:

4.0 – 4.3 oz

Premium Light Weight Tees are very popular because of their super soft feel. These tees are more fashionable and typically have a slimmer cut. They come in Ring Spun Cotton, Cotton/Poly Blends and Tri-Blends. If you wear an XL in a classic cut tee then you would probably fit better in a 2XL in a slim cut tee.

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Standard Weight:

5.3 to 5.4 oz

These tees are the most common tees used for any occasion. Team practice shirts, camp shirts, promo shirt, company shirts just to name a few. This weight comes in a wide variety of quality from inexpensive to higher end fashion styles.  Fit for most basic tees are classic fit but depending on the brand and style they can be slim fit, ladies, missy fit, or flowy.

If you looking for a good quality basic tee that will fit a wide audience of men, women, and kids and comes in a large variety of colors and sizes we recommend the Gildan 5000 – 100% cotton tee. View Gildan 5000

Heavy Weight:

6.0 to 6.1 oz

Heavy weight tees are classic cut and come in basic cotton knit to premium super soft ringspun cotton.

Tees to look at:

Gildan 2000 – Ultra Cotton
Alstyle – 1301
Comfort Colors – 1717 Ringspun Cotton

Taking a look at different fits

The Right Fit 

We know how important this is so we wanted to show how the same size shirt in 3 different ladies cut tees stack up.

From top to bottom you have the Junior Fit, Missy Fit, and Classic Fit from Gildan.

Mens tees come in Classic Fit which is more full and Slim Fit or Semi-Fitted.

All brands and styles have slightly different fits but this should give you a good general idea of what to look for.

As always, we are just a call or e-mail away if you need advise or a recommendation of brand and style.

Print Size and Location

Choosing your print size can be tricky. You don’t want to be too small or too big.

This is a basic guide to print location and sizes.

Center Chest: 9″ x 9″
Full Front: 12″w x 15″h
Right & Left Chest 3.5″ x 3.5″
(4″ max width if needed)
Right & Left Arm: 3.5″w x 3″h
Full Back: 12″w x 15″h
Nape: 4″x4″

Keep in mind that the same size print will go on every size shirt in your order.
Note: For very large orders and when required we can create additional screens to change print size for youth sizes and adult sizes for an additional set up fee.