How To Start a T-shirt Brand

Starting a t-shirt business can be a challenge, as there are several decisions to take and many possibilities available. Today we show you an inspiring example on how to start a t-shirt brand:

Before starting printing t-shirts you have to be clear about your printing budget. We recommend around 200-1000£ to start, if you want offer certain quality on your garments.

Marketing and management is just as important as having good designs. Starting with the name brand: a short, easy name that defines your style is the first step to success for your personalised t-shirts.


If you are not sure which printable t-shirts choose, we recommend you some popular models among designers:

We have made it easy for you to filter in our online tees catalogue by colour, style, cut or brand. This way you will surely find the custom t-shirts that best fit your designs.

Textile customisation depends especially on the design to be reproduced: it is not the same to print a logo in black ink or a detailed illustration. In these personalised t-shirts we have used screen printing:


Screen printing has the advantage of giving high quality results at a very low price, especially in medium and large runs. As a disadvantage, only flat colours can be reproduced.

Other printing techniques widely used by designers and brands are digital printing, embroidery or full print. Everything depends on the design!

A custom t-shirt brand not only stands out for the quality of their designs and their garments; the small details are equally important as well.

T-shirt labels can make a difference; that’s why we offer you a few different options to create your personalised labels. We made screen labels, hang tags labels and sewn labels for these screen printed tees:

Screen printed labels.

Hang tag.

Sewn label on the hem of the sleeve.

Custom tag on the hem of the bottom of the tee.

Finally, to keep your printed T-shirts organised and clean we recommend to fold and bag the tees. T-shirt packaging is a plus to protect your garments, and something that the customers values ​​when they receives their brand new tees at home.

To start a tee business you can contact our sales team directly. We wait for you! 🙂

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Custom Embroidered Clothing

Custom embroidered clothing is a perfect choice for your clothing brand. Embroidery add value and elegance to any apparel of your choice. Today’s example are embroidered polo shirts and tees.

Embroidery is making a comeback, specially with embroidered t-shirts. Surely you have seen them in many fashion stores and in some designer’s collections. Not surprising at all, since the results are so beautiful!

Personalised embroidered tees are a very attractive and trendy garment, with a minimalist touch that does not go unnoticed. Most of our clients choose to make a small embroidery on the chest are with a cute logo or a simple text.


Although years ago the most common was to make embroidered personalised clothes for companies, nowadays custom embroidery online allows to add embroidery to all kinds of garments for sports clubs, brands, designers or merchandising.

Embroidery doesn’t have a fixed price. We calculate the quote based on the stitching and level of difficulty involved in your design and the quantity of articles; sewing onto a t-shirt isn’t the same as sewing onto softshell. In order to give a quote we always ask the client to send us the original image and specify the amount and measurements of the desired article.


We offer two embroidery options:

  • Classic embroidery: high quality embroidery for all types of garments.
  • Embroidered iron-on shields: for sewing or ironing onto garments.

Our advice if you want to create personalised clothing with embroidery for an apparel brand is to choose medium-high quality garments. We offer a huge range of printable clothing, so you can find your perfect garment. 🙂


Limitations

  • We do not accept our clients’ clothing. Just products from our online clothing catalogue.
  • Obviously we cannot embroider pics or difficult logos. This technique allows us to reproduce simple logos and texts only. Maximum number of colours: 15.
  • Embroidery is not a fast technique, it requires a lot of detail so it increases our delivery time.

Also, another great option for designers are personalised labels like these screen printed labels:


So if you’re interested in order embroidered apparel, send us your design today and we’ll get back to you with a quote based on your needs. We’re waiting for you! 😉

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Personalised tees for events

Without any doubt, personalised tees for events are a must today! A nice reminder for the attendees and at the same time extra promotion to generate more interest for upcoming editions!

Custom event t-shirts can be sold or given away. Whatever you choose to do, remember to offer medium quality tees. You can also create staff t-shirts for your event.

Vlissingen Vintage Festival organizers certainly understood what their attendees wanted for their 4th edition personalised t-shirts. The Fruit of the Loom Value t-shirt is a medium-premium range model of 100% cotton with Belcoro yarn for a softer feel and cleaner printing process.


Vlissingen Vintage is a 3 day festival, and as the name suggests you can find a vintage market surrounded by bikes, live music, food and drinks.

Another important factor for your printed event tees is a striking design, like our example of today. Just look at how original this design is, a real retro and vintage look that completely matches the event. We are really impressed!


Screenprint was used to reproduce this design in 3 colors: grey, green and black. Maybe you think now: black ink on a black shirt? Yes, in this case our graphic design team suggest to add black ink, in order to guarantee that the small details in the design can be optimally printed.

How exactly does the screen printing process work? First, we need to separate each colour of the design. A stencil of the design is created and attached to a frame with a special mesh. A squeegee is used to rub the ink through the mesh so that it sticks to the fabric where necessary – in the blank areas an impermeable emulsion is used to avoid excess paint transfer. Machines are now used for this technique though it is still a craft that requires skill and dedication just like our other methods for t-shirts printing.




Screen printing is by far the most popular technique to create customised online t-shirts. It is a customisation technique which always gives great, high quality results at a very attractive price. And the more tees you order, the cheaper it will be per item.

In case however, your design contains a photo or lots of colours or shading, we also offer a wide range of other personalisation techniques:

  • Full Print
  • CAD-cut vinyl
  • DTG digital printing
  • Classic Transfer

Don’t forget to take a look at our online textile catalogue; you can calculate on-line on our website or you can send us an e-mail and we will gladly help you!

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Embroidered Tees

Embroidered tees are full trend for several seasons. They are elegant and resistant, perfect to wear with any outfit.

T-shirt embroidery is a textile customisation technique that is highly valued and appreciated, as it is laborious and of high quality and resistance. It has been used for many years to embroider valuable textiles items such as towels, brand t-shirts, trekking jackets, sweats …

Years ago, embroidering custom t-shirts or any other garment was very expensive, but now it’s a more affordable technique than you might think, so it’s used a lot to make embroidered polo shirts or embroidered shirts for personalised workwear clothes.

How do we calculate the budget to personalise embroidered t-shirts? The cost of embroidery varies depending on the logo or design, the number of stitches needed to reproduce it, the amount of the order and the type of garment chosen: it’s not the same to embroider a sweatshirt that a softshell. 🙂

Customise embroidered t-shirts is fashionable option; you have surely seen a lot of small and big apparel brands offer different tees with a small embroidery in their collections: a word, a minimalist drawing or a logo look great and very classy.


If your idea is to create personalised embroidered t-shirts to sell, we must keep in mind that it is better to choose medium-high quality tees. Using embroidery on promotional t-shirts is not worth it.

To make the search for your perfect embroidered apparel easier, we have made a selection of all kind of clothes that you will find in our online clothing catalogue:

  • Organic t-shirts
  • Heather t-shirts
  • Pocket t-shirts
  • Long t-shirts
  • Striped t-shirts
  • Technical t-shirts
  • Long sleeve t-shirts
  • Barrel bags
  • Recycled fabric bags
  • Eco tote bags
  • Denim tees
  • Jogging knickers
  • T-shirt dresses
  • Organic sweatshirts
  • Eco-friendly polos

As you can see, you can create a great variety of personalised clothes using embroidery or the printing technique that you prefer. 😀

If you have any questions about our printing methods, custom embroidery online or delivery times, you can check our personalised t-shirts website or contact us directly. We will be happy to help you! 😉

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Promotional Custom T-Shirts

To make your brand more visible and known, promotional custom t-shirts are an excellent idea. Your fans will be delighted with a nice tee of their favourite brand and at the same time you will also get more visibility on the street.

That’s why Super Street Team choose custom printed t-shirt for the launch at GamesCon of Super Street videogame. They even ran a giveaway in their stand:

Be sure to select medium high quality t-shirts for your promotional t-shirts. The longer the t-shirts can be used, the more impressed your fans will be by the quality of your promotional products. Good quality tees have a great lifespan and they will mean your brand, product or company is promoted for years to come.


Luckily, we offer a wide range of printable t-shirts with a great variety of colours, cuts and quality, so you can find the perfect tees to print with your company logo.

We usually recommend to use screen printing in 1 or 2 colours, for its high long-lasting quality results at an attractive price. Screen printing is the perfect choice for simple designs with not too many colours. For the Super Street logo t-shirts the colours were used very effectively as they opted for a white and red print, colours that contrast beautifully with the black tees.



Of course, we also have other printing techniques, so we can advise you on the best technology for your design to create printed t-shirts online:

  • Digital Printing
  • CAD-CUT vinyl
  • Embroidery
  • Sublimation
  • Classic transfer
  • Quadritrans
  • Rhinestone

And why not adding some other custom apparel to your order? You can also choose other custom garments or perhaps a nice accessory. This way you will fully satisfy your followers, fans or clients.

  • Hoodies
  • Caps
  • Bags
  • Bandanas
  • Towels
  • Lanyards

We are ready to assist you with the customisation of your own printed clothing and merchandising. You can calculate your quote online or contact us for a personalised non-strings quote!

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Custom Neon Crop Tops

Do you need maximum visibility in a sport event or tournament? We have the perfect solution for you: it’s impossible to go unnoticed with these custom neon crop tops! 😛

Personalised sports crop tops are an ideal option to practice sports such as zumba, yoga, pilates or crossfit, but they also fit in informal events or as workwear for swimming pools or sports centres.

But, what are custom crop tops? It’s a top, the lower part of which is high enough to expose the waist, and were rescued from the 90s to turn them back into trend: it’s time to show your belly!. It’s a garment that has been in fashion for several years and is perfect to combine with jeans, shorts, skirts or jogging pants.

These personalised tops stand out for being 100% polyester, light and breathable: you have them available in 3 fluorescent colours, but also in white or black.

If you are looking for a different, striking and original summer garment, personalised knot t-shirts can not be missed. There are options beyond the classic shirt; you can check our online tee catalogue to discover many possibilities to create your own printed t-shirts.

To customise neon t-shirts we recommend screen printing, using a contrast colour in order to achieve much more visibility for your brand. In addition, the photos for social networks will look great and so colourful. 😉

We use high quality and environmentally friendly inks to make durable screen printed tank tops.

We use screen printing on these personalised t-shirts, which are part of a sportswear collection from a French clothing brand:




On hottest days, these customised tops will be your best allies to combat the high temperatures while practising sports or when going out for a drink. Our recommendation is to choose low-weight tees or technical t-shirts, especially made for high-performance sports.

Our custom vest tops are 100% polyester cotton touch, which means they have the elasticity and lightness characteristic of synthetic fabric combined with the soft nice touch of cotton.

We remind you of the delivery times with which we work to deliver personalised neon t-shirts in UK:

  • Normal: 16 days.
  • Fast: -12 days.
  • Express: -10 days.

If you want to order some printed tees online you just have to contact us or you can calculate a budget without commitment using our calculator include in each garment from our textile catalogue.

In case of doubt, we can advise you on what printing techniques, fabrics and garments choose. We have been more than 35 years customising t-shirts; we can help you for sure. 🙂

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Digital printing on t-shirts

Digital printing on t-shirts make any design possible. We can print with highly detailed multicoloured designs at an affordable price!

Direct to Garment printing is most used for designs that requires high amounts of details. We don’t need to use screens, which allows for a photographic print. This means you can make custom photo t-shirts in a record time!

Years ago, classic transfer was used to print photo tees, but the final plastic touch was something of a handicap. With digital print the touch is soft and subtle, especially in white t-shirts.

To keep in mind:

  • We recommend you to choose mid-range printable t-shirts for better results.
  • The minimum order is 10 units.
  • It is a very fast printing technique for small and medium orders.
  • Can be used on tees, cotton bags, polo shirts and sweatshirts.
  • It’s not possible to print on sleeves or sides.
  • Turn-around times depends exclusively on the quantity order.
  • High fidelity to original design.

We have used digital printing to custom t-shirts for merchandise, designers, apparel brands, companies, events, schools, hen parties and associations. The results are always striking!


The DTG on T-shirts does not require the previous preparation of screens and inks as in the screen printing. Therefore it’s the faster technique for small orders. 🙂

To print t-shirts online we will always ask for the highest resolution image. The higher the image resolution, the better! Remember to send us your design in the best possible format you can: either vector, jpeg at actual size, tiff or psd at 300dpi.


There are other alternatives to personalise t-shirts with illustrations, such as full print or quadritrans. In case of doubt, our sales team will help you choose the technique that best suits your design and budget. Don’t hesitate to ask us!

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Custom T-shirts for Artists

We can create all kind of printed apparel with your own artwork of logo, but creating custom t-shirts for artists is one very popular aspect of textile personalisation, like these awesome tees for Josan, a spanish illustrator.

We use screen printing to reproduce Josan’s spectacular illustrations. The fine lines and small details have been perfectly printed!

Screen printed tees are highly popular among designers and illustrators. It has so many advantages: it’s a long-lasting, versatile and economical printing. The more garments placed in an order then the cheaper the cost per unit will be.

If you want to custom online t-shirts using screen printing you must bear in mind that every colour used in your design requires the fabrication of different screens. We print each colour separately. We usually recommend using between 1-3 inks.



To create your own t-shirts we highly recommend choosing models from the medium-premium range. A good cotton t-shirt it’s always a safe choice!

In our online tees catalogue we work with the best brands so you can choose from a large selection of high quality printed t-shirts:

  • Stanley /Stella T-shirts
  • Anvil T-shirts
  • American Apparel T-shirts
  • Tee Jays T-shirts
  • Clique T-shirts
  • Bella T-shirts

Choosing printable premium t-shirts guarantee that the printing process will give incredible results.


In this small video you can see the design creation for these personalised t-shirts:

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Personalised Tees for Associação Tartarugas Marinhas

Today we show one of our most special collaborations from our Portuguese partners: these personalised tees for Associação Tartarugas Marinhas. 🐢


The Associação Tartarugas Marinhas is an environmental organization that fights for the protection of sea turtles in Portuguese-speaking countries, with incubation centres and protection of the offspring, so that they reach the sea well and surveillance of the beaches where sea turtles hatch their eggs hatch.



His work is supported by such important institutions as the Lisbon Oceanarium, the USFWS (U.S Fish and Wildlife Service) or the Rufford Foundation. We wanted to contribute to that beautiful cause with personalised t-shirts for staff, volunteers and events like the football championship they organized on the island of São Tomé and Príncipe. 🙂


Printing charity t-shirts is a simple and effective way to raise funds thanks to its sale, and also gain notoriety and visibility. It’s a total win-win!

We recommend using screen-printing for larger orders whether your design is 1-spot-colour or 6 because it is usually the most economic personalisation method! But if you’re not sure, you can send us your design so that our sales assistants can help assess what you need.



Advantages to screen-printing your designs:

  • Cost effective in both small and large orders
  • Long-lasting
  • High wash resistance

Check out this João Seria song recorded to support the ATM and in favour of the sea turtles’ conservation of São Tomé and Príncipe. 😀

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Custom T-shirts Online

There is a perfect tee for every association, NGO, club, band, sport team or school. We make it easy for you to create your own custom t-shirts online in an easy, fast way!

Choosing the perfect printable t-shirts is the first step. We have different ranges available, so it will be easy to find the shirt that best fits your budget, style and audience. In our online tees catalogue you can filter all our models by gender, colours, brands or weight.

The Sols Miss t-shirt is a great choice if you want to print girlie t-shirts: it’s a basic short sleeve, fitted T, with a soft cotton finish. They are 100% cotton and with a weight of 150 g / m2. And it’s available is a varied range of colours!

With our online calculator (included in each product) you can calculate different quotes for screen-printed tees.

This is the information we will need for a personalised quote:

  • The number of t-shirts, colour and sizes.
  • If you want printed or plain t-shirts: you can select the number of screen printing inks.
  • The design in high resolution. Ideally, in vector format with all fonts traced: PDF, Illustrator, EPS Or in actual print size with a high resolution of 300dpi: JPG, TIFF, PNG, PDF or PSD.

Screen printing is most used technique in our textile workshop. It’s perfect for limited budgets: the final results are always brilliant!


In addition, with the same design you can customise t-shirts of multiple colours without increasing the technical expenses because we won’t need to create new screens.

If you have any questions just contact us and we will gladly help you!

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122