When you’re ordering printed apparel for your club, team, or business, you want to be sure you pick the shirt that fits your budget, but also the print style and comfort level you’re seeking. You may be after the most budget friendly apparel, or maybe you want the absolute softest option. Perhaps you’re ordering for a brand and you want a premium garment. No matter what style you’re looking for, here are 3 shirts we think you should consider when placing your next order.
Port & Company PC61 Essential Tee
Our first shirt option is the Port & Company PC61 Essential Tee. This is a great year-round option for almost any order you have. This 100% cotton tee is one of the least expensive shirts available and it comes in a whopping 55 color options. The great thing is this shirt is part of a larger shirt family, meaning you can get the same shirt in a long sleeve, a pocket tee, a long sleeve pocket, a ladies’ cut, and even youth sizes.
If budget is a concern, there’s no doubt this is the shirt for you. The 100% soft spun cotton will give you more comfort than a typical Gildan 100% cotton shirt but keep the same price point.
Print options are also unlimited with this shirt. Whether you’re doing 1 color or 8 colors, this shirt can handle any type of print in between. It’s also a great option for teams when heat press names/numbers are needed.
Here are the full specs on the PC61:
- 6.1-ounce, 100% soft spun cotton
- 98/2 cotton/poly (Ash)
- 90/10 cotton/poly (Athletic Heather)
- 50/50 cotton/poly (Dark Heather Grey)
- Available in sizes: S-6XL
Anvil 980 Lightweight
The second shirt we want to tell you about is the Anvil 980 Lightweight tee. This shirt is a great step up from the PC61. The Anvil 980 is not the cheapest option out there, but it’s one of the best priced options that still get you a nice comfortable shirt. Another great thing about this shirt is that it comes in 50 colors so you’re almost certain to find a color that fits your needs. We really love this shirt. So much so that we’ve opted to use it for our Cleveland Coordinates shirt and the rest of our Coordinates Collection shirts that we sell online and in our store.
The Anvil 980 is a 100% combed ringspun cotton tee, which means it’s soft and a great shirt for printing. You can opt for the traditional, simple plastisol print or go with something more premium like a soft hand, one-pass print. Or even something like a heat applied graphic also works well with this shirt.
Here are the official specs on the Anvil 980:
- 4.5 oz., preshrunk 100% combed ringspun cotton; 30 singles
- Seamed collar
- Shoulder-to shoulder tape; features a TearAway label
- Tubular construction; semi-fitted
- Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem; Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certified
- Heather Grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester
- Heather colors and Neon colors are 65% poly/35% cotton
- Available in XS-3XL
Next Level 6200
The final shirt you should consider for your next print order is the Next Level 6200. This shirt is referred to by Next Level as the poly/cotton shirt, or the P/C. It is a blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton. While this isn’t the lowest budget option, it’s also not on the top end either. You’ll spend a little more than with a standard Gildan or the Anvil 980, but most people feel this shirt and end up figuring out a way to make the budget work. It’s that soft!
One consideration when ordering this shirt is that it is only available in 15 colors. However, most all of those 15 options are really nice colors. These shirts work great for detailed prints and vintage style prints.
Here are the full specs for the Next Level 6200:
- 65% polyester/35% combed ringspun cotton jersey
- 3.5 oz.
- 40 singles for extreme softness
- Fabric laundered for reduced shrinkage
- Front coverstitched self-fabric set-in colar
- Satin label
- Available in S-3XL
Get started on your next shirt order
Now it’s up to you. When it’s time to place your next print order, consider one of these three great options. Don’t worry if you can’t decide, we’ll help you pick the best option for your project. Your next step is to decide what print style you’d like, so take a look at our Print Styles page for more information on the options available and our Print Do’s and Don’ts page for things to consider when creating your print.
Ready to get started now? Try the chat feature at the bottom right of our website (during business hours) and we’ll have a live person help you with quotes or any questions you have. Or you can always call us at 423-478-1284 or contact us via email any time.