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Choosing the Best T-Shirts for DTG Printing, 2018 T-Shirt Review

Making sure that you are using the best t-shirts when printing with a direct to garment printer (DTG) is essential for your success in the custom apparel business. You’ll want shirts that look clean and color-bright after many washes.  And, shirts that feel soft to the touch for months or years to come.

Here, we’ve put together a Rock Star panel of apparel industry experts to review some of the most popular shirts and show you how to choose the best quality plain t-shirts for the long run.

Being Your Own Boss

Getting your own DTG – Direct to Garment system lets you bring your creative vision to life and make money while doing it. It gives you the freedom to be your own boss and control your success.

But there are so many variables to control.

– Which Equipment to buy?

– Who’s going to back you up?

– What’s the BEST way to create your designs?

– And…. What are the best plain t-shirts to Use?


Here we’ve done the work for you by printing the SAME DESIGN on the most popular plain t-shirts and judging each shirt for:

• Durability • Texture • Overall Quality • Colorfastness • Adhesion • Overall Feel • Look of the Design

Meet Our All-Star Panel of Apparel Industry Experts

Dawn Bogle – Sales Consultant

Dawn has been with ColDesi for four years as one of the top sales consultants at the company.

You may have seen her in some of the company webinars, or in one of her excellent live online demonstrations.

She has a great eye for quality products, and always takes care of her customers FIRST!

Alex Duran – Sales Manager
Alex started out with the company as an incredible on-site technician and trainer. He has risen through the professional ranks AND through the sales ranks. Duran is now Sales Manager at the Westshore Campus of ColDesi.
He’s in charge of making sure the ColDesi brands are growing in market share for our customers, and he brings 15 number of years’ industry experience to the table for this review.
Don Copeland – Product Manager / Compress UV

Don is a pioneer in the decorated apparel industry.Serving as product manager for the DTG brand. He recommended and oversaw the introduction of Direct to Garment machines to the industry back in 2004.

Don brings 27 years’ worth of digital printing experience to the DTG and Compress brands.