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Old 05-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of any brands of shirts they print on that don't shrink too much? I've been testing different shirks and haven't been very impressed with any of the hanes shirts I've tried.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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Does anyone know of any brands of shirts they print on that don't shrink too much? I've been testing different shirks and haven't been very impressed with any of the hanes shirts I've tried.
Just by more of the larger sizes and tell people that the large is really a medium, medium is really a small, etc. I know it's a pain but that is a definite short term solution.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:10 AM   #3
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Re: Shirts?

I travel a lot and visit boxes and always pick up a shirt. The only ones that haven't been passed on to my wife after one wash are American Apparel shirts. I think the track shirt is one of my favs.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:21 AM   #4
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I second the AA. They fit a bit small from the start, but don't shrink
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:15 PM   #5
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Does anyone know of any brands of shirts they print on that don't shrink too much? I've been testing different shirks and haven't been very impressed with any of the hanes shirts I've tried.
I haven't done any scientific testing, but a lot of the box and event shirts around here are printed on Next Level and Tultex (in addition to AA, of course). I personally haven't done any academic testing, but I typically wash on cool and dry everything on low anyway. We print our shirts on Tultex tri-blend and haven't noticed any significant amount of shrink. Tultex is also pretty inexpensive, compared to AA.

One note on the Tultex shirts, we have noticed some inconsistencies in the sizing. Some times Mediums are bigger than Larges, etc. However, for the price we have been quite happy and just make sure to unfold and show people before they take them.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:26 PM   #6
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I've done several homemade designs on the basic AA jersey tee from customink.com and haven't had problems with them. They run slightly small like most AA stuff but haven't shrunk any, and it's a smooth and soft blend.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #7
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As always you guys are awesome. Thank you!
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:25 AM   #8
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For great Crossfit shirts go to www.hellwithchip.com. You can buy these and either have them put your Affiliate logo on them or do it yourself.

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Old 05-29-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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Re: Shirts?

Next Level makes awesome shirts. the tri-blends are a slim fit shirt with a tiny bit of stretch to them. i've accidentally put them in the dryer for way too long and they still dont shrink.

i prefer the tri-blend over the premium. the premium shirts have more of a jersey feel and are also a little too thin for my liking.

http://www.nextlevelapparel.com/Prod...blend-crew.htm (WFS)
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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From my experience American Apparel cotton t-shirts will shrink a full size after throwing in the washer and dryer. My personal favorite is the AA 50/50 - it doesn't shrink and fits true to size.
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