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  • Writer's pictureAmy Cone

Top 5 Best Shirts For DTG Printing

T-shirts are like a canvas, you want a good quality canvas to paint on. If you are trying to print on a loose weave shirt that is inconsistent then the ink may not absorb correctly or could go through the shirt. We recommend 100% cotton ring-spun t-shirts for direct-to-garment (DTG) Printing. Check out our top 5 recommended shirts to use for your next DTG project!



These t-shirts use a game-changing technology for lightning-fast DTG printing!

Thanks to proprietary technology, the District Perfect Tri DTG Tee is a first-to-market style that's completely pre-treated throughout, making direct-to-garment printing faster, cleaner ad more cost-efficient.

2. Bella Canvas 3001


This is a great quality lightweight t-shirt. We highly recommend it to anyone that wants a

semi-fitted t-shirt. They are of good quality and make the perfect t-shirt for printing. These t-shirts are also 100% Ringspun Cotton. We consider them to be a premium shirt quality.

3. American Apparel 2001


American Apparel has one of the best quality ringspun t-shirts. They have always cost a little more but worth it. Offering a great variety of colors and a classic fit, these are some of our most popular DTG printing shirts.

4. Anvil 980 & 780

These are of great quality and like others ringspun cotton. They are very comparable to the g64000 and we use these for colors that are not available or out of stock. This is really a great t-shirt also. The difference between the two is the weight. One is 5.5 ounces and the other 4.4 ounces.

5. Cotton Heritage MC1040


These shirts are great for DTG printing. They are ringspun cotton with an ultra-soft hand feel and hold up great in the wash. Multiple color options are available with unisex sizes XS-3XL.

I'm sure there are others that we've missed, but these are the everyday go-to shirts we choose for DTG printing here at All-County Apparel. Notice that all the brands above are 100% Ringspun Cotton. It gives you the best prints possible. We would always recommend printing on this material.

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