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Which Clothing Brands Are the Best for Printing?

Wondering which clothing brands to use for t-shirt printing? 

If you’re printing a run of branded t-shirts its worth considering what it takes to make them look great. One of the key factors is the quality of the t-shirt itself. Below is a list of our favoured brands for printing and a few points about what makes each one special.  


Gildan Activewear is certainly a popular brand of t-shirt. They offer a wide range of apparel including sweatshirts, tees, hoodies, fleeces and polos. Their products are created with printing in mind. Whether your design is embroidered, a heat transfer or a screen printing, Gildan items are ideal. They are also renowned for being comfortable and durable.

If you’re seeking a selection of colours, the premium weight Gildan 2000 t-shirt has the largest choice of colours on the market. There are over 50 available to choose from.

An increasingly popular item in the Gildan catalogue is the Premium Weight Ring Spun T-shirt. It has a stylish, fitted design and the finish makes it ideal for screen and digital printing.

The most popular selling Gildan wholesale t-shirt is the Gildan 5000. Made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton, the weight 185 g/m and slightly lighter than the Gildan 2000.  

Fruit of the Loom

Fruit of the Loom is one of the most widely recognised brands in activewear and have been producing garments for over 160 years. At Buytshirtsonline, we stock Fruit of the Loom t-shirtspolo shirtssweatshirts and more.

All Fruit of the Loom products are designed and created with printing in mind and if you’re interested in hoodies for screen printing, Fruit of the Loom is undoubtedly the best choice.

Their products are specifically designed to encompass workwear, school and leisurewear for men, women and children. This includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, vests, hooded tops, and fleeces.

Our most popular selling Fruit of the Loom T-Shirt is the heavy cotton t-shirt code 61212. This is available in 8 colours and is always good for stock.

Fruit of the Loom and Gildan are the most popular brands we stock. However, there are a selection of other brands that are worth considering including Anvil and Earth Positive.



Anvil was established in the USA in the 1800’s. Today, they have grown to a cutting-edge company at the forefront of the printed and promotional clothing market. Anvil offers 43 styles of activewear in 80 colours. This includes t-shirts, hoodies and the ever-popular Anvil organic tee.


Earth Positive

In the days of corporate and fast fashion, it’s refreshing to see a company that is ethically motivated and delivers excellent products. Earth positive, aside from being a charming brand, offers garments that are ideal for printing.

These are just a small selection of the products we have available. If you would like to find out more about our Gildan selection please contact us on 01928579951 option 2, or fill in our quotation form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.