Best Blank Sweatshirts for Printing


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With the global market size for the custom printing industry reaching $6.9 billion by 2027, it's never been a better time to get into printing your own custom apparel.

Are you unsure about what blank sweatshirts to use? This handy guide will help take away your uncertainty. Read on as we go through everything you need to know.

What Is a Sweatshirt?

Typically, a sweatshirt is made from thick cotton and has a lined inside to absorb any moisture. They cover your whole torso, as well as your arms, and were initially designed to be worn during workouts.

These days, people wear sweatshirts for many purposes. Additionally, sweatshirts are usually baggy, loose, or oversized, maximizing comfort instead of being fitted.

The inside of sweatshirts is made from brushed fleece to give you a soft, comforting warmth.

Sweatshirts can sometimes be referred to as hoodies, as long as they have the "hoodie" part attached.

Why Print Your Custom Design on Sweatshirts?

There are so many reasons one would want to custom print on a sweatshirt. The most common reason is to advertise your business. Adding your company details to the design can attract people to be interested in what you do.

Sweatshirts for printing are also great for team building. You can choose to go the simple route of just having your company logo displayed, but you can also get more personalized by printing the surnames of your staff like one would find on team sports apparel.

If you want to make a lasting impression on someone important, you can also use a custom printed sweatshirt in lieu of a business card. Then, you won't be easily forgotten when people wear your apparel, keeping your company top of mind.

If you don't have a business, you can print custom graphic hoodies for yourself. You can create your own design, even from your own artwork, if you're into design. Doing this will ensure your clothing is unique, as there won't be another one like it unless you print it.

Other reasons include giving custom printed clothing as a gift and printing a few for an occasion such as a wedding. Think matching graphic sweatshirts for the bridal party or the groom's party. You can also show your support for a cause by printing their logo on blank pullovers.

Best Sweatshirts

Not all clothing is made equal, so you want to choose the best option for your purpose. For example, different materials work better for embroidery, and others are best for screen printing. We will discuss the latter's options below.

Gildan Adult Heavy Blend Adult 8 Oz 5050 Fleece Crew

G180 Sweatshirt

Made from a pill-resistant air jet yarn, this crewneck is our most popular. It is made from a comfortable mix of 8 oz 50% cotton and 50% polyester. It has double-needle stitching throughout and set-in sleeves.

The Gildan G180 will last the everyday wear and tear and provide you with maximum comfort. This crewneck is available in 42 colors and is a solid choice for wholesale fleece sweatshirts. This sweatshirt is best recommended for vinyl and screen printing.

Men's Hanes Premium Fleece Crewneck

Hanes 42N Sweatshirt

This premium fleece crewneck is made from a blend of 8 oz 56% cotton, 24% polyester, and 20% rayon. It's a super soft, comfortable sweatshirt.

The Hanes 42HN is a great option for custom apparel and comes in sizes small through to 6XL, making it an option to fit any customer.

Hanes Unisex 78 Oz Ecosmart 5050 Crewneck Sweatshirt

P1607 Hanes Sweatshirt

The Hanes P1607 is the ultimate choice when it comes to environmentally friendly apparel. This crewneck sweatshirt is made with up to 5% recycled polyester from plastic bottles, 50% cotton, and 50% polyester.

This crewneck comes with a tag-free neck label and is made with the patented, low pill, high-stitch density PrintPro® XP fabric. It also features double-needle, cover-seamed neck and armholes for long-lasting quality.

Available in 12 colors, this sweatshirt is perfect for vinyl and screen printing.

Comfort Colors Adult Crewneck Sweatshirt

CC1566 Comfort Colors Sweatshirt

This crewneck sweatshirt is made from 80% ringspun cotton and 20% polyester, preshrunk, soft-washed, and garment-dyed fabric, making it a comfortable choice for printed clothing. The CC1566 features a forward-rolled shoulder and sports a collar, cuff, and relaxed waistband ribbing. Like the other garments mentioned, it also comes double-needle stitched for ultimate durability.

Available in 19 different shades, in sizes small to 3XL, this crewneck sweatshirt is an ideal choice for most wearers.

Tips for Printing on Sweatshirts

If you're going to be printing your own graphic hoodies, there are a few tips and tricks we can give to get the best results. Check them out below.

Choose Your Graphic Size Carefully

Logo or graphic size is essential. However, you don't want an oversized print on your blank sweatshirt for two reasons: 1) it looks ungainly, especially on women's or children-sized clothing, and 2) the actual print will be uncomfortable to wear.

Choose the Right Placement

An eye-catching graphic can get the wrong type of attention if it's placed incorrectly on your garment. For example, placing the graphic in the center of the shirt is unflattering on the belly, so you want to make sure the placement starts at the chest area.

Typography Matters

Typography is the art of typesetting. It's a way of arranging the text in a way that makes sense and incorporating the correct font or typeface for the design.

You want to make sure the font is legible when printed onto the blank sweatshirt and that it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Always Go For High-Res

When designing your sweatshirts for printing, you want to pay attention to the image quality that you are printing onto your graphic sweatshirts.

If you submit an image that is too low in quality, your graphic hoodie will come out looking sub-par. Save your files in the highest resolution or pixel quality available to you for best results.

Get Quality Blank Sweatshirts Today

With all these options available to you, you're well on your way to the best quality screen printed clothing. They're just a mouse-click away.

You can find your best blank sweatshirts or hoodies for printing in our selection by clicking here.


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