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It's estimated that the t-shirt market will grow by 9.6 percent annually between now and 2025. If you want to make the most of these profits, you'll have to crank your custom merchandise game up a notch.
Making merch that your customers or followers will immediately want to show off starts with the right base. Blank v-neck t-shirts are a great option for you to create structured shirts your customers will adore and wear forever.
In this guide, we'll cover the five best v-neck shirts for printing and give you a few tips for how to print on them.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know.
A v-neck t-shirt is a style of shirt similar to a crew neck that has a relaxed v-shaped neckline. Like crew necks, these shirts don't have a collar and are often worn as an undershirt.
V-necks were created sometime in the 1960s after the Second World War. Over time, they grew in popularity because of how they shape the wearer.
They offer a tight or relaxed fit depending on your style and gender. Many men prefer to wear tight-fitting v-necks because of the way they sculpt their bodies. For women, a tight-fitting v-neck is a classic top that's spruced up with jewelry and other accessories for a casual date night.
Before printing your unique designs onto a random brand of v-neck, you've got to know the best shirts for printing. Here's our list of the 5 best wholesale v-neck t-shirts you can get today.
The Bella + Canvas 3005 is a unisex, retail-fit tee that's a very popular choice among men and women. They're made with side seams and shoulder taping to provide extra support and structure to the wearer.
The material blend used depends on the color chosen. Solid colors feature 100 percent Airlume combed and ringspun cotton, 32 single. Athletic heather uses a 90 percent combed and ringspun cotton, 10 percent polyester blend.
All other heathers and blend colors use 52% combed and ringspun cotton, 48% polyester blend.
The 3005 also comes with marble, neon, and mineral washes if you want to add a little edge to your custom-made merch.
The Next Level 1540 is a popular v-neck and a classic closet staple for women everywhere. This ultra-soft, lightweight tee is made from a 60% ringspun cotton 40% polyester blend that's comfortable to wear at any time.
1540s come in more colors than you could dream of and are best for heat press printing, vinyl, and screen printing.
The Gildan G500VL is an iconic v-neck t-shirt for printing. Like everything made by Gildan, these shirts are soft, comfortable, and last a long time.
They come in a handful of colors and offer a broad range of reds, pinks, and lavenders to choose from. If you're looking to make merch for women, this is a classic option that rarely disappoints.
The G500VL comes in 3 different material blends depending on color:
These shirts are best suited for direct-to-garment, heat press printing, vinyl, and screen printing. It is not recommended you use sublimation as this can damage the material.
The Bella + Canvas 6405 is featured in their Relaxed Collection and offers great comfort and breathability to the wearer. It utilizes the same material (100% Airlume ringspun cotton) found in other shirts made by the brand and comes in a variety of colors.
The best method of print for these shirts depends on the color. For solid colors, direct-to-garment, heat press printing, vinyl, and screen printing are the best methods for incredible results. If you're using other colors and washes, it's recommended to stick with vinyl and screen printing to stay on the safe side.
With the 6405 it is not recommended for sublimation to prevent damages!
The Next Level 6240 is a men's CVC v-neck that is comparable to the Bella + Canvas 3005 when it comes to longevity. It's a comfortable shirt made with a CVC blend of 60% combed ringspun cotton and 40% polyester, 32 single.
They come in a lot of different colors and offer a wide range of blues and greens to pick from.
These shirts are best for vinyl and screen printing and are not recommended for sublimation or direct-to-garment.
Printing on v-necks is a bit different than printing on crew necks. Crew necks have a lot of space for you to place your designs. V-necks on the other hand don't have nearly as much room and require precise graphic placements in order for them to look good.
As a general rule of thumb, it's recommended you place your graphics 1 to 1.5 inches down from the neckline. If you're using a heat press, most pros recommend draping the neckline off of the platen to create an even surface ideal for printing.
When printing shirts designed for women be mindful of the location of your graphics and how they will stretch around their figures. Stick to the center, as you don't want to place them anywhere suggestive— unless that's the clear intent of the shirt.
To find the center of a v-neck t-shirt, fold the shirt lengthwise then line up the shoulder seams and bottom of the shirt. Next, iron a crease and fold the shirt in half starting from the armpit. Then press the shirt again with your iron and unfold.
The center of your shirt is located where the two creases meet.
The back of the shirt doesn't require as much consideration about graphic placement as the front. On the backside, measure out at least 3 inches down from the center of the neckline to allow plenty of room for the design to shine.
Custom t-shirt printing starts with the right base. Blank v-neck t-shirts are perfect for your customers and followers that don't want to be restricted by crew necks and let their chests breathe.
To find the best blank t-shirts for your customizations, check out our shop. We have lots of options in a variety of styles that will make your designs pop.