Custom t shirts
Custom t shirts as a fashion design, goes all the way back to the beginning of the 20th century when Robert Knight, who lived in Kentucky, started printing an apple logo on his t-shirts. This proved to be very popular and eventually became know as the brand we call today Fruit of the Loom.
custom t shirtsCustom t shirts is a very fashionable product for the young as a kind of cheap but trendy clothing that is very individual to your on taste and personality. T shirt printers and t shirt designers are supplying this fashion with high quality and inexpensive t-shirts to order.
Many people use the expression custom t shirts as a search term to find companies like Crisp T-shirt Printing in order to have all manor of garments or clothing printed. They could actually be looking to have some polo shirts embroidered for their companies sales staff to wear, but still use to term custom t shirts, to find the company.
Pretty soon the time will come when custom-designed T-shirts will become more than just a garment to wear. It took people like Andy Warhol to legitimise screenprinting and turn it into the recognised art form we know today. Until he got hold of it, it was thought of as something you did to make signs or cheap adverts. Already top designers have taken up the cause, and artists everywhere are starting to dabble. They obviously see it as another string to their bow where they can make some money on the side without cheapening their major art format. They can either be design specifically for the T-shirt, and sell it on their name alone and in its own right. The alternative is to print their famous paintings onto T-shirts. There are two positives to this, one is a form of promotion for their art, and the other can be a limited print run worth many pounds per T-shirt.
The ability to print fine artwork in high definition on to T-shirts would have sounded ridiculous only a few years ago. With the advent of the DTG printer, this has now become a reality. This machine is capable of reproducing all the subtleties and sharpness of the original, to approximately the same standard that your desktop printer could achieve on paper.
I see a future where T-shirts go to auction and are sold for major sums of money. This can be a collector’s item for the artist or a stand alone piece of artwork in its own right.