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More Products for Online Design

design your own rucksack

With thousands of choices, bringing you the best clothing products for your own designs is an ongoing task.
Now Teepig can offer more products for online design.

You can now create your own custom made backpack. First of all, choose from several different colours of backpack then click the link for online design. This is where you can add your own artwork or design it yourself using the provided templates on the left column. Here you’ll find not only a great selection of font templates but also clipart, shapes, frames and links to thousands of free to use photos.

Also added to the site are hospitality aprons you can customise with your own brand logo or design. Choose from 20 colours all made from 100% preshrunk cotton. This apron is perfect for professional catering and craftwork. A personalised apron would also make a great gift for someone you know who likes cooking.

There are more T-shirts and hoodies to choose from now too! Retro style baseball T-shirts and Ringer T-shirts can now be personalised with our online design feature. Brands Next Level and Sol’s manufacture some of the best t-shirts available and we have them to print your designs on, professionally and in full colour.
Another style added to the site is the Long Body T-shirt. In addition to other styles of T-shirt the Long Body offers the wearer something slightly different which is both modern and stylish.

Even more products  for online design will be added to the site in the near future. Keep up to date with Teepig on our social media pages.

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Printwear & Promotion Trade Show

Printwear Trade Show NEC Pencarrie stand

We made the trip to the Birmingham NEC this week for the annual Printwear & Promotion trade show.

All of our favourite brands and suppliers were there to exhibit the latest products in the industry. Sustainability was the theme of this year’s show. This means brands are producing clothing as ethically as possible with as little negative effect on the environment as possible. Above all, garment quality does not suffer. Contrarily, it seems to be improving.
No company is leading the charge more than Mantis. All of their styles, adult, child and baby, have made the switch to ethically sourced and sustainable materials.
You can design your own organic T-shirt made by Mantis here.

Why we attend

The aim of trade shows is for brands and suppliers to exhibit their products to new customers and to exhibit new products to existing customers.
Since last year’s visit in 2019 Teepig have started offering sublimation printed garments which has very effectively aided what we can offer our customers. We are always looking to improve and add better services to give you exactly what you want.
After this recent visit to the Printwear and Promotion trade show we have come away with a far greater knowledge of garment types and styles. This information we can pass on to you too help you select the best brands and styles for your customised garments.

Tee Jays was a big player this year. In fact several other stands were using Tee Jays T-shirts in their demonstrations. The Danish company produces higher end styles. For example T-shirt, polos, hoodies, soft shell jackets and coats. Tee Jays are also making the switch to organic this year and their new colour ways are already organic certified.
We are adding more Tee Jays styles to our designer page. This is the choice brand for best quality, whether it’s to decorate with your own brand or logo or as a special gift.

Next Level is another impressive brand which we are adding to our designer. Based in LA, Next Level offer something slightly different. Keep an eye out for their ‘sueded’ range. The styles have peached fabric making it super soft to the touch.

If you want to know more about the garments we can decorate for you please get in contact.

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Printwear Tradeshow Live 2020
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T-shirt Printing Bristol

Bristol T-shirt Printing

Are you looking for T-shirt printing in Bristol? Teepig is a garment printing service based in Portishead just outside Bristol, not a great distance away from the centre.

We offer an easy to use online design service where you can choose your garment styles, sizes and colours. After which you can add your own artwork or design online using the vast amount of photos, fonts and templates available.
This process is simple and fast. Once the order is in we will professionally print using the latest technologies in DTG and/or sublimation, then send it out to you to be received within 7 days.

If you’re in or around Bristol why not come in and see us in Portishead for your custom T-shirt printing? We can assist with designs and provide advice on our service. Moreover, we have a wide range of sample products you can see and touch which will help you decide what to choose.

See for yourself

There are so many styles of T-shirts to print on, it’s a minefield.
Perhaps your passion is to establish a brand. Therefore you’d be looking for top quality fashionable T-shirts and hoodies to decorate with your logo. We can supply the most modern styles of  tees and hooded sweaters.
Flying from Bristol for a stag party? We can sort you out with all your T-shirts for the trip. Keep the cost down with the basic style T-shirt, it’s only for a laugh after all. Furthermore, there’s a bulk discount on orders of ten or more. Same with Hen parties, we can supply you with lady fit basic tees that still look good and feel comfortable for the lowest price going.

Work and Business Clothing

T-shirt printing isn’t all we do. As well as DTG and sublimation printing we offer embroidery and screen printing. For example, we provided Venue Tapas Bar in Portishead High St. with their embroidered work shirts and hooded sweaters.
Also in Portishead is The Port craft microbrewery and bar, we printed their work T-shirts.

We are happy to consult and exhibit garments we can decorate with your business logo. It’s important to us we help you make an informed decision to get the best styles for you.

Sports Team shirts and Activewear

Are you involved in a 5-a-side football team in Bristol or Weston-Super-Mare? Now you can look the part with team shirts printed with your team badge and sponsor.
The Performance range of T-shirts are made for the active wearer. With sweat wicking, antibacterial and quick drying properties they are perfect for training, competitions and workouts.
Bristol Crossfit teams can also benefit from custom printed performance t-shirts.

Bristol Bands, we can print your band T-shirts and hoodies. Are you involved in a charity in Bristol? Teepig can do your printing.

Not just T-shirt printing…

Looking for hoodie printing in Bristol?  Teepig can print hoodies for you as well as sweaters, vests and jackets. Most importantly, there is no minimum order so we can keep prices as low as possible.
Cap embroidery is another service we offer. We have plenty of sample caps for you to try on too.

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Organic and Sustainable

trisha downing cotton field

These days it has become ever more important to consider the environmental impact of our industry on the planet. It is a global issue because we source many of our garments for printing from over seas. It is our responsibility to encourage and offer organic and sustainable clothing options for your custom printing.

The beauty is you don’t have to compromise quality to be more ethical. Some of the most highly recommended t-shirts and hoodies are organic.

Mantis – organic and sustainable

Take the Mantis Superstar for example: This particular T-shirt is fully organic, extremely comfortable and high quality. It surely lives up to its name. Another great product from Mantis is ‘The Sweatshirt’. It’s made from 80% OCS certified organic cotton and 20% recycled PET. That’s effectively recycled plastic bottles. It’s commendable that most of the larger clothing manufacturers and brands are now offering organic and sustainable products. Although Mantis that stands out from the crowd. This is because of their extensive range of organic products available. Mantis offer a great range of adult T-shirts. Scoop neck, long body and women’s vest dresses for example.

Founded in the UK, Mantis’s aim is to bring ethically sourced high quality products to the market. You can read more about the Mantis story here. This is just one of a number of brands and styles offering organic and sustainable garments for customisation and personalisation. Bags, backpacks, caps and a host of other apparel and accessories are being produced from sustainable materials.

Teepig will be constantly updating and adding to our available products. This is to give you the best options for your custom print organic and sustainable T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts.
Times are changing. Organic and sustainable products are growing in range and becoming more cost effective to produce. As a result you can choose to customise organic t-shirts and hoodies for less cost.

Organic T-shirts printed professionally with your design.

In conclusion you can have your designs printed on ethically sourced, organic and sustainable T-shirts, sweaters and hoodies. Furthermore, it won’t cost you very much more, the choice is great and the quality is superb.

Please get in touch if you want to know more about custom printed organic t-shirts, hoodies and sweaters. Also contact us to personalise organic caps and bags with embroidery.

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New Product for Online Design – Anvil Tri-Blend T-shirt

Anvil tri-blend t-shirt

Teepig is excited to be able to offer you another great T-shirt you can get your designs on.

The Anvil Tri-Blend T-shirt.

This great T-shirt ticks all the boxes. With its super soft feel and fashionable cut it’s perfect for all casual wear. Because the Anvil Tri-Blend T-shirt is lightweight and soft draping it makes it an ideal T-shirt for workouts, running and other performance activities.
This is the tee that you can go out for coffee in and then go to the gym in.

The Tri-Blend is a rise in standard from the soft feel T-shirts like the popular Gildan softstyle. Whereas the latter is slightly thinner at 153 gsm the Tri-Blend feels lighter and hangs softer at 159 gsm.

What is Tri-Blend?

Tri-Blend means made from three materials. In this case, with the Anvil Tri-Blend T-shirt, it is a blend of 50% polyester, 25% cotton and 25% viscose.
The combination of the three means this T-shirt outperforms its competitors. For activewear the sweat wicking properties of the polyester means it doesn’t become saturated. Contrarily, the viscose and cotton do absorb moisture but also this allows the garment to breath which makes it quick drying and cooling. Perfect for exercise and sport.

Why choose Anvil Tri-Blend T-shirts?

As previously noted, the sweat wicking, cooling sand quick drying properties make this a great choice for workout attire. Along with the lightweight and soft hanging characteristics it is a T-shirt that allows you to move freely and easily. The comfort and soft feel of this tee is not just a benefit for exercise but of general casual wear also. In fact, this would be a choice T-shirt for all types of use.
Another plus is there are twenty colours to choose from. So whatever your taste is, or whatever design you have there is bound to be a colour that complements.

The tight weave of the T-shirt means it has a density congruent to a good print. Teepig can provide full colour, long lasting prints of your design in great detail.
Check out our online design feature and get to work creating your very own custom print T-shirt.

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The Perfect Gift

A Personalised T-shirt is the perfect gift for a friend or family member.

With Christmas on the doorstep I’m sure you’ll be thinking of things you can buy for people close to you.
In this day and age though, the height of consumerism means most people already have what they like and need which makes gift buying such a painstaking exercise. But it doesn’t have to be.

Personalise  a T-shirt, sweater, hoodie or bag for the perfect gift. It’s affordable, thoughtful and fun. The best part is Teepig can print these one-off T-shirts for as little as £10 and that includes the T-shirt. All you have to be is imaginative enough to come up with something that you’re going to be happy with. Another plus is we can help with that too.
Teepig’s online design feature enables you to design a cool T-shirt yourself.
Once you’ve selected the type of garment you want – style, size, colour, quantity – go to the next page where you can either upload a completed design or use the templates, clipart and pictures available to design something yourself.

What to put on it though?

This is where you have to be imaginative.
Do you have an artistic side perhaps? Who are you making the T-shirt for? What will they appreciate in a personalised T-shirt? You can’t go wrong with something humorous. Perhaps there’s an in-joke between you or there’s something they find funny? That’s a good place to start.
Because of the technology in printing now we can affordably create one off T-shirts printed with outstanding quality. Teepig can easily print a full colour photograph onto a T-shirt with very detailed results. So there’s another option.
You may have a poignant photo that would work on a T-shirt. Something from Instagram or Facebook, perhaps?
Or you can keep it really simple and just have a catchphrase or well used slogan printed. The options are pretty much limitless.

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Don’t Shrink Your T-shirt

prevent T-shirt shrinkage

Some T-shirts are more prone to shrinking than others. This is a guide to choosing the right T-shirt. Get the maximum use out of your order and prevent turning your new custom designed T-shirt into a crop-top after the first wash.

Gildan’s Softstyle and the Iconic by Fruit of the Loom are Teepig’s two best selling T-shirts. Both of these T-shirts are great value for money.  Although they can tend to shrink if washed on a higher temperature. As they are both semi-fitted T-shirts they will already be quite hugging compared to a classic fit T-shirt.

Avoid Shrinking

The first step to avoid shrinking is to wash the shirt at 30 degrees and not any higher.
The Gildan Softstyle heather T-shirts have a higher percentage of polyester. The heather is the textured look on some T-shirts like the sports grey or the antique look. The higher percentage of polyester actually helps the T-shirt keep its shape after washes. It has even more softer than the full cotton varieties.
You could even choose a larger size than you’re used to. For example if you are a medium in most of your tops you could go for a large and you might find it fits better, especially after the first few washes.

Fruit of the Loom is generally on the smaller side anyway so choosing the next size up is often a wise decision.
The Fruit of the Loom Ringspun Premium T-shirt is a better quality and thicker T-shirt than the two previously mentioned. It also performs after 60 degree washes so will have less chance of shrinking. The Ringspun Premium is a great choice of T-shirt if you’re looking for value and quality as it will last longer than both the Iconic and the Softstyle.

The Gildan Hammer is a classic fit T-shirt and like the Ringspun Premium by Fruit of the Loom is the next step up in quality.
The Hammer is more true to your normal size. You don’t want to risk getting the next size up with this one – the fit will be just fine. The Hammer range also performs after multiple washes. It is an ideal choice for workwear as it will last.