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Recommended T-shirts 2021

recommended T-shirt 2021

We all have our favourite T-shirts. Sometimes it’s a sentimental thing or possibly the design on the front but most of the time it’s what feels good. This is Teepig’s shortlist of recommended T-shirts for 2021.

The Premium T-shirt

The old classic. Thicker, ringspun cotton from around 180gsm. Most popular brands have their version of a premium T-shirt. Fruit of the Loom, Gildan, Russell to name a few. The premium T-shirt is a classic fit. This means it’s casual, not tight, not baggy, a little room, super comfortable and you’ll definitely notice the better quality. With some of these brands you’ll be able to wash the t-shirt at higher temperatures with little or no shrinkage. Another benefit is durability. You can use a premium T-shirt for manual work and go meet your mates for a beer in it after. Always a recommended T-shirt
From Teepig’s angle they are great for printing on too. Because of the premium t-shirt being a bit thicker it’s also good for embroidery.
As the premium T-shirt is offered by different brands there will also be a huge range of colours to choose from.
One other style worth mentioning is Sol’s Imperial. A brand that Teepig uses a lot for its colour range and quality. Secondly, the price point is agreeable. One slight drawback is the sizing is on the small side.

The Basic T-shirt

There is always a reason to include the basic T-shirt in this list. Primarily because of price. The basic T-shirt won’t compare with the quality of a premium or the cut of a fashion fit but sometimes you just need a cheap T-shirt for a one off. Basic T-shirts are perfect for ‘one-day’ promotions or joke presents. Teepig prints many a funny T-shirts for joke presents.
Don’t expect too much with a basic. The fit may not be right, it could be on the thin side, it may shrink. Saying that, it might be perfect for a warm summer’s day pottering around the garden or going crabbing, whatever you do.
Teepig tends to use Sol’s Regent T-shirts for its basic range so we can keep the price of a custom T-shirt low. £10 for a custom printed white T-shirt can’t be beaten. Especially when you’re still getting a soft ringspun T-shirt that adds comfort for the wearer.
The Regent style is probably closest to Fruit of the Loom’s Iconic range. So save yourself a few pence and go for the basic!

Best All-Rounder

Teepig’s number one recommended T-shirt for 2021 is…. Anthem Organic.
The Anthem organic T-shirt ticks most boxes for what you want out of a T-shirt. Its main attributes are the quality feel and comfort and the amazing fit. At 145gsm it is on the lighter/ thinner side so perfect for warmer days or for wearing as a base layer under a sweater.
This is the type of T-shirt you can workout in or go running in as well as going out for cocktails in. The fit around the arms is perfect and it’s neither too tight nor too baggy around the body.
From Teepig’s point of view it’s a great T-shirt for printing on. The Anthem T-shirt can be customised for your own wardrobe, for your own brand, for your business, for your gym and activewear… the list is long. Also, with eighteen colours to choose from there is bound to be something that suits your style.

Anthem is the brand to take a closer look at. The hoodies are also recommended.

Teepig offers a vast range of personalised T-shirts, hoodies, sweaters, you name it. Some brands mentioned may not feature directly on our online design feature so it’s best to contact us directly and tell us what you want and how we can help you.

anthem t-shirt colours
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UK T-shirt Printing & Embroidery

Hang 10 Embroidered organic hoodies

Here at Teepig, we are always continuing to improve our UK T-shirt printing and garment decorating service.  To achieve this we aim to make our online design feature as easy and as quick to use as possible. Furthermore, reducing turnaround times from order to delivery is a priority.
When you order a standard T-shirt in colours such as white, black or grey we can process the order quicker. That’s not to say it will take much longer with other colours or styles. Although we try to stock a wide range of T-shirts and hoodies we often have to order from our supplier.
This also means we can offer much more than what is one the site.

The online designer allows you to create your own T-shirt design in minutes. The best part is you don’t need to be a whizz at photoshop or have any design experience. You can upload photographs and images to have printed on T-shirts in amazing quality. You can add text in loads of fonts and colours. Watch this video as a guide to how you can design your own great T-shirt.

Direct to Garment printing and sublimation printing are the methods we generally use for your one off  and small orders. In addition we offer screen printing for bulk orders and also embroidery.

Custom Embroidery

We have supplied a number of businesses and clubs with embroidered tops. Venga, a Portishead tapas bar, Greenbird Landscaping and Hang 10 Custom Conversions are three such businesses. Custom work hoodies, sweaters,  shirts and polos can be embroidered with up to six colours in the design.
Teepig provides custom Golf Society polo shirts and sweaters. Embroidered golf polo shirts are a great addition to your society by helping to bond the players out on the course and in the club house. Your own embroidered golf society tops give the members a sense of belonging.
It doesn’t just stop with polos and sweaters either. You can have your own caps and golf towels printed or embroidered too.

Please contact us directly to find out more about how Teepig can  help you with  your embroidery requirements.

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Personal Training Tops

personal training Wayne PT Portishead

Are you a personal trainer who needs customised training clothing? Teepig can offer bespoke personal training tops.
Customised performance wear is a must for your personal training business. Firstly, it will make you identifiable. This is a great way to generate more clients. You’ll be your own advertisement in the gym or out in the open. Secondly, it looks more professional.  You are likely to attract more clients if you appear to have invested in your attire. Furthermore, having a striking logo or name on your body is easily recognised time and again.
You’ll be building your brand for as little as £15.

Design Your T-shirt Online

Not only does Teepig print or embroider your personal training tops, we can also help you create the perfect design. To be more specific, Teepig’s online design feature can help you. Once you select Design Online from the main menu click on Performance and Activewear. From there it gives you a selection of tops perfect for sport and training. Generally, these tops offer sweat wicking and antibacterial properties. They are also lightweight and comfortable. Ideal for personal training sessions for you and your clients. Check out the details of each to see which is best for you. The Fruit of the Loom version is neoteric. This means the fabric has tiny holes to help air circulate and keep you cool.

After you select your T-shirt size and colour the site takes you to the design page where you can add text and images. You’ll be able to choose from a multitude of text templates and shapes to make your design clear and professional. Adding photos to your T-shirt is also an option. If you already have your design finalised then you can easily upload this and place it exactly how you want it on the top. Either back or front or both!

When you have your design sorted and you have finalised the order Teepig will get on and print your T-shirts for you and have them sent to you within 7 days. More often than not we have to order in the tops but if we do have them stocked then that’s even better as you’ll get it quicker.

Printing Method

We decorate performance T-shirts with sublimation. This method is full colour and long lasting and boasts amazing detail.  For orders over 20 and of single colour screen printing would also be a worthy option.

Wayne PT in Portishead is a personal training service which Teepig provided shirts for.

City Boxing Camp went for the Fruit of the Loom performance tops for their training merchandise.

Our site only offers a small variety of training tops and related attire. There are more which may suit your needs. If you would like to discuss your requirements further please get in contact.

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T-shirt printing for Artists

Freddie, Michael Myers, Jason the beastie Boys

Are you an artist looking to have your work printed on T-shirts?

Teepig can do T-shirt printing for artists.
If you’re one of the fortunate ones who can create wonderful visuals on canvas then the next most difficult step is to get your artwork out into the world for all the see and hopefully to monetise your efforts. Whether you’re just starting out or are a professional with a substantial portfolio adding T-shirts to your media is a cost effective way of expanding your brand.

With social media it’s pretty easy to exhibit your artwork. How would your followers react to making your work wearable on T-shirts and hoodies, caps and bags even, for a fraction of the price of an original canvas?
It’s another great way of showing off your art in the real world too. Teepig can provide T-shirts, printed in great detail and full colour for as little as £10 a tee.
The best part is you don’t need to put in a huge order. With our DTG and sublimation processes you can order one-offs for yourself or to trial or a you can bulk order for resale. That’s because we want you to make a profit. It’s your artwork after all.

Just recently our good friend and artist Zennablade had some T-shirts printed with his outrageous artwork. You can see them on the right. What’s crazy is the ‘Rambo on Spring Break’ painting is on canvas. A  photograph was taken on a camera phone and uploaded to the Teepig site for printing. The results are amazing. They’ve both gone down well with his instagram followers.

From printing options to choosing the right garment Teepig is here to help.

T-shirt styles

Choosing the right T-shirts is almost as important as the artwork to be printed on them.
Perhaps you just want to trial this new media of printing your art on T-shirts and you don’t want to invest too much to begin with.
In that case, the basic T-shirt options may be satisfactory. By far our most popular selling T-shirt is the Gildan softstyle. It balances quality and value better than any other and is perfect for everyday wear. Similar to this is the Iconic T-shirt, a light weight T-shirt ideal for hot summer days or wearing under clothes.
A step up in quality on both these T-shirts is the premium T-shirt. Because it’s thicker and ringspun cotton it feels like it is better quality. The shape is classic T-shirt.
Similar quality to this is Fine Jersey by American Apparel. It’s slightly thinner but the cut is more unique. This could complement your artwork as the T-shirt is not as ubiquitous as other well known brands like Gildan and Fruit of the Loom.
Next Level and Tee Jays T-shirts are top quality and would really work well for higher end products from brands with ambition.

Consider T-shirt printing for artists and creative types to take your art to the next level.

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Printed Workwear

custom building trade t-shirt

Are you a tradesman or trades person looking to have your own printed workwear? Teepig is able to print your custom T-shirts and hoodies like we have done for Bristol SIPS and Carpentry.
Don’t worry if you think your order would be too small. You can still benefit from great value even if you just want a couple of T-shirts printed. Prices start from as little as £10 for a full colour print on a T-shirt. Furthermore, there are loads of T-shirts to choose from. It’s not just work T-shirts we print, we also print hoodies, sweaters, jackets and accessories like aprons,  high-vis tabbards, you name it.
Custom embroidery for your workwear is also an option. Perhaps you prefer embroidered polo shirts for your business. Teepig offers a multicoloured embroidery service for your business name or logo. Your business name and logo can be embroidered onto caps and hats as well as other types of workwear.

If you work in the building trade you know the life of your workwear is short. You can either wear budget custom T-shirts or you can wear more durable quality T-shirts. That’s up to you. Teepig can provide both. Custom Print Budget T-shirts won’t will still give you great value and by ordering ten or more you will qualify for bulk discount.
Heavier T-shirts may prove to be more durable which would save your business money in the long run. The premium T-shirt is ideal for this option.

So whatever your trade, carpenter, plumber, electrician, builder, plasterer, Teepig is here for your custom print workwear.

Design Online

It’s easy to do. Simply select the garments you want, choose the colour, the sizes and the amount you need then proceed to the online designer where you can upload your own business name, logo, whatever you want printed. Process the order and we’ll do the rest.

You may be looking for something in particular. In which case please contact us and we’ll help where we can.
Teepig is always improving its site by adding more quality garments popular for decoration.

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Personalised T-shirts for 2020

Custom T-shirts 2020

Personalised T-shirts for 2020

Now we’re in the season for T-shirts how about making some great changes to your wardrobe?
This year Teepig can offer you some amazing choices at better prices than any boutique. You can’t get more original than wearing your own design.
This post is written by me, the person who prints and wears these T-shirts. I’ll be giving you my own personal critique of each of my favourite T-shirts I like to put on. These are the best choices in personalised T-shirts for 2020.

Gildan Softstyle

The Gildan Sofstyle is definitely punching above its weight when you consider the quality you get for the price. Out of the following T-shirts this one is best value for money. It’s super comfortable because of the ringspun cotton and on the heather varieties the polyester. The softstyle not only boasts the comfort but also the fit. These T-shirts have a fit perfect for the athletic to average body shapes, what they call eurofit, or semi-fitted. This also means they are slightly on the smaller size, so, for example, if you’re unsure about going for a medium or a large – go for the large.

At 145 gsm it is lightweight but doesn’t feel too light. The colour choices are huge for this style too.
The only major drawback to the Gildan softstyle is it does shrink a little at a 40 degree wash, this coupled with the smaller sizes means if you put on a few pounds it might show.


Both Fruit of the Loom and Gildan do great quality premium T-shirts. The premium T-shirt has probably more longevity than the softstyle. Firstly its thicker cotton at 185-195 gsm, it feels good quality, especially as it’s also ringspun cotton. Another benefit is it handles better after hotter washes, it doesn’t shrink. Premium T-shirts are more of the classic shape, they hug the arms and the body less but still hold an attractive shape. This T-shirt is the ‘everyman’, ideal for those who don’t really care about showing off their muscles.
Not as many colours in this range but still it covers all bases. The premium T-shirt is ideal for personalisation for gifts, funny T-shirts or workwear.

American Apparel Fine Jersey

A very decent T-shirt, always a joy to put on. The American Apparel Fine Jersey T-shirt boasts quality for sure. The colour range is extensive. The shape is not hugging but hangs nicely at a good length. It feels quite light at 146 gsm but also feels like you’re wearing something substantial. A good quality everyday T-shirt.

Next Level Crew Neck

The Next Level T-shirt is my personal favourite right now. I like it especially because of the fit. It hugs my arms but isn’t too tight on the body. Also it hangs just right and is a perfect length. Similar in weight and feel to the American Apparel but softer like the Gildan Softstyle. Colours for this range cover all bases too. This is a great choice for personalising your own T-shirt or for a gift for someone close to you. Also on the shortlist for fashion brands.

Tee Jays Interlocking

Out on its own for its super quality is the Tee Jays Interlocking T-shirt. This one would definitely be my favourite if I hit the gym a little more. Effectively a muscle-fit T-shirt it hugs the body nicely and is a thick, comfortable feel. This is the T-shirt of choice for brands with ambition and for the fashion conscious. Even though it is the most expensive T-shirt of the group I believe it is still great value for its pure quality. Look out for Tee Jays clothing as it is some of the finest you’ll find on the market.

In Summary, you won’t be disappointed with any of these T-shirts for printing your own design.
The Gildan Softstyle is an ideal low cost gift. To print one side full colour on white is only £11. This would also be a good choice for promotional T-shirts or light work T-shirts.
The premium is a good quality all rounder, good for both work, promotional, gifts and your own design and for all shapes and sizes.
The American Apparel is the middle ground between the premium and the Next Level T-shirt.
The Next Level T-shirt is a great choice for the more fashion oriented. It is casual but modern. Ideal for band merchandise and cool brands.
Custom Tee Jays Interlocking T-shirt is the perfect gift for men and women with style. Brands that want to set themselves apart should consider this style.
Personalised T-shirts for 2020.

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We’re Still Printing

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It’s 1st April and times are very strange. The good news is we’re still printing!

The outbreak of COVID-19 has made the economy almost grind to a halt. Because Teepig is online we can still maintain our service. The government’s guidelines are strictly observed while we continue our operation. Nothing is more of a priority than health. This means when we print T-shirts, sweaters and hoodies for online orders the workshop is in a high standard of hygiene.

You can order your customised T-shirts through Teepig with confidence.

As serious as the situation is we must attempt to continue as normal as we can while respecting the safe distance guidelines and sanitary advice.
You can still buy birthday gifts for your friends and loved ones. A great gift idea is a personalised T-shirt. The best part is you can design it yourself and you don’t have to leave your home. First of all, you would have to choose the appropriate garment. To do this you go to our online design page and select the right T-shirt, hoodie or sweater. We can even print on bags and aprons if you want something a little different but equally as thoughtful.
Once you have chosen the style, size and colour you can go to the designer page where you can decorate the T-shirt (or other garment and accessory) with text, shapes, photos and clipart. With a little bit of time and exploring you can create something really cool looking.
One-off personalised T-shirts cost as little as £10. That’s a great price for a very thoughtful gift.

Maybe it’s time to think about new clothing for your business. We can advise and supply customised workwear for all sorts of industry. Contact Teepig for more information about how we can assist you. Larger orders qualify for a bulk discount.
Do you run  a community groups or club? We can embroider your logos and emblems on polo shirts.

We custom print T-shirts and a load of other clothes and accessories for all sorts. Art, brands, bands, business, clubs, individuals, you name it!

Keep your spirits up

Check out this link about a T-shirt we printed for our Portishead community to help keep spirits up during the coronavirus crisis. You can do the same. Design your own humorous T-shirt to put a smile on people’s faces from two metres away when you’re on your daily walk.

Are you taking advantage of the downtime to get fit? You can personalise sports and activewear for your exercise sessions.

Even if you’re stuck for something to do at home and you’re a bit bored you can design a T-shirt for fun.

Stay safe people!

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Organic Clothing for Your Business

CBD Vitality Organic Hoodie and T-shirts

2020 is certainly the year offering more organic and sustainable options in business attire. Teepig offers Organic Clothing for your business and you can design online here.

Not only do top clothing brands offer more in the organic and sustainable range, they have exceeded the quality of the garments. For example, Mantis, a UK company has produced some of the best clothing available on the market. Their Superstar range of T-shirt and hoodies have an incredibly soft touch. This is because of the ‘peaching’ applied to the fabric. Peaching leaves it with a suede or moleskin softness. Personally if I can recommend a hoodie it will be the superstar by Mantis.
As of writing this post these styles are not currently in our store for online design. Nevertheless, contact us if you want these styles personalised with your brand or business logo.

Recently we have supplied two local start up businesses with their T-shirts and hoodies. Fill Good Pantry in Portishead is a zero waste shop geared for you to bring your own containers to purchase foodstuff. CBD Vitality also opted for organic t-shirts and hoodies. In fact, they are so impressed by the Mantis printed hoodies they have ordered more! Both of these new businesses have interests in health and sustainability. Custom printed organic clothing is a natural requirement. Our own shop Sk8 or Die offers organic T-shirts and also bags made from recycled plastic.

Organic Clothing for your business printed professionally in full colour with your brand or business logo.

It’s time to jump on the sustainable bandwagon. Get your fresh, customised business T-shirts printed by Teepig. Keep a look out for more styles and brands we are adding to the online store. Don’t hesitate to contact us and tell us what you need if you don’t see it. We can likely get it in for you!

Fill Good Pantry organic T-shirts and Hoodies
Sk8 or Die orgain lady T-shirt