So you and the band have got the big tour coming up and you are going to need custom merch, or maybe you’re an artist looking to stock your online store of new merch, but you are uncertain of which t-shirt brand to go with (we know, there’s so many!). Well sit back, relax and let us break it down for you and make it simple by providing you 5 popular apparel options for custom band merch in 2020.
Gildan 5000: Rockers on a Budget
Artists like Singer-songwriter Taylor Hollingsworth and Kanye West know how to make it work on a budget. If you’re looking for a value brand type of shirt that is cheap, yet produces amazing print quality, the Gildan 5000 might be an option to consider using for your next run of custom band merch. The Gildan 5000 is one of our top-selling items as it easily one of the cheapest “go to” garments. It is 100% pre-shrunk cotton with a classic fit. This style could be reminiscent of a vintage kind of look/feel. With over 69 color options to choose from, this is a style you can have some fun with. In addition to a cornucopia of color options, you’ll also get a wide range of sizing options from small all the way to 5XL.
Bella Canvas 3001: The Perfect Mid-Level Shirt for custom band merch
Most brands you come across tend to do 1 thing really well, however, what’s great about Bella Canvas is that they seem to have worked in a little bit of magic into this particular style. The Bella Canvas 3001 (one of my personal favorites) seems to have it all and all in a competitive price point. They’re able to bring highly favorable quality for not so high of a cost. Now you can rock out with high-quality custom band merch without breaking the bank. The Bella Canvas 3001 offers a unisex style that is 100% ring-spun cotton shirt (super soft!) Perfect for screen printing or DTG printing. With over 52 colors to choose from and premium cotton fabric content, you can’t go wrong with this style.
American Apparel 2001: Hard to Beat a Classic!
I’ve been seeing the American Apparel 2001 as the “official” concert band tee for well over a decade now. Personally, I would always get excited when I saw that my favorite artist was using American Apparel. At this point, you could consider this a classic “go-to” type of shirt that will make your fans happy. This is a type of garment you can expect your fans to wear time and time again. Even more of a reason for them support their favorite band/artist! The American Apparel 2001 is considered a unisex style so it would have more of a slimmer fit fashion fit. This style is 100% ring-spun cotton, lightweight, with a tight-knit, making it a perfect surface for screen-printing and DTG printing.
Comfort Colors 1717/6014: Be Unique with your custom band merch
You’re an artist and you’re looking to move away from the standard type of band tee. Or maybe you want your merch to stand out from other custom band merch you’ve seen in the past, these are styles you want to consider. You’ll get a 6.1oz 100% ring-spun cotton garment with a ribbed collar. However, what makes these Comfort Colors styles interesting is that they are all garment-dyed. This results in beautiful unique colors that you just won’t find anywhere else. Doylestown, PA artist, Weyes Blood has done just this by using the Comfort Colors styles for tour and online store. The garment fit and color is reminiscent of a vintage feel, I think pairs amazingly well with the music of Weyes Blood.
Bella Canvas B8803: For your female fans
Every style we have talked about so far has been a unisex style, something all your fans will be able to wear. However, if you want to pull out all the stops, why not have some custom band merch made just for the women! To offer an option that is solely for women will be much appreciated by your fans and if you give them something that is of premium quality, they’ll wear it time and time again. Here we have a light-weight flowy muscle tank from one of my personal favorites, Bella Canvas. This is a must-have style that is designed with super soft poly-viscose fabric that drapes effortlessly around curves. With over 36 colors to choose from, you’ll have a good number of options to choose from when creating your custom band merch.