Why Choose Blank Black T-Shirts

If you decide to print t-shirts, whether they be a promotional tool or to sell, you have a few decisions to make. One of the most important of those decisions is choosing the base color for your design. While sometimes your particular design will help you choose the base color (for instance if printing in black, most likely you want a light colored shirt for the background), there are occasions where you have a bit more creative freedom. We’ve put together a little information about blank black shirts and why they are a good option for many projects.

Why Choose Black?

When you decide what color shirt would be suitable for your printing job, you have numerous options. However, for many industries, black is a natural choice. Band shirts (such as for rock, country, and even pop musicians) often look amazing when printed in black. Sports, extreme sports logos usually look great on black too. In fact, when you compare the same image on a black versus white shirt, it will often have more “pop” and appeal on black. In addition, if you are targeting a younger demographic, you’ll find black is a more desirable color for the shirt.


Our best selling 100% Cotton T-Shirt

$2.66 for colors (not white), this unisex shirt from Gildan is a great choice for the price.

Ladies 100% Cotton T-Shirt

For $3.89 this style is has a cut designed for women.

Youth Black T-Shirt

At $2.37 this is the same shirt designed for kids.

Black is the New Black

Yesterday, today and tomorrow, black is in fashion. While certain colors become more or less popular from season to season and year to year, black always has a following. Choosing this color for your next screen printing or vinyl project assures a result that will look fashionable for years to come.

Black Shirts are a Great Value

When many people look to buy a new shirt, they are drawn to black for more reasons than just style. Black shirts are less likely to become stained or look grungy quickly. In fact, if you choose a high-quality, well-made blank black t-shirt, it can be a staple in your wardrobe all through the year, for years to come.

Printing Costs

You may have done some research into what it takes to print on different t-shirts. Yes, in many cases it is slightly more expensive to print on a black shirt, especially if you choose a multi-color design. However, we have found that in many cases these additional printing costs will be mitigated by an increase in interest. If you are selling the shirt, you will likely sell more by offering a black option (instead of or in addition to a white option.) If you are planning an advertising giveaway, the shirt is more likely to be worn (and serve as a walking billboard). Yes, paying more for printing on black can be well worth it.

If you would like more information about blank black shirts, techniques for printing on them or you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at OutletShirts today. We look forward to working with you.

Raglan Shirts – Five Reasons Why You Should Embrace the Trend

You’ve certainly seen them before, but you may not have known the official name. The raglan shirt (or baseball tee) is a fun alternative to the traditional t-shirt. Usually, the raglan is in two colors. The main “torso” of the shirt is one color (often white) while the sleeves extend up to the collar and they (plus the collar ring) are a different shade.
Raglan shirts are very popular today, in fact, they are an “on point” trend that women, men, teens, and kids can all appreciate. So, why should you embrace the trend? Consider these five reasons.

  • Sporty, Yet Fashionable – The raglan is often called a baseball tee because it is a favorite style for baseball—particularly many years ago. Today, you can wear one of these shirts and feel athletic, even if you don’t plan to exercise more than by taking a walk to the refrigerator.
  • Truly Unisex – The raglan is a hot trend in clothing because it looks good on men AND women. In many cases, a raglan for a man will be a bit looser, while women often choose a more form-fitting look. However, since it is such a simple style, it can be worn by anyone. If you prefer a looser shirt, no problem. In addition, a shorter raglan can be paired with a longer tank or undershirt to add another layer of color.
  • Year Round Fashion – The traditional raglan has long sleeves. The long sleeves make it is a good choice for winter or fall. However, today there are many shirts available with the ¾ or short sleeve look too. No matter if you are fighting with hot, steamy temperatures or you will pair a raglan with a hoodie to stay warm in the winter, there is an option that will work for you.
  • The Colors are Endless – In the introduction, we mentioned that the torso of the raglan is often white. Yes, this is true. However, there are plenty of other options out there too. The raglan can be worn in neutrals as a go-to casual look or in a traditional white and red or blue combination that is sporty and fun. However, for those who want something completely fresh, you’ll find that there are neon shades and raglans with unexpected pops of color. The look is always fresh.
  • Easy to Print – With the plain color of the torso, it is easy to add your designs to the raglan with screen printing, vinyl, and other options. The raglan is a go-to choice for shirt makers since it is just a bit more fun than a traditional tee.

As you can see, there are many reasons why the raglan is such a popular trend in attire today. Why not pair this style with jeans, khakis or even a skirt and see how good it makes you to wear it for work or play!

At OutletShirts we have many Raglan shirts to choose from. Sweatshirts and tee shirts. Here are a few of our favorites. Search in the top of the of the site for the keyword “raglan” to see our full collection. Give us a call if you have any questions.

Juniors Microburn Long Sleeve Raglan Tee
Juniors Microburn Long Sleeve Raglan Tee

Youth Short Sleeve Colorblock Raglan Jersey
Youth Short Sleeve Colorblock Raglan Jersey

Raglan Colorblock Full-Zip Hooded Fleece Jacket
Raglan Colorblock Full-Zip Hooded Fleece Jacket