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How to Find the Best T-Shirt Printer for My eCommerce Business?

Here are the best printing apps to use, the best t-shirt printers, and companies that could print t-shirts for your business.

Ben Kazinik
By Ben Kazinik
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Edited by Mayple staff

Updated November 28, 2023.

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When you are looking for a t-shirt printer you really have three different options. First, you can go with someone local if it's a small order or a one-time project.

If you are looking to offer customer t-shirts as a product on your online store, or if you're looking to sell your own designs then you should go with either a manufacturer or a remote t-shirt printer. Here are the best t-shirt printers that you should check out:

  1. UberPrints
  2. Custom Ink
  3. Broken Arrow
  4. Discount Mugs
  5. Cafe Press
  6. Tee Spring
  7. Vistaprint
  8. Design A Shirt
  9. Rush Order Tees
  10. Spreadshirt

Best Shopify apps for printing t-shirts

On the other hand, if your store is hosted on Shopify then you can one of several Shopify apps to get t-shirts and other items printed for you on demand. The list of print-on-demand Shopify apps includes:

  1. Gelato
  2. Slaite Pod
  3. Printful
  4. Printify
  5. Fuel
  6. SPOD

Some apps even include other items that you could print your logo on such as mugs and bags. So it really depends on what your needs are.

Another way to start your own t-shirt business is by printing your own shirts. You can do this with a simple t-shirt printing machine. They cost anywhere from $22k to $75k+. Here is a list of the best t-shirt printers to use for your eCommerce business:

  1. Epson F2100
  2. Brother GTX
  3. Col-Desi (DTG Digital) M2
  4. Kornit Breeze
  5. M&R M-Link-X

Is selling t-shirts online profitable?

Yes, selling t-shirts online can definitely be profitable. You need to build out your marketing, have the right product, and build an online audience.

Many businesses use on-demand printing services to minimize machinery and warehouse costs while others print the shirts themselves. It completely depends on your marketing budget, inventory requirements, and logistics.

What kinds of t-shirts sell the most?

The most popular kind of t-shirt is a black t-shirt. Black goes with everything, is a more neutral color, and makes any design stand. Other popular colors include Navy, Grey, Royal Blue, Red, and White.