Our Standard t-shirt: The Gildan Softstyle for screen printing

Introducing one of our favourite bits of merch for t-shirt printing, what we call our Standard t-shirt: the Gildan Softstyle.

All uses, from promotional giveaways to corporate uniforms to band merch. It looks like a premium product but at a great price.

This is a a really versatile choice for your garment printing. Why? It’s great value, stylish, feels great to wear and screen printing looks amazing on it.

It’s called Softstyle because it uses Gildan’s proprietary softstyle yarns. These yarns consume less energy to manufacture, producing less waste and result in a more stable print surface than traditional ring spun products (such as our budget t-shirts).

Gildan Softstyle in Dark HeatherGildan Softstyle in Dark Heather

The fit is called a Euro fit. That means it’s slightly more fitted than the usual boxy cut of some other t-shirts. Take a look at the sizes below – you may find you want to size up unless you like to wear your shirts fitted, but it’s available in 2XL so you should be fine. We can source 3XL in some colours too, so please ask.

This shirt is available in plenty of colour options too – if we don’t show it on the site, please ask.

Customise your Gildan Softstyle t-shirt here now.
Gildan Softstyle t-shirt colours:

*Some of the colours are available only for UK or USA market, so please ask us.

But maybe you are searching for custom hoodies, bags, vests, sweatshirts or prints with non standard placing? If so, go to our Products page!

The Gildan Softstyle is generally 100% cotton, but some of the colour options are called ‘heather’ – which means there is a some polyester added (usually 10%) to add visual texture and feel to the garment. The heather t-shirts are also even softer due to the polyester and tend to stretch a little bit more than the 100% cotton t-shirts, so they’re a great choice if you’re going to be doing any sport in your t-shirts, due to that extra flexibility. Here’s a close up of the standard shirt in ‘Dark Heather’:

Screen print detail on Ramp promo t-shirt
Dark Heather Softstyle detail.

The Softstyle is a crew neck shirt. It’s a mid soft neck, not too high, but it’s definitely not a scoop neck. Here’s a detailed look at it:

Gildan Softstyle Neck Detail
Gildan Softstyle Neck Detail

The Softstyle has a women’s equivalent too – imaginatively called the Ladies Softstyle. We can swap out any mens sizes for the women’s version and match the colours exactly. There’s also a children’s version.

Here’s the lowdown on the details:

Preshrunk jersey knit
High stitch density for smoother screen printing surface
Seamless double-needle 1.9 cm collar
Taped neck and shoulders
Rolled forward shoulder
Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems
Quarter-turned to eliminate centre crease
Approx 150gsm (grams per square metre of cotton)

Here’s just a few of the Gildan Softstyle t-shirts we’ve printed:

If you have to deal with a tighter budget, check out our Budget t-shirts. But if you need the best quality for t-shirt printing, that feels incredibly soft to wear, take a look at our Premium t-shirts!



Need screen printed hoodies, bags, or organic shirts? Don’t see the colour you need? Need a type of custom apparel you don’t see on the Products page? Just shout. We can source and print on most things!

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