Introducing one of our favourite bits of merch for t-shirt printing, what we call our Standard t-shirt: the Gildan Softstyle.
BEST FOR: 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).
T-shirts are an incredible tool for spreading a message of good charity causes, creating team unity, and rewarding volunteers. They are hugely visible, cheap, and reusable many, many times. They’re ideal for both marketing AND team-building.
With this in mind, we want to make it clear that Ramp cares about more than just helping you order t-shirts. We love music, fairness, friends, democracy and equality. And that’s why we want to use our business to help people doing good.
So, starting in March, we’re launching a new project for good charity causes.
Every month we’ll give away a bunch of free high-quality, screenprinted t-shirts to a project, charity, or organisation that is making the world a better place.
And each month we’ll write about this organisation, and follow the story of those t-shirts – where they went, who wore them, and how they benefited the project that received them. And then we’ll ask that project to nominate the next month’s recipients so that the t-shirt love is spread wider and wider.
We’re just starting to get ready for the influx of orders for this year’s beer, music, movies and tech fest that is South By South West in Austin, Texas. SXSW t-shirts are an absolutely vital part of this amazing event, and we don’t recall seeing more than a handful of people wearing much else during our times there!
So, for inspiration, here’s some previous great SXSW t-shirts that have been spotted wandering around the conference centre by day, and 6th Street by night….
Startup Repp got some brilliant conversations started in 2013 with this provocative number!
Last month we printed some great tour t-shirts for ChangingAging. We were really interested in what they were doing. Their charismatic spokesperson is Dr Bill Thomas. He started with the idea that “what we need is a radical reinterpretation of longevity that makes elders (and their needs) central to our collective pursuit of happiness and well-being“.
In other words, society’s attitude to old-age is messed up and we could do much better.
It’s maybe stating the obvious, but we live and breathe t-shirts here at Ramp HQ. And we’ve written before about how we think t-shirts are a great way to say “thank you” to your customers or users. So it’s only right that we lead by example. From today, when you place an order with us, we’ll send you a very special limited edition t-shirt, for free, in the size of your choice.
You’ve got your logo ready to go. You’ve got thousands of people ready to buy. Your event is coming up soon. Time to get some screen printed t-shirts made.
Cool. We do that.
Ramp T-shirts’ co-founder, Neil Cocker, gives a quick walkthrough of the ordering process of custom t-shirts through the fastest, smartest t-shirt ordering website.
Anybody who wants high quality screen printed t-shirts for their teams or events can finalise their purchase in under 3 minutes.
Whenever you need branded t-shirts Ramp will save you time. Thanks to its smart data, the website suggests the sizes you may need – depending on where you are in the world (you can read more about that here).
In other words – we can predict the correct sizes for you and let you create your own t-shirt design.
Some great artworks used as a t-shirt design inspiration
Before you get started, bear in mind that creating a logo or artwork shouldn’t be a quick job, especially when you’re going to use it for your t-shirt design. Think about how you want to represent your brand and whether what you’ve created fits with your style. After all, this will end up adorning most of your merch. An instantly recognisable logo or a clever piece of eye-catching artwork can help you stand out from the crowd.
Here at Ramp we’re starting to see more and more startups realize that free custom t-shirts incentivise customer loyalty. Somehow they get people using their product. Everyone loves t-shirts, and everyone loves free stuff. So this seems like a no-brainer, right? We wanted to get to the bottom of what was driving this, and if it was effective.
We spoke with Wil Benton, co-founder of one of our favourite new startups, Chew*, as well as Hugh Hopkins, Product Manager at realtime analytics company GoSquared.