In this post series, we’re focusing on figuring out which of our selected five is the best t-shirt Print on Demand site. In our last post, we focused on ordering and shipping and we collected a ton of interesting data. This time around, our post is centered around the overall experience of getting the t-shirts and our first thoughts on how they look and feel (and smell!) just out of the bag.
As you already saw in the last post, the t-shirts came in tear-proof and sturdy bags, two standing out from the rest because they came in branded ones (Redbubble and Society6).
When we opened them:
While we were opening packages we couldn’t help but notice a vinegar smell coming from some of them. We figured it had to do with the printing process, and behold, Redbubble gave us a rather charming explanation on the sticker you see in the picture.
The smell is, in fact a by product of the printing process (Direct To Garment) and supposedly will go away after the first wash, we’re making a mental note to check for this on the third installment of this post series.
Note: Spring mentions on their website that they use screen printing as well as DTG so we’re not really sure which one they used for our t-shirt.
If you’ve ever bought a t-shirt online, or even if you’ve bought several, when you’re clicking *buy* there’s always that nagging feeling in the back of your mind asking “how will it fit me?”. We asked Cristian, one of the Placeit Team photographers to step in front of the camera to show you how these tees look on a real person. Also, we went ahead and asked him how they felt.
In next post we’ll tell you which one has the most comfortable tshirt and the most durable print according to five of our coworkers who used them for a whole week, all this on our quest to find out what is the best site to design and sell tshirts online.