Hi, welcome to How to Order Group Shirts 101! We know that ordering shirts for a group can be intimidating — no matter if your group shirts are for 20 or 200. You want to make sure that your group likes the shirts you order. You also likely have dozens of other responsibilities on top of ordering these shirts for an event. Maybe you even need these on a tight deadline…
That’s where this handy-dandy checklist comes into help! Your t-shirt printing partner should be able to meet your needs for cost, quality, and convenience. For the first timer, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Quality (Quali-TEE) Shirts
Sorry, we had to make the pun. First and foremost, you want to choose a company that produces high-quality t-shirts. This means t-shirts that are made with durable materials and hold up well over time. You’ll want vibrant and long-lasting prints that won’t fade or peel after a few washes. A good t-shirt printing company should be able to provide samples or have a portfolio of their work that you can review to get a sense of the quality of their products. A GREAT t-shirt company will unpack the types of inks and shirt materials with you to help you get what your group needs.
You’re going to a t-shirt company for custom shirt designs, so it stands to reason that customization options should be a priority. A great t-shirt printing company should offer a wide selection of t-shirt styles, colors, and sizes to choose from. They should also have the ability to print on various locations on the shirt (front, back, sleeves, etc.). By having a variety of printing methods, like screen printing, heat transfer, and digital printing, they can ensure they’ll meet your specific needs and preferences.
Time is of the essence when you’re getting group shirts together! A good t-shirt printing company will knock out your shirts without sacrificing quality. Be sure to ask about their typical turnaround times, rush orders, and timeline expectations throughout the process. That way, if someone asks “when are our shirts coming in?,” you can confidently give them an answer!
Customer service matters for any industry but especially in industries where you’re entrusting another company to bring your vision to life. Look for companies that are responsive, helpful and easy to work with. Scope out the reviews or customer satisfaction scores. Take note of how customer reps talk to you when they give you a quote on the phone.
Think through these factors before you start your group shirt quest, and you’ll be confident that you’re choosing a company that will help you create the perfect group t-shirts for any occasion. At Uth Stuph, we’ve had 25+ years of helping groups of all sizes — from churches to corporations — create memorable, lasting t-shirts and other memorabilia for their events. Give us a call at 800-242-9166 or fill out this form to get your free quote!