MICHIGAN ARTISTS & PRINTERS | this design was once drawn and screen printed (silk screened) with pride by our skilled illustrators and printers in Ann Arbor. In case you are ever in the area, stop by for a free tour and see how we make your apparel! Tagless tag is printed on fabric inside collar, you’ll’t feel it.
UNISEX MODERN FIT SIZING | this shirt is reasonably tapered to be a little less boxy than the old style of mass-market t-shirt. Nothing drastic, and most of the people wear the same size in our shirts as they do in all of their others, but you might go one size larger In case you are on the fence. It is pre-shrunk, but like any high-cotton product, will still shrink reasonably in the wash. Our model photos are the real thing – the actual shirt on our salesguy, Rich. He’s 6′ 2″, 200 lbs and wearing a large
SOFT FABRICS | This shirt is a ringspun, 30/1 fine jersey knit on 90% USA-grown cotton (10% polyester for the two-tone effect). If you do not speak t-shirt geek, that means they’re soft and smooth with a high thread-count, tight knit made out of fuzzy plants grown by American farmers. These are mid-weight shirts – a bit lighter than your mass-market, thick gym class t-shirts, but substantial / not see-through. It’s a nice balance between comfort and durability
TOP QUALITY INKS & EQUIPMENT | We use QCM screen printing inks, manufactured in Pineville, North Carolina. These are prime quality inks – vibrant and durable, and highly crack resistant. Some of our designs are intentionally faded or cracked (see product photos), but our inks at all times “do what they’re told” by our printers. We use top of the line printing presses and ovens (to properly cure inks) made by M&R in Roselle, Illinois
SAFE CHEMISTRY | QCM has been one of the forward-thinking ink manufacturers in the industry, going phthalate-free over ten years ago – way ahead of the curve. They are also CFC free and rated as carcinogen-free by the state of California