Updated: Apr 24, 2019
If you consider yourself to be a trendsetter, or at the least the mold was broken when you were born, then you'll enjoy the idea of wearable art.
During the initial stage of my business plan, I tried to find a way to incorporate my art and my fashion ideas. I did a lot of searching for sites that would allow me to have my art transferred onto clothing. Let's just say the task was a little more challenging than expected.
There are two types of all-over printing I focused on: Dye-sublimation and DTG or Direct to Garment printing.
Dye-sublimation focuses more on polyester blend materials
DTG focuses more on a broader range of fabrics, including cotton and cotton blends.
When deciding to incorporate this idea into your business, or simply into your closet, there are a few of factors to consider:
1. What type of fabric do you want for your garment?
2. What type of garment are you getting printed?
3. What price do you want to pay
Overall, dye-sublimation and the DTG processes are very similar. Both types can create a noteworthy fashion statement, Cost is the main difference between the two.
There are many all over t-shirt printing companies, but for this article, the focus is on companies that have a large selection of apparel to choose from.
There are several sites that can create the all-over look you're trying to achieve, but if you're willing to spend a little more to have more options, one cool site is PAOM (Print all over me). This site offers a broad range of garments to choose from, from apparel to accessories like hats and bags.
Take note that orders will take 6 weeks to complete, so if your plan is to drop-ship, you'll need to keep this in mind.
Offers online store
Long turn around time
On the expensive side
2.2 Average customer rating
If you're looking for a more economical approach, Galloree also offers all over printing. Unlike PAOM, Galloree has a turn around time of 5-7 days and offers drop-shipping.
Galloree allows the option of all over printing, embroidery and screen printing. Galloree also has a wide selection of products from clothing to posters. In comparison to PAOM, Galloree doesn't offer as many apparel products, but in my opinion it makes up for the lack of products with completion turn around time.
Offers Online Store
Good amount of selection
Very reasonable pricing
No minimum Order
3.2 Overall customer rating
Printful is another all over printing site with about 16 shirt styles to choose from. Printful is more for the person that wants to create for themselves due to selection and pricing. Styles start at $16.
Offers Online Store
4.6 Overall customer rating
Jakprints offers various styles of shirts for men and women and also sells stationary products. Their selection ranges in price points and some styles require a 24 shirt minimum.
Large selection of tops
Some styles require minimum order
Does not offer online store
4.8 Overall customer review
When looking for all-over-printers, you'll want to research the styles they sell, whether they offer drop-shipping, is there a minimum order and be mindful of the price points you want to list for your customers.
You'll want to order at least one piece to get a feel of the overall quality before your list on your site. You'll also want to look at reviews of the company.
If I've missed a supplier that you feel I should add, please leave a comment.