MICHIGAN ARTISTS & PRINTERS | this design used to be 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 be able to’t feel it.
UNISEX MODERN FIT SIZING | this shirt is moderately tapered to be a little less boxy than the old style of mass-market t-shirt. Nothing drastic, and the general public 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 moderately 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 | Our shirts are a ringspun, 30/1 fine jersey knit on 100% USA-grown cotton. 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 | 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 all the time “do what they’re told” by our printers. We use top of the line printing presses and ovens (to cure inks) made by M&R in Illinois
SAFE CHEMISTRY | QCM has been probably the most 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