Extreme Screen Prints | High Quality Custom Shirts

Ben Buzzard
January 25, 2024
Award winning high quality shirts from Extreme Screen Prints

Get ready for top-notch quality prints with Extreme Screen Prints, where we redefine custom shirts by focusing on durability, style, and caring for the environment. In this article, we'll explore our carefully chosen selection of high quality custom shirts, featuring popular brands like AS Colour, Bella + Canvas, and Los Angeles Apparel. Find the perfect blend of fashion and sustainability as we showcase the best in custom apparel.

In a world filled with choices, finding the perfect high quality custom shirts that are both stylish and eco-friendly can be tricky. Keep reading to find out what shirts that we recommend from each of these brands if you are looking for a higher quality blank shirt.

High Quality Custom Shirt vs Low Quality Shirt

Understanding Cotton Types: Ringspun and Carded Open-End (COE)

When it comes to the fabrics that form the foundation of your printed shirts, it's essential to delve into the two main types of cotton: Ringspun Cotton and Carded Open-End Cotton (COE). Ringspun cotton undergoes a meticulous process where the fibers are twisted and aligned, resulting in a smoother, finer yarn. This process enhances the softness and durability of the fabric, making it a preferred choice for those seeking premium quality cotton clothing. On the other hand, COE is a simpler method where fibers are carded together without the meticulous twisting found in ringspun cotton. While COE cotton is cost-effective, it tends to produce a coarser yarn, making it less favorable for achieving a smooth, high-quality printed shirt.

Quality in Every Investment: "You Get What You Pay For"

In the world of t-shirt blanks, the principle of "you get what you pay for" holds true. The choice between a premium, and a more budget-friendly blank depends on various factors, with cost being a significant consideration. Premium blanks made from high-quality materials like ringspun cotton may come at a higher price, but they offer superior comfort and longevity. However, there are cases where opting for a cheaper blank makes sense, especially when cost is a primary factor. For one-time events, fundraisers, or situations where a large quantity is needed on a limited budget, choosing a more affordable blank can be a practical decision. At Extreme Screen Prints, we understand the diverse needs of our customers, and whether you're seeking top-tier quality or a more budget-friendly option, we have a range of blanks to suit your requirements without compromising on the standard of our craftsmanship.

AS Colour: Crafting Durable Quality

Founded in 2005 in New Zealand, AS Colour is all about making clothes that not only look good but also last for years, reducing harm to the environment[1]. Two of our best-selling AS Colour products are the 5051 Basic Tee and the 5001 Staple Tee. The 5051 is more affordable, made with carded cotton, while the 5001 is crafted with combed cotton for a smoother, higher quality fabric. Both options ensure well-made, long-lasting shirts.

Bella + Canvas: Elevating Apparel for Everyone

Bella + Canvas, born in 1998, addressed the need for high-quality women's blank apparel and has since become a leader in the industry[2]. They use combed and ringspun cotton to give a superior feel and appearance. The Bella+Canvas 3001 Jersey Tee and 3413 Triblend Tee are customer favorites. The 3001, made with 100% Airlume cotton, feels ultra-soft and prints well, while the 3413 Triblend Tee offers a softer alternative with a blend of Polyester, Cotton, and Rayon.

Los Angeles Apparel: Quality Made in the USA

Established in 2016 after the bankruptcy of American Apparel, Los Angeles Apparel is a premium American-made wholesale clothing company. Committed to quality, their 1801 line features heavier cotton at 6.5oz with a vintage look, and the 20001 shirts are classic 100% cotton American-made t-shirts, both popular choices.

Printing Methods: Standing Out

Depending on the shirt that you pick out, there are a multitude of different decoration methods you can use. At Extreme Screen Prints there are four different screen print styles we use. Plastisol, Discharge, Water Based, and a Hybrid method. Each having their own unique advantages and disadvantages.

While some may say Plastisol screen printing lacks the softness of high quality, at Extreme Screen Prints, we assure our customers that we excel in creating smooth and soft plastisol prints. We stand out by delivering flawless plastisol prints without the heavy feel, challenging the idea that water-based or discharge printing is the only way to get high-quality results. This is important when blanks companies overdye their shirts to reduce landfill waste, as overdyed shirts are not able to accept discharge inks. So having a high quality plastisol printer is important in this situation.

To read up more on each print style we offer follow the links above.

You can explore our collection today and feel the difference of wearing truly high-quality custom shirts. Click Here to get printed prices on hundreds of high quality custom t-shirts.


Embark on a new era of custom apparel with Extreme Screen Prints, where each shirt is more than clothing; it's a statement of excellence. Embrace quality, style, and sustainability in every thread, and redefine your catalog with our high quality custom shirts. If you have any questions about what shirts will work best for the print you wish to do, feel free to drop us an email at support@extremescreenprints.com or fill out our Contact Us forum and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

[1] About Us. ASColour. https://ascolour.com/about-us
[2] About Us. bella + canvas. https://www.bellacanvas.com/about-us

Ben Buzzard
Updated:
January 25, 2024