Is the T-shirt over 100 years old?

The t-shirt has an interesting and unusual history. This year marks the centennial of the invention of the t-shirt! The t-shirt was first issued in the U.S. Navy in 1913. That’s a long time for something that seems so common now. So lets talk about some of the best tees to choose from.

1.Next Level

NL3600 Premium Combed Cotton. Sizes: xs-3xl. Price range: $4-6.


3001C Premium Combed And Ringspun cotton. Sizes: xs-4xl. Price range: $6-8.


G64000 SoftStyle Preshrunk Cotton. Sizes: s-3xl. Price range: $3-5.

4. Alternative Apparel

AA1070 Tear-Away Label T-Shirt. Sizes: s-3xl. Price range: $7-9.

If you are looking to use any of these popular t-shirts in your next custom screen printing order please feel free to let us help you with printing pricing. You can get a quote here. Or call us anytime (615.943.1402)


We custom screen print t-shrits for all of Nashville and the surrounding areas like Hendersonville, Brentwood, Goodlettsville, Springfield, Franklin and Gallatin. If you are not local to any of these areas, don’t hesitate to ask us about free shipping with your order. We also print anywhere in the U.S.

Inside Look At The Gildan G5000 T-Shirt.

One of the most popular t-shirts around is the Gildan g5000. Here we will give you the inside look into why so many people use this t-shirt.

Why So Popular?

This Shirt is so popular because of the affordability and the quality of the brand. For instance, let’s say you are needing something screen printed in Nashville (or elsewhere). You want a tee shirt that has a wide range of colors to choose from, as well as a t-shirt that is very durable and affordable, then the Gildan g5000 is the shirt for you!

This shirt works well for schools, churches, bands, business, or anyone needing something that’s going to last a long time. Many screen printed shirts show wear and tear after only a short time, and the color begins to fade. But not the Gildan g5000! It will look as good as new for many years to come. Look below to see the shirt specks.

  • 5.3-ounce, 100% cotton (preshrunk)
  • Double-needle sleeves and hem
  • Taped neck and shoulders
  • Ash is 99/1 cotton/poly.
  • Sport Grey is 90/10 cotton/poly.

With so many color choices, this shirt is one of the best options available. You can read our helpful tips for picking a garment. (click here to ready tip #5)


Screen Printing In Nashville. Tip #5 Picking A T-Shirt Brand.

Where To Start?

With so many differnt types of t-shirt brands its hard to know what’s out there. Here at Takehold, we will help you with what works best for different types of projects that involve screen printing in Nashville. We offer many brands of t-shirts. See a detailed list below for more information.

Finding The Right Brand.

Finding the right brand should start first with your budget. Having a variety of different options means there are expensive styles and cheaper styles. Here is a list of options and a graph to show there different strengths and weaknesses.


American Apparel:

American Apparel is made in the USA. This is a nice brand if you’re looking for adult style t shirts and a tighter fit tee. This brand is often known for their fashion t-shirts, but it comes with a steeper price as well.


Anvil is a environmentally conscious company. Its one of the world’s largest organic producers, which means they offer organic apparel in both adult & youth t-shrits.


Augusta is known for high quality sportswear at an affordable price. This company is a excellent choice for team uniforms and other athletic garments.


Bella is known for the quality, fashionable apparel for women. But make no mistake! They also make wonderful apparel for men as well.


Champion is a well known leading sportswear supplier recognized internationally. They offer both men and women athletic apparel.


Canvas is a male fashion brand from Bella. What sets them apart is that they use extra soft ring spun cotton. Its a good fit for both men and women.


Gildan is the most affordable and most popular brand. You probably already have a few Gildan shirts in your wardrobe. For the price and quality you can’t beat using this brand. This is a shirt for all men, women, and youth.


Hanes is a American icon. Its know for its taglesss tshirts. Its not the most popular brand for screen printing but its something to consider for a comfort style, long-lasting tee.


Jerzees t-shrits are a nice low-cost solution when needing active wear. Its a nice choice for sporty t-shirts without spending too much.

Next Level:

Next Level is a really nice brand for your buck. It’s top quality without spending too much more than Gildan. Their shrits are top-notch compared to other brands. We love printing on Next Level and wearing them as well!