Have you ever sat alone, shirtless, waiting in the cold for a day that never comes? I’ve been there too. That is, until I found Redbubble, the ultimate source for artist-made t-shirts. Thousands of artists have uploaded their wares, making unique clothing, stickers, phone cases and other items a simple click away. But how good are Redbubble shirts? Read on for my Redbubble review.
How Good Is The Print On A Redbubble Shirt?
Redbubble offers many different shirt options, including tri-blend, tank top, v neck and women’s shirts. I purchased the typical “unisex t-shirt”.
Unlike the traditional four color screen print process, Redbubble utilizes “direct-to-garment” printing. As the name suggests, this method involves a high-quality inkjet printer that’s able to print complex, multicolored images directly onto fabric. As a test run, I bought one of my Vladimir Putin shirts. Redbubble shirts ship in a branded bag like the one below:
Fresh out of the bag the shirt is kind of stinky and smells like ink. They also have a tiny clothes pin with a cloth thank you note attached to the shirt.
With this level of concern for branding, I get the idea that Redbubble is quite a bit more serious about their products than many competing services.
The colors on the shirt are fairly true to my original design and the direct-to-garment printing method handles the high levels of detail/color quite well. The ink is noticeably thinner than on a traditional screen printed shirt, but after several washes it’s held up well.
How Well Do Redbubble Shirts Fit?
Redbubble shirts are made from a slightly thinner/softer material than your average t shirt (I consider Gildan shirts the typical shirt measuring stick). They fit roughly the same as you would expect.
I’m an athletic guy and enjoy tight-fitting clothing so I can show off the muscles. I’m also about 5’9″ and roughly 170 lbs at the moment. I wear a small and it fits perfectly. After several washes I didn’t notice much in the way of shrinkage, so choose whatever size you typically wear when ordering a shirt and you’ll probably be fine.
- Redbubble offers hundreds of thousands of unique designs from independent artists
- Each purchase supports the artist directly through Redbubble’s commission system
- The print is good quality and will hold up to multiple washings
- There are multiple size/clothing type options as well as many other items (stickers, phone cases, pillows)
- Email support is available and typically responds within a day or two
Overall, Redbubble shirts aren’t amazing, but they definitely aren’t garbage. I’d recommend Redbubble for interesting, unique t-shirt designs. Redbubble gets 3.5 out of 5 clip art stars: