For this year’s Campendium Fundraiser, I spent a lot of time researching t-shirt printers and buying sample shirts.
Pictured above, is Brian in a sample we ordered that shows a print method where they bleach the dye out of the shirt. We loved it so much that we’re doing this year’s “vintage T’s” with this method, and the men’s shirts will be the same brand as the sample. (Brian is wearing a size Large).
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The print method for the Vintage T’s required a tri-blend of polyester/cotton/rayon which limits our options. I ordered a bunch of shirt samples, looking for something soft, that also had reasonable sizes. Pictured is the the women’s shirt we’re using in a size medium which fits me fine, though I’m considering ordering a large.
Get the Campendium Women’s Vintage Black T!
For the classic T, we’re using the same brand men’s shirt as last year, though we’re upgrading the print quality. During the research process I learned that the shirts last year were digitally printed and our new printer screenprints using a special hybrid style of printing with a discharge underbase and special soft inks on top. Pictured above, Brian is wearing last year’s print job in a large.
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Finding the right women’s T was not easy. Last year, I didn’t order shirt samples in advance and thought the women’s shirt was a little scratchy. This year, I felt it was important to find a soft shirt that came in realistic sizes. Pictured above, I’m wearing a small, though I think I’ll order a medium since it’s a tiny bit too short in the torso.
Get the Campendium Women’s Classic T-Shirt!
This is the Juniors shirt. It’s great for teens or ladies who don’t mind ordering 2 sizes up (it shrinks down a size)! Pictured above, I’m wearing a large. By the way, the logo is from a few years ago and won’t be as small this year.
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I’d love to show you a photo of the hoodie sample we got, but somehow we lost it! It’s super cozy and warm and I like it better than the hoodie last year. We got our sample in a large, but will be ordering mediums.
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If anyone who has already ordered is now second guessing their sizes, please reply to your receipt and let me know. There’s still time to make a change.
Thanks in advance for your support!