John Anton is the man behind Design A Shirt. This now successful company started from small and humble beginnings. Anton, armed only with his entrepreneurial spirit and a Marketing degree, tried his luck in the business and started catering to small college events, eventually being dubbed as the campus t-shirt guy. With a lot of hard work and some luck, he has managed to expand the business into a reputable mass customization company.
They have several product options for you to choose from and each of them is categorized very well in the website. They mostly specialize in t-shirts and polo shirts of different kinds for both men and women. Additionally, they also have accessories such as bags and caps. They have a pretty impressive brand selection too. Apart from the typical brands like Anvil and Gildan that most mass customization companies offer, they also have Sport-Tek, Port Authority, Bella, Outer Banks and Alternative Apparel to name a few.
Sizes are from XS – 6XL, depending on the particular product. You can find a complete list of all the available sizes of their products in the website. They offer specialty inks for printing – shimmer ink, glitter ink, fluorescent ink and even glow in the dark ink. It is also very praiseworthy that these guys have been practicing eco-friendly solutions throughout the years – whether by promoting carpooling for their employees or using green materials for production.
We are more than impressed with the site’s Design Center. It boasts sophisticated software that displays a great and pretty accurate 3D image of the customized product. The design tools, although state-of-the-art, are pretty straightforward and very easy to use. Most importantly, it gives great freedom in design. There are countless of artworks to choose from and you will also be able to rotate and even adjust the arc degrees to your preference so you can pretty much create any design you wish. You can also upload your own artwork, save the design and share your creation.
The company has minimum order requirement of 6 for screen printing and embroidery, but no minimums are required for digital printing. Shipping is free for their standard delivery option which will take 10 days. You can expedite the shipping with an additional charge. They have a Money Back Guarantee which states that if there’s a material flaw in your order or you are simply not satisfied, they will refund your money.
Overall, Design A Shirt fairs very well in our review. They do not just provide a smorgasbord of great products, they also back it up with an amazing Design Center and great service. There’s really nothing more you can ask for.