From the model proprietor
How we bought our begin?
The Ann Arbor T-shirt Firm grew from a dorm room undertaking between two buddies on the College of Michigan, to a few 22 yr olds sleeping in a warehouse alongside their printing press, to a enterprise with 50+ workers and some canine transport attire all all over the world from Michigan!
What makes our product distinctive?
Most of our merchandise are designed, printed, & embroidered fully in our Ann Arbor, MI manufacturing facility. Our employees obtain honest wages, healthcare, 401ok matches, & meals. Machines, inks, & most inputs are U.S. sourced, & shirts largely made from U.S. cotton. Producing in-house retains high quality up & costs low.
Why we love what we do?
Printing is the place artwork meets life. We love bringing all of our prospects’ concepts, passions, and identities to life with ink and thread. We use increased high quality attire that does not break the financial institution, however which we like to put on ourselves, and take nice delight in seeing how a lot our followers react to our stuff!
MICHIGAN ARTISTS & PRINTERS | this design was drawn and display printed (silk screened) with delight by our expert illustrators and printers in Ann Arbor. If you happen to’re ever within the space, cease by for a free tour and see how we make your attire! Tagless tag is printed on cloth inside collar, you possibly can’t really feel it.
UNISEX MODERN FIT SIZING | this shirt is barely tapered to be rather less boxy than the outdated model of mass-market t-shirt. Nothing drastic, and most of the people put on the identical dimension in our shirts as they do in all of their others, however you would possibly go one dimension bigger when you’re on the fence. It’s pre-shrunk, however like every high-cotton product, will nonetheless shrink barely within the wash. Our mannequin images are the true factor – the precise shirt on our salesguy, Wealthy. He is 6′ 2″, 200 lbs and carrying a big
SOFT FABRICS | This shirt is a ringspun, 30/1 wonderful jersey knit on 90% USA-grown cotton (10% polyester for the two-tone impact). If you happen to do not converse t-shirt geek, which means they’re mushy and easy with a excessive thread-count, tight knit made out of fuzzy crops grown by American farmers. These are mid-weight shirts – a bit lighter than your mass-market, thick fitness center class t-shirts, however substantial / not see-through. It is a good steadiness between consolation and sturdiness
TOP QUALITY INKS | We use QCM display printing inks, manufactured in Pineville, North Carolina. These are top quality inks – vibrant and sturdy, and extremely crack resistant. A few of our designs are deliberately light or cracked (see product images), however our inks all the time “do what they’re informed” by our printers. We use prime of the road printing presses and ovens (to remedy inks) made by M&R in Illinois
SAFE CHEMISTRY | QCM has been one of the crucial forward-thinking ink producers within the business, going phthalate-free over ten years in the past – method forward of the curve. They’re additionally CFC free and rated as carcinogen-free by the state of California
(as of May 21,2020 20:26:23 UTC – Particulars)