How to Start a T-Shirt Brand with Print-On-Demand


The Print-On-Demand revolution is blowing up and not going anywhere. Artists and designer who are not jumping on board are missing out what technology is now capable of. In a few steps you can create printed and manufactured products on demand that are delivered your customer’s door in days.

Are you an Artist? Or Designer? Ready to start your online marketplace but don’t know exactly where to start? You’re in luck. There are so many amazing options. We’ll share a few of our favorites below but make sure you take the time to get clear on your brand strategy and core ethos. Here is an article to get started.

1. Inktale

Inktale is an online marketplace that connects independent artists looking to sell their designs on print products with buyers interested in purchasing custom, unique, on-demand apparel and other goods. We love Inktale because they offer an array of options for an artist looking to apply their designs to multiple products all at once. Easy file set up options. Limited to 10 products but lots of options within each category.



2. Printful

Printful is an easy, on-demand, online printing, fulfillment, and shipping company. Their goal is to create the world’s easiest to use print-on-demand products marketplace, with the best possible margins for sellers, and a one-of-a-kind selection for buyers. They will print your custom design on everything from t-shirts to leggings to swimwear! They offer a unique approach and are partnered with Inktale. They also have a WordPress plugin so you can easily import products to your online store through WordPress.


3. Teespring

Teespring goal is to turn your ideas into high-quality products. If you’re shopping on the site you’re supporting independent creators and the causes they care about. Teespring prides themselves on everything being custom made with satisfaction and quality guaranteed.


4. Zazzle

Zazzle’s mission is to give people the power to make anything imaginable. Zazzle has a wide range of products that include invitations & cards, clothing & accessories, home & living, electronics, office, baby & kids, art, weddings, and other gifts.


5. Redbubble

Redbubble was born in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia as a way to give independent artists a meaningful new way to sell their creations. Today, we connect over 400k artists and designers across the planet with millions of passionate fans.


Once you figure out what site you want to use for your t-shirt brand you’re ready to create an e-Commerce store to sell your t-shirts and apparel. Many of the POD sites have their own store front but you can also plug into your own website via an e-commerce tool. We’ll talk about that in our next post.




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