GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]

by Umang on June 25, 2013

glfy packaging box 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]At first sight, GLYF is all about the details. I was happy to receive their box, fully adorned with their printed logo/image to match the header on their website. Most companies put a sticker on their packaging and call it a day. glfy packaging 1 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]When I opened the box, everything was neatly packed as if an obsessive compulsive vacationer wanted to limit their baggage. There were a few surprises that I have never seen, accompany a t-shirt. Especially the scroll with the LOST t-shirt design printed on it, a cookie folded within a kind note and GLYF logo stickers. I am not 100% sure if GLYF had “green” intentions with their packaging but this was certainly accomplished as everything apart from the cookie was packed or made of paper products.glfy lost 1 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]GLYF certainly hooked me up and sent me three fine t shirts for review. The one pictured above is called, “LOST“ and the t-shirt manufacturer is “Canvas”. They are super soft 100% combed ring-spun cotton, 4.2 oz, in layman’s terms they are “smooth like butter”.glfy lost 2 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]The print quality is excellent and printed with eco-friendly water based ink according to their site. Unlike the Plastisol ink, this ink works seamlessly with the t-shirt material which is a thoughtful touch, literally.glfy lost 3 tag 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]Another nice detail was their hang tag. Which was carefully made with a tiny wooden clothesline pin, jute string and a printed tag made with canvas and jute fabrics. I don’t know why they didn’t tear off the “Canvas” tag logo like most indie companies but the hang tag is intricate.glfy all seeing eye 1 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]The next shirt I received was the “All Seeing Eye” t shirt which utilizes the same t shirt and ink process as the LOST t shirt. One interesting thing to note is that GLYF donates 25% of profits from the sale of this design to Electronic Frontier Foundation with the purchase of this t-shirt. glfy all seeing eye 2 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]Once again, no complaints about the seamlessness of the print quality and the t shirt quality working together. glfy breathe 1 480x320 GLYF Find a Cause & Affect it [REVIEW]Last but not least, I received their “Breathe” t shirt. I am going to plagiarize what their site says as a description because I do not know much about women’s t shirt fashion cuts:

An open, scooped back makes this fashion-forward short-sleeve tee anything but ordinary. Features a thin strap across the neck for added comfort and support. Made of our sheer, soft Melange Heather Burnout for a vintage-inspired look and feel. Women’s contemporary fit.

This t-shirt is printed on “Alternative Apparel” and super soft as well with the same seamless print quality.

In summary, GLYF is thoughtful with their end product. Their details supersede most indie t-shirt companies and the quality was consistent with the three t shirts that they sent me. Price wise, they are reasonable considering all that you get with their products. You can’t go wrong.

LOST T-shirt– Monetary Damage  $22 USD

All Seeing Eye T-shirt – Monetary Damage $22 USD

Breathe T-shirt – Monetary Damage $28 USD

  • Douglas Henderson

    Nice one man. Been wanting to find out more about alternative printing to plastisol inks other than discharge, so is there any direction you can point me in to find out more about water based inks and such? Or maybe you know more about this? Cheers

  • skye

    I’ll contact our printer and ask if he has any tips with regards to water based printing.

  • http://hideyourarms.com/ Andy (Hide Your Arms)

    Hi Skye, feel free to contact me with the answer you get (if it’s too long for a comment) and I’ll pass it on to Doug as he is a HYA writer.

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