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I know that saving $0.30 when you’re buying a single shirt doesn’t sound like much, and it isn’t, but when you’re buying a hundred for your clothing line getting that $30 off is a nice little bonus.

Apparel Offers @ Threadbird
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Two tees for me! Sorry for being especially excited, but I received some great tees from The Yetee, and I know you wouldn’t blame me for being even more cheerful than usual after you see the tees I get to wear. For this review, Andy went ahead and ordered from The Yetee’s grab-bag, (grab-bag meaning random tees) for me to review. The guys over at The Yetee are mind-readers, or maybe I am just really lucky, because I got two t-shirts that I have always wanted from them, but missed when they were printed a little while ago.

Let me back up a bit, are you familiar with The Yetee? Well you really should become acquainted soon if you aren’t. They are a tee-a-day site which basically says it all; they showcase a new tee daily and once that time is over (and in The Yetee’s case, it’s 24 hours most cycles, though sometimes 48 hours depending on the shirt), then after the timer runs out, the tee is gone forever. The Yetee has come a long way since they first launched, which I can’t believe was only a little over a year ago, but their success doesn’t come as much of a surprise since it’s run and owned by two dedicated artists, Glen O’Neill and Mike Mancuso, which needless to say, both have a great passion for tees. It’s also safe to say that The Yetee is a generous crew as they have been involved and hosted various fundraisers for charities throughout their time as a business, and we all can’t help but admire and applaud that.

My tees were nicely packed in a normal mailer, everything printed clearly, and even the cute Yetee mascot placed sweetly on the shipping label. I would love to see a custom printed mailer with their mascot on it somewhere, that would be an excellent touch. Inside, tucked in with my tees, were several stickers, and cute ones at that! The illustrations are based on The Yetee’s mascot – the pretty Yetee lady by Megan Lara and the cool, growling Yetee face by WinterArtwork, both being designers that are dominating the t-shirt world.

Speaking of Megan Lara, this one titled Do What You Dream was designed by her and is inspired by one of my most loved childhood films, The NeverEnding Story. As you can see, it’s completely filled with characters from the film and the art is just gorgeous, simple as that. I am especially drawn to the composition, as well as the astounding glow of Falcor above the Empress – this t-shirt is a dream to those who know and love this story.

This shirt is printed on a women’s small Gildan Softstyle, which I mentioned in my previous review, tends to be a little short for me (and, sadly, a little too tight, ugh.) I really need to remember to order a medium when it comes to Gildan! I am not criticizing this blank, rather I actually really like the softness of the Softstyle as it’s name gives away, but I like tees to fit a little loose rather than being really form-fitting.

The next tee is a good one on many levels. 1.) It’s The Yetee’s 100th design to be printed, which makes it special to me. 2.) It also features the one and only, Yetee, the mascot and logo of this company. AND 3.) Yetee is repeated on this tee and in so many different pop-culturey ways, I can’t pick a favorite! Actually, I lied, I love the Chewbacca Yetee the best…

Unlike the other tee, this one is printed on a women’s small Tultex Fine Jersey blank. It fits nicely as well, but seems to feel a little thicker than the Gildan Softstyle, as well as a little larger and longer, so I like the fit of this one a little more. I also like how the sleeves are longer on the Tultex – I prefer them to the normal capped sleeves that most girly fitted tees have. The Yetee also prints using heathered tees on occasion, which are of a poly blend – so it seems to me that they print on several types depending on the design and availability.

As for print, both of the tees are spot on. The Do What You Dream feels especially smooth and soft, and when you look at it up close it’s incredibly clean, obviously screen printed and all proudly printed at Threadbird! The only thing that I miss when examining everything, is the possibility of a custom printed tag or sewn on tag – either one would have really grabbed my attention. Even The Yetee logo printed subtly somewhere would be a great addition to the tee as a whole.

Thank you Glen and Mike over at The Yetee for sending me tees to be reviewed, though you had no idea I was going to, but don’t fret, you won me over with your quality and branding, that’s for sure! And as always, thanks to everyone for reading!

Keep in touch with The Yetee: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr

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Fall sale time at Threadbird

by Andy on September 14, 2012

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Tee consumers can take a break for a minute or two, this post isn’t of much concern to you, run along now!

Threadbird, who seem to be the go to printing company for most indie brands in the US now, are celebrating the second year of being called Threadbird (they were Storenvy before that, remember?) with a sale. Until the end of the month there is 10% off custom stickers, 10% off screen printed posters, and $0.30 off shirts with up to 3 colours on them, as if the images above didn’t make that abundantly clear. Any of the brand owners reading tempted more likely to place an order with these savings being dangled in front you you?

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T-shirt news for April 5th

by Andy on April 5, 2012

doctor who biff phone box t-shirt

“Biff has the phone box” at TeeFury today.


Shirt.Woot are on the Big Bang Theory catchphrase train.


An understated Hunger Games shirt at RIPT today (FYI, the epic Hunger Games list has suffered recently after a lot more HG shirts were removed from RedBubble).
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T-shirt News for March 23rd

by Andy on March 23, 2012

hunger games t-shirt

TeeFury have a Hunger Games shirt today.


Shirt.Woot have a delightful flower shirt.


I’m sure I’ve seen this design before but it’s nice to see it at RIPT.
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Daily tees & News for December 21st

by Andy on December 21, 2011

star wars firefly t-shirt

Star Wars meets Firefly in this design at TeeFury.


Trust Qwertee to bring out a shirt that is so British.


Shirt Punch put Darth Vader on a playing card and hot damn it looks good.


RIPT have a Star Wars x Wizard of Oz mashup.


Tuxedo Tees do have a bit of retro charm to them, and with this 8-bit version Shirt.Woot have given it an entirely different kind of retro charm.


Nowhere Bad have a fairly generic looking Mario shirt.


DBH really like lions, don’t they?


Loviu have laid a golden egg.


24tee have a slightly depressing meme shirt.


Tilteed give their ‘Joy Ride’ design another release.


RedBubble are offering 20% off all gift certificates for people that may have left it a little late with their Christmas gifts. Use the coupon code WEAREMAD20 to receive the discount.


PalmerCash still have 50% off their gift cards with the coupon code GIFTCARD, but their cut off point for delivering physical things is “12pm Eastern” today. I’m going to take that to mean midday, not midnight.


Threadbird think that now is a great time for store owners to restock their inventory for the New Year, and are offering 35c off per garment. Not a massive amount, but I’m sure no one would say know to a $35 saving on 100 tees.

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It’s time for another edition of our blog roundup. Once again we have scoured the internet to bring you some of the best t-shirt related blog postings on the internet. So keep on reading, there’s a lot to see here:

Adam from IAmTheTrend to Storenvy
Adam from IATT Gets Hired at Storenvy via the Storenvy Blog
One of our favorite fellow bloggers, Adam from I Am The Trend, announced he will be joining the Storenvy gang. For anyone not familiar with Adam or IATT, he’s been delivering the cool for quite some time in the t-shirt industry. He also does a regular video t-shirt and brand review segment called IATT.TV. Check out the post for more on Adam’s official special ops duty for his new employer. Congrats Adam!

Gomedia Pale Horse Design Interview
Interview with Chris Parks of Pale Horse Design by GoMediazine
Speaking of cool guys in the design industry, GoMediazine brought us an awesome interview with Chris Parks. Chris Parks is a major creative force with Pale Horse Design. His particular clients have included some really big and familiar names such as DC ComicsWorld of Warcraft, Harley Davidson, and Red Bull to name just a few. This is a great interview that offers an inside look into his creative process.

Shirt Punch Launches
Shirt Punch Launches by R U Reppin’
While we have seen the pace slow down on t-shirt-a-day sites popping up, there are still new entries into the space. R U Reppin’ announces the latest launch with Shirt Punch. The difference here is this site has a very strong following of talented designers known as The Red Bubble Club. It’s also got a pretty cool new feature that allows users to see the upcoming, unreleased shirts as well as the current shirt. Nice!

Picking the Right Color Palette
How to Pick a Color Palette at Naldz Graphics
Hats off to Naldz Graphics for bringing us an in-depth look on how to pick the correct colors for your design. The color selection phase of creating a new design can be one of the most important steps. As the article points out there are quite a few important factors to consider when choosing the correct colors for your design including contrast, client needs and resources to work with.

Threadbird Introduces Foalio
The Launch of Foalio by Threadbird
Threadbird is very popular in the t-shirt printing world as the preferred vendor of Storenvy; however, they’ve just upped the ante even more by introducing a new site called Foalio. Foalio allows those seeking artists to posts listings – for free! No more eating into the design budget by having to pay for ads. It also helps artists find work by notifying them when jobs are posted in their field. It’s a win-win situation.

So there you have it, another round of cool developments in the t-shirt related blogging world. We’ll have our ears to the keyboard listening for more t-shirt news and blog posts coming in the future. Feel free to contact us @youdesignit if you would like to be featured next time.

This t shirt blog roundup was a guest post authored by Blake from You Design It where they love all things t-shirts.

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threadbird discount

30 cents off per shirt may not sound like a huge amount, but who would turn down getting $30 off their next print run of 100 shirts at Threadbird?

Offer runs from now until the end of October, and no, you can’t place the order on November 1st and get the special offer “because your designer didn’t send over the file in time.” If you’re late, you’re late.

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Foalio – connecting brands with artists

by Andy on September 21, 2011

foalio artist job postings

The idea of creating a job posting website that would allow artists and brands to connect with each other is something that I’ve long had in my “book of genius ideas Andy has but lacks the skills to implement”, so when I saw a newsletter from Threadbird introducing their new website, Foalio, which offers that very same service, I was a little saddened.

That sadness was short lived however, they’ve done better than I could have ever managed, and in doing so have created a fantastic resource that will hopefully make it easier for designers to get work with t-shirt brands, and help t-shirt brands connect with excellent artists from across the globe. Of course, websites like this need a lot of traffic to make them successful, but since it is a Threadbird project they have a built in source of brands wanting designs to be made, the people getting printing from Threadbird, so that should provide a steady flow of job postings, which should in turn entice designers.

I haven’t had time to get deep into the site, but it all looks promising from what I’ve seen, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it develops and grows in the future. Will any of you guys be signing up? Is this the website that the design community has been crying out for or is it just another place to put your portfolio?

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threadbird mumford design

Threadbird (which is the printing wing of Storenvy) have released the latest version of their website (2.0 if you’re counting), and to go along with all the new features (more info for each product, new quote request form) and products they print on (business cards, postcards & more) they’re doing a similar promotion to the one they did last year. In 2010 they gave away a load of t-shirts which if I remember correctly were designed by Godmachine and had a seven colour print, it was a good way of showing off their printing abilities to potential clients (and clothing line owners that wanted a free tee). This time around the shirts aren’t free for everyone, but they aren’t far off. This years shirt (above) is designed by Mumford, and you can only get one if you are connected to the clothing industry in some way, though it would appear that they’re pretty easy about how connected you are, as this list shows:

To qualify for a free shirt you MUST be one of the following.
1. Run or work for a Clothing Company.
2. Be in a band or work with bands (label, manager, booking agent, etc)
3. Be a graphic designer that designs t-shirts
4. Run some type of website that has to do with t-shirts, music, or the arts.
5. Work for some type of company that would need tshirts printed at some point.

If you’re American (and in the United States) you can get a shirt completely for free, by heading to this link and signing up. If you’re outside the US then you can get a shirt for $1 + shipping, which is still a good deal. The freebies and $1 tees are only available for the first 500 orders, after which everyone can get it for $6 + shipping at the link I provided for non-US folks.

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threadbird free shipping

I don’t get into the nitty gritty of t-shirt production too often, but I know a lot of people reading HYA have their own lines or would like to, so I thought it would be remiss not to mention that Threadbird (formerly Storenvy) are currently offering free shipping on U.S. orders from now until January 19th. I’m not that surprised that this is a U.S. only offer, when I got the HYA tees shipped over to the UK last year it cost something like $100, which would be an amazing discount if they offered it, but they do have a business to run so it’s understandable.

I’m sure that a lot of tee brands will currently be scrambling to get their orders in, so delivery might take a bit longer than usual, but hey, it’s cheaper!

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threadbird

Storenvy are one of the more popular printers out there for indie brands, because they offer good service, at a good price, and they understand what folks want. I used them for the HYA tee and I don’t really have any complaints (there were a couple of slight misprints, but that is just part of the process). Storenvy is also home to a lot of brand storefronts, except they aren’t a fulfillment service (printing and posting the tees to customers for you), and from now on those two aspects of the business really are separate, as Storenvy is now the storefront side, and Threadbird will be handling all the printing dutries.

In reality, nothing has really changed, it’s the same products, service and staff (with a couple of extra hires), it’s just got a new label now. To celebrate the name change theyre offering 70 cents off each shirt you get printed, which may not sound like a huge amount, but if you get a few hundred shirts printed it’s a nice chunk of change that you can spend on something else. The offer is available until the end of the month.

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