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Old August 18th, 2006 Aug 18, 2006 4:24:35 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Newbie Question: difference between ightweight and heavy weight t-shirts

I see that there is lightweight and heavy weight t-shirts what is the differences?
 
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Old August 18th, 2006 Aug 18, 2006 4:37:04 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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One is light and the other is heavy.. I am on a roll guys.. OK it is about the ounces of the shirt. I use 6.1 cotton there are 5.6 oz cotton. But I bet someone has a better answer. Lou
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Default Re: Newbie Question: difference between ightweight and heavy weight t-shirts

Like Lou said, lightweight and heavyweight shirts refer to the number of "ounces". It's generally how heavy the shirt feels when you wear it (although there is a more technical definition to it )

A heavyweight shirt general would be 6 oz or above

A midweight shirt would be about 5.5 oz (although this is sometimes referred to as a lightweight shirt on some sites if they are trying to offer a comparison for consumers).

A lightweight shirt to me would be about 5oz or less. Usually "promotional" shirts are printed on lightweight shirts because they are less expensive than heavyweight tees.
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Default Re: Newbie Question: difference between ightweight and heavy weight t-shirts

I see, I don't understand the pros to heavyweight t-shirts then, are they more durable? more comfortable? Look better?
 
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I see, I don't understand the pros to heavyweight t-shirts then, are they more durable? more comfortable? Look better?
It's really just a preference thing. Some people equate a heavyweight t-shirt with higher quality. Some people prefer lighter weight t-shirts in hotter climates.
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Old August 18th, 2006 Aug 18, 2006 6:20:33 PM -   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Newbie Question: difference between ightweight and heavy weight t-shirts

On Spreadshirt, the heavyweight's are 6.1 oz, the lightweight are 5.6 oz. They also now have American Apparel which is 4.3 oz.
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I use Gildan 6.1 oz white.
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But I bet someone has a better answer. Lou
I don't think there really is a better answer: it's pretty easily encapsulated.



 
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Default Re: Newbie Question: difference between ightweight and heavy weight t-shirts

So its just down to personal preference for the customer.....does anyone here have an optimum for t-shirt types though?
 
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.does anyone here have an optimum for t-shirt types though?
There really is no optimum for t-shirt types.

An urban (hip hop) clothing line will usually use heavyweight oversized shirts, a vintage clothing line will usually use lighter weight, soft t-shirts. All different types will use everything in between.
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