I thought it would be fun to do an ongoing t-shirt packaging review of the best t-shirt packages in the world. As I discover new packages or if t-shirt talk readers post comments of companies packaging I should check out I will edit the post to highlight/reorder the best t-shirt packaging. This post will cover just the “outside” packaging and hopefully later this week I will post one for “inside” presentation that would include any additional packaging of the actual shirt and other included goodies. For now I have not included those companies who use the standard white bags with a company sticker but will consider adding some at a later date. What would a “world’s best list” be without creating a numbered list. If you believe that some of these are out of order let me know why as comments and I will consider your feedback.
1. Design By Humans
Design by Humans definitely has a wow factor with full-bleed dropout/printing on a clear bag. On one side the bag is see through in parts allowing the customer (and others) to see the shirt design before the packaging is even opened. The other side of the bag uses a metallic shiny style (not sure what it is called). The bag has a very large design logo, the company name and web site address which is great for the branding. The see through bag really is fun unless you were buying someone a gift or bought a design that was sensitive/offensive/adult in nature.
Oddica had the most artistic bag. It has a full-bleed print with the Oddica logo being very visible in white over a maroon header. The main part of the bag has one of the Oddica designs for sale called “Bluebird Migrane” which has the design title and artist name. The back of the bag has two edges in the maroon with the light blue in the middle along with an Oddica logo and another t-shirt design called “Sheltered” along with the artists name. The Oddica bag is the most artistic and intriguing with the full bleed multi color design.
The Spreadshirt shipping bag has very subtle unrecognizable pattern at first glance but if you look closely you will see a repeating pattern of mini t-shirts. It isn’t strong in branding but is unique and fun to find in your mailbox.
Shirt.Woot is the most fun bag with a bunch of little characters wearing t-shirts across one side of the bag. It also has the shirt.woot logo in white surrounded by a black background. This bag is sure to get the attention of the mailman or the person opening the bag. The other side of the bag is all white with no print.
The Threadless bag is a simple blue bag with the Threadless logo and url addreses for threadless.com and threadlesskids.com. The bag also has a shopping cart character with a talk bubble with the text “You’re awesome and this pack is proof!” The back side of the bag is mostly blue with a white outline.
Cafepress uses a few simple types of packaging for t-shirts that are both paper and plastic. They have the cafepress logo with the Cafepress trademarked flying green star that takes up a lot of the packaging. The packaging is fairly conservative but does a good job of branding. [This is one image that isn’t mine because I have not received a Cafepress t-shirt in their small packaging in quite some time so it is being borrowed from Kimiskustoms until I get my own image.]
The bag is all dark grey metallic and if you look close you can see a relatively small Zazzle logo with the phrase “infinite one of-a-kind-ness”. When the bag was in my mailbox it got my attention but the logo was actually less apparent in person than in the photo. While I really like the bag the logo just doesn’t pop off the bag.
8. YOUR BAG HERE – If your t-shirt company uses awesome bags or if you know of one who does please let us know as a comment to this post. Thanks!