First Amendment Tees, Co. Inc. is a custom apparel retailer located in Pennsylvania USA. You can order your custom tees (and more) in bulk or select a tee from their own original lineup.
First Amendment Tees, Co. Inc. is a custom apparel retailer offering full-service digital design services. Located in Erie, Pa., we specialize in direct-to-garment printing (DTG), embroidery, vinyl and heat transfers, and silk screening.
FAT-TEE T-Shirt Review
This is a charcoal gray 100% cotton t-shirt from Anvil. It’s a large size so a little looser than I normally wear. The material is solid and looks like it will last a good few wash cycles before it will show any wear. The stitching is impeccable.
It features an image of Kal-El aka Superman in the style of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. It uses clear thick white lines which adds a comic book style to the image. I think it would have been better to go for a more distressed vintage style in keeping with Vitruvian Man. But Superman is a comic book hero after all so I guess the style was intentional. Also like the original Vitruvian Man there is text above and below the figure of the man. The handwriting font choice works well too. I like this design and being a Superman (movies) fan it is definitely one that I would wear.
Branding and Extras
The only branding on the t-shirt itself was the Anvil neck label. Unless you want to count the Superman logo on the image but I doubt it’s official. Included with the t-shirt though were two postcard-sized flyers with their garment printing price list. The cards themselves are informative but quite tacky. Five different fonts on one side and model shots of the graphic t-shirts are poor mockups. I’d get their in-house designer back on the job.
There were also two black stickers with white text that includes the name, url and phone number. Not sure what to do with those. There were three very well-made business cards included too. Whoever designed those needs to be put to work on the postcards and stickers too. Nice job. And two beer koozies. Custom printed I guess but with their details and hand grenade images in white ink. It looks like there are some image details that are not clear in the hand grenades but perhaps not. I guess it’s not easy to have detailed print on this type of material. I will probably use these.
The website is reasonably well designed and easy enough to navigate. It’s not very clear what their main business is though. I think that their main business is custom t-shirt printing but from the home page it looks like they are promoting their own t-shirt lines first and oh yeah, we print t-shirts too. The slider on the homepage is unnecessary and poorly done. There are just three slides. I would use three static images with the three services clearly promoted so that visitors to the website don’t have to wait to see what’s on offer. The t-shirt store shows the designs on mockups if I am not mistaken so I guess that they are printed to order. They also host stores for other businesses.
There is a huge selection of tees, most, if not all, of which are printed to order I guess. They have their own original tees as well as selling tees for what looks like smaller businesses. Pricing The printing prices seem very fair with no minimums except for silk screening. The tees in the store are around the $20 mark which is also fair enough. Wrap-up FAT-TEE (First Amendment Tees Co. Inc.) can produce a good quality tee and have some pretty good design skills too. Their tees and services are competitively priced and they have a big selection of both.
For a company that is providing design services I think they should pay more attention to aesthetics. If what they sent me is anything to go on, they provide a great product and the slapdash website lets them down a bit. They have a great selection of reasonably priced tees but I guess some people won’t look past the homepage.
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