Frequently Asked Questions.
- Why T-shirts?
T-shirts are a 2 billion dollar a year industry. There are countless designers out there trying to make it in the graphic design world. The T-shirt industry is a great but highly competitive niche. The designers are always looking for ways to promote their work which is difficult to keep up with when considering all of the other aspects one needs to do to be successful. Our goal is to make it easier for everyone involved from the designers, retailers, webmasters and shoppers.
- What sort of designs can I expect to find here?
Possibly any and every type of design. Pop Culture, Geek and Gamer, Artsy, Typography, Attitude and Offensive. If it is design based and not part of any hate group propaganda or does not promote violence or any other illegal activity then a design might end up here.
- Where do the designs come from?
Online and offline retailers, Out of home businesses and start-ups, a few print on demand type sites. If the tee impresses us or looks like someone would like it then we will add it to the site. This could be as a review, gallery image or perhaps both.
- What are Shirt-A-Day Sites?
These are the sites that make up the bulk of the images on our homepage for shoppers’ convenience. We do our best to update these graphics the moment that their corresponding retailers change their Shirt-A-Day image.
Shirt-A-Day Sites offer Limited Edition T-shirt which typically sell only one t-shirt at a time, usually for between 24-96 hours (hence limited edition) depending on the site. These sites actively support independent and freelance designers. These designs may be available elsewhere online – for example print-on-demand services such as RedBubble or other Shirt-A-Day Sites. These limited edition sites offer excellent value with prices ranging from $10-$15.
Daily Deal T-shirt sites are those sites which offer one of the shirts from their catalog each day at a substantially discounted rate. These sites also provide excellent value, with prices ranging from $6.99 – $15.00, but designs may be more mainstream and they do not necessarily support independent designers.
If you know of other sites, please contact us.
- Do you get paid for featuring these shirts?
Sometimes. We have joined affiliate programs to help pay for this site’s operating cost and advertising.
- I have or know of a great t-shirt design. Can I submit it to you for review consideration?
Absolutely. If you have a t-shirt printed and it is available online go for it. We will not feature all items, as we curate for quality assurance. Please contact us and we will consider featuring it.
- What is the history of the t-shirt?
To answer this click History of the T-shirt.
- I find some t-shirts here to be offensive. Who can I contact about this?
No one. We do not own or design the tees. If you want to complain or complement a design the Designer’s information is often posted in a design review (if the tee gets one).It is impossible to please everyone and some people like offensive tees. These “offensive” tees are not designed as personal attacks but are intended as generic insults or jokes towards a particular issue. Just move on to the tees you do like and enjoy and let other people have their warped sense of fun as long as they are not out hurting anyone.
- How can I make my own shop or sell my designs online?
Visit our Shopkeeper Resources page and that should help you get a great start.
- Does T-shirt Spotlight print or sell tees as an independent shop or retailer?
Nope, at least not yet. We are not a clothing brand. We are simply a humble website/blog that delivers T-shirt information to the masses.