Cheap Printed Shirts


For many years, people have come to us looking for cheap custom shirts in Ottawa and in that time we’ve learned a lot about what people want in a custom shirt and what they really mean when they’re searching for the lowest cost, cheapest shirt option.

As I’ve mentioned in another post – many custom shirt printers around Ottawa and Gatineau scoff at clients that are working with a limited budget, but we disagree – there are definitely times when a cheap shirt is the perfect fit (literally) for the order.

Good reasons to go with cheap shirts:
  • Testing out a new idea and want model shots for the website
  • A small but growing business looking to stretch it’s promotional dollar (pro-tip – mix in some premium and mid range products to test for next year and wear for yourself
  • To fund-raise
  • As giveaway promotional shirts (think gym’s, membership businesses, tattoo shops)
Bad reasons to go with cheap customized shirts
  • You heard there are great deals on custom shirts from china (say a sweet farewell to your hard-earned money going down that route)
  • Business is going great but why not cut corners save some money (bad idea – employee pride, customer happiness and referrals all suffer when you cheap out on quality)
  • You think there’s no difference between a nice soft heavy ounce weight ring-spun shirt and a cheap basic cotton shirt. (Suprise – there is!)

Seriously whether or not you order from us invest in a few nice shirts for yourself, men especially.

Some small business owners in trades businesses have lived an entire life in cheap basic t-shirts and when we throw in a few premium performance products as samples in with an order and they wear them on a hot day they love the feel and can’t go back.

A few dollars more for being cool and comfortable for entire summers full of hot days? And your company looks better too?



The last reason that cheap custom shirts are something to be avoided where possible is this – your company, brand or business logo is going to be on that shirt. If people are picking up that shirt and it’s their favorite shirt, the one they wear around the house on a lazy Sunday and they keep it for years and years, that associates you and your brand with them in a meaningful way. It’s much more meaningful connection than with a throwaway cheap shirt.


Brands that have economy priced shirts we like:
  • ATC has a nice cheap shirt perfect for events
  • Gildan has great economy products (the largest producer of basic cotton t-shirts)
  • Hanes is somewhat more expensive but still a great blank option
  • Fruit of the Loom are another cheap staple shirt

Of these, we’ve have the best feed-back with the Gildan line, so it’s what we use primarily on economy focused orders.

While you can go with off-brands to shave another few cents off an order – there’s a difference between a cheap shirt that works and paper-thin trash. Cheap doesn’t need to mean junk.


Our printed shirt design studio makes it fast and simple to order your custom shirts.
Just select your product / colours and get your estimate.
Easy as can be and hassle free!

Placing an order doesn't need to be stressful!

No stress no mess. We do all the work.

Online business being what it is, we know that as a smart customer you need to check us out. 

We’re always looking for ways to build trust with new potential customers who are looking to place their first order.

It’s possible you’re local to us and have seen our team in person, but since we service all of Canada there’s a chance we won’t have the opportunity to meet you… but we still want to show that we are experts who process orders securely and efficiently.

Here's how we build trust at the Ottawa Custom Clothing team:
  • We’ve got a photo of our actual shop with our company banner and a cute dog. (Hey we actually exist!)
  • When we take photo’s of shirt orders we throw an Ottawa Custom Clothing card on them so you know our shop actually handled and printed the order.
  • We have a whole wack of positive reviews from customers on different review websites (in fact most of our business is from local referrals).
  • We are shared and liked by companies and non-profits who’ve used us in the past on facebook.
  • We do our best to talk the talk. We write out ordering guides on the website and other useful information to help you place a good order.
  • And – best of all – you can hop on the phone and chat with us. Nothing beats hearing from a real person 🙂
We accept major payment processors like paypal, visa, mastercard and interac e-transfer for your security.
More than anything we are shirt printers and embroiderers focused on our craft.

We want to use our skill and knowledge to help as many Canadians as possible receive cool custom shirts, uniforms, sportswear and whatever other apparel they might be looking for. We are excited and passionate to be a guiding force in how our country looks and what clothing they wear.

At the end of the day the first order is the hardest to give the go-ahead on for customers, once we get through that then we can grow together!

If there’s any questions you have about placing an order we’d be happy to help!

Start a design on one of our top rated T-shirts

Any Company can Benefit from Wholesale Custom T-shirts Use Screen-printing or Embroidery to Send Your Message!