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The 5 Best Shops for Custom T-Shirts in Toronto

There will always be an event in your life that will require custom t-shirts. Whether it may be in the professional setting, your team’s uniform, or celebrating a loved one’s milestone, a custom t-shirt can be a commemorative item for any occasion. 

Whatever event it may be, make sure to make it more memorable with an item that guests can take home. We listed down the best shops for custom t-shirts in Toronto to help you out.

How much do custom t-shirts in Toronto cost?

Printing one t-shirt starts at around $25 – $30 depending on the shirt, material and the type of printing that will be done. Bulk printing prices depend on the number of shirts to be printed. 

ItemPrice RangeBy Bulk
Freshly Baked Tees$29Starts at $19/ea for 10 shirts
T-Shirt Elephant$4 - $10Starts at $20/ea for 10 shirts
Paranoid Print Co.N/AAvailable on request
T-Shirt Guys Ca.$13Starts at $20/ea for 12 shirts
My Dope Tee$5Starts at $29/ea for 12 shirts

Best Shops for Custom T-Shirts in Toronto

There are a lot of things to consider for your custom t-shirts project. We focused on the following as we picked the best shops in Toronto for your custom t-shirts.

Printing techniques and design Screen printing might be the popular printing method, but having various printing methods available will allow you to choose the best one for your t-shirts. 
Bulk printing Having the option to bulk print t-shirts at a minimum of 10 pieces is a must, particularly for large-ticket events.
Quality of material and printingThe quality of the print and the t-shirt material is an absolute must. Quality print and material will ensure that the custom t-shirt will last long amid the daily wear and tear. 
Turnaround times and delivery policy The shorter the turnaround time, the better. Good delivery and return policy is also a must especially when there are changes to the shirt’s printing. 

1. Freshly Baked Tees 

Freshly Baked Tees Homepage
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SERVICESOn-the-spot Printing
WEBSITEhttps://www.freshlybakedtees.com/
ADDRESS557 Queen West. Toronto
CONTACT DETAILS(416) 800-1391
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Sunday, 12:00nn - 7:00pm
CriteriaRating
Printing techniques and design available★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Bulk printing★★★★★ (5/5)
Quality of material and printing★★★★★ (5/5)
Turnaround times and delivery★★★★★ (5/5)

If you check the top shops for custom t-shirts in Toronto, Freshly Baked Tees will always be on the list for several good reasons. 

The shop was opened in 2009 at 557 Queen Street West but its first branch named Toronto Tees opened in 2004. 

The shop has been known for being one of the custom t-shirt shops with quality printing and fast turnaround times. They’ll have your shirts prepared before you can even say “Can I have this design ready to go in five days?”

If you’re planning to have one t-shirt printed, they can produce it within 5-10 minutes. For bulk orders, the shop’s actual delivery time usually takes two days earlier than their quoted lead time. 

This is a delight, particularly for surprise occasions where planning started two to three days before the actual event. 

The shop prints on all kinds of tops for men and women, face masks, and onesies for babies. So if you’re looking for a uniform across all ages, they’re one shop to consider. 

Printing on just one shirt or by bulk? They do that too. 

The shirt and print quality are also something to commend. The print does not fade easily and the shirt’s material is also breathable and not too thick. 

The shop also allows you to create your design on their website or even upload your own design. The shop’s owner is also hands-on when it comes to ensuring that your design is the exact same one printed on the shirt. 

However, we noticed that they do not offer other print designs such as embroidery. If you’re looking for the embroidery type of print, it’s best to check another shop. 

They also have curbside pickup, a plus if you’re saving on the delivery fees. However, one thing that we and fellow clients noticed, is that the shop was messy and orders needed a little organization. 

Pros

  • Fast production of a shirt in 5-10 minutes
  • Allows printing of one shirt
  • Allows creating or uploading your own design

Cons

  • Shop needs to be organized better
  • Only offers shirt printing (no embroidery)

Customer Reviews

Amazing work on rush order

“These guys were able to a do a rush order with me dropping in unexpectedly and the Tshirt came out amazing. It’s no cheap printing where one wash it will come off or bleed, this is a quality print. I would come back again!” – Christian E.

Exactly as wanted 

“My kids were making a sweatshirt for their friend’s birthday and when we designed it on the site, it wasn’t exactly what we wanted so I emailed and the owner got back to us immediately and helped us get the design we wanted. Service is great and fast and responsive.” – Jenna B.

2. T-Shirt Elephant

T-Shirt Elephant Homepage
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SERVICES

Sponsorship

Live Event Printing

Web-Stores

Screenprinting

Embroidery

Direct To Garment

Perma Press Vinyl

WEBSITEhttp://www.tshirtelephant.com
ADDRESS18 Raitherm Road North York, ON Canada M6B 3X9
CONTACT DETAILS(844) 593-5855
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
CriteriaRating
Printing techniques and design available★★★★★ (5/5)
Bulk printing★★★★★ (5/5)
Quality of material and printing★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Turnaround times and delivery★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Launched in 2010, T-Shirt Elephant has transformed their business from a simple t-shirt printing shop to one that helps you set up your own printing business. 

Nowadays, they also do sponsorships, live printing, and web-stores for clients. 

These services, to be honest, intrigued us. It’s interesting to see a printing shop incorporate their standard services and create more experiences out of it than the usual print-and-go setup of shops. 

But for this review, we will focus on their printing services. 

The shop offers a variety of tops to print on, including sportswear, hats, and jerseys. Their print techniques range from screenprinting, embroidery, direct to garment, and perma press vinyl, giving you more options on how you want your design to look on the shirt or item. 

The shop also offers single and bulk print orders. Both are essential particularly when you need an impromptu birthday celebration commemorative item or your team’s uniform. 

What’s also good is that they also implemented sustainability efforts to reduce their negative impact on nature. Their efforts include safer inks, conserving water, reclaiming and reusing the screen, and reusing misprints, among others. 

The quality of the tops and other items is good, but the printing itself is a hit or miss. This can possibly be due to the number of printing orders they have, along with the other services they’re exploring. 

Their delivery times are also affected because of their high number of printing orders and other services. Bulk orders of 10 shirts and up are documented to have experienced delays in their delivery. 

The mishaps experienced by the shop are things they can still improve on. As they continue to innovate, they should make sure that their printing services and delivery exceeds expectations. 

Pros

  • Offers a variety of services apart from t-shirt printing
  • Implements sustainability efforts to their business
  • Offers single and bulk print orders

Cons

  • Printing quality is inconsistent
  • Delivery delays

Customer Reviews

Very good with some concerns

“Very good quality as usual! My only concern is the colors were not exactly the same as my photo (the orange turned more red than orange) but overall I’m satisfied ✌️” – Alexander L.

Fair prices

“Shirts were as ordered, at a fair price given that they’re custom. I’d order again.” – David B. 

3. Paranoid T-Shirt Printing Company

Paranoid T-Shirt Printing Company Homepage
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SERVICES

Screen Printing

DTG Printing

Custom Embroidery

Custom Stickers

Printing for Film & TV Production

WEBSITEhttps://paranoidprintcompany.com
ADDRESSLower Level, 609 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B7, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS(647) 223-3585
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Sunday, 10:30am - 5:00pm
CriteriaRating
Printing techniques and design available★★★★★ (5/5)
Bulk printing★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Quality of material and printing★★★★★ (5/5)
Turnaround times and delivery★★★★★ (5/5)

Paranoid Print Company is one of Downtown Toronto’s well-known artist-run print shops. As an artist-run print shop, we expected quality prints on wearables and other items.

And the shop did not disappoint. 

The shop has a variety of printing techniques offered such as screen printing, t-shirt printing, DTG full colour printing, vinyl sticker printing, and embroidery. 

If you’re looking for assistance in achieving the design you had in mind, they are one of the best shops for it. Apart from the fact that you’ll be working with artists, they’ll also make sure to proof the design with you before pushing through with the printing. 

The shop also offers their own streetwear. If that’s your style, you can definitely hit them up. 

Unfortunately, the shop only does bulk orders. The minimum order required is 25 pieces. 

This is quite limiting, in our opinion, particularly for those that order less because they don’t need a lot of shirts printed. 

As artists, you’d expect them to have that attention to detail that will be carried over to the printing services they do with the shop. And you know what? They deliver. 

The team not only prints, but also collaborates. The shop’s team is dedicated to ensuring that your design gets followed from concept to printing, resulting in getting the design you want.  

As for delivery and turnaround times, they perform equally to fellow printing stores. Their usual lead time is 14 days, sometimes earlier, depending on the amount being printed and the design. 

Pros

  • Owners are artists, which make them highly detailed with their work
  • Collaborates with clients to create the client’s dream design

Cons

  • Only offers bulk orders

Customer Reviews

Top-notch quality

“Matt and Caleb are awesome! They helped with a couple recent merch items for my band and everything came out better than expected. They were also very helpful and knowledgeable in recommending and sourcing the right garments to suit my needs. Very involved and quick to answer any questions throughout the process. Highly recommend Paranoid Print for any screen printing needs. Their passion for quality is top notch.” – Nick B.

Super professional, informative, quick

“Paranoid Print Co is the place to go! I cant say anything bad about these guys. I’ve used their services for personal and client printing. Matt and Caleb  are super professional, super informative, speedy quick, on time and have a great eye for detail. I know that when I reach out for a job, I’m in good hands. Thanks guys!” – Billy F. 

4. T-Shirt Guys CA

T-Shirt Guys CA Homepage
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SERVICES

Screen Printing

Direct-to-Garment Printing

Sublimation

Embroidery

Vinyl Printing

Large format Printing

Print-On-Demand

WEBSITEhttps://tshirtguys.ca
ADDRESS401 Logan Ave Unit 101, Toronto, ON M4M 2P2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS(416) 465-4443
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
CriteriaRating
Printing techniques and design available★★★★★ (5/5)
Bulk printing★★★★★ (5/5)
Quality of material and printing★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Turnaround times and delivery★★★★★ (5/5)

T-Shirt Guys CA has been providing custom t-shirt printing to Canadians since 2003. Since then, the shop grew from printing on t-shirts to including other items like bags, pillows, skateboards, as well as tarpaulin printing.

If you’re looking for a print shop where you can have all your materials printed for major events (such as t-shirts and tarpaulins), this shop can help with that. 

But how do they fare with their core business, which is t-shirt printing?

Personally, they’re good at what they do and more. 

The shop offers multiple printing techniques, so you have more options to choose from. Another plus is that they also offer branded shirts you can use for your printing projects.

Apart from providing quality prints on quality materials, they also ensure that it is up to your satisfaction. What we mean by this is that they redesign and reprint a new material that is up to the customer’s standards. 

They also give both initial and final prints to their client. 

Another good thing about them is that they allow printing and producing of a single shirt. This is perfect for those rush orders that you need in a pinch. 

They also can meet deadlines on time, regardless of whether they were notified in advance or on short notice. The staff was also very considerate and immediately answered questions.

However, we did notice that they frequently have print errors. We recommend that they work with the client closely to avoid reprinting works. 

Pros

  • Fast turnaround times
  • Multiple printing techniques offered

Cons

  • Frequent print errors that need rework

Customer Reviews

Very helpful staff

“I called the T-Shirt Guys today to inquire about adding a name and number to the back of a hockey jersey. I needed it done today – eeek. They were very helpful on the phone and also in-person when my husband took the jersey in to have the work done. Thanks for the fabulous service!” – Cheryl M.

Above and beyond

“I am incredibly thankful to Chris and his team because they went above and beyond to solve the issues I had. First, I needed an express order and they delivered it same-day. They helped me make my scrappy graphics look better. Then, the size I ordered didn’t work, so, as soon as I paid, they sent me a new one, with the right size (working late hours).

T-Shirt Guys is the kind of business you want to work with. The quality of the shirts and prints are good. Also, they’re professional, reliable and friendly!” – Christel S. 

5. My Dope Tee

My Dope Tee Homepage
SERVICESPersonalized Apparel and Other Items
WEBSITEhttps://mydopetee.com
ADDRESS110 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5V 2K4, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS(416) 990-3673
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday, 10:00am – 7:00pmSaturday, 12:00nn – 5:00pm
CriteriaRating
Printing techniques and design available★★★★★ (5/5)
Bulk printing★★★★★ (5/5)
Quality of material and printing★★★★★ (5/5)
Turnaround times and delivery★★★★★ (5/5)

My Dope Tee offers a no-frills printing service with bulk printing available. Their bulk printing starts at 12 pieces. 

The shop prints on various items. From shirts to hoodies, they can also print on accessories like bandanas, headwear, and bags. 

The shop offers printing techniques like DTG printing, DTF printing, screen printing, and embroidery with the pros and cons of each listed. They also offer branded shirts to have your design printed on. 

What we liked about them as well is that they work with you to bring the design you envisioned to reality. 

One thing that makes them stand out from other printing shops is that they offer full customization on their printing projects, particularly on t-shirts. Apart from offering printing on all areas of the shirt, they also offer different printing techniques for each side. 

This is subject to price changes, of course. 

Their single shirt printing is also priced similarly, almost lower than other printing shops. They also include small trinkets like personalized stickers to orders, which is something we’re pleased with. 

The shop offers delivery services to Canada and the US. Curbside pickups are also available for those that want to immediately receive their orders. 

An additional branch would have been good too. This would help enable them to fulfill more orders and deliver to more customers. 

Pros

  • Full customization with various prints allowed on one project
  • Collaborates with the client in creating and printing their design

Cons

  • Needs an additional branch

Customer Reviews

Highly recommend

“Highly recommend this place! The service is excellent, very quick and helpful. Matthew walked me through every step in my order and verified every detail needed, and continuously updated from order reception to a follow-up post delivery. The T-shirt turned out exactly as designed, had a perfect fit and good quality. Thanks again for this experience folks!” – Lena J.

Quality service and quality printing

“Quality service and quality printing!!! I was supported in selecting the kind of sweaters needed as well as sent mock ups to help communicate the design to my client. Matthew even went as far photoshopping the images at my request, to make the images more life like, above and beyond service! Would highly recommend!!” – Mustafa E. 

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That concludes our list of the best shops for custom t-shirt printing in Toronto. Do you need to have your shirts shipped in various locations? Our guide on the top courier services can help with that.