The printed designer T-Shirt is widely regarded as the icon of pop culture. It marked the foundation
of the decorated apparel industry. Printed t-shirts are a big part of our
modern life and we almost wear it in our daily lives. Have you ever wondered
about the history of this very common and famous casual fashion clothing? Let’s
talk about it.
The art of screen printing (a form of
stencilling) was developed during the Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD), which
initiated the introduction of the decorated apparel industry. The process made use
of silkscreens. After that, this technique expanded to Asian countries like
Japan, and developed newer methods.
printing was invented in China around 220 AD and was introduced in Europe
around the 1100s. In this method, a design was carved into a block of wood
which was dipped into ink and then pressed onto the fabric.
World War II, the soldiers during their off-duty used to wear nothing but a
t-shirt and their uniform trouser, the t-shirt gained immense popularity by
The most important era for printed T-shirt began in the early 1950s when several
companies in Miami, Florida, started printing the resort names, characters and
sight attractions. During 1959, a new kind of stretchy ink made it possible to
print a wider variety of designs.
printed t-shirts gained its popularity in the 1960s, American artist Michael
Vasilantone began to build and sell a multicolour garment screen printing
machine which quickly became the most popular machine for printing garments.
In The 1970s, there was no looking back for printed t-shirts, major companies started
using T-shirts for their advertising, like Coca-Cola started printing their
logo on t-shirts and Disney started printing their characters on t-shirts and
many other companies started printing on t-shirts.
In around The 2000s, humorously printed t-shirts were also in the making, which marked an
immensely popular time for t-shirts. In the present generation, several designer t-shirtsare printed, t-shirts of Marvel and Disney are now
very much popular amongst the growing youth culture. Printed
t-shirts have a very long and rich history indeed, and is now one of the most
common clothing presents in every wardrobe.