What to consider when finding the right merch supplier

At Teesh Print, we understand and have seen first-hand the importance of having high-quality merchandise for bands and artists embarking on tours. Securing the right merchandise provider can make a world of difference in creating memorable experiences for fans and maximising revenue opportunities for performers.

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1. Define Your Merchandise Needs

Consider the type of products you want to offer (e.g., t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags), expected quantities, budget constraints, and any specific design requirements. Having a clear vision upfront will help streamline the provider selection process and ensure that your merchandise aligns with your brand and tour theme.

2. Research Potential Providers

Look for companies with a proven track record in printing high-quality garments (such as Teesh Print!), especially within the music industry. Check reviews, seek recommendations from fellow artists or industry contacts, and assess the provider’s portfolio to gauge their capabilities and style suitability.

3. Evaluate Printing Techniques and Quality

Quality is paramount when it comes to merchandise that represents your brand on tour. Discuss printing techniques with potential providers, such as screen printing, direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, or embroidery, and inquire about the quality of materials used. Request samples or visit the provider’s facility if possible to assess print quality, durability, and overall craftsmanship. You can check out some of our FAQs as well as our portfolio here.

4. Consider Fulfilment and Logistics

Seamless fulfilment and logistics are crucial for a successful tour. Enquire about the provider’s fulfilment capabilities, shipping options, turnaround times, and ability to handle bulk orders efficiently. A reliable provider should offer transparent communication, timely delivery, and solutions for last-minute orders or venue pickups during the tour. We offer express delivery as an example, which is a common necessity when you’re on the road.

5. Discuss Customisation and Design Support

Collaborating with a merchandise provider that offers customisation options and design support can elevate your merchandise offerings. Discuss possibilities such as personalised tags, labels, packaging, and unique printing effects (e.g., foil printing, glow-in-the-dark ink) to add value and appeal to your merchandise. Find providers who have connections in the industry to assist with artwork preparation and refinement.

6. Negotiate Pricing and Terms

Discuss pricing structures, volume discounts, payment terms, and any additional services or perks included in the package (e.g., free samples, marketing support). Aim for a mutually beneficial partnership that aligns with your budget and the tour objectives.


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Teesh Recommends:

Let’s talk about why screen printing is the go-to choice for bands, artists, and creators when it comes to merchandise.


Screen printing ensures long-lasting prints that can withstand countless gigs, washes, and wears without fading or cracking.

Vibrant Colours

Achieve bold and vibrant colours that pop off your merchandise, making your brand instantly recognisable.


From t-shirts and hoodies to tote bags and posters, screen printing can be applied to a wide range of products, giving you endless options for your merch lineup.

“Within a week we took samples, gave designs, printed and collected! We are really happy and will be using Teesh going forward!”

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