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2016 SpectraUSA Catalog

Our hi-resolution 2016 Spectrat USA Catalog is a print-ready product catalog available online in PDF format. It features all of our t-shirts, tanks, raglans, hoodies, 5-point pocket tees and the other, connossieur-class apparel you have come to expect from Spectra. You will need Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF viewer to be able to view this document. Get Adobe Acrobat Download our...

SpectraUSA Color Chart

The Spectrat USA Color Chart is your handy reference to the vast palette of Spectratees’ fabric colors. We proudly offer more than 30 unique and vibrant colors across our distinctive range of garments. As our designers cherry-picked this palette to create this incredible range of clothing for you, we did so with two clear goals in mind: Firstly, the colors had to be unique to Spectra...

SpectraUSA T-Shirt Sizing Chart

All T-shirts are not created equally. However, the Spectratees T-Shirt Sizing Chart aims to help you take the guess work out of t-shirt sizing, and assist you in accurately predicting the right t-shirt size for your needs, ensuring you can feel the perfect Spectra snug fit which we are famous for. The design team at Spectra has spent ages agonizing over the...

Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions section addresses many of the common questions our customers have regarding the nature of our core business, how to get on our wholesale program, what our most environmentally-friendly garment is, and even how best to pay us. We’ve compiled an ever-growing list of these common questions to help our customers address these queries. If you don’t...

SpectraUSA Media Kit: Products

The SpectraUSA Media Kit will assist you to rebrand your favorite Spectra apparel within your own website or catalog. We know how difficult and expensive it can be to source great product shots to demonstrate samples of your work to your customers. Spectra USA have taken the hard work out of this by providing you with a massive range of stock images of our products...

SpectraUSA Media Kit: Models

The SpectraUSA Media Kit will assist you to rebrand your favorite Spectra apparel within your own website or catalog. We know how difficult and expensive it can be to source great product shots to demonstrate samples of your work to your customers. SpectraUSA have taken the hard work out of this by providing you with a massive range of stock images of our products...

T-Shirt History

A trip through T-shirt history reveals this universally loved garment to be a truly remarkable triumph of modern design. This most humble garment is easily the world’s favorite item of clothing, but how did it get here? Why is it so popular and what are its origins? In this series of posts we’ve delved into T-Shirt history to uncover this fascinating story and reveal the curious...

Wholesale Purchase Order Form

You’re a busy retailer and don’t have time to waste or, your garment print shop needs the finest quality t-shirts available but you don’t have a wholesale account or an ordering system. Spectratees wholesale account is what you need and, to streamline your orders we have created the Spectratees Purchase Order Form, a simple, easy-to-use excel spreadsheet which you can download...

Wholesale Account Setup Form

If you are a retailer, reseller or a marquee brand in need of our wholesale and volume fulfillment services we recommend that you complete our wholesale account setup form and get it back to us. Once you have signed up as a wholesale customer you will have access to SpectraUSA wholesales fulfillment services which will help you minimize your exposure and maximize you margins, allowing your business...

Side-Seam T-Shirt Construction

What is side-seam T-shirt construction and how does it benefit the shape of this classic garment? Side-seam production was the original method of T-shirt construction and remains one favored by manufacturers even with modern advances in garment construction and fabric production. Side seam construction allows for finer tailoring of the shape of this garment into almost anything the T-shirt needs...

Tube T-Shirt Construction

What is the difference between a regular T-shirt and a Tube-tee? How do they make tubular fabrics? We’ve created a simple article to explain some of the very technical intricacies behind the the textile production that goes into tubular T-shirt production. Mister Tee effortlessly outlines the basic differences between a side-seam tee and a tube-tee as well as the many advantages...

Ringspun Cotton

What is Ring-spun cotton and what exactly is “ring-spinning?” Mister Tee breaks this down for you in the simplest way possible. Outlining the clear advantages of a ring-spun fabric over a coarse, loosely spun cotton textile, we illustrate how to recognize a ring-spun fabric over one which has been cheaply spun during production. We show you why a ring-spun textile is softer to the...

Side-by-Side T-Shirt Comparison

How do SpectraTee’s vintage style tees stack up against each other in a side-by-side t-shirt comparison? Which of our classic lines are traditionally spun cotton and which are ring-spun? How do I find the perfect length tee for my next project? We’ve created a handy guide for you detailing all the elements which go into our classic range of tees....

Bi-blend Power

Modern life takes quite a toll on our apparel. We need clothes that can keep up with our active lifestyles and keep us stylish as well. For all its merits and versatility cotton has its limits and needs a helping hand from science–enter the stretch and support of Bi-blended fabrics, which harness the power of science to make your t-shirt a...

SpectraUSA Media Kit 2017

SpectraUSA has just completed its 2017 catalog shoot and that means we’re updating our media kit for you too. What is the SpectraUSA Media Kit 2017 you ask? It is a collection of hi-resolution images which you are free to download and use to Photoshop your own art, designs and branding onto to showcase your skills and sell your prints...

Heather T-shirt Resource

What is a ‘heather’ color and what can you expect from a ‘heathered’ T-shirt? What do I ask for when I want to buy a classic grey athletic t-shirt? This helpful Heather T-shirt resource will explain the nuances of bi-blended fabrics and how cotton-polyester mixes help to create the ‘heather’ effect so popular on traditional, athletic style shirts. Follow this...