We spent a long time researching the different vendors that we could use for printing our merchandise, and we came to the conclusion that to bring the greatest variety of printing options and merchandise types to our members that we'd need to have two online shops.
Spreadshirt gives us the opportunity for huge customisation of the shirts(think of things with your name on!), and a variety of different printing techniques. Along with the standard Direct-to-garment
printing, they also allow us to use vector designs that means shirts can have a huge number of finishes, such as reflective surfaces and flocking. Spreadshirt also offers us a huge variety of different types of apparel and other
merchandise. MySoti gives us a totally different possibility for printing - rather than offering huge numbers of different types of shirt, they specialise in large scale printing (think of the entire front of your shirt!) in
ultra high quality (300 dots per inch - trust us, it's a lot). Due to the increased quality of the MySoti merchandise they do come at a higher cost, however we still believe they are excellent value for
money and a great place to get shirts from!
We recommend using Spreadshirt if you want to have smaller designs printed on your shirts, or you're after customised shirts or specialised finishes and MySoti if you are after ultra-high quality shirts. We'll be putting as many designs as feasible onto both of the stores, but due to the different printing areas that are possible there will always be differences between both shops.
Make sure that when you order, you check the size of shirts or other
apparel you are ordering!
Something you want isn't in the stores? No problem! - drop us a line on the UKCS Forums and we'll try to accommodate what you'd like. This can be requests for designs in different colours (for flock/flex designs), designs in different placements or just the same designs on different items - tell us what you want and we'll see what we can do!
Certainly! We love getting member submitted designs, and if they are suitable to go on the shops we'll put them there with full credit to you! There's some comprehensive guidance on what we'd need from you on the T-shirt competition page.
Absolutely not; UKCS is run entirely by member donations! We guarantee that when
you buy anything from our Merchandise shops that you are getting the very best deal possible.
Unfortunately, some products are naturally more expensive purely because the shirts or printing methods
being used - there's nothing we can do about that!
Because we don't take any profit from the sales, we can't give anyone any monetary reward for their designs, but we can definitely give you full credit!
Fine print: By sending us designs, you immediately and irrevocably transfer all rights and ownership to your submitted design to UKCS for any use. Submissions also need to be supported with written proof of this transfer of ownership and rights. UKCS also reserves the right to use any accepted entry or device in the UKCS store or for any other purpose, including modified versions of said designs. The information on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing but may be subject to change. This page was created by Xerxes.