TeePublic Vs NeatoShop DTG Print Quality Comparison. Two of the top brands in the Pop Culture T-shirt market. Both of these brands willingly sent in the samples for me to use in reviews, articles and promotion of their brands with all that in mind. Meaning that they approved the samples. As a disclaimer I will state that I am an affiliate of both brands and both pay their affiliate's close to the same rate for the referrals. TeePublic pays slightly more. I have no grudges against either brand and I am quite fond of both for their services, products and said affiliate programs. This is a Print Quality Only comparison but images of the product tags are shown for informational purposes only.
TeePublic Vs NeatoShop.
TeePublic uses the Direct to Garment printing technique. While their tees are above the industry average for DTG quality, they still do not match their Screen Printed Quality standards over at Busted Tees their sister site (Assuming that Busted Tees still uses Screen Printing.) and do not surpass all of their DTG competitors. Most of the time you can usually find the same designs elsewhere such as NeatoShop.
NeatoShop does not have Screen Printed shirts as they specialize in Direct To Garment printing only. Their DTG printed T-shirts are the best in the Print On Demand industry to date that I have personally seen.
Most of the designs that you see on the Limited Edition Shirt-of-the-Day type sites (featured on the TeeFetch homepage) can be found at NeatoShop and TeePublic as well as at other Print On Demand services not shown in this comparison.
This is a side by side TeePublic Vs Neatoshop DTG print quality comparison of the same design from these two brands.
Both brands have about the same ink thickness and ink coverage. However, NeatoShop's color range is far superior in this case. It is like comparing an 8 color box of crayons with a 24 color box of crayons. On the TeePublic version, the moon is a pale yellow. On the NeatoShop version, the moon is bolder and closer to orange in color. The same can be said about the highlights on Serenity. NeatoShop's sample comes closer to matching the actual design thumbnail shown on their website where as TeePublic's did not. Both brands have black tees to work with here so what it comes down to are the brand of Printers, the Printing Technique & Skill and the Inks themselves.
Not all of Teepublic's shirts are this noticeably different from than their design thumbnails. Usually, I rate their printing from 4 stars up to 5 stars as sometimes there are variations between what you see on the screen and what you actually get on the final product. In this case it is a 4 out of 5 stars. Their Pink Lips Hoodie for example scored a 5 out of 5 but it largely consists of Black and White Inks.
Neatoshop is always consistent with their DTG printing and quality control and so far I've always rated their printing 5 out of 5 stars. This is no exception.
I rate DTG on its own merits and I do not compare it to Screen Printing which is also based on its own merits. Both printing methods have their pros and cons. This has been a DTG vs DTG Brand Vs Brand print quality review.