Redbubble Vs NeatoShop DTG Print Quality Comparison. I ordered these particular samples in this comparison myself. As a disclaimer I will state that I am an affiliate of both Redbubble and NeatoShop. Both pay the same rate. I have made more with Redbubble than I have with NeatoShop as Redbubble has been around longer. With the NeatoShop quality being what it is, I can no longer recommend Redbubble to anyone in good conscience to sell or buy apparel at least with pop culture themes. I have no grudges against either brand and I am quite fond of both for their services, products and said affiliate programs over the years. This is a Print Quality Only comparison but images of the product tags are shown for informational purposes only.
Redbubble Vs NeatoShop.
Redbubble uses the Direct to Garment printing technique only and does not have Screen Printing. While their tees are slightly above the industry average for DTG quality they do not surpass all of their DTG competitors. Most of the time you can usually find the same pop culture designs elsewhere such as NeatoShop, but they do have artsy tees as well that may not be available anywhere else.
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 at these sites eventually as well as at other Print On Demand services not shown in this comparison.
This is a side by side Redbubble Vs Neatoshop DTG print quality comparison of the same design from these two brands.
NeatoShop printed the design larger. NeatoShop also wins for ink coverage and thickness (it is even smoother). All this means that ultimately NeatoShop's print should last longer if washed and dried properly. The Reds and Yellows look better on NeatoShop's version. The over all adjustment of colors are better on NeatoShop's as well. Redbubble's print just looks fuzzy. At one time their prints were the best in the DTG industry. Please look at the Side by Side image and the Worn photos above to get a better idea of what I am writing about.
NeatoShop matches the design thumbnail. The Redbubbles' sample is muted a lot in comparison to their own thumbnail. Both brands have Black tees to work with here so the differences are due to the brand of Printers, the Printing Technique & Skill and the Inks themselves.
This is average for a Redbubble print. Their stuff is always muted in comparison to their thumbnails. I usually rate their stuff 3.5 stars (3 being average). I'd rate this a 3.5 as well since the color, ink thickness, ink coverage and sizing isn't as good as it is on NeatoShop's version. But they are better than Zazzle and Cafepress. Then again so are monkeys smearing feces on a shirt.
Neatoshop is always consistent with their DTG printing & quality control, as a result so far I've always rated their printing 5 out of 5 stars. Their prints are never muted compared to their thumbnails. This is no exception. Their Reds printed better. As stated this tee will outlast the Redbubble version due to higher ink concentration and ink thickness.
Overall, Redbubble prints aren't worth the money if you can get the design at NeatoShop. And for Pop Culture based designs they don't last on their site long due to various legal issues such as DMCA notices.
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.