5 Things You Need to Know About Bella Canvas 3001

5 Things You Need to Know About Bella Canvas 3001

Starting your own merch store, and are wondering what kind of garment canvases to use for your beautiful designs? We’ve got you covered. Bella Canvas 3001 short sleeve tee is the Cadillac of the printed t-shirt world.

You can’t go wrong with the #1 choice for tees, and if you’re considering using the Bella Canvas 3001, we’re here to give you 5 things you need to know about the world’s most popular tee!

Source: Bella Canvas

It Starts With the Cotton

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Bella Canvas’s Airlume cotton is combed, ring-spun cotton that they specifically developed for their blanks. They select only the finest and purest cotton and use only long staple cotton for the Bella Canvas 3001. Long staple cotton feels softer because the cotton fiber itself is longer than short-staple cotton. Long staple cotton also has a tight, even knit, making it ideal to accept the dye of the print on demand industry. This is an overlooked detail that the Bella Canvas 3001 gets absolutely right, and it separates them from their competitors in a big way.

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Seams Great!

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Bella Canvas – side seams.

Bella Canvas’s 3001 is known as a high-quality product with high attention to detail. If you’re looking into different types of tees for your store, you may have noticed that some tees are “tubular” and some are made with “side seams”. Side seams are what you may find in a retail setting or in most of your own wardrobe, and are designed to have a higher quality and tighter fit around the body, which ends up being better looking and more figure flattering. On the minus side, they’re usually a bit more expensive than their counterparts, the tubular tee.

Tubular tees are typically less expensive than side seem tees. The reason is that the seeming process is longer and more complex than making a tubular, single piece tee. These are the types of tees you might see at tourist stops, county fairs, or for causes or fun runs. They’re not typically designed to be worn every day, but to promote a cause or serve as an advertisement.

Fit and Feel

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With great seems, comes a great fit! The Bella Canvas 3001 is designed specifically to be a great fitting shirt for the blank garment industry, and they succeed wildly. Taking a look at the various types of human bodies, you might notice something surprising: none are shaped like a tube! Bella Canvas does not and will not ever produce a tubular tee, and the Bell Canvas 3001 is no exception to this rule.

The Bella Canvas 3001 is also available is the “heather” texture, which is a cotton polyester blend that gives a popular “heather” feel, or a fuzzier and warmer feel to the tee. This also allows for some different color options that have a unique, textured look and really tie a design together with the fabric.

The Bella Canvas 3001 also comes in sizes ranging from XS to XXXXL, which makes the range of bodies it can fit one of the best in the industry, including S-M-L youth sizes. The collar is also supported by a set in neck and shoulder taping to keep the structure of the shirt looking good for years.

Amazing Color Selection

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Bella Canva 3001 colors + more.

If you’ve ever struggled to get beyond basic black and find the exact color you’re looking for to compliment your design, then you should look no further.

Aside from the wide range of colors, we’re confident you’ll find the right color because of the Bella Canvas 3001 design team. They focus on finding and implementing the trendiest colors so that their products are always modern and up to date with changing tastes. The result is some serious selection, and the Bella Canvas 3001 can accommodate almost any graphic. From mint to charity pink, you can find exactly the right color to set off your design and make it pop!

A+ for Printing

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Source: http://blog.bellacanvas.com

We’ve talked a bit about the cotton already and how it allows you to print great graphics onto the Bella Canvas 3001, and the reason is that the texture of the shirt and the fabric is so smooth. Bella Canvas 3001 also features only high energy dyes that are resistant to discoloration and wash fade. Your designs will stay vibrant and full of life for longer on your customers – which is exactly what you want in a high-quality tee like the Bella Canvas 3001. They also don’t over dye their tees, and this makes them perfect candidates for print on demand or DTG printing!

Whether you’re looking to replace your lineup, relaunch your store, or begin your merch adventure, the Bella Canvas 3001 is the current king of the industry, and for good reason. How to create your own shirt?

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  1. Coco
    December 30

    Can you tell me the difference between the 3001 black and the solid black blend, please? Thanks!

    1. Martha Simmons
      January 2

      Hi Coco,
      That’s a very good question!
      The regular black color has a bit more gray in the mockups, but the fabric composition should be the same.

  2. Anne Victory
    September 11

    Are the 3001 on Printify the 3001CVC? I confess I’m confused because B+C seems to offer two models of 3001.

    1. Martha Simmons
      September 12

      Hi Anne,
      Bella Canvas offers the same product 3001 in 2 variations:
      1) solid colors,
      2) heather colors.
      Heather colors they have marked as 3001 CVC, however, the cut of the product is totally the same. It is the material composition that changes for heather colors.

  3. Barry
    June 16


    Is it possible to pre-treat the tess and the colour variations and do DTG tees? Using the DTG G4.

    Thank you!

    1. Florence Kingsley
      June 17

      Hi Barry!
      There are 2 possibilities of how a design might be printed using the direct-to-garment (DTG) printing method:
      Dark/black garments – a layer of white under base will be applied before applying the color layer, to achieve a more vibrant color outcome.
      Light/white garments – only the color layer will be applied.
      Please feel free to get in touch with our Merchant Support team here in case you need any further information.

  4. Anita
    December 8

    How does the end product look sublimating on the bella canvas 3001 if the shirt is not Heather?

    1. Martha Simmons
      December 9

      Hi Anita,
      We only do DTG printing on Bella + Canvas products, and the outcome will be rather similar when using different fabrics and print providers. But there can be some small differences depending on what color garment you will use and what printing equipment is used by the selected print provider, so a sample is recommended.
      You can try and find some examples for the Heather shirts here.

  5. Stanley Hamilton
    November 22

    Am i able to use whole or part of your article in my blog to promote Bella+Canvas on my eCommerce shopify store in the blog section..?

    1. Florence Kingsley
      November 23

      Hi Stanley,
      Yes, if it’s a quote and you add a link to the article.

  6. Mike
    August 25

    Are their collars snug fit?

    1. Martha Simmons
      August 26

      Hi Mike,
      No, they are crew neck.

  7. Missy
    May 24

    Are the Bella shirts preshrunk ?

    1. Martha Simmons
      May 26

      Hi Missy,
      No, they are not.

  8. Phill
    May 9

    Would the Bella Canvas be considered as a ‘responsibly sourced’ product? My e-com concept could focus on these products, but B+C isn’t listed under the ‘eco’ options…

    1. Martha Simmons
      May 18

      Hi there!
      Bella Canvas are WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certified, and they use eco inks. This doesn’t make them 100% eco and/or sustainable, but I would say they qualify as “responsibly sourced”.

  9. Stuart
    November 9

    a very helpful blog for selecting fabric of shirt. Gildan shirts are 100% combed and ring spun, never faced any issue regarding carded open end.

  10. Karol Gibbons
    October 25

    I want to transfer sublimation transfers. I read tgat the shirt shud b at least 50% polyester. Does Bella Canvas have a majority polyester shirt????

  11. Cielle
    June 7

    I purchased a BC 3001 a a Gildan 64000. The Gildan has the tubular design but it was softer and smoother than the Bella Canvas. Also, while the Bella Canvas had a slightly tapered side at about 1/2″ for a slimmer fit, the Gildan 64000 was still a pretty close fit to the Bella Canvas. I thought, overall, the Gildan 64000 was the better shirt.

    1. Cielle
      June 7

      And the print quality was the same for both, imo.

    2. Elina Stafecka
      June 7

      Hi Cielle, you’re right – Gildan is a very nice choice. I will write about the product very soon. Bella Canvas is a very established t-shirt in the print-on-demand industry, but those two really are neck and neck. You can find Gildan in a product catalog, for example, my favorite t-shirt: https://printify.com/app/products/6/gildan/unisex-heavy-cotton-tee


      1. Elina Stafecka
        June 7

        And thanks for your feedback. We loved it! 🙂


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