A tri-blend t-shirt or garment uses fabric that is typically made up of a portion of cotton, polyester and rayon, although that is not always true. Tri just means three and blend just means a mix of materials so the tri blend could consist of another mix of three fabric types. American Apparel made tri-blends famous with the launch of the American Apparel TR401 with other manufacturers shortly following suit due to the softness and amazing wear. Tri-blends are considered a trendy more fashion oriented product which also typically carry a little bit higher of a price tag. Tri-blend t-shirt printing has really become popular in the last 5 years with projections that the wholesale triblend offerings will continue to grow.
Many people prefer cotton/poly blends for custom t-shirts because it gives them the best of both worlds! Read more about the benefits of these shirts below.