A printed T-shirt or graphic T-shirt is a T-shirt bearing a design, image or lettering on it. Printing is done with textile printing. Various types of printed T-shirts exist.
A tourist T-shirt (or souvenir T-shirt) is a shirt associated with travel or a holiday. In recent years T-shirts have become a popular gift or souvenir. Tourist T-shirt designs are typically screen printed with pictures and words directly associated with a particular city, country or culture. The T-shirts express or show something about the place or places a person has been.
A course T-shirt is a printed T-shirt with a military unit’s insignia on it, printed up as a souvenir of attending and/or graduating a course of instruction. Printed shirts bearing unit insignia date back to at least the Second World War.
Several contemporary artists use a T-shirt as a canvas for their work. Art T-shirts can also be mass-produced with screen printing.
A merchandise T-shirt is a shirt associated with a brand or trademark. It is common to see famous bands, musicians, sports teams and TV characters being printed on T-shirts for the retail clothing trade in order to drive additional revenue. Proprietors of brands and trademarks can license them to distributors to distribute T-shirts that bear their brand or trademark for retail purposes as well.