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Color-Changing Shirts

Color-Changing Shirts of the past

Color-changing shirts are fun and popular again.

Remember back in the ’90s when color-changing shirts were a one-hit-wonder? Yes, we barely do too. A very cool concept that wasn’t very fashionable. Clothing manufacturers have been experimenting with many different variations of “adaptable” clothing. Such as uniforms that show a design as the players sweat or design that change color due to heat or light. Either way, we know that people like color-changing shirts because they’re unique but the fad of the full color changing shirts of the ’90s has come and gone.

Updated Color-Changing Shirts

There is a cool new trend that is starting to catch traction using a special mix of inks to obtain a temperature-sensitive ink that will change color due to heat being applied to it! It is much subtler than the shirts of the past, but you still gain the uniqueness and pop of excitement from a dynamic design. Imagine using this type of screen printed shirt as a BBQ store owner, you have a grey design on your shirt and your logo has a flame symbolizing your BBQ pit, whenever you or an employee goes to the pit and comes back their shirts logo will have changed colors to red! These inks make for a whole new level of the color-changing shirt design.

The Comeback

Color-changing shirts are making a comeback in the form of color-changing screen printing on shirts. They allow for dynamic designs that help you promote your cause or business in a fun and engaging way. They also make for great giveaways at events because they are unique in a way that is fun for the wearer and doesn’t make them feel like their advertising your cause.

Order custom color-changing shirts from Show me Logos. This example is a dark to light soccer ball shirt!


If you want to see some examples of our screen printing work and recent color-changing shirts check out our screen printing portfolio. If you want to discuss your own screen printing needs contact us.

This article was originally published in August 2017 and has been recently updated.