This three-colour print features a hand-drawn map of Jamaica with notable locations, geographical features and fauna and celebrates rocksteady, the arguably unmatched style of Jamaican music whose popularity peaked shortly before the explosion of reggae. This purposefully naive illustration draws on the simple silk-screen LP covers that came slightly later than the peak of rocksteady (when singles still ruled), but often featured these rocksteady recordings among their track listings.
Unlike our stock Earth Positive shirt, which is unisex, this Certton tee is a men’s t-shirt and therefore less fitted than our other t-shirts.
About the garment
- This small run of t-shirts was done with Sydney-made Certton t-shirts. They are particularly high-quality and would normally retail for $60 without any design! Grap yourself a bargain.
- We print the featured designs on our t-shirts in-house using water-based inks, which require no chemicals for clean-up. The inks we use are manufactured in Sydney by Publisher Textiles or Permaset. Their inks hold up really well, but are soft to touch.
- We hand-print our t-shirts ourselves. Screen printing is a tried-and-tested method with quality results. Any signs of hand-printing won’t detract from this quality.
- Water-based inks on light fabrics tend to penetrate the fabric so will be fully opaque when worn, but semi-transparent if held up to the light. This is normal and won’t affect the look or durability – in-fact it will improve the latter. The small size neck labels on the inside of the shirts are printed with plastisol inks – this is to avoid the label showing through when worn. We print these in bulk to reduce the white spirits used in clean-up.
- These t-shirts hold their colour well. But even so, we wash on a cycle with water temperature of 30 degrees celsius or lower and line dry.
- For an even longer-lasting tee, try drying it inside-out in the shade – it may outlast you!
- The great thing about screen printing with water-based inks is the print holds up really well.