Every Litographs t-shirt is created entirely from the text of a classic book, and is hand-pressed to order in Cambridge, MA.
Our shirts are printed via all-over dye sublimation, which means that the design - the text from each book - covers every inch. Of all the printing methods we've tested, dye sublimation stands out for its resolution, comfort, and durability.
Because the collar and seams are thicker than the body of the shirt, some blurring of text in those areas is unavoidable. You may also notice a few small, white voids under the arms, which are not noticeable when the shirt is worn. These are standard features of dye sublimated t-shirts, and each item is unique.
Our shirts are made using white, Vapor brand T-Shirts produced specifically for dye sublimation. Vapor tees are made with high-quality, 100% spun polyester to deliver the look and feel of cotton while allowing for full-color, all-over printing. Dye sublimation printing produces vibrant, super-soft, permanent prints that are guaranteed to never shrink or fade.
The average Litographs t-shirt contains approximately 40,000 words (about the length of a short novel).
First, the design is printed onto heat-resistant paper. The paper is then arranged on a blank t-shirt and fed into a large heat press. As the press heats up to 350 degrees, the pigments vaporize and quickly bond with the t-shirt fibers.
The key feature of dye sublimated clothing is that the design is not printed on top of the garment. Rather, the design is permanently dyed into the threads of the shirt itself, ensuring that it will never fade.
If you're interested in seeing exactly how our shirts are made, please check out our video on the right side of this page.
The adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" has never sat well with me, so I love the concept of using words to create a picture and turning that tired phrase on its head. I purchased a "Paradise Lost" tote for one of my English teacher friends, and she adored it. I later received an Aeneid tee in blue that is not only visually stunning, but is also incredibly comfortable. There is a healthy selection of classics, and I presume you're adding more all the time, so practically anyone who reads for pleasure can find a design to suit her.
Love Jane Eyre, love the shirt, the fabric is great, so comfy!!
I looooooove it!
Litographs shirts are comfortable, legible, and look great. Would recommend highly to anyone with a penchant for classics.
The T-Shirt are really beautiful and exactly as advertised. Shipping was a lot faster than expected. A+ service.
Amazing quality of the product. Originality. Fabulous design. Worth every penny - and you can't say that about most things.
First of all, the concept is unique and wonderful. Perfect for any book lover, and just nice items/designs as well. When I had an order that was marked as "delivered" by the USPS, but yet never had the item delivered, I emailed Litographs and heard back within hours. Prompt, understanding, reasonable customer service.
You provide a shirt which isn't made out of a machine processed, chemically treated, low-quality material. The product is quality in a excellent idea for the book lover in all of us. The mental aesthetic of wearing a book is fulfilling as well.
The shirt I bought was phenomenal. I already expected a shirt that my girlfriend would fall in love with, but once I actually had it in my hands I was amazed at the detail and quality of this product. I would suggest it to all my friends if they weren't already asking where she got such a beautiful shirt.
Good quality product for a fair price. Shipping is a little bit slow because shirts are custom made - I get that. Expedite option or lower price point would make this an easy 10.
Your donation of a book to someone in need. As a former librarian, I thought that was a strong selling point. Besides, the products are excellent. Keep on going!
Great product, phenomenal customer service- got order out quickly for Mother's Day despite rush
I was extremely impressed when the shirt arrived. I've ordered items similar to this one from other companies, and they've almost always come out looking cheap/cheesy. The Lithographs shirt looked amazing, though. Great job.
Sizing was accurate. Good quality fabric. True to design ordered. Very Happy!!!!
The shirt I ordered impressed me with its quality.
I absolutely love these, and completely understand their prices, but not all of my friends can afford them.
Product quality = 10 and Customer Service = 10
Great handles, wide, capacious bag, and the art, of course. Just gave the one I purchased to a friend for her birthday, and she loves it.
Very nice T-shirt (material&design), description on internet matched reality. Very fast delivery to Slovakia.
Litographs are AMAZING. I'm completely blown away by my Hamlet shirt, it's beautiful. I love explaining to people what it is and where I got it from, and the reasonable price. "$34 for a tshirt, what is this?!" Quite frankly, if you can put my favorite book (or play) on a shirt, I'll buy it no matter the cost.
I purchased one of your Dracula shirts for our granddaughter and she wore it yesterday. She likes it and so do I. They're very unique!
I was very pleased with the Shirt I received and have already told my friends about where to get one of there own. The design and legibility is miraculous. I have washed it twice already and the text remains in the same condition I received it in! Thank you!
Came really fast and great costumer service! I don't love the unisex sizes (I'm normally a medium, but would be a small in your sizes) or how the material is sort of see through.
I'm an illustrator and bibliophile, so I think that the idea behind Litographs is fantastic. I didn't rate a 9 or 10 simply because: a) Some of the graphics are disappointing (what can I say, I'm a critical artist); b.) I haven't had them long enough to know how well they hold up wash after wash; and c.) they're polyester--I know it makes for a more durable print, but because of skin sensitivities I'll have to wear a cotton shirt underneath them.
Immediately after I placed my order, I sent the link to my friend Laura-Leigh, a fellow English teacher.
It's one of the coolest services ever. Having a book on a shirt, etc is amazing so yea, I'd recommend it. Recommend that they buy me more :)
I'm a bookworm, and I love your products!
Delighted with the product and customer service
GREAT product, (WOMEN'S) shirt sizes EXTREMELY small.
Books were of wide range, I liked the images, printing appeared good, choice of colors. AFIs: more books, maybe slightly beefier fabric.
Cause it's awesome! I love the idea of minimalist design + book excerpt. I always talk about it! ^.^
I got three shirts and they were so cool! Every time I wear them, I get complimented all the time. Everything on this site is amazing and super cool!
They are definitely a very personal and unique gift. I love how it shows the book. I wish I could make up my mind and pick my favorite.
I bought my husband the sherlock shirt for Xmas, the first time he wore it, 2 people stopped him and asked about it.
Great service, awesome product. Great Christmas gift for my Lit-professor mom. Probably best present I've ever gotten her :)
I belong to three book clubs and I plan to wear my T-shirt to all three groups and to tell the other members about Litographs and my new shirt. They will appreciate the shirt and I bet you will get orders from some of the members.
I like the creativity behind and the design of the shirt. A very appealing item and will check into your site often to see what's on offer.
The shirts are really cool and the customer service was so personal and thorough. And Iove the charity aspect!
The product was fantastic and high-quality and arrived much quicker than anticipated.
Love it! Love it! Love it! Well made, beautifully designed.
They are a nice, unique product. The only reason it wasn't a 10 is because it takes so long to make; if someone needs something for a birthday in 2 weeks, for example, I wouldn't be able to recommend this for that occasion.
So my shirt took a little long but it was completely worth it!!!! It's beautiful and so unique. I will be buying many more awesome things, next up a print! Can't wait!!! So in love with what you guys do. Really special. Thank you so much. And having each purchase donate a book is a seriously cool added bonus! Xoxoxox
Amazing work. Detail was beyond what I could have imagine.
The designs are all so pretty, and the shirt I bought my sister is very comfortable. Plus, it's just a cool idea.
I've worked at an independent bookstore and am now employed at a library. I've shown your site to all my co-workers and many customers/patrons. As readers, we ALL love the unique format and great graphics. Thank you!
I have received 2 items from Litographs and they are both top quality and the delivery time was prompt and accurate. It is also a fresh new look in fashion, stimulating conversation and promoting literature.
My daughter LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the shirt and I thought it was very impressive too. Nice fabric and great printing job.
The site was easy to follow and your updates honest and reliable. The product was of quality and just as expected from your description on line. would recomend highly to all, Regards. from 70 year "olde" Grandma
Our t-shirts are pressed by hand, and some blurring of text around collars and seams is unavoidable. Please see below for details about what to expect.
International orders: We are not responsible for any additional taxes and/or duties accumulated during the shipping process.