kevlar51 wrote:The image is more or less to show placement and give a general idea of how it would look. They don't resize the image for each shirt size; you usually see two or three print sizes across all shirt sizes. So a graphic on a WXL would look smaller than a graphic on a WS.
No, but they do list different sizes for the women's shirts than for the rest of the shirts. Take today's, for example.
3X - S: 9” x 10.2”
WXL - K4: 6.75” x 7.65”
Any women's sized shirt I get, the graphic is going to be smaller than any men's sized shirt I get, despite the fact that a men's small might fit me similarly to a women's medium, or something like that. The difficult part is to try and figure out how that is going to line up with... ah... different parts of the body. There was one shirt that I really loved... Relay... I loved that shirt. Even though in the picture it was on incorrect blanks (I think?) you can see the difference. In the men's shirt, the graphic starts a little closer to the neck and ends a little higher on the body. In the women's shirt... well, to me it just looked like it would be pointing out how much of a lady I am. Like, "let me draw your attention now to two of the places that will showcase what a lady I am!" In theory, I could have just gotten the men's shirt, but again, the way it sits on a female body is going to be different than the way it sits on a male body.
While this is the opposite of what I hope having an image displayed would generally do for me, in this particular case it kept me from spending money on a shirt I would never, ever wear, despite how pretty I thought it looked when it wasn't on my body. Now, throw this on the back of a lightweight hoodie, and I am in for one... the problem is not the design, the problem is the way graphics are sized differently on a woman's shirt and sit differently on a woman's body.
(Edit... did that shirt ever make it to print? I feel like it did. Was it a side sale? I didn't find it when I searched in the catalog, so I'm assuming either my memory is wrong and it didn't print, or it was in a side sale.)