Guide To Dri Fit T-Shirt Printing

There are many different types of blends & weaves of fabric for polyester material aka dri fit t-shirts. We have compiled detailed information on the various types available to help you in making your decision if you require any dri fit t-shirt printing. 

What is Dri Fit material?

In actual fact, dri fit is a high-performance, microfiber, polyester fabric that moves sweat away from the body and to the fabric surface, where it evaporates. As a result, Dri-FIT keeps athletes dry and comfortable. Dri-FIT technology is used in a variety of Nike products, including shirts, socks, pants, shorts, sweatshirts, sleeves, hats, gloves and more.

It is now commonly used to refer to polyester apparels that evaporates sweat of the user quickly and hence keeping the wearer cool and dry when doing outdoor activities.

Types of Dri Fit Materials We Carry

Here are the 5 different types of dri fit materials that we carry available for your t-shirt printing requirements. 

Microfibre Eyelet T-Shirt 

If you have ever received t-shirts from events, school camps or any sporting events, there is a high chance that one of them is of microfibre eyelet t-shirt material. 

  • Water absorbent and quick dry for outdoors, keeping user cool and dry.
  • Soft and airy to keep user cool. 
  • Available in many colours for your t-shirt printing requirements

Products with microfibre eyelet:
UDF01 / QD04 (roundneck)
UDF05 / QD06 (polo t-shirt)

Cooltech Polyester T-Shirt

One of our top recommended materials especially for outdoor activities, also well received by customers. Slightly stretchy and fitted, it is probably one of the better fitted shirts if you are looking for a slightly slim fit. 

  • Soft and comfortable 
  • Water absorbent and quick dry for outdoors, keeping user cool and dry.
  • Premium touch and stretchy
  • Used by some premium brands.

Available in roundneck t-shirt and polo t-shirt

Dry Pique Polyester T-Shirt

Although not as common as the rest on this list, it has a premium look to it. This dry pique material may be found in golf polo t-shirts. 

  • Premium look 
  • Less casual looking, common for polo t-shirts
  • Available in many colours for your t-shirt printing requirements

Products with Dry Pique material: CRR3600 / CRP7200 (most products with CRP)

Interlock Polyester T-Shirt

Commonly found in some premium sports brands for running and sporting jerseys. Interlock polyester is especially comfortable to wear and a soft touch on the skin.

  • Soft and smooth surface
  • Non-porus without “holes” for a more premium look

Products with interlock dri fit material: QD56 

Dri fit Honeycomb (Drytech)

The least common one on this list, this is only available in polo t-shirt not in our regular roundneck t-shirt cut.

  • Smarter look, less casual. Suitable for uniforms.
  • Water absorbent and quick dry for outdoors, keeping user cool and dry.

Only availble in polo t-shirt

How to the right dri fit material

To pick the right material for your needs, you will have to consider the following factors. 


If you are looking to save costs for large quantity orders a few cents can go a long way if the order is above 200pcs, we would recommend the microfibre eyelet material which generally is the cheapest among those listed above.

Here are some products of microfibre eyelet dri fit t-shirt material
QD04, UDF01, QD06, UDF05


Looking for the best material for comfort and fit. We would highly recommend the cooltech material, available in roundneck and polo t-shirt cut. Interlock material is also comfortable, based on your preference you can pick from one of these choices.

Here are some products of cooltech and interlock drifit t-shirt
QD56, Cooltech Roundneck, Cooltech Polo


Depending on the purpose of the shirt, different types of dri fit material will suit you based on your needs. If you are looking to give out the shirts for events, microfibre eyelet material may be the choice for cost savings.

For sport activities any one of the above should be fine, but do note that honeycomb dri fit material is only available in polo t-shirt. If you are looking for smart casual company polo t-shirts, dry pique or dri fit honeycomb would be recommended as they tend to look smarter and less casual. 


As not all materials come in a wide variety of colours some choices such as the microfibre QD04/UDF01 and dry pique CRR3600 your choice of product may change based on what colour you and your group require.

Feel free to contact monsterprints if you require anymore clarifications and assistance in picking the right choice to print your t-shirts on drifit material.