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Aalto shirt2 rj
Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 09:26

Five years ago, I did a small run of Aalto T-shirts. It was fun making them but with all the printing and shipping and paperwork it took up roughly a couple of weeks of my time so I've never done it again... until now!

aalto shirt

The key was finding a US-based fulfillment company called Printful that prints shirts to order. I made a test shirt using their process and I've been wearing it a lot. The charcoal tri-blend fabric is very soft and has a nicely textured look. This detail photo shows it after being machine washed four times, and the colors haven't faded at all. I like that the digital print is not crackly like plastic process shirt inks are and so far, it seems more durable. These are very nice shirts.

aalto shirt, detail

Another big benefit of using Printful is that they print to order in Europe! This means that my European customers can actually get a shirt for an affordable price. Wherever you are located, I hope it will be a pleasure to purchase through them because I'm very protective of your experience when you do anything Madrona Labs-related. So please keep me posted.

tl;dr: simply click the following button to...

Get that sweet Aalto T-shirt!

A form will pop up to enter your size, then a second page lets you select your shipping and payment options. I've set up shipping for North America and Europe. Shipping rates should be as follows: USA: $5 (first shirt) / $1 (each addl.) Canada: $8 / $1. Mexico: $10 / $1. Europe: $9 / $5. If you can't find your country on the form, give me a shout and I'll see if I can add it. Enjoy!

NOTE: The European shipping rates include the VAT of $4 per shirt.

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 11:23

They look nice, but I'd need a 3XL. :|

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 11:52

Looks great. My v1 is worn out so this is perfect. But what about the sizes. L in US is quite bigger than L in Europe. Couldn't find any info on the site either. Do you have any measures to share? :grinning:

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 11:52

@starthief I have added that option now!

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 11:54

@masarin you can pick "see size guide" at the following page:

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 12:46

Very nice! Still wearing my blue one!

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 12:47

Ode school!

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 12:54

@randy Fantastic... ordered!

Happy to show support for my favorite software synth :D

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 12:55

Thank you!

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 13:46

Ordered! I hope it arrives on time so I can wear it to Superbooth :)

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 14:10

Should be there by 6 April.

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 14:14

I just bought one. Nice design. I know David Chandler from MANY years ago, and I just had to support him and Madrona Labs beyond just owning Aalto and Kaivo.

Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 20:13

Way cool shirt. I can only wear 100% cotton. Is that an option?

Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 11:35


Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 17:25

Alex, I can probably make you a one-off. Please email me and we'll work something out.

Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 17:20

Received mine today but was sent the wrong shirt. Randy can you help? Thanks

Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 18:33

Of course: email me at and I'll sort it out.