Cotton Supply Co

Cotton Supply Co is our online store for printed tea towels and more.

From 50 units to 10,000 units we have New Zealand’s teatowel requirements met locally, we source and stock our own teatowels as well as aprons and can indent larger quantities to client specs.

Established 1976 Graphics on Shirts was originally the trading name of Cheers and Beers Limited which was started by James (Jim) Crooks. In 2013 Cheers and Beers was purchased by it’s long time Screen Printer and began trading as Graphics on Shirts Ltd. We have changed our branding to Custom Branded™ for Custom Uniform, T-Shirt and Textile Supply and Branding and Cotton Supply Co® for our online store.

As well as tea towels we supply and print thousands of Aprons and Apparel items a year for agencies and businesses.

Contact us if you wish to stock our Cotton Supply Co® Printed Tea Towels or Apparel.

We screen print print tea towels using water-based dye inks, which sit inside of the fabric.

The exception to this rule is when White is printed, to do this we use waterbased white INK – however this does mean this portion of the print will not absorb or dry and is prone to damaged from heat.

One off custom full colour printed tea towels “Design your own” are printed using Direct to Garment waterbased inkjet ink

We ship using NZ Post (formerly Courier Post)



• Teatowel Supply and printing
• Apron and Uniform Supply
• In-House Screenprinting and Branding Facilities
• Proofing and advice

At Graphics on Shirts Limited we can brand and supply all of your apparel requirements, however while we have accounts with all major local suppliers such as Biz Collection, AS Colour, Syzmik, BMV, Cloke, James Harvest, Stormtech etc we import and stock our own 100% Cotton Tea Towels for printing. We favour printing as colour tees.

Waterbased printing


We offer three main methods of branding:

Waterbased Screen Printing

Screen Printed Teatowels are our main product, we utitilise water based dye inks to ensure a soft and water abosrbant finish, ideally these would be cold water washed to prolong vibrancy. Using this process the ink effectively sits inside of the garment.

The big downside for us is that the ink needs to be mixed per job as it does not keep like plastisol. Where white is printed, this is using a white water-based INK – not DYE like other tea towel printing colours – This means that any White printed areas on tea towels are susceptible to damage by heat.

We do also print Plastisol onto other products such as Tee shirts and Aprons.


While Waterbased Screenprinting is the best method for Teatowels. Embroidery is great for Shirts and Aprons and is long lasting and look extremely classy, embroidery is perfect for thinner or smaller logos, as pricing is based on stitch count it is not ideal for large logos or areas. Pricing does scale with quantity, however it is not as economical on long runs as Screenprint can be and small details can be an issue.


Digital transfers have come a long way, and are perfect for short runs where a large number of colours are required or where a large branding area is required, Digitals can prove to be cheaper than Screen Print or Embroidery when small quantities are required. 

If you have a particular brand you require please specify this your contact message.

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