About teatowels.co.nz

teatowels.co.nz is part of the Graphics on Shirts family.

From 50 units to 10,000 units we have New Zealand’s teatowel requirements met locally, we source and stock our own teatowels and can indent larger quantities to client specs, including edge to edge printing and custom tags.

Established in 1976 by James Crooks (Jim), Cheers and Beers sourced a variety of products. Tea towel Fundraising was an idea Jim saw in the UK and set about doing it here in little ol’ New Zealand and it became quite popular, with teatowels.co.nz launching.

In 2013 we lost a truly great gentleman in Jim, teatowels.co.nz was purchased by Jim’s longtime Screen printer. We still bring in our own tea towels and we still do the Classic Tea Towel Fundraiser.


We have a long history of printing tea towels, over 25 years and counting. You can read more of our history below.

Cotton Supply CO®

Cotton Supply Co® is our online tea towel store for printed tea towels and more, including our new aprons.

Custom branded

Custom Branded takes over from Graphics on Shirts Limited as a trading name to better represent the full range of what we print. 

Custom Branded Tea Towel Printing
Printed Teatowels and Gifts


• Teatowel Supply and screen printing
• Apparel, Bag and Apron Supply
In-House Screen printing, Digital 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, Gildan, Biz Collection Stormtech etc and we import and stock our own 100% Cotton Tea Towels for screen printing.

Waterbased printing


We offer three main methods of branding:

Waterbased Screen Printing

Screen Printed Teatowels are our main product, we utitilise water based dye to ensure the end result is water absorbent and soft. Using this process the ink effectively sits inside of the cotton itself.

We do also print Plastisol onto apparel and some other textiles.


While Waterbased Screenprinting is the best method for Teatowels. Embroidery is great for Shirts and Aprons and is long lasting and look extremely classy.


Digital printing is a great option when printing a small quantity or when a design cannot be replicated using spot colour Waterbased Dye Printing. 

apronsdirect.co.nzOnline apron store and branding
custombranded.co.nz Apparel and Uniform Supply & Branding
cottonsupply.co.nzOnline tea towel store and branding



Some Examples

We update our instagram as often as time allows.

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    teatowels.co.nz – New Zealand’s Tea towel Printer