T-Shirt Outlet provides a distribution channel for promotional t-shirts with printing imperfections. All garments are quality-inspected before printing; they have no fabric/construction defects. The printed message has a slightly different-than-specified color shade, size, location, etc. While these items are still usable for promotional purposes, the client prefers not to distribute them directly to its customers since they are not exactly as specified. Companies (software, beverages, etc) who intended to distribute these items agree to pay only the manufacturing costs in exchange for the manufacturer arranging for distribution through alternative channels like T-Shirt Outlet.