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#1 Furious Sauces

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:43 PM

Not really sure where this post falls under so throwing it in the business section.

 

I'm looking into making some t-shirts to sell. From what I've seen t-shirts don't seem very profitable at all, but really just to get the brand out there. Curious to see what others think about offering them for sale.

 

With that said, does anyone know of any good websites for designing t-shirts with decent prices?


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:54 PM

If you want to make a lot, you need to get a screen made and it will be a decent upfront cost depending on number of colors. Just for my logo to keep it true, it was 5 colors. 

 

 

If you want to just print up a few, you can do that an many online shops.

 

http://www.uberprints.com/

 

https://www.customink.com/


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 01:11 PM

You can use a local screenprinter (you will save a lot on shipping if you can pick it up). Great for 1-2 colors, but if you need full color you need to find a DTG printer (Direct To Garment) where they print your digital image directly to the garment. This is the process online shops use but some of them are crappy, your local shop will likely send it off but use a pro service. If you've ever bought a logo tee in a department store or whatever is is likely DTG, screenprinting is a bit of a lost art but still great for 1-2 color imo.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 01:13 PM

Looking at your logo, you'd likely need 4 screens which each cost $, or you could do one color (black logo on light tees for example), or, DTG.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:06 PM

Looking at your logo, you'd likely need 4 screens which each cost $, or you could do one color (black logo on light tees for example), or, DTG.

Good advice, the site I posted will do either. If screen you are in for 12+, DTG you can do 1. 


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:14 PM

I ordered from http://www.vistaprint.com they still look good after one year

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:15 PM

There's tricks you can do too. Example, you pick a red shirt and you don't need the red color. Then, you print a black or white logo and the pepper is transparent (open space) so it shows as red. Would actually look nice on any color shirt, the pepper is the color of the shirt, the rest is the ink color. You could add the stripes in too. 1-color printing is cheap! Also it is bold, high contrast, and effective. Think of an Adidas logo on a shirt.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:19 PM

For me, it is all about the tshirt brands. I'd rather have amazing tshirts over cheap crappy stuff I will not wear. I used to only do the American Apparel stuff


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:24 PM

I had a $100 gift card from them and they went bankrupt and won't honor it. Haha boooo.

 

Yeah, the Gildan brand is not bad for heavyweight tees but the lightweight, combed cotton tees like you get in stores when you buy a tee are much nicer... and you are more likely to sell when you have a good tee AND cool design. For giveaways, Gildan is good.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:31 PM

Yep, think that is what my current T's are....I might actually make a few this year lol


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:41 PM

Ahhh thanks!! I'm not actually interested in printing our own as we don't have the time with all the sauce making!

 

I was simply curious what people thought about offering them for sale at events, and a decent place to order them online. I could have worded that better in the OP.


Edited by Furious Sauces, 22 May 2017 - 02:41 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:42 PM

No one suggested that. ??



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:43 PM

No one suggested that. ??

Lol, I almost said the same thing then moved to GM's thread


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:45 PM

Screenprinting doesn't mean YOU print it, it means, they make actual screens for each color, and THEY print it. :)

 

This is my guy, Michael... here u go

http://www.novacusto...rtprinting.com/

Screen or DTG.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:55 PM

The customink website that Joyners suggested looks pretty good. We used Uber Prints before and they turned out great. Just trying to find a good website to print them out at a decent cost. Some of the online sites I've tried were quite expensive..But as you guys suggested it depends on the colors. We have a lot going on in our stuff.

 

How has the experience been selling shirts though at events. Worth it?


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:56 PM

If you are going to do at least 100 call my guy he will give a good deal. If you want like 5 or 10, then you have to use an on demand website.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:03 PM

If you are going to do at least 100 call my guy he will give a good deal. If you want like 5 or 10, then you have to use an on demand website.

 

Thanks, I'll keep your guy on the backburner for the future! I'm only thinking 5-10 for now to see how it goes.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:06 PM

FYI Quantity : (72 minimum) 

 

Remember if you go to shows you need multiple sizes and colors! 72 shirts is nothing. At hot sauce shows you will need a lot of L and XL. You will also need M, S, and Women's tees. You may want pink for women, and black and white for unisex. You can EASILY order 100, and run out of one size at a show.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:08 PM

FYI I once was asked for 5XL. You need all the way up 2XL minimum for hot sauce people. ;)



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:31 PM

Just trying to help but let me give you an example. This is 72 shirts and reasonable by size and color. This doesn't even include a color like red, and you could easily run out of the medium blacks, being at 4, within an hour at a hot sauce conv. :) Not sure how you'd work with 5 or 10 total. Remember, they are advertising for you. And when you order 72, it doesn't cost a lot per shirt. DTG on-demand is very expensive per shirt. You will most likely be taking shirts home, and when you reorder, you can see what is the most popular etc.

 

1 3xl

2 2xl black

2 2xl white

10 xl black

10 xl white

10 large black

10 large white

4 medium black

4 medium white

3 small black

2 small white

4 large women's cut

5 medium women's cut

5 small women's cut







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