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Posted 28 December 2003 - 11:10 PM

It may sound like a weird topic to bring up at the New Year's Eve, but people somewhere in Florida or Australia wouldn't mind wearing some of those I guess.

So, do you think some printers could give us a nice deal on printing our t-shirts? We could offer some advertising on DC in exchange. Any ideas are appreciated.

#2 daze

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Posted 29 December 2003 - 11:23 AM

hold a DC.net tshirt design contest :-P then people can show what they would like the tshirt to be designed like..
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Posted 29 December 2003 - 10:20 PM

I think it's not a problem to make a nice design, the issue is to find a printer at a reasonable price.

#4 Neupix

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Posted 29 December 2003 - 10:35 PM

why not just use http://www.cafepress.com?

They will print them, ship them and accept the payment.. they just take a portion of the money out of each shirt sold.

edit: just to add something, I took my own advice and started my own store. You can check it out at: http://www.cafeshops.com/penguinpedia/

What they actually do, is set a base price for a t-shirt (lets say 10.99) and then you add lets say 3 dollars to that charging the customer 13.99, and then you make 3 dollars.


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Posted 30 December 2003 - 11:45 AM

They set 13.99$ as base price for a simple t-shirt actually.
In order for you to make even the slightest amount of profit is to up the price to 17$ or so, which is, imo quite high for just a shirt.
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#6 Neupix

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 07:19 PM

while it may be slightly overpriced.. all you have to do is up the base price by a 2 dollars and you have a $2 profit.

It may not seem like a lot, but if people actually do buy the shirt.. then not only do you get $2 but you also get free advertising.

Anyways, here is another option I found: http://www.zazzle.com/

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 09:33 AM

+2$ is still 16$
add the shipping costs and customs for international orders and I can order mine for but 30-40$ \o/
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Posted 03 January 2004 - 03:51 AM

sweet this should be could i know someone in australia who pressess so ill see what he can do
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Posted 03 January 2004 - 12:34 PM

please, do.

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 02:35 PM

you could always knock up a few stencils and make a screen printer yourself. i made one out of a few bits of wood salvaged from a skip and a pair of tights (didn't have the money to go buy silk). it isn't that hard to do, just requires some time.
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Posted 12 January 2004 - 02:28 AM

here's a sample i made up really quickly, you can get pretty good prints doing it yourself. unfortunatly the sencil i made died a little. when i have mor etime on my hands i'll make a clean sample, let me know if you want a cleaner one, hey if you decide on something else it'll save me a lot of time. sorry about the poor picture quality, the room is dark and the webcam aint great for taking pictures.
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#12 simplistik

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 06:18 PM

Just get a heat transfer plate and do it yourself :). Of course the transfer paper and tshirts may cost a little but you can just put that into the price of the tshirt.

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#13 Neupix

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 10:15 PM

While creating them yourself might sound like a good idea, your screen will die after a few t-shirts, it will get clogged, and after about 5 shirts the rest will start to look bad.

You would also need to find a vinyl cutter and some vinyl somewhere in which you could print your design out and stick it to the screen. Thats the most professional way to do it, but still isn't that efficient.

Anyways.. what do I know :p I still think you should go with cafepress!
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#14 shuv

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 12:22 AM

lol you could always just buy a bunch of that iron-on t-shirt paper, though that's even worse than the DIY job i did.
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 01:12 AM

I have access to a relatively expensive embrodery machine. How many shirts are we talking about and is the design complicated or something that can be embrodered?
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