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    Anybody have some great places to get custom printed band tshirts....im looking for a specific place where I could get around 50 shirts for $200, one color, one side...google hasnt helped me so im thinking I noticed it in a forum once
    www.fisttothesky.com

  • #2
    We use www.customink.com

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    • #3
      I've used www.zazzle.com on several occasions. Not quite as good as a screen print, which I have done locally, but to maintain a no-stock store and do specialized one or two and just have a convenient place to sell multiple garments, styles and sizes, they're hard to beat.
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      • #4
        We use www.customink.com


        seems a little expensive, no?
        www.fisttothesky.com

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        • #5
          I've used www.zazzle.com on several occasions. Not quite as good as a screen print, which I have done locally, but to maintain a no-stock store and do specialized one or two and just have a convenient place to sell multiple garments, styles and sizes, they're hard to beat.


          if they dont do screen printing, what do they do?
          www.fisttothesky.com

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          • #6
            seems a little expensive, no?


            You have to figure that you have artwork , and burning a screen and set up costs and clean up costs after they print the shirts. That first shirt is expensive. 200 isnt a huge run of shirts. the more you buy the better price you are going to get up to a point. the guy has to make money.

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            • #7
              if they dont do screen printing, what do they do?


              Honestly I'm not sure what the process is. I think they call it digital printing. The end result is pretty good but not as vivid as traditional screen printing. But to be fair most of what I've done has been white on a black shirt which is probably hardest to get right even with regular screen. But you can have them print a single shirt for a reasonable price with a quick turn around time to see if it works for you. As I said before, if the method works for you, you can set up a store on thier site that allows you to give fans easy access to any number of designs and allows you to set your profit margins. The downside is that you won't get that impulse purchase at the gig. But you can order as many as you need to cover that scenario as well.
              One more time kids; equalizers are not cross overs, vocal mics are not cymbal mics and pan knobs are not three position switches. As you were.

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              • #8
                I looked into doing shirts for my last band. Unless you are going to be able to move >100 quickly, it doesn't really make much financial sense. For our genre, shirts were never going to sell fast enough, so it was never going to work.

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                • #9
                  Making money off of shirts was never our goal. Having a promotional tool to give a potential place to play was. Plus it's nice to have our shirts show up at a gig.

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                  • #10
                    You are going to have a hard time getting a good quality printed T-shirt for $4 with a quantity of only 50 shirts.

                    You can bring the cost down some by using crappy nearly see through t-shirts but I would't use that low quality stuff unless they are going to be just given away for free.

                    I use contagious graphics and also a local guy, but we end up paying around $6 for a quality shirt in lower quantites like yiou are talking about.

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                    • #11
                      I don't remember what our per-shirt cost came out to, but we did four- or five-color artwork on black shirts at http://www.contagiousgraphics.com and even then, it was very affordable. The quality is fantastic. I would suggest at least checking out their pricing.
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                      • #12
                        You are going to have a hard time getting a good quality printed T-shirt for $4 with a quantity of only 50 shirts.

                        You can bring the cost down some by using crappy nearly see through t-shirts but I would't use that low quality stuff unless they are going to be just given away for free.

                        I use contagious graphics and also a local guy, but we end up paying around $6 for a quality shirt in lower quantites like yiou are talking about.

                        Max


                        around $6 a shirt is good, what shirts did you go with from contagious and how were they?
                        www.fisttothesky.com

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                        • #13
                          I don't remember what our per-shirt cost came out to, but we did four- or five-color artwork on black shirts at http://www.contagiousgraphics.com and even then, it was very affordable. The quality is fantastic. I would suggest at least checking out their pricing.


                          what shirts did you go with from contagious and how were they?
                          www.fisttothesky.com

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                          • #14
                            We use the highest quality black T-shirt with one color printing from contagious. We have ordered from them several times and the quality has been top notch. They are also really easy people to work with! THose higher weight Ts are great, I see people wearing shirts they bought 3 or 4 years ago and they still look good.

                            Keep in mind that shipping charges add to your cost.

                            Max
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                            • #15
                              Just so you guys know there is a dude in HC Effects that posts about working at t-shirt printing place. He gives HC members a discount on shirts.
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