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+1 Cafe Press is garbage. Getting shirts printed locally will be more expensive, but the quality will be way better.Not fastlane, and their product quality is crap. I do apparal for my clients, as well as other advertising media (signs, decals, etc). If you are developing a shirt line or otherwise look up the NYTIMEs article on the guys with the "life is good" clothing line. it will be insipration, they got the money together to make 80 shirts and went out and sold them on the street, they were a hit. Most of my clients tdo the same, they will buy a stack of shirts that are good quaility and market and sell them themselves. Cafepress is the junk of the industry.
+1 Cafe Press is garbage. Getting shirts printed locally will be more expensive, but the quality will be way better.
I saw the story about "life is good" on some show on MSNBC the other day. Good story.
Mugs you cannot really mess up, but i mean comeon, this is slowlane stuff. you are going to make a small percentage and not learn anything. It sorta sounds like you are just trying to make a few bucks quick without having to work. thats fine if you only wanna make a few dollars.The quality is really low, even for mugs and whatever else? I really like the idea that you don't have to mess around with anything, you put in the idea, they do everything else.
Is there a place like this that will do a better job of it?
Or... maybe this is a good niche for an entrepreneur, eh?
Depeneds on where you go really. Ive found the best vendors in my areas and i get shirts done for good prices and very very good quality, i do it the same price local as i do all over the US. most online places may be a buck or two cheaper but thats becasue of the low grade product they are putting out.
I'm going to play devils advocate here.... To the ney sayers, how is this slowlane? If they buy a heat press, get high quality transfers made by the gross and get a highschool kid or their grandmother to press the shirts, you cut out the middleman, maximizing returns by cutting markup on labor and mterials. You will also protect your design/concept and have full control over the product.
Said with love...
If you are doing Shirts here is the supplier I use when I buy shirts.
Take the design to a local screen print company and save the mark up on the shirts. Mugs would be a different story
Got ya i do it in the addition to my main signage and graphics business. We do alot of motorsports work as well.My sister does custom embroidery on the side. I use them if I want any special shirts done for my business or NASCAR races. My buddy down the hall does a lot of shirts for school districts so I have a basic knowledge of the industry.
Why do you want to do heat transfer in specific?This is slightly off topic so I appologise in advance... Being that we are talking shirts though here goes...
Does anyone have a heat transfer designer/manufacturer they could recommend?
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