Hey I started my brand about 5-6 months ago and was hoping for some feedback. I try my best to have some kind of concept behind everything I make. I have other designs printed but Im just going to put up my favorite guy and girl shirt I have right now.
I also designed the website myself which can be found at Link and you can see my other designs. Thanks for any input.
Very Crisp clean designs sir.
Website is very clean as well. Well put together.
Question for you though: Is your store hosted by bigcartel along with your home page or is your home page hosted by another 3rd party then it redirects you to bigcartel for shopping.
Only reason I ask is because I noticed that bigcartel in the web address and I think it would look better/more professional minus it. It would give it more of a "independent" feel if you know what I mean.
I may have to contact you for some design assistance as well.
Thank you! Also to be honest Im still kind of a novice when it comes to web design so I dont really know how to customize my big cartel domain. However I do have my own domain space that I just link to my big cartel store. Also feel free to hit me up.
It usually under settings in the Domain area where you can fix it.
If you are hosted woth say GoDaddy all you have to do is add your custom domain and have it redirect to you store. You may have to pay addition for the option on BigCartel for the custom add on but it will delete the BG tag from the url web address and just have product name or store.
Something along those lines.
Looking for some advice on screen printing and digital printing. Does anybody favour one over the other? We currently screen print all of out garments but have seen quite a lot of designs lately that have a higher quality finish to them.
If anybody has any feedback that would be great in terms of which is more cost effective etc.
DTG, cheap. I've always used it for samples -- can be quality, especially in black and white. in my experience, since it prints based on the same principles as a computer. If the image is multi-colored, it can look pixelated under scrutiny.
Screenprinting, more expensive generally. BUT I always look to screenprinting for production pieces, the look and feel are classic. But DTG > Screenprinting, in terms of lasting of quality if either diminishes, DTG will stand up much, much better to time.
Yes and No
More then 4 colors use DTG baised on cost if you are doing small numbers. Most companies won't even give you a second look if you are doing 24-48 pieces with a 5 color press cause it isn't cost effective for them.
Screen printing is fairly cheap if you do the dirty work for them. Have everything preped in ESP formate colored seperated and all they have to do is burn the screens. They will love you.
DTG can print vector formated pictures so that will delete the pixelated look. And vector format will also help woth the color format on the inkjet to make it more vibrant as well.
When you say "higher qaulity" what are we talking. In regards to colors or detail.
You can achieve just about anything with DTG o the limits are based on the printer they use. No DTG printer is created the same.
But in respect to silkscreening you can also do the same, it will just require more techinical steps as far as color seperation. I have seen stuff that when I looked at automatically thought it was DTG because it was so detailed but found later it wa silk screen.