Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

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Aug 03, 2012 @ 22:32
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Aug 03, 2012 @ 23:41
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.
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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. blushing


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.
Thanks


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.

Cheers.


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.

Broken Bank Clothing *** www.BrokenBankClothing.com *** @brokenbankclo

Aug 04, 2012 @ 00:19
@vega:

basically it seems like my printer was shit. it was one color and it ended up pixelated. properly formatted.

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Aug 04, 2012 @ 00:49
How do you guys feel about our brand blast off?? www.blastoffline.com
Were in the process of getting a new web template, as well as a photoshoot with all our gear so we can have a slide show.

Let us know what you guys think! all feed back would greatly be appreciated !!


I think your designs are really strong. Once you get the website cleaned up I think you'll look pretty legit.


@meankids Thank you! were working on that now!
Aug 04, 2012 @ 00:53
@highheelsuede I'm reading "Chasing Cool" right now, it's about marketing and what not and there are a couple others that I've found on Amazon that I'm thinking of picking up. Just search "streetwear" or "t-shirts" on Amazon under books and some will pop up.

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"

Aug 04, 2012 @ 00:58
@vega:

basically it seems like my printer was shit. it was one color and it ended up pixelated. properly formatted.


If you can find shitty silkscreeners you'll also find shitty DTG printers. Some people just do it because everyone else is and think they can make a quick buck.

Broken Bank Clothing *** www.BrokenBankClothing.com *** @brokenbankclo

Aug 04, 2012 @ 01:28
@vega:

basically it seems like my printer was shit. it was one color and it ended up pixelated. properly formatted.


If you can find shitty silkscreeners you'll also find shitty DTG printers. Some people just do it because everyone else is and think they can make a quick buck.


Yeah. But I think getting a dope supply chain in place is hella key, so I'm taking my time with it.

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

Aug 04, 2012 @ 01:31
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.
Thanks


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.

Cheers.


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.

Do either of you guys know of any places that do DTG printing at no minimum for fairly cheap? If so, would you be willing to share.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Aug 04, 2012 @ 02:00
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.

Cheers.


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.

Do either of you guys know of any places that do DTG printing at no minimum for fairly cheap? If so, would you be willing to share.


where are you based out of?

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

Aug 04, 2012 @ 02:42
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.

Do either of you guys know of any places that do DTG printing at no minimum for fairly cheap? If so, would you be willing to share.


where are you based out of?
Vermont, but I'm assuming I will have to work with someone out of state to get a decent price. As long as I can find a place in the US that is fairly reasonable and can ship, I would love that.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Aug 04, 2012 @ 02:43
Thinking about doing a Friends and Family tee for my line since its coming around to its 2 year anniversary.
A quick mock up; thoughts?

*note: this wont be the final colorway




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Aug 04, 2012 @ 03:04
Originally posted by Inactive User
Thinking about doing a Friends and Family tee for my line since its coming around to its 2 year anniversary.
A quick mock up; thoughts?

*note: this wont be the final colorway

In my opinion, writing 'friends and family' on it is super corny. I would suggest just making it some sort of a logo tee in an exclusive colorway. Simplicity is key.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Aug 04, 2012 @ 03:08
Do either of you guys know of any places that do DTG printing at no minimum for fairly cheap? If so, would you be willing to share.


where are you based out of?
Vermont, but I'm assuming I will have to work with someone out of state to get a decent price. As long as I can find a place in the US that is fairly reasonable and can ship, I would love that.


What do you consider fairly cheap. You can PM me if you want/

Broken Bank Clothing *** www.BrokenBankClothing.com *** @brokenbankclo

Aug 04, 2012 @ 03:36
Originally posted by Inactive User
Thinking about doing a Friends and Family tee for my line since its coming around to its 2 year anniversary.
A quick mock up; thoughts?

*note: this wont be the final colorway

In my opinion, writing 'friends and family' on it is super corny. I would suggest just making it some sort of a logo tee in an exclusive colorway. Simplicity is key.


I feel you. Much appreciated man.

"Being happy is the goal, but greatness is my vision" Twitter/IG/Snap: @MrDaleOG

Aug 04, 2012 @ 04:35
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
Thinking about doing a Friends and Family tee for my line since its coming around to its 2 year anniversary.
A quick mock up; thoughts?

*note: this wont be the final colorway

In my opinion, writing 'friends and family' on it is super corny. I would suggest just making it some sort of a logo tee in an exclusive colorway. Simplicity is key.


I feel you. Much appreciated man.


There's not much to comment on. I think it looks way to plain in my opinion. I feel like a anniversary tee should celebrate your brand.

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Aug 04, 2012 @ 05:25
Originally posted by Inactive User
In my opinion, writing 'friends and family' on it is super corny. I would suggest just making it some sort of a logo tee in an exclusive colorway. Simplicity is key.


I feel you. Much appreciated man.


There's not much to comment on. I think it looks way to plain in my opinion. I feel like a anniversary tee should celebrate your brand.


Needs an American flag somewhere

bein edgy aint all its cracked up to be

Aug 04, 2012 @ 13:32
Good stuff in here. Not too sure on the Morton salt tee shirt since I've seen that alot but it's a cool graphic. Underdogs is definately a brand to watch..

As for myself, Launched my website/lookbook a couple of days ago, everything designed myself, printed myself, .. Hope it'll all work out as I want to do crazier stuff than just tee's but you have to start somewhere.


www.LOSTINTHEWORLD.org


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Aug 04, 2012 @ 20:27
Originally posted by Inactive User
In my opinion, writing 'friends and family' on it is super corny. I would suggest just making it some sort of a logo tee in an exclusive colorway. Simplicity is key.


I feel you. Much appreciated man.


There's not much to comment on. I think it looks way to plain in my opinion. I feel like a anniversary tee should celebrate your brand.


I was going for a simplistic look, but if you feel like its TOO simple then thats not good. I was combining my most successful logo/design with my newest one as an anniversary tee and a start to s new side of the brand.

Thanks for the feedback man.

"Being happy is the goal, but greatness is my vision" Twitter/IG/Snap: @MrDaleOG

Aug 04, 2012 @ 20:28
Originally posted by Inactive User


I feel you. Much appreciated man.


There's not much to comment on. I think it looks way to plain in my opinion. I feel like a anniversary tee should celebrate your brand.


Needs an American flag somewhere


You know...that actually sounds dope! Good looks on the insight!

"Being happy is the goal, but greatness is my vision" Twitter/IG/Snap: @MrDaleOG

Aug 04, 2012 @ 20:58
Originally posted by Inactive User


There's not much to comment on. I think it looks way to plain in my opinion. I feel like a anniversary tee should celebrate your brand.


Needs an American flag somewhere


You know...that actually sounds dope! Good looks on the insight!


Cool! can't wait to see what you come up with

bein edgy aint all its cracked up to be

Aug 04, 2012 @ 22:13
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Aug 04, 2012 @ 23:23
^^^ dope shit bruh

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Aug 04, 2012 @ 23:24
@flauwekul I would recommend integrating American flags

bein edgy aint all its cracked up to be

Aug 05, 2012 @ 00:44
simple design


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Aug 05, 2012 @ 00:57
basic logo hoodie mockup


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pacifist-Fight- Wear/198022430260055

Aug 05, 2012 @ 01:07
Originally posted by Inactive User
basic logo hoodie mockup


Black on black?

You sure, dude?

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Aug 05, 2012 @ 07:11
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Aug 05, 2012 @ 09:04
I think, no more tribal patterns. no more pocket tees. dear GOD. Does no one have a goddamn creative bone in their body? YES. the market surely fuckin dictates trends, and YES you would be fucking fool-hardy to completely tune them out. CALL ME A GODDAMN MORON. I would much rather release a collection with zero mass appeal. ZERO. It's simply not refreshing. Half of you probably worship Hall of Fame or Black Scale. Why? THEY TOOK THE TRENDS AND DID IT THEIR OWN WAY. FEARLESSLY. To quote Black Scale, "FUCK SWAG". BE ORIGINAL.

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

Aug 05, 2012 @ 09:07
@flauwekul

flauwekul. is that a dutch word?

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

Aug 05, 2012 @ 10:12
Good stuff in here. Not too sure on the Morton salt tee shirt since I've seen that alot but it's a cool graphic. Underdogs is definately a brand to watch..

As for myself, Launched my website/lookbook a couple of days ago, everything designed myself, printed myself, .. Hope it'll all work out as I want to do crazier stuff than just tee's but you have to start somewhere.


www.LOSTINTHEWORLD.org

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