Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Oct 17, 2012 @ 02:28
And another one for you young cats just starting out:
http://www.lowdtown.com/blog/articles/2012/02/7-tips-for-working-with-a-t-shirt-designer/

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Oct 17, 2012 @ 03:40
AM i the only one that got jacked outta $10 from WESELLBLOW? I wonder how many $10 shirts they sold maybe got a lot out of it... Their website aint even up anymore
Oct 17, 2012 @ 04:37
On average, whats the cost of producing 1 Tee?
-screen printing, packaging, $ spent on tee, tags, stickers etc?
Any helps appreciated.

Also photoshop or illustrator?


You won't be able to get 1 blank tee from a wholesaler, so just buy a blank shirt at a fabric store or something find your nearest screen printer and ask (they may have 1 shirt they can print on for you) It's probably going to cost you around $20 or something just for 1 shirt in total. Have to keep in mind everything we do is normally in bulk; bags, tags, stickers. Or just use some simple online customize tee website. Since you only want 1 shirt.

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Oct 17, 2012 @ 06:30
Do you guys have any advice on what size shipping boxes to get if shipping hoodies and/or a few items? Hat boxes as well?
Oct 17, 2012 @ 13:27
For hoodies you can use large poly mailers. You can get those from ULINE.com

I always use the free priority mailer boxes from the postal service for caps.

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Oct 17, 2012 @ 13:55
Hey everyone, this is my first time posting on these forums, but would like to get some insight. I will be starting a denim line soon, and i wanted to get some ideas of what everyone would like to see from a new raw denim brand. What type of things would make you more prone to wearing a small, american made brand of denim over large competitors such as APC and Naked and Famous. Thank you. Any insight will be great
Oct 17, 2012 @ 13:58
For hoodies you can use large poly mailers. You can get those from ULINE.com

I always use the free priority mailer boxes from the postal service for caps.


what size would be a good?? 10 x 13??

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Oct 17, 2012 @ 15:36
Sure. Or maybe bigger. Fold up any hoodie you own and take some measurements. When in doubt, go bigger!

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Oct 17, 2012 @ 15:40
^"on average" so per shirt


the average price depends on how many you intend to print....

so......u wuna print 12?,the average will be one price....you wuna print 24?, the average will be a different price.

you wuna print 100? you will get a different average.

but im sure you already know all of this by now. Im sure you googled a screenprinter, looked at the pricelist and came up with an average based on the quantity and price by now......
Oct 17, 2012 @ 20:47
www.goldlinefashion.bigcartel.com



Zipper tees available now



Hoodies and sweatshirts coming soon

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@yeezus yo when do you ship items i brought a tee on the 12 but haven't even received an email letting me know its on its way

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Oct 17, 2012 @ 21:00
Buncha nobody's making terrible designs thinking their brands gonna make it. This thread is useful but alot of bad products in here just my opinion.
Oct 17, 2012 @ 21:21
Buncha nobody's making terrible designs thinking their brands gonna make it. This thread is useful but alot of bad products in here just my opinion.


True, but everyone has a different sense of what good is. It's all preference. But I will agree on this, the last few weeks, some really korny stuff has been posted. IMO.

I'm sure people don't like my stuff but, F^&% em' I love what I print.

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Oct 17, 2012 @ 21:37
Originally posted by Inactive User
Buncha nobody's making terrible designs thinking their brands gonna make it. This thread is useful but alot of bad products in here just my opinion.


True, but everyone has a different sense of what good is. It's all preference. But I will agree on this, the last few weeks, some really korny stuff has been posted. IMO.

I'm sure people don't like my stuff but, F^&% em' I love what I print.


Do what you do bruh, but a lot of these designs are pretty bad. Not saying theres potential but cmon no1s gonna buy your products looking like dis
Oct 17, 2012 @ 21:45
Filmed this for a small drop we're doing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIvLIvticos&feature=youtu.be[/embed

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Oct 17, 2012 @ 21:51
Any up and coming brands on here who need a cheap, affordable screenprinter with low minimums hit me up to talk business..

danielsteez@gmail.com

GULLY INK; Print and Design.

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Oct 17, 2012 @ 22:54
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Oct 17, 2012 @ 23:24
With so many people owning brands atm, surely someone can recommend a good quality/fit crewneck sweater?
Looking for a supplier that is also availalke in Europe.

Hanes/FoL/AmericanApp/?
Oct 18, 2012 @ 02:16
AM i the only one that got jacked outta $10 from WESELLBLOW? I wonder how many $10 shirts they sold maybe got a lot out of it... Their website aint even up anymore


DAMN! Thats crazy man! I had him as a friend on FB and I was wondering why I didnt see his FB spamming anymore. Thats ALL he did!
I hope you get your money back man.

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Oct 18, 2012 @ 07:54
It has nothing to do with harshness. He didn't give you a direct response because there is no direct answer. There is no 'average' for how much a t shirt should cost. For instance, a company like Diamond or the Hundreds who do numbers in the hundreds will have a unit cost of around $6. On the other hand, small companies who can't make a more than 100 t shirts might have a unit cost of $8 and up. That is why there is not direct answer. I could tell you how much it costs me to make t shirts but I am me and I certainly am doing something different than you. You were told to do research because that is the only way you are going to get a real answer.


Dude are you kidding? I am asking how much it cost YOU guys on average TO PRODUCE 1 TSHIRT. Is that hard to understand? I just wanted to see what you guys pay so I get an IDEA.


Dude, sorry if I came across harsh all I meant is that the only way you can get reliable information is to seek the information relevant to you. Like years ago when I started this thing,I used other peoples information and I made a budget based on that information. Then when I went out to try and get things made I realized I was way out in terms of my budgeting. Maybe i'm old-school or whatever, but there's no better way of learning than doing it yourself. I'm not trying to shut you down here but trust me there is nothing better than going to visit a screen printer/graphic designer, have a starbucks (or alternative coffee retailer) and have a chat.

The guy I use here in the UK, I thought he was just some local printer but turns out he does shit for some major brands over here and this man KNOWS HIS SHIT about fabrics, tee's weightings, tags, packaging etc and opened my eyes to a whole new bunch of stuff like "didn't you know you can achieve the same effect using technique X rather than technique Y for half the price", "Nah don't use that brand of t-shirt, that shit doesn't sell here, but strangely Portuguese and Spanish folk seem to like the fit as they are taller and slimmer"....stuff id never considered.

So what I mean, is you can ask for figures and facts but they will be inanimate figures and facts, go out there speak to people and the picture you build will be much more accurate to you.

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Oct 18, 2012 @ 12:25
Originally posted by Inactive User
Any up and coming brands on here who need a cheap, affordable screenprinter with low minimums hit me up to talk business..

danielsteez@gmail.com

GULLY INK; Print and Design.

GULLYSTEEZ.com

pricing include tagging?

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Oct 18, 2012 @ 14:22
Originally posted by Inactive User
AM i the only one that got jacked outta $10 from WESELLBLOW? I wonder how many $10 shirts they sold maybe got a lot out of it... Their website aint even up anymore


DAMN! Thats crazy man! I had him as a friend on FB and I was wondering why I didnt see his FB spamming anymore. Thats ALL he did!
I hope you get your money back man.

I got jacked too. didnt get money back though its kids like that that ruin hypebeast
Oct 18, 2012 @ 16:05
Originally posted by Inactive User
True, but everyone has a different sense of what good is. It's all preference. But I will agree on this, the last few weeks, some really korny stuff has been posted. IMO.

I'm sure people don't like my stuff but, F^&% em' I love what I print.


Do what you do bruh, but a lot of these designs are pretty bad. Not saying theres potential but cmon no1s gonna buy your products looking like dis


you speaking in general or directing that to me?

al dente company // aldenteco.com

Oct 18, 2012 @ 18:08
Originally posted by Inactive User
True, but everyone has a different sense of what good is. It's all preference. But I will agree on this, the last few weeks, some really korny stuff has been posted. IMO.

I'm sure people don't like my stuff but, F^&% em' I love what I print.


Do what you do bruh, but a lot of these designs are pretty bad. Not saying theres potential but cmon no1s gonna buy your products looking like dis


Its people like you who make me hate Hypebeast so much. If you don't like anything then don't come on here. And quit bitching about getting a GOOD detailed answer about the average price of a tee. Guaranteed if you start a brand you will come back to look at that answer cause there is lots of shit you probably haven't considered.

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Oct 18, 2012 @ 20:06
Do what you do bruh, but a lot of these designs are pretty bad. Not saying theres potential but cmon no1s gonna buy your products looking like dis


Its people like you who make me hate Hypebeast so much. If you don't like anything then don't come on here. And quit bitching about getting a GOOD detailed answer about the average price of a tee. Guaranteed if you start a brand you will come back to look at that answer cause there is lots of shit you probably haven't considered.


As cost of making a shirt it varies and there is so much you have to take in on making a shirt. Like the other guy said it can cost $8 to produce a tee. So just take it from there.
Oct 18, 2012 @ 20:37
I was blessed to have the opportunity to run 2 custom skateboard companies the past 4 years and have decided to focus more on the apparel/accessory side of the street culture. We're currently in the process of getting our spring line together. Here's a quick snapshot of one of our tee's to hopefully show the feel of the targeted audience. We'll have high res shots and the look book before spring. I just wanted to post here to introduce us to your community. This is just a peek of one of the shirts titled "Cream Snatcher" for our spring line during the editing phase. We'll have better pictures up soon ;) Thanks for looking!

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Oct 18, 2012 @ 23:40
Exclusive Letterman I got made for my brand .
Oct 19, 2012 @ 01:21
We have a "Professor" 5-panel and a "Sea-Camo" hats coming in next month - so excited!

Find us at www.princessesandpresidents.com

Oct 19, 2012 @ 02:14
It has nothing to do with harshness. He didn't give you a direct response because there is no direct answer. There is no 'average' for how much a t shirt should cost. For instance, a company like Diamond or the Hundreds who do numbers in the hundreds will have a unit cost of around $6. On the other hand, small companies who can't make a more than 100 t shirts might have a unit cost of $8 and up. That is why there is not direct answer. I could tell you how much it costs me to make t shirts but I am me and I certainly am doing something different than you. You were told to do research because that is the only way you are going to get a real answer.


Dude are you kidding? I am asking how much it cost YOU guys on average TO PRODUCE 1 TSHIRT. Is that hard to understand? I just wanted to see what you guys pay so I get an IDEA.


@rsomers6 - a lot of what people here are saying is totally correct. However, I know what you mean but just getting idea is helpful. I have a screen printing business as well so some numbers that can help...

(and these numbers are based in my area - SF bay area.. they can be completely different depending on a large variety factors so they are by no means an end all answer)

Simple raw answer: Maybe $10 give or take.

A little more in depth:
Most blank shirts cost anywhere from about $2.50-5.00 on average depending on brand and color.
Printing:
Setup: Most printers charge per color in the design. 1 color design can be super cheaper. full color design can be very expensive. This is usually a 1 time set up.
Per shirt: Again, the more colors the more expensive and will also vary greatly depending on quantity ordered. Probably a good idea to order 36+ at an absolute minimum. Expect to pay very roughly $2-5 per print location.
Custom labels are a whole different beast depending on if you want printed tags, woven labels etc and are probably a case by case basis.

Stickers, bagging, all that other good ish should be consider completely separate from "cost of shirt."

This is probably better for a different and separate thread so I don't want to keep going so if you start one just transfer over the info. Hope that helps.

Rogue Scholars: roguescholarsclothing.com ::::: facebook.com/roguescholars ::::: Professional Screen Printing: apparelcanvas.com

Oct 19, 2012 @ 02:19
Originally posted by Inactive User
How durable is heat transfer ? I want to do a small run of tees of some photos I made and because its more of a gift collection for friends, I want it to be the best quality it can be. (I'm not sure if Heat Transfers are the best option to use by the way, I was just told from a friend)


heat transfer is pretty durable and may serve your purpose....Avery makes a dark color transfer paper for inkjet printers...once that shit is ironed on...it kinda melts/fuses on the shirt and is impossible to get off.


Yeah, transfers are alright. They might peel around the corners but a good option especially on high colors designs and low quantities. Make sure you try and get them transfered with a heat press and not an iron to get the best results

Rogue Scholars: roguescholarsclothing.com ::::: facebook.com/roguescholars ::::: Professional Screen Printing: apparelcanvas.com

Oct 19, 2012 @ 02:21
I was blessed to have the opportunity to run 2 custom skateboard companies the past 4 years and have decided to focus more on the apparel/accessory side of the street culture. We're currently in the process of getting our spring line together. Here's a quick snapshot of one of our tee's to hopefully show the feel of the targeted audience. We'll have high res shots and the look book before spring. I just wanted to post here to introduce us to your community. This is just a peek of one of the shirts titled "Cream Snatcher" for our spring line during the editing phase. We'll have better pictures up soon ;) Thanks for looking!



Cream Snatcher. Call me immature but sounds a little dirty hahah. That Cream font is pretty fuckin dope though. I like the design.

Rogue Scholars: roguescholarsclothing.com ::::: facebook.com/roguescholars ::::: Professional Screen Printing: apparelcanvas.com

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