Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Mar 17, 2012 @ 04:21
Creating a Flyer for my re-release this summer


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Mar 17, 2012 @ 04:46
How much money did you guys start your brand with?
Mar 17, 2012 @ 05:32
How much money did you guys start your brand with?


Depends on your brand. You can start with 100 you can start with 100000. Do your research and make a budget

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 07:10
How much money did you guys start your brand with?


Depends on your brand. You can start with 100 you can start with 100000. Do your research and make a budget


Like justin said itll be different for everyone. We bought a DTG printer at the start so our costs were a lot higher. But my advice to anyone is make a budget for 3 months and make sure you have all the money you need to buy stock, marketing, giveaway etc for those 3 months.

Now take that number you just came up with, and double it. Thats how much you should have. Nothing worse than simply running out of money or having all your cash tied up in stock when you need money to fix your website or to buy new stock that will sell much better.

And to answer your question we started in the 5k-10k range.

Creating a Flyer for my re-release this summer



The bottom with your brand info doesn't exactly look the greatest... Try cutting the image and just having your logo/info over a white background. I think itll look much better.

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 11:17
Depends on your brand. You can start with 100 you can start with 100000. Do your research and make a budget


Like justin said itll be different for everyone. We bought a DTG printer at the start so our costs were a lot higher. But my advice to anyone is make a budget for 3 months and make sure you have all the money you need to buy stock, marketing, giveaway etc for those 3 months.

Now take that number you just came up with, and double it. Thats how much you should have. Nothing worse than simply running out of money or having all your cash tied up in stock when you need money to fix your website or to buy new stock that will sell much better.

And to answer your question we started in the 5k-10k range.

Creating a Flyer for my re-release this summer



The bottom with your brand info doesn't exactly look the greatest... Try cutting the image and just having your logo/info over a white background. I think itll look much better.


I'll throw my two cents in.

Not related to money, but make sure to try and cultivate a community. Having 2000 followers who're following for the sake of clicking a button versus 500 dedicated followers. Although it seems counter-intuitive the smaller group is better. Find your market and target them, you'll conserve resources better that way.

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 13:32
gramsongrams -- your site looks really amateurish and you can't even get a grip on what ur going for.
Just positive criticism...

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

Mar 17, 2012 @ 14:06
Starting a "brand" called FELINE out of Houston, Texas, and this is our "Spring" tank top drop. All hand printed and designed by a few seventeen year olds. Let me know your thoughts.

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for a bunch of 17 year olds printing from scratch yall did a not bad job. there's definitely more room for improvement and there's a lot of potential..i say keep it up.

i would suggest not using a big C for both "cat" and "crew"


Big C looks good...you should keep it!.....just my 2 cents
Mar 17, 2012 @ 14:44
Like justin said itll be different for everyone. We bought a DTG printer at the start so our costs were a lot higher. But my advice to anyone is make a budget for 3 months and make sure you have all the money you need to buy stock, marketing, giveaway etc for those 3 months.

Now take that number you just came up with, and double it. Thats how much you should have. Nothing worse than simply running out of money or having all your cash tied up in stock when you need money to fix your website or to buy new stock that will sell much better.

And to answer your question we started in the 5k-10k range.s



The bottom with your brand info doesn't exactly look the greatest... Try cutting the image and just having your logo/info over a white background. I think itll look much better.


I'll throw my two cents in.

Not related to money, but make sure to try and cultivate a community. Having 2000 followers who're following for the sake of clicking a button versus 500 dedicated followers. Although it seems counter-intuitive the smaller group is better. Find your market and target them, you'll conserve resources better that way.


This! Don't spend a million hours saying like our page, invite your friends. It annoys people. And like he said what's better? 500 dedicated or 2500 for looks with 100

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 17:02
Depends on your brand. You can start with 100 you can start with 100000. Do your research and make a budget


Like justin said itll be different for everyone. We bought a DTG printer at the start so our costs were a lot higher. But my advice to anyone is make a budget for 3 months and make sure you have all the money you need to buy stock, marketing, giveaway etc for those 3 months.

Now take that number you just came up with, and double it. Thats how much you should have. Nothing worse than simply running out of money or having all your cash tied up in stock when you need money to fix your website or to buy new stock that will sell much better.

And to answer your question we started in the 5k-10k range.

Creating a Flyer for my re-release this summer




How do you like printing with DTG? And are you going to be using it for all your shirt prints.
I started doing that myself to help cut back on overstock and dead product.
And what DTG machine did you buy? Currently working with a NeoFlex (not me myself but my current printer)

The bottom with your brand info doesn't exactly look the greatest... Try cutting the image and just having your logo/info over a white background. I think itll look much better

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 17:32
It has its ups and downs.

We bought the printer used and had to put some money in it to fix it, and for the most part it was a good buy for us. let us do custom orders and make money on the side to stay afloat. The best part is that you can print 1 shirt with as many colors as you want.

We used it for all of our shirts at the time. it recently kinda broke down tho. and were not sure what the problem is,its one of 3 things. but we dont have the money to fix it so were selling it now. Its a Fast T Jet 2 with a bulk ink system.

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 17:58
ok. Yeah I see a lot of printers moving towards DTG and encouraging it as a best option. But when you go to buy clothing you still see most companies print with the good old fashion silk screen process. I guess if you make a large number of shirts in bulk it's cheaper to silk screen. Just wondering how much of "new guys" print.

The recent DTG shirts I made someone made a comment and said it looked like it was ironed on cause we used cookie sheet paper to heat press it and cure the ink afterwards.

Good luck with that machine. I know how much of a headache it can be from listening to my printer and how he has nightmares at night because of it.

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

Mar 17, 2012 @ 18:14
ok. Yeah I see a lot of printers moving towards DTG and encouraging it as a best option. But when you go to buy clothing you still see most companies print with the good old fashion silk screen process. I guess if you make a large number of shirts in bulk it's cheaper to silk screen. Just wondering how much of "new guys" print.

The recent DTG shirts I made someone made a comment and said it looked like it was ironed on cause we used cookie sheet paper to heat press it and cure the ink afterwards.

Good luck with that machine. I know how much of a headache it can be from listening to my printer and how he has nightmares at night because of it.


Ironed on? Thats weird. We use parchment paper to cure our shirts(or did for that matter). Thats what i really liked about dtg, was the fact that the ink was pretty much part of the shirt. it only got thick if you were doing a white baselayer first.

Ya it can be increadibly stressful. the same problem can never be fixed the same way twice i swear. its a god dan curse sometimes haha. but it should be noted that it was like that because we were using old parts and it wasnt exactly in tiptop shape

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 20:02
Anyone in here cop CYC blanks and use them for your hoodies? Curious as to how much it would cost to cop 100 blanks of 250 in two different colors, etc. TIA

I'm assuming a brand ID/tax ID # would be required.

Fuck Tha Opps...No Love City

Mar 17, 2012 @ 20:07
You don't like Hanes and Gildan??

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 20:19
It has its ups and downs.

We bought the printer used and had to put some money in it to fix it, and for the most part it was a good buy for us. let us do custom orders and make money on the side to stay afloat. The best part is that you can print 1 shirt with as many colors as you want.

We used it for all of our shirts at the time. it recently kinda broke down tho. and were not sure what the problem is,its one of 3 things. but we dont have the money to fix it so were selling it now. Its a Fast T Jet 2 with a bulk ink system.


I might be interested in the dtg. Lmk how much u selling it for.
Joey

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

Mar 17, 2012 @ 20:19
I'm about that Feline 'Cat Crew' shirt. Do them on a tee, and you got both a white and a black sold.

narsha.narsha.narsha

Mar 17, 2012 @ 20:26
Anyone in here cop CYC blanks and use them for your hoodies? Curious as to how much it would cost to cop 100 blanks of 250 in two different colors, etc. TIA

I'm assuming a brand ID/tax ID # would be required.


Last time i checked they were too expensive and not worth it. And im pretty sure youre right with the brand ID/tax ID. Where are you located?

It has its ups and downs.

We bought the printer used and had to put some money in it to fix it, and for the most part it was a good buy for us. let us do custom orders and make money on the side to stay afloat. The best part is that you can print 1 shirt with as many colors as you want.

We used it for all of our shirts at the time. it recently kinda broke down tho. and were not sure what the problem is,its one of 3 things. but we dont have the money to fix it so were selling it now. Its a Fast T Jet 2 with a bulk ink system.


I might be interested in the dtg. Lmk how much u selling it for.
Joey


Ill send you a PM!

edmflavor.com

Mar 17, 2012 @ 20:42
Anyone in here cop CYC blanks and use them for your hoodies? Curious as to how much it would cost to cop 100 blanks of 250 in two different colors, etc. TIA

I'm assuming a brand ID/tax ID # would be required.


Last time i checked they were too expensive and not worth it. And im pretty sure youre right with the brand ID/tax ID. Where are you located?

I might be interested in the dtg. Lmk how much u selling it for.
Joey


Ill send you a PM!


I'm in Chicago...I'm just curious what the discount is for buying in bulk.

Fuck Tha Opps...No Love City

Mar 17, 2012 @ 21:04
I'm in Chicago...I'm just curious what the discount is for buying in bulk.


Oh okay, i was gonna say if you're in canada i have some distributors you could use. But if youre buying more than 100, look around and you should be able to get a decent price on ordering from overseas with labels etc already on them

edmflavor.com

Mar 17, 2012 @ 21:25
Anyone in here cop CYC blanks and use them for your hoodies? Curious as to how much it would cost to cop 100 blanks of 250 in two different colors, etc. TIA

I'm assuming a brand ID/tax ID # would be required.

I would be interested in it but I can't find much info on them other than forum posts. Have you found a website or dealer of em?

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 21:33
Anyone in here cop CYC blanks and use them for your hoodies? Curious as to how much it would cost to cop 100 blanks of 250 in two different colors, etc. TIA

I'm assuming a brand ID/tax ID # would be required.

I would be interested in it but I can't find much info on them other than forum posts. Have you found a website or dealer of em?


The site has nothing but an address and a phone #. Someone that has a brand ID could call them and get some rough pricing estimates? We could all go in on a shipment or something.

http://www.cycdesigncorp.com/

Fuck Tha Opps...No Love City

Mar 17, 2012 @ 21:43
latest stuff that has been posted is all pretty bad. dont really feel like quoting the peoples posts but seriously, that shit is so unoriginal

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 21:49
I've been trying to find a hat manufacturer, but no luck on finding a decent one, could anyone point me in the right direction?
Mar 17, 2012 @ 22:06
I would be interested in it but I can't find much info on them other than forum posts. Have you found a website or dealer of em?


The site has nothing but an address and a phone #. Someone that has a brand ID could call them and get some rough pricing estimates? We could all go in on a shipment or something.

http://www.cycdesigncorp.com/


keep a update on that. I just ordered Hanes P1607 crewnecks and Gildan.
I'm pretty happy with how they feel and they were $7 for the 80/20 and $4.60 for 50/50
but if something out there is cheaper with better quality I'm down.

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

Mar 17, 2012 @ 23:38
latest stuff that has been posted is all pretty bad. dont really feel like quoting the peoples posts but seriously, that shit is so unoriginal

I find a lot of it is literally boring. I would never pay for something i can make myself. And i could spend 10 minutes in paint and create half of the shit that gets posted here.

If you have a new line and you're reading this, dont get discouraged. Your first 10 designs are going to SUCK. You just have to keep trying and getting feedback, whether its nice feedback or just straight up honesty any feedback is good feedback. Unless its from your mom, she has no taste.

I've been trying to find a hat manufacturer, but no luck on finding a decent one, could anyone point me in the right direction?


Google.

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Mar 17, 2012 @ 23:53

By justdede at 2012-03-17

im starting a brand caled, Creative Mind's Division, thats is the first t-shirt that i have in mind, what you think about the logo?
Mar 17, 2012 @ 23:58

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Mar 18, 2012 @ 00:05

The logo
Mar 18, 2012 @ 01:45

The logo


Dont like the est mmxxi stuff. It doesnt fit. If you're dead set on it being there at least change the font

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Mar 18, 2012 @ 02:29
I would be interested in it but I can't find much info on them other than forum posts. Have you found a website or dealer of em?


The site has nothing but an address and a phone #. Someone that has a brand ID could call them and get some rough pricing estimates? We could all go in on a shipment or something.

http://www.cycdesigncorp.com/

Alright. I wonder what its like at their actual headquarter and if you snoop around or something like that. I know they hold an annual sample sale but that is obviously only in Vancouver.

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