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May 9, 2012 @ 03:26 PM
DARKLEE º

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Location: N¥

been lurking in this thread for a min (it's been helpful) and finally got evidence of the shit me and my comrade have been working on, i'll be posting a few process pics in a couple of days

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May 9, 2012 @ 04:51 PM
karakter1

Post: 592

Join Date: Jun 2006

for anyone looking for info, check out

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/

you will find great info about EVERYTHING from manufactures (hats tees crews) to sales, to promotion, to retail, tradeshows, marketing, printers, print processes, how to approach stores, shipping, pricing...

plus the admin is very helpful and will answer all questions...alot of the people there share lots of insight and have alot of experience.

hope this helps out!
May 9, 2012 @ 06:25 PM
stillwild

Post: 560

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: US

for anyone looking for info, check out

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/

you will find great info about EVERYTHING from manufactures (hats tees crews) to sales, to promotion, to retail, tradeshows, marketing, printers, print processes, how to approach stores, shipping, pricing...

plus the admin is very helpful and will answer all questions...alot of the people there share lots of insight and have alot of experience.

hope this helps out!


thanks a ton.

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

May 9, 2012 @ 07:29 PM
karakter1

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Join Date: Jun 2006

here is a really good post from t-shirt forum that i thought might help here:

i get the idea that a lot of folk want to get into making t-shirts for, almost literally, a couple of bucks because they have what they think is a hep, fresh design (and who says ‘hep’ anymore besides meconfused. that’s great, but most of us realize pretty quickly that this isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme by any means; you want a business and you want to do it right, or at least less wrong, and you want to be it for the long haul.

so, in that vein, here is a list of questions you should perhaps answer that is by no means comprehensive, but it’s a good starting point:

1) what’s my budget?

2) what are my skill sets? do i need to improve them or learn new skills? do i know people that can help?

3) what kind of licenses do i need and where do i get them?

4) am i going to operate out of my garage or have a store? (having a home based business doesn’t mean you don’t need licensing on top of adhering to your local ordinances regarding working out of home.)

5) what kind of printing method/s will i use?

6) where do i find equipment and supplies?

7) what kind of business will it be? do i just want to make my own brand, or will i take on outside business?

cool can i outsource production to start up?

9) how will i do market research and advertise?

10) how will i set my business up? LLC? partnership? sole proprietor? other?

11) what kind of manufacturers will i use? who do i plan on using to supply me my shirts?

12) what kind of web site should i have? how much will i spend on it?

13) how will i ship (simple poly bag, no decoration, or some fancy bag/container)? what service should i use?

14) how will customers pay me?

15) should i have a business bank account?

16) how am i going to do my accounting?

17) what sales and business goals should i aim for?

1cool how much money should i give ryan because he’s a super-awesome in a special kind of way guy?

19) should i have a contract and where do i have one made?

you’ll see that responding to one of these questions opens up a whole slew of others under the same topic, but i think that’s a good starting point, no?

check out the full thread and responses:

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/general-t-shirt-selling-discussion/t178412.html
May 9, 2012 @ 09:14 PM
blaagh

Post: 601

Join Date: Apr 2009

Made a batch just for fun and sell to friends etc.
Not really a brand btw. just a hobby kind of thing.
I'll probably take better pics later this week with a camera, and not instagram lol.

est. mcmxcii

May 10, 2012 @ 12:07 AM
Crispy1

Post: 506

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Colorado

People Should Put Links On Where To Buy Their Product, Because A Lot Of It Is Dope, And Id Hella Purchase It!
May 10, 2012 @ 12:56 AM
DannyHH

Post: 550

Join Date: Dec 2006

Location: United States

ive worked with Elm Company..they have a private label subsection called Reach. they've done alot of work with startups over the past few years making fitted and snapbacks with tons of customization...and fairly low quantities. Decent prices.

all good fellas...no hate.

and chad....you can get very far in this biz with some help and info. whether you grind for it, or get it from in a forum with like minded people wiling to help.

but like i said...all good...no beef.


Karakter helps more people out in here than anyone else.
And its not that easy to find resources by your self. Anyways, if anyone wants to help Im still trying to find a manufacturer with a lower minimum. So far i have Premier, Flatfitty, Yupoong. Any generous people?
May 10, 2012 @ 02:00 AM
Jake Ocean

Post: 752

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

Made a batch just for fun and sell to friends etc.
Not really a brand btw. just a hobby kind of thing.
I'll probably take better pics later this week with a camera, and not instagram lol.


sick

http://www.distantlight.co

May 10, 2012 @ 02:01 AM
Jake Ocean

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Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

i filled those questions out a few months ago, pretty helpful.
another tee shirt resource site you might want to check out is mintees.com -

http://www.distantlight.co

May 10, 2012 @ 02:25 AM
AndyRocksBluu

Post: 311

Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: Long Island, NY

Just to add my two cents:

Threads Not Dead is a great book to read if you are serious about developing a clothing line/brand. It has advice from other successful t-shirt blogs and clothing companies. I know the price tag might turn some people away but its definitely worth it. Here's the link: www.threadsnotdead.com

http://bluudreams.com/ #DiveIn

May 10, 2012 @ 03:21 AM
Jake Ocean

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Location: Los Angeles

Just to add my two cents:

Threads Not Dead is a great book to read if you are serious about developing a clothing line/brand. It has advice from other successful t-shirt blogs and clothing companies. I know the price tag might turn some people away but its definitely worth it. Here's the link: www.threadsnotdead.com


word, read it and have tons of notes in. definitely a great read.

http://www.distantlight.co

May 10, 2012 @ 03:37 AM
Frank_

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anybody have a download for that book ^^^^ im broke

and @ Decayin

like the shirt..

also how do you guys usually do product shots?

i dont wanna use models....and 2nd i want the background of my image to be white...but i dont wanna take a picture with the product and white bg but not have the white on the webstore not be same white how do you prevent that or anybody have an issue with that or even have an idea if what im talking about?
May 10, 2012 @ 03:42 AM
Jake Ocean

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Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

anybody have a download for that book ^^^^ im broke

and @ Decayin

like the shirt..

also how do you guys usually do product shots?

i dont wanna use models....and 2nd i want the background of my image to be white...but i dont wanna take a picture with the product and white bg but not have the white on the webstore not be same white how do you prevent that or anybody have an issue with that or even have an idea if what im talking about?


i do, message me

you will learn in the book about photography. it is a good investment. the only look the consumer gets is from the photos, so you really need to make them as good as they can be.

http://www.distantlight.co

May 10, 2012 @ 03:46 AM
AndyRocksBluu

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Location: Long Island, NY



i dont wanna use models....and 2nd i want the background of my image to be white...but i dont wanna take a picture with the product and white bg but not have the white on the webstore not be same white how do you prevent that or anybody have an issue with that or even have an idea if what im talking about?


I think i know what your talking about and I'm going to go out on a limb and say Photoshop. You can take your product shots with any background and then you can just delete/cut the background out and replace it with a white background.

http://bluudreams.com/ #DiveIn

May 10, 2012 @ 08:44 PM
ryder

Post: 240

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Location: Canada

Starting to get into the bracelet game!

This is preview of what we have coming! http://imgur.com/5vLvk

edmflavor.com

May 10, 2012 @ 08:51 PM
Rich Evolution Co.

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Rich Evolution Co. Phase 1 now available online @ www.RichEvolutionCo.com
May 10, 2012 @ 09:21 PM
Wake Up Ink

Post: 6

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Location: US

so i just got my site up and running...please any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!
we just started so we still have a lot of things to do...

Wake Up Ink
May 10, 2012 @ 10:44 PM
sheikk

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What do you all think of this as a logo?
any feedback is good feedback
May 10, 2012 @ 10:53 PM
pharoh.

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Location: nj

whats up guys, just fucking around with a logo. not set with a name or anything yet just messing with ideas. any feedback would be appreciated.




edit: pic fixed (hopefully)

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May 10, 2012 @ 10:57 PM
sheikk

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I cant see your image for some reason jamess. Try using a different website to post it
May 10, 2012 @ 10:57 PM
Jake Ocean

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Location: Los Angeles

whats up guys, just fucking around with a logo. not set with a name or anything yet just messing with ideas. any feedback would be appreciated.



all i'm going to say is, look at it yourself. what do you think about it?

http://www.distantlight.co

May 10, 2012 @ 10:58 PM
pharoh.

Post: 131

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Location: nj

whats up guys, just fucking around with a logo. not set with a name or anything yet just messing with ideas. any feedback would be appreciated.



all i'm going to say is, look at it yourself. what do you think about it?


idk, i mean i don't think its awful, maybe a little too clean, boring kinda

edit: lmao fuck, lemme fix that

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May 10, 2012 @ 11:01 PM
Jake Ocean

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for one, a logo should be more simple. its a city silohuette with a nuance of colors, and a script font. when i look at it, i see nothing original. you can easily minimize a concept like this if you want to work with buildings and a script font. if i were you though, i would hire a designer and tell him/her your idea.

http://www.distantlight.co

May 10, 2012 @ 11:04 PM
sheikk

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Join Date: May 2012

whats up guys, just fucking around with a logo. not set with a name or anything yet just messing with ideas. any feedback would be appreciated.




edit: pic fixed (hopefully)

Pretty solid. Its good because you always have freedom to change the colors and still have the same look too.
May 10, 2012 @ 11:04 PM
pharoh.

Post: 131

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Location: nj

for one, a logo should be more simple. its a city silohuette with a nuance of colors, and a script font. when i look at it, i see nothing original. you can easily minimize a concept like this if you want to work with buildings and a script font. if i were you though, i would hire a designer and tell him/her your idea.


word good looks, yeah it's still needs some work

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May 10, 2012 @ 11:12 PM
sheikk

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Could i get some feedback on this logo, don't know whether to add anything or what
May 10, 2012 @ 11:14 PM
Jake Ocean

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Location: Los Angeles


Could i get some feedback on this logo, don't know whether to add anything or what


again, i don't see anything that stands out. uninspired to me. i never liked that cursive font, looks super ghetto to me.
you should check out sites like http://designspiration.net/ and dribbble.com for logo inspiration.

http://www.distantlight.co

May 10, 2012 @ 11:18 PM
sheikk

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I was trying to go for some type of pilot pin. I'm gunna mess around with some standard font see what looks good.
May 10, 2012 @ 11:25 PM
derekrosenyc

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Could i get some feedback on this logo, don't know whether to add anything or what


again, i don't see anything that stands out. uninspired to me. i never liked that cursive font, looks super ghetto to me.
you should check out sites like http://designspiration.net/ and dribbble.com for logo inspiration.



great site
May 11, 2012 @ 12:05 AM
chads

Post: 1547

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont

whats up guys, just fucking around with a logo. not set with a name or anything yet just messing with ideas. any feedback would be appreciated.




edit: pic fixed (hopefully)

I think this is a cool design despite how unoriginal it is but I don't think it would function as a logo, there is too much going on. As far as the font, the type doesn't go with the rest of the picture and it should be centered between the bottom of the buildings and the bottom of the design itself. Also, Im pretty sure there is a company already named clientele.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com


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