Author Topic: Source for Mustachian Priced Screen Printed T-Shirts?  (Read 1494 times)

Dicey

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Source for Mustachian Priced Screen Printed T-Shirts?
« on: August 14, 2015, 12:30:09 PM »
Our city hosts an annual Community Service Day and we typically order about 500 T-shirts. We've tired every good color our current supplier offers and like the idea of tie-dyed shirts this year, but they are too spendy for our budget. We prefer 100% cotton as we want people to wear them around the community year-round. Does anyone have a supplier to recommend? We have about six weeks lead time and camera ready graphics. Thanks, Mustachians!

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Re: Source for Mustachian Priced Screen Printed T-Shirts?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 08:27:34 AM »
Yes. Check out Threadbird at http://www.threadbird.com/. They have a lot of good options and the price is low. How many colors are in your design?

I used to work for a screen printer. If you want a nice 100% cotton shirt, choose the Anvil 980; they're a lighter weight than the standard Gildans and I feel like the quality is better. Plus you can tear out the tags, which is always nice.

Be sure your graphics really are camera-ready - they need to be vectors and not a JPG. And let me know if you have any more questions that I can answer for you.

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Re: Source for Mustachian Priced Screen Printed T-Shirts?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 10:53:52 AM »
We only use black for our t-shirts, so one color. This is our fifth year, so I believe all of our graphics are camera-ready. It's never been in my scope of responsibility, but when I saw the estimates for this year, the Mustachian in me knew we could do better. Thanks for your advice, I'm heading for threadbird right now...Thanks so much for responding.

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Re: Source for Mustachian Priced Screen Printed T-Shirts?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 11:09:00 AM »
You're welcome - I'm happy to help you out!

The prices at Threadbird for the Anvil 980s are around $5 apiece for what you're looking at. That's a really good deal, especially for a shirt that you're going to give away.

If your graphics are in a CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator format, then they're vectors. Anything else, not so much. Let us know how they turn out!

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Re: Source for Mustachian Priced Screen Printed T-Shirts?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 11:14:51 AM »
Looks like their pricing/selection is very good, but we kind of have our hearts set on tie-dye this year, and I don't see anything on their site. Still looking...