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  • how do i go about setting up screen printing tshirts please?

    Posted by signscript on July 11, 2002 at 9:47 pm

    Hi Guys & Girls … A quick question for you!!

    As i may have mentioned before we mainly do work for the nightclub industry ….. banners and the such like!! about 8 months ago we bought a t-shirt heat press as we kept getting asked for small quantitys of tshirts and i was sick of passing on the work!!

    over the last 6 months however we are constantly being asked to produce t-shirts 100’s at a time …. (100 tshirts on a heat press …. nnooooo!!) so again we out-source this work to a local screen printer as he can sell them to me cheaper than i can produce them….

    So my question is…. now ive got loads of room in my new premises how do i go about setting up screen printing tshirts … what is the basic equipment i need, where do i get it, how much will it cost me… and all the other questions if forgotten to ask!!

    take into consideration that im a real, computery vinyley kind of guy and havnt a clue about screen printing…..

    thanks !! 🙂 🙂

    Glenn Taylor replied 20 years, 5 months ago 5 Members · 13 Replies
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  • Lorraine Buchan

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    July 11, 2002 at 9:56 pm

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  • signscript

    Member
    July 11, 2002 at 10:03 pm

    1, What sort of budget do you have.

    As Little as possible but id rather spend the money on decent kit than buy cheap cr*p

    2, how much space do you have

    About 1000sq ft spare at the moment

    3, are you going to make your own screens

    dont know whats involved so i dont know!!

    4, how many colours are you going to print

    usualy one or two. but id like to have the ability to do more

    5, what sort of quantity are you expecting to do, do you think its will grow

    well i out-source about 2×100 tshirts a month and thats without pluging them to my customers but if i was trying im sure i could pull in 200+ a week

    thanks for your help

  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    July 11, 2002 at 10:15 pm

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  • Lorraine Buchan

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    July 11, 2002 at 10:19 pm

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  • signscript

    Member
    July 11, 2002 at 10:33 pm

    thanx a lot …..
    if you ever need any help on banners or how to extract money out of nightclubs just shout!! 😀

  • Joe McNamara

    Member
    July 12, 2002 at 6:35 am

    Thanks Lorraine for those sites!
    I think there was a carousel for sale on loot last week or the week before – check to see if it’s still there. Also there was one for sale in the bristol free ads paper a little while ago …their website is tradeit.co.uk, might be worth a search. I think the person wanted 250 pounds for it.
    Also………….who do you sell all those t-shirts to….and how?
    PS i looked at the red devil site and was temted to try their training day for 99 quid but I won’t bother now……maybe you should do a training day Lorraine?, and charge the same?…just an idea 😮
    Cheers
    Joe

  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    July 12, 2002 at 7:54 am

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  • signscript

    Member
    July 12, 2002 at 10:42 am

    Ive seen some second hand stuff about on commercial sites and on ebay. are there any brands that i should look for and any that i shouldnt??

    ive looked at the sites you gave me… and it all looks good stuff!!
    whats the red devil site address so i can look at the kind of kit to keep away from !!

  • signscript

    Member
    July 12, 2002 at 10:49 am

    Its a niche thing Joe !! You find an industry that wants your product and you tell everyone in that indusrty about your company and its products.. i supply to the nightclub and late night pub industry… there always wanting promotional t-shirts to give away or for the staff to wear to promote next moths big thing, a lot of the clubs also have deals with the pubs in their area and get the pub staff to wear the tshirts with info about the club on in exchange for free entry for the staff, a dozen pubs with a dozen tshirts … you do the maths!! …. we dont make a lot on the tshirts, but we go for the quantitys … same for our banners a 20′ x 9′ banner for £220, we dont make much on any one banner we do, we just do around 20 banners a day!! it soon adds up!!

  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    July 12, 2002 at 11:44 am

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  • signscript

    Member
    July 12, 2002 at 12:18 pm

    a fountain of knowledge as ever !!! 😀

  • Deleted User

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    July 12, 2002 at 5:09 pm

    lorrain is the best in these area she is the silk screen master grasshopper!Oreo 8)
    http://www.abasigns.com
    grafx@abasigns.com

  • Glenn Taylor

    Member
    July 13, 2002 at 2:10 am

    You may find this link useful……… http://www.screenprinters.net/articles/