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printing shirts in seattle

GavinGavin Registered User regular
edited February 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
hi hello

recently i made some shirts for a hiphop band. I have not done this before. things standing look like me handling printing and whatnot selling to them box by box. I don't know if this is conventional but i am happy to do it as I wouldn't make worth charging them nicely for the files and they are my buds/pals. they've booked a large show on the 19th this month and I'm hoping to be printed by then.

my question is please tell me what do

there are 3 designs and all of them are colorful, so I'm not expecting a very cheap print but am of course hoping for one.
I'm also hoping to print 2-3 of them in alt colors so really 5-6 designs.

these designs are fairly large and not very conventional in placing which i am hoping is not a problem for printers.

my plan of action now will be to search shirt printing seattle and call whatever appears for quotes.
beyond that i'm hoping to attract some pro tips

because the more you know

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    DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    If they're looking to sell these, you are probably going to want to scale down your designs. Those will cost a metric shit ton to print.

    If you're using photo images, you'll probably only be able to do a straight heat transfer, which are generally worse quality than silkscreen, and the sheets the size you need are going to be HOLY FUCKSPENSIVE.

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    GavinGavin Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    thanks very much deebaser

    how does a shirt like this get printed?
    http://new.merchnow.com/products/113693

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    DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    That's a heat transfer. It's an iron on sheet that's printed on either 8.5x11 or 11x17. They're lower quality than silkscreen and aren't as durable, but they cost a lot less for smaller runs because they have no set up costs and are able to print photos.

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2011
    Also, it's extremely difficult to find a shirt printer that will go over seams like you want them to. It'll have to be an entirely custom job.

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