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Good custom shirt service?

DaebunzDaebunz Registered User regular
edited February 2013 in Help / Advice Forum
So my friends and I were looking to make custom shirts for a few team based events in the future and we're a little clueless as to how to go about this.

What we basically want to make is Vegeta's pink BADMAN shirt, so just a pink shortsleeved button down shirt with BADMAN in all caps with a white boarder around the letters on the back (which I could just make in photoshop/illustrator as an img). I didn't think this was too specific but the services my google-fu are turning up aren't letting me do quite that.

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Does anyone know of something that will let me make and order such a shirt? Or another way to go about doing it myself by hand since all I would really need to add to a normal shirt is the stuff on the back

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  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    Have you checked to see if these are for sale anywhere?

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  • saint2esaint2e Registered User regular
    I think the main problem with custom shirts is that the setup costs usually don't make it worthwhile unless you're ordering upwards of 100 of them.

    Secondly, most places will just do t-shirts... Not sure if a button up will be an option, but I'd wager that if it is, you'd be paying another premium for it...

    Don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, just wanted to set expectations accordingly.

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  • DaebunzDaebunz Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    no thats fine, straight info is good since we were like "we want to do this but dunno how". I could do it in t-shirt and one place sold it already as a t-shirt, but the button shirts are apparently challenge mode.

    and its cool, straight info is fine since we have no idea what we're doing on this matter

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Jakprints does pretty fantastic custom shirts, but I don't see any pink options in their button down selection.

  • DaebunzDaebunz Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    yeah that was the issue I was having. pink was never a choice for button downs

    perhaps having the back art done as an iron on of some kind and doing it ourselves is an option

    edit: cursory google search says this way might be doable, actually

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2013
    A local place will be cheaper if you are looking to do custom, but the more complicated the shirt and the more colors involved raises the cost. To give you a general idea, about 50 tee single colored shirts of various sizes with printing of two colors typically costs in the range of $200-300 for cheaper production and pushes $500 for quality. Dress shirts will be considerably higher.

    Some custom places will trailer individual shirt lots, but you keep in mind most printing companies make money by lot size, so individual printings like this may range upwards of $100 depending on the quality (threadcount, printing permanence, etc).

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  • EWomEWom Registered User regular
    You may try finding a place that just sells the pink button downs, buy however many you need. Then take them to a shirt shop in town, and get "badman" screen printed on the back.

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  • DaebunzDaebunz Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    unrelated but jakprints also seems pretty good for ordering business cards, which is also something I needed to do

    so thanks for directing me there

    I think another alternative may be to find the blank shirts then see if I can pay one of my more art inclined friends to help us out, or find a shop like suggested above.

    thanks for the tips guys

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I've really enjoyed working with Jakprints on many things. I think there might be cheaper places for business cards though.

  • McVikingMcViking Registered User regular
    If you're only looking to make a few of them, just do it yourself. Get the shirts, make the graphic in Illustrator, and print it on iron-on transfer paper. You should be able to find that at a craft store or maybe even an office supply store. Cut out the image, fire up the iron, and five minutes later you're done. The iron-on image probably won't last for years and years the way a silkscreen will, but it sounds like you probably don't need it to.

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    You dont even need to print it yourself, necessarily. Craft stores have iron on letters.

  • DaebunzDaebunz Registered User regular
    yeah we're just looking to do like 3-4 of them, so thats probably the plan

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