While I love Woot, the shirt deals are never really deals…ugh. $12 for printed tees and $20 for hoodies is not a great price.
I use to work in the t-shirt printing business. We made (and the company still does) a killing selling multi-color printed tees at $8 each. We charge(d) medium-large size retailers in the $4-$5 a shirt for large orders.
Our costs were anywhere from .25 cents to $1.50 each depending on the shirt.
I love some of these shirts…I just can’t pull the trigger knowing how cheaply they are produced :(.
So want this, but the size offerings are not going to cut it here. 2x nowadays is like a mens large, plus they shrink up. Gotta get some larger sizes!!
This is the fleece hoodie (standard sized), not the jersey hoodie (very slim sized).
Don’t bother. As much as I gripe about the Anvil blanks use here, I’d take over any carded open end cotton blanks the OP is describing.
$0.25 … maybe for rejected shirts that are good for dust rags.
Apples and onions comparison. Note that the OP is citing the past; while $1.50 is still possible for new blanks, these are not 5-digit quantities of one design. They’re low quantity, printed on combed ring-spun cotton, with the artists getting paid a commission.