Shirt Design Gurus: Commercial Tshirt Printing Questions


#1

Hi all, I’m looking to go to press for my first run of designs soon and I have some questions.

First, what are the capabilities of tshirt printers as far as detail? Is 1 pt the minimum needed for ink? What about sharp edges, etc?

Second, what is a realistic “wholesale” selling price per shirt? My designs are locally themed and I am selling them to tourist gift shops in my area, most of them sell shirts retail 18-25 dollars. What’s a realistic price to sell to them? 5-10 dollars?

Which brings the last question I have, what’s it going to cost to have my shirts printed? Per shirt cost? At this point, I imagine a small run, 50 shirts, 4 color process. I know a forum posting isn’t an RFE, but I can’t imagine the rates vary too wildly and I’m sure some people here have a good idea.

Thanks!


#2

i’d suggest reposting this question in “world of woot shirts” if you haven’t already done so. the shirt design veterans mostly don’t read much of “everything but woot.”


#3

Will do, thanks.