Anyone had or has a tshirt business?

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Hi guys, I do gym training for a small class on the side. I want to do a collection of tanktops that I will sell to some clients and give out free also.

I know the look/style of tanktops I want, I researched on some fashion websites like asos.com

I just don't know where to get these wholesale and how to do the printing of designs on them. Like who to use?

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I won't order soooo many but I will want to order kind of in bulk, so I don't want to use one of those one-off type of tshirt printing services as that's not the quality I am looking for.

Eg. I want to do something like this - LVFT Tank - Vintage Purple – Live Fit. Apparel and this Live Fit Original Tank - Black – Live Fit. Apparel

Like same quality material and printing also

I am based in UK -

Can anyone help someone to contact or recommend how to go about this?

I will probably look at ordering 30-50 in first order - maybe like 3-4 different designs

Thanks
#business #tshirt
  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    Cafepress is probably the best known name in the business of self designed printed T-shirts but it is a bit expensive. There are others like Sunfrog shirts. To get it cheap, you will have to source from China but they will require much larger quantities.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    Your best bet is to find a local screen printer. At 30-50 prints of each design, that's likely the most cost effective way to go (depending on how may colors).

    You'll probably get charged a screen set up fee and a design fee if they have to design them. Usually, they'll keep the screens for you if you plan on reordering so that they don't have to recreate them over and over. You'll also save on shipping costs.

    Check blankshirts.com, blankapparel.com, etc. Just google "wholesale blank tshirts" and you'll find a to of suppliers.

    There's also a huge forum online that can definitely help you with printing/supplier questions much more than most people here. Google "tshirt forum"
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    • Profile picture of the author kk075
      Originally Posted by Gambino View Post

      Your best bet is to find a local screen printer.
      That is definitely the correct answer if you're in a medium-sized town or better. You're probably looking at $10 or less per shirt with one-color graphics/logos.

      The last time I ordered business tees a few years ago, it seems like I was around $7 a pop and I got them in about a dozen colors.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalexperts
    Originally Posted by daysofdigital View Post

    Hi guys, I do gym training for a small class on the side. I want to do a collection of tanktops that I will sell to some clients and give out free also.

    I know the look/style of tanktops I want, I researched on some fashion websites like asos.com

    I just don't know where to get these wholesale and how to do the printing of designs on them. Like who to use?

    -

    I won't order soooo many but I will want to order kind of in bulk, so I don't want to use one of those one-off type of tshirt printing services as that's not the quality I am looking for.

    Eg. I want to do something like this - LVFT Tank - Vintage Purple – Live Fit. Apparel and this Live Fit Original Tank - Black – Live Fit. Apparel

    Like same quality material and printing also

    I am based in UK -

    Can anyone help someone to contact or recommend how to go about this?

    I will probably look at ordering 30-50 in first order - maybe like 3-4 different designs

    Thanks
    Definitely use Sunfrog for this purpose! You can create your own collection in Sunfrog using other people's shirt designs. Also, there's no minimum order per shirt. You can even buy 1 shirt per design. Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisNosal
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    I've use this company before, and they do excellent work:

    Make a Custom T-Shirt Online | Spreadshirt

    What matters in getting a good T-shirt is finding the right company to print them. When you have the right company to print them, with a solid reputation mind them, you know you'll get exactly what you want.

    If you look at their website, and check their reputation online, you'll immediately be able to know if they're the ones you want doing the job for you. But just take a look at that website, and see what it can do for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahediblog
    Hi,
    Thanks for asking.
    Yes I am a T-Shirt manufacturer. I do export to brooklyn.
    I also make Polo, Tank Top, Trouser, Sweat Shirt (Hoody) & Kids dress.
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Why not just do a teespring campaign and direct people there? This way it avoids you having to keep stock and eliminates much of the headache.
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  • Fabrily is a great service. Check them out
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  • Profile picture of the author Samfakroon
    I think its far much better to sell tshirts on your own rather than doing third party platforms. its more profitable that way and printers charge you low.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrhmamun
    I would suggest you Teespring and Sunfrog ,,,
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    I have heard good things about Sunfrog. Along with using the shirts for you intended purpose you could also be an affiliate for the shirts they sell that are already designed.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    My good friends Leo and Brittney run a tshirt printing business out of their house and he can only keep the site live for 24 to 48 hours then needs to shut down because its just the two of them. The business "themainstreetpress.com" and he is averaging around 8 grand per month in pure profit!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    I recently ordered 1000 shirts from Uber Prints. 2 different colored shirts and 2 different print colors. Very satisfied with the print and pricing.
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  • Profile picture of the author gweijie
    teespring is great, but I only tried with facebook traffic. The key is to constantly test different designs and scale up with the one that performs well and makes lots of sales. It can be hard to find the ones that everyone ends up buying
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  • Profile picture of the author RiseUp
    I own Rookie Rise Clothing. Definitely the best decision I ever made was to start my company allowing me to take my passion of graphic design / art and put it on clothing while inspiring others. Avoid 3rd party print sites and learn to print yourself or find deals locally.
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  • Profile picture of the author FajarSidik
    I think teezily platform is perfect if you are in the UK , as the focus is on a European market
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