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How much money can you make on T-Shirts?

If you’re selling t-shirts, you probably already know how to figure out your profit margins. It’s the simplest thing you can calculate, you just subtract the cost of the shirts from the selling price. Boom, there’s your profit. But wait! There’s more. Did you ever think about factoring in things like returns, credit card fees […]

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What if you had a free guide that helped you sell more t-shirts?

A while back, I wrote a series of posts about how to get t-shirts printed. There were posts about apparel and fabric, different types of printing, what designs work best on different types of tees, really juicy stuff like that. Don’t go looking for them, they’re gone. I took them down (gasp!). Instead, I thought […]

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Stop Killing the Planet with T-shirts

Did you know that it takes 713 gallons of water to make just one cotton t-shirt? Okay, well maybe that statistic is somewhat skewed because no one manufactures just one t-shirt. What it’s really about is the water that it takes to grow the cotton. It’s a lot. It’s still a scary proposition for our […]

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Can I relabel my printed apparel?

Super Secret T-shirt Marketing Tip: Neck Tags Picture this scenario. You’re all set up at the local music festival, selling your fantastically-designed t-shirts from your swanky, well-branded booth. Wait, what’s this? You have a sale! Someone just walked away with your well-crafted tee and paid you real money for it. High five, you! They get […]

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How many t-shirts do I need?

How many shirts do you buy for your event? As an apparel brand, how many t-shirts should you add to your inventory? Even if you know the total amount of shirts you want, how many mediums do you need? How many larges? Every person who gets t-shirts printed has to ask these questions. At some […]

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How do I choose a t-shirt for my brand?

  Whether you’re just starting your apparel brand or you’ve been selling t-shirts for a while, one of the biggest challenges is choosing the right type of shirts to have printed. Unless you’re already immersed in the industry and have wholesale accounts with garment manufacturers, it can be super difficult to figure out the right […]

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How to Get a Metallic Look on Apparel

Shiny things are cool. And though I love my shiny things, I never really thought to print in metallic before. One day a regular client of ours texted me a photo of a singer on stage wearing a tee with an extremely shiny silver image on it. I couldn’t really tell what the image was, […]

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Live Screen Printing at the Hollywood Improv

In February, we had the pleasure of printing for Saul Colt and Freshbooks for their February #IMakeaLiving event. Not only did we print souvenir shirts for guests right on the spot, we created an exclusive design for the event. We also had a few designs of our own that were very popular. And yes, we had someone remove their clothing for […]

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Is the vegan apparel market too full?

A few years ago, Jenni and I set up our t-shirt booth at a little vegan beer festival in Santa Monica called Vegan Oktoberfest. It was the first year for that event and the “little” festival turned out to be a major draw. We printed t-shirts live throughout the event and I don’t think we […]

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Printed Apparel: Four Things You Need to Think About

Designing and selling t-shirts is super easy! Just ask anyone who has ever stood in a sun-facing booth at an outdoor festival and watched 1,000 people walk right past their apparel without a glance. Okay, it’s not always that bad. At least it doesn’t have to be. Some of our best apparel clients have been […]