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Old 2 Weeks Ago Sep 25, 2019 9:13:55 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Hi There,

We got the first delivery from Spreadshirt and yes, product quality is just acceptable.

I suppose that other Spredshirt competitors like teespring, printful, etc. would do more or less the same.

I was wondering if a premium quality service exists online. I mean paying raw items even twice (from $20 to $40 for a t-shirt) and getting top t-shirts, backpacks, caps, etc.

Otherwise we will be forced to turn to traditional not-online printing services.

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Hi Alberto,

I am very interesting in this question.
Supposed you have 2 shops, you can sell cheap or middle quality t shirts or caps in one shop, and another shop can sell high end or boutique .
That also request you to have 2 kinds of supplier. one is supply you traditional t shirts or backpack, another should supply boutique, and can accept small order.
Competition exists everywhere, if product was cheap, then can sell more, but profit is limited; if you are focusing on boutiques, the customers will not be more, but profit is huge.
I think you can try to this 2 roads.
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Default Re: T-Shirt quality

Thanks for your reply ytcheadwear

No, I'm only interested in top quality items. Currently I am ashamed by spreadshirt merchandise we are selling. I know that our customers will be disappointed as we were when we had spreadshirt "Premium" t-shirts in our hands.

These companies (Spreadshirt and Co.) should think that there are not only customers interested in profit only. In our case, knowing that the customers love to wear our tee because they feel comfortable is more important than price.

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The PODs print with DTGs, glorified inkjet printers. Printful and Amazon use Kornits, as probably do most other large PODs. CustomCat uses Aeoon. There are pros and cons to each, but neither is as good as a screen print.

If your art is mostly areas of solid color, like white text, or whatever, screen printing is going to give vastly superior results over anything you can get out of a DTG/POD. And it will cost much less per unit. The catch is, you need to order a certain minimum quantity for it to be worthwhile due to setup and screen costs.

If your art is more photographic with lots of colors shading and blending together, that can still be screen printed, but each color requires another screen, and each screen adds to the setup and printing costs, so unless you are order a LOT of a particular design, you probably cannot afford to screen print something of a photographic/painting nature.

There are also (mostly) smaller shops running Epson or Brother DTGs, probably some in whatever city you are in. You could get such a shop to tweak the print settings to give best results with your art on the garments in question--something the big PODs don't have the time or inclination to do (besides the fact it gobbles down much more ink). So it is not like it is impossible to get decent results out of DTG, it's that it isn't worth the time for the big guys to do it.

But if your art is largely bold graphics/text in a limited number of colors, screw DTG--screen print it. Go with a ringspun 100% cotton with a high thread count, and either water base ink or someone who really knows how to get a light low-hand print from Plastisol.
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Default Re: T-Shirt quality

Thanks Noxid,

The problem with your solution is the online shop, we would not be able to present our merch in the same way we do today with spreadshirt.

What we are searching today is a spreadshirt platform alternative with premium mech items. Premium raw item, premium print and premium print position precision.

Yesterday we returned 7 mugs because of big misalignments on the print.

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