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July 25th, 2007 12:57 PM
murani
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

Good luck Lou and Keith. Oustanding work by the forum in addressing the situation.
April 11th, 2007 09:15 PM
badalou
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

Very, very good.. DON'T SCREW IT UP.. make sure you do your best work.. go slow.. I am proned to rush.. that gets you in trouble. Good luck.. Lou 200 shirts.. That's easy.. I just got 200 trucks.. (door signs) Lucky it is only a few at a time.. tought my wife how to weed tonight..
April 11th, 2007 06:35 PM
oddhuman
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

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Originally Posted by EssexWhat!
I showed a sample of plastisol to the leader of the organization...and he loved it. So, I got the order for 200 shirts! This is my biggest order to date...so I am more then excited to get this things moving.
That is awesome! I can't wait for my first big order.
January 22nd, 2007 04:56 PM
Rodney
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

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I showed a sample of plastisol to the leader of the organization...and he loved it. So, I got the order for 200 shirts! This is my biggest order to date...so I am more then excited to get this things moving.
Hey Keith, thanks for posting back with the outcome. Congrats on the order!

I saw some pretty impressive plastisol transfers at the tradeshow.
January 19th, 2007 04:01 PM
EssexWhat!
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

Ok, I've got an update on the situation at hand...

I showed a sample of plastisol to the leader of the organization...and he loved it. So, I got the order for 200 shirts! This is my biggest order to date...so I am more then excited to get this things moving.

Thanks again for everyone's help and insight on this topic. I think joining this forum...and getting into this business were both GREAT ideas!

January 18th, 2007 05:27 AM
Fluid
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

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What was funny was when she went to pay, (I 'demand' at least half down to start a job) her business credit card bounced. She even works for a major national chain office supply store. I haven't seen her since. Hmm.....
and yet another reason we charge for samples

The bigger comanies are ususally the ones that are hard to get money from.
January 17th, 2007 08:30 PM
John S
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

I keep samples of screen printing in my store for customers to touch and feel. That usually gives them confidence to order.
I did have a recent customer 'demand' a production sample for her order. I said I could but it would delay the printing several days. (She was in a hurry) What was funny was when she went to pay, (I 'demand' at least half down to start a job) her business credit card bounced. She even works for a major national chain office supply store. I haven't seen her since. Hmm.....
January 17th, 2007 04:48 PM
badalou
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

You will get it. remember you are part of this giant team. if you need help. We are here. Glad everything is A O K.
January 17th, 2007 04:46 PM
tim3560
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

Sounds good, best of luck!
January 17th, 2007 04:45 PM
EssexWhat!
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

Ok...I spoke with the leader of the organization this evening....and it's all good!

He understands now that I explained everything, and is more then happy with seeing just a plastisol sample of any kind. So, I will get that to him, and hopefully land this order!!!

January 17th, 2007 11:08 AM
Fluid
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

right on. Good Luck
January 17th, 2007 10:57 AM
EssexWhat!
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

Yeah, I think once I sit down and talk to the guy in charge he'll get a better idea. It always makes me laugh though...because I doubt many people go to a carpenter and say

"I'd like you to build me a deck...but if you don't mind, can you go ahead and frame the whole thing first so I can see what it will look like?"

But, for whatever reason with shirts and really all designs for that matter...people always want actual samples and not just mock-ups. I guess they just don't get what all is involved.

I should be talking to the head of the organization later today...I'll let you all know how it goes.

THANKS!
January 17th, 2007 10:43 AM
Fluid
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

I have yet to have anyone not pay if they are legit. In the 11 years in this industry Ive seen way too many customers say the order will be large, get their sample or samples (1-3) and never return with an order. This fee weeds out the ones that are not serious or just want one or two shirts.

For an order that size and if they are serious, since the fee will be deducted from the entire order im sure they would be willing. Just like getting 50% down.

Building trust is not always an issue, covering your costs is. A sample one color white plastisol transfer pressed on the same color shirt might be sufficient.

My first post was based on regular printing. Transfers are another ball game and I misread when the original poster mentioned plastisol I just thought regular printing.
January 17th, 2007 10:40 AM
Rodney
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

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We do samples all the time. We have a company policy as far as sample goes.
Sample prints cost $150 up front. If the customer placecs the order that $150is deducted from the total cost of the order. Any changes made after the sample is printed new art and screen charges will occur.
That's interesting. I didn't know that many printers did that. That's a good idea though about a high charge for a sample print to weed out customers.
January 17th, 2007 10:34 AM
trishtaz
Re: Group wants a sample of a potential plastisol order...

Keith, I am not a screenprinter and am still a newbie but the fact that it is a one-color front design and a two-color back design makes your customer sound a bit unreasonable. I could kinda see if they had a complex simulated-process color graphic, they would want to know if you can reproduce it accurately (the reasonableness of 1 sample still in question, however), but proof of a one- and two-color print? I think your idea of showing them the First Edition sample is a good one.

Some people just like to toss out unreasonable expectations and see if you will do it. I would say no because most screenprinters out there will either say no or do what Richard says. But I am not out there on the front lines so maybe I'm talking out of turn here. Just saying this from a regular business perspective.
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