Our shop offers all types of print methods from discharge, multiple specialty print methods, 14 color printing & full dye sub & sewing & it is still tough to compete with $0.60 for that & make a good profit. Our main cost for us is payroll, especially with operators coming in commanding $25.00 to start & finding quality workers that are worthy of that rate. More power to you all that are crushing it here in Ca with those print prices.Definitely more difficult to start but this difficulty can also be a good thing... A barrier to entry for competitors.
If you do something everyone can do, you will never make real money.
If you are smart and you are able to cooperate with others (not many people can do), then cost of doing business in California is not an issue.
Location is important in trade and California is probably the best place to be (if you can).