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I'm looking to add a new design to a t shirt line. Does any one know of a Co. that is willing to do small orders of say 25 to start with, with out breaking the bank. These will be a 4 color image, that I will press myself.
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DowlingGraphics.com is your answer. their minimum is 25. they have sizes 10x11.5, 10x17, 13x23 and 23x36.
They use hot-split, offer one hell of a very soft-hand. They dont have that papery feel. feels almost like waterbased ink. And their colors are pretty opaque even without a white underbase.
their 10x11.5 4 color transfer would cost: $3.06 per transfer.
10x17: $3.13
13x23: $5.29

Order a catalog from them, it comes with sample transfers.
 

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their 10x11.5 4 color transfer would cost: $3.06 per transfer.
10x17: $3.13
13x23: $5.29

Order a catalog from them, it comes with sample transfers.
Does it come with sample hot split?

Do those prices include their $15/color film charge and $20/color screen charge? Thanks.
 

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So they really aren't $3.06 per transfer since the setup adds $140 to the cost, they are $8.66 per transfer.
 

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Isn't a $140 set up fee a little on the high side? I only need this type of transfer for darks. The lite color shirts I can run on an inkjet. I'm just worried the darks won't turn out on the inkjet.
 

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Isn't a $140 set up fee a little on the high side? I only need this type of transfer for darks. The lite color shirts I can run on an inkjet. I'm just worried the darks won't turn out on the inkjet.

You can get transfers at 1/3 that price. Currently I'm using Mustang Graphics. I can also recommend Howard Sportswear.
 

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Thanks Rick
That's what I thought, I'm not in the screen print biz. We are trying to launch a new line, and are doing some price shopping. The reason for the small order is to sample the quality of the printer. I don't think selling the items will be a problem, from our retail store or on line.
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I would add that if you are planning on ordering high quantities, I wouldn't be afraid of using Dowling. They have a lot of experience with transfers.
 

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Watch out for the fine print! (artwork, screen charge, ect.)
but also watch out for the quality right?

screen charge doesn't seem like an unreasonable charge. especially if it's a one time charge.

and like a previous poster said, ask for the catalog and SPECIFICALLY ask for the Hot Split transfer samples because i just read that one guy recieved hot split and another did not, and considering you want to judge the quality, there ya go.

either way, hope it works out for you
 
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