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We are looking for the VersaCAMM type technology for printing on shirts.....but are not sure we are ready to purchase our own VersaCAMM and Solutions Opaque paper to do our own. I am looking for a company that we can outsource to.

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Check with your local sign shops, you should be able to find one that has the printer, then it's just a matter of inquiring about the material.

Some sign shops won't touch the garment market, most have their hands in a little bit of everything though and will offer simple print/cut solutions and will probably have solutions opaque or another similar type of material on hand. Some sign shops will actually do screen printing for both shirts and signs as well though.
 

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Joe is right about outsourcing to someone in your area, but for me the bigger question is why would you want to produce shirts with that process?

The reason I ask is that we own a VP540 and have produced shirts with every popular film on the market including the solutions opaque and clear, we never liked the finished product, always had too heavy a hand or feel, yeah the shirts looked great and you can print any graphic and apply it to a shirt but there are much better ways to produce shirts that are full color without the customer feeling like they are wearing plastic on their back (or front);)

We bought a Versacamm to do vehicle wraps, signage, and banners, never had idea to make shirts with it until someone asked if we could, like I said we were never happy with the product we produced and bought a DTG printer to do t-shirts.

If your sole intent is to do t shirts with a versacamm I'd rethink your business plan and consider another process, if it's a sideline to your primary business of some sort of vinyl signage or graphics utilizing a Versacamm then it might be ok for awhile.

Not trying to be negative just stating MHO.

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We will be printing designs on children's shirts. The designs will be about 4 to 5 inch round circles on the front only. Usually white or light colored shirts.

We have looked at DTG....but need to do some more research. We LOVE the quality of the versacamm prints...but the hand is certainly plastic like. We want screen print type quality, and we will use screen printing for our mass produced shirts. But....since we need to print personalized shirts with names, etc....screen printing is not feasible for our custom orders. DTG or Versacamm would probably be the best options for quality. We use laser transfer paper/heat press now and it looks good at first, but fades. We do not want fading or cracking.

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We will be printing designs on children's shirts. The designs will be about 4 to 5 inch round circles on the front only. Usually white or light colored shirts.

We have looked at DTG....but need to do some more research. We LOVE the quality of the versacamm prints...but the hand is certainly plastic like. We want screen print type quality, and we will use screen printing for our mass produced shirts. But....since we need to print personalized shirts with names, etc....screen printing is not feasible for our custom orders. DTG or Versacamm would probably be the best options for quality. We use laser transfer paper/heat press now and it looks good at first, but fades. We do not want fading or cracking.

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You really need a DTG printer if the bulk of your printing is going to be one-offs, that said the versacamm would certainly do what your asking and leave you lots of other avenues for profit besides just shirts.

If your looking for screen type quality and durability IHMO only 3 ways to get that one would be screen printing, one would be plastisol transfers, the other would be DTG.

Only one other thing I'd add and that the price of the Versacamm and a DTG are roughly the same $17-$20k, DTG require a lot more TLC, maintenance, and learning to keep everything working right, you would need a good quality heat press for either, the versacamm is almost trouble free (knock on wood:))

If I could only have one......I'd keep the versacamm and get out of the t-shirt business, but if I was in your shoes and going to buy a DTG I'd probably buy a Brother GT-541 since it doesn't have all the issues most DTG printers have, but only will print on light colored garments.

Confused yet?:):):)
 

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Does anyone know where I can get a sample DTG print? I will look around town, but if you know of someone that I can email a sample image to and they can print a sample and mail....that would be fantastic as well.

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