The amount of supplies you order would depend on how much printing you plan on doing. A bit more information may help us narrow it down. Is this just a class project? Will you be producing items for the entire school? How large is the class?
Thanks guys I will most definitely contact an local printer. I have just the one in mind. Also I will be charging clubs to do work. They are already aware of this.
I understand what you are saying I just think the damage would be minimal.A trade school will teach them the trade...that is great.
But a high school is not about teaching them the trade as much as finding a way to raise money even if that means on stepping on toes of people that support them.
The bottom line is...our tax money pays their salary.
On top of that, they are always sticking out their hand for donations.
They contract out a few t shirt jobs and think...wow..that is easy.....we could do it ourself and make money.
If you read closely....he typed: I have personal experience with screen printing but never at this level of possible production.
So obviously he has set his goals high for production.....then in the same breath thinking about going to the local printer for donations.
The part where I don't see eye to eye is: They do it for fun....selling it cheap to barely make a buck....this is cutting out a small mom and pop shop that is doing this for a living.
Then the client goes to a print shop wondering why they have to pay $20-$25 for a tee shirt when they only paid $5 at school.
It doesn't hurt me because I am not in that market...but if all the schools started doing this...it will hurt MOM & POP shops.
Kind of like the dog biting the hand that feeds them.