The idea of Plastisol Transfers is to serve other puposes, like quick economical re-fill orders on your catalog items, on demand printing small orders etc.
Hi Lucy...thanks for jumping in...
That's just my point...I wouldn't order plastisol for 100 shirts since I can print them myself much cheaper but probably not faster. But there are many folks who do just that and seem to do just fine.
I don't know if I agree with the on demand printing for small orders as they get REALLY expensive for smaller order quantities however I do agree with the simplicity of doing so.
But, what I can't understand I guess is how some people, who don't do in-house screenprinting, can compete with those who do by using sources such as Transfer Express. I don't mean to pick on them as I like their program & product. I just can't get my mind around how one survives given their pricing. This discussion can also be applied to somebody such as Ace as well.
I feel like I'm missing something. I know there are folks here on the forum that work perhaps from their home and don't have screenprint equipment but still somehow manage to do quite well using plastisol transfers competing against screenprinters in their area. Lou is a perfect example (forgive me Lou for using you as an example) of this.
I currently have a shop / store but have often considered closing those down and working from home and spending more time trying to market the business and less time behind the press. Plastisol seems to be a much cleaner and simpler method if one were to do that but the cost seems prohibitive.
It is much easier to just send the artwork and order the transfers and press the shirts when they arrive. Of course you expect to pay for this convenience and you also avoid the "mess" and time involved with setting up and running a screenprint job but you still have to compete in the marketplace.
What's the secret??