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I'm just starting out and work at night from my home. Someone ordered shirts for a birthday party this weekend. My deadline is tomorrow and I do not know what to charge. My brother recommended my service, the order is for my brothers friends boyfriend who is having a party to celebrate his girlfriends birthday.

I've never met him and all communication has been through my brother. He wants 12 shirts, various sizes and my brother emailed me a picture they want printed on the shirt. I printed it on transfer paper and sent them a picture of the heat pressed image on a tshirt. The guy never asked for prices and approved the image on the shirt.

I'm going to finish printing tonight and have no idea what to charge. We live near NYC and I used transfer paper I had in stock as well as some white t-shirts I had left over from another job. Can someone please give me an idea of what to charge?
 

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We spent about 30-45 minutes cleaning up the picture before we were able to print it on the transfer paper. The shirts I used are Next Level for mens and Bella for women. Not sure if these two things should be factored into the price.
 

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@into the T: thanks. I'll stick with $15 per shirt.

My brother recommended this guy so he's not family or a friend of mine. But as @Ripcord said "the repeat business and word of mouth advertising the customer will provide" which is my goal. I want my work to stand out from the other printers in the area. There's a lot of competition around here; a lot of printers charge really cheap prices just to get the jobs.

I was also wondering how I should package the finished shirts. I will be hand delivering them and didn't know if a I should put them in a box or a bag. Should it be fancy or is a regular brown unmarked box ok?
 

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you also need to take into consideration the time frame, they need them by this weekend? that means a rush effort, we all would like to do the "Right Thing" but we also need to make a profit doing it.....no one works for the fun of it, we work to make a profit.....will they really place another order? If they do will they want the same low price if you price it too low? Just asking questions that you need to consider....at times I wish we could give our product away! But then next week we would be out of business :p

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I didn't think of it that way. Before posting here I messaged someone I met at a recent NBM show and they said in Miami they charge $25 per shirt for single prints and $20 for more than 6. I was thinking it was a bit high.
 
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