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You don't make your own plastisol transfers, you order them custom made.
How many colors are in your design?
Are you doing all white shirts or colors too?
 

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badalou said:
Why are you not doing your own plastisol transfers. There is no set up or art work charges if you have vector art. How many shirts are you doing?
Apart from the set of costs of getting a heatpress machine. And plastisol transfers are still a very long way from being the be-all-and-end-all of shirt printing.
 

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MrApolloBu said:
Prices ranged from 100 dollars setup and 4 dollars a shirt to 60 dollars setup and 2.15 per shirts. why such a large price gap?
Some people like money more than others ;)

Seriously though, this industry is no different to any other - if you got quotes from a builder on a house extension or a mechanic on an auto problem you'd expect a huge variance, and it's the same here.

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should i not trust the lower prices competetors?
Again, screenprinting is the same as any industry: some of the lower end prices are based on desperation, the ability to do high volume cheaply, etc. and some are based on corner cutting, penny pinching, inferior quality. Price alone (whether high or low) won't tell you if a printer is good or bad (or can/can't be trusted).

The best way to tell is obviously word of mouth recommendations/prior experience (which is often extremely hard to come by reliably, because you don't know if people can be trusted, and the people you know you can trust probably haven't had any screeprinting done), and seeing samples of their work.
 

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MrApolloBu said:
thanks solmu hehe... and to answer Decal Designs we have up to 4 colors in our designs and white and black tshirt.
OK, I couldn't tell if you have a heat press from the other posts that you've made on the site, but if you did.....

You could get 100 Plastisol Transfers with 4 colors for about $3.15 or so each.
(hot splits that will handle dark colors.)
Your blanks could average $2 each for 50 whites and 50 colors, and then you have to figure in some shipping charges and time to press the shirts etc.

In many cases, it's better to get a bunch of shirts screen printed and be done with it, but if you do not yet know who is buying these, or what sizes or colors you will need, then a lot can be said in favor of screen printed Plastisol transfers.
 

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I am also looking to do around 100 or so shirts , with a few colors. What is the cost of a decent heat transfer machine ? Can the shirts be 100% cotton or must they be a blend in order to get the best visual quality ? Many thanks.
 

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I am also looking to do around 100 or so shirts , with a few colors. What is the cost of a decent heat transfer machine ? Can the shirts be 100% cotton or must they be a blend in order to get the best visual quality ? Many thanks.
You are responding to a message that is over 7 years old. You might want to start a new thread.
 
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