Have you checked the east coast of Australia? I know of at least one seller in Perth (unless this was you...? ) who sources their printing from Melbourne, raising the possibility that it's a Perth thing and not an Australian thing.Ross B said:Local might be the way to go in the States, but the Australian screenprinters I have sought quotes from are BLOODY expensive in comparison. So much so, that I am investigating getting prints done in the US!
This is true, but will be affected by what you're after. If you want the cheapest blanks possible, it's potentially cheaper to import. If you want sweatshop free, it costs about the same to buy them locally as to import, and the environmental impact is lessened (i.e. no shipping a product from the other side of the world that can be sourced locally). Even cheap blanks aren't that cheap (relatively speaking) by the time you pay shipping and tax.Ross B said:And the cost of quality blanks is also MUCH cheaper in the States.
For starters it makes no difference whether it's an internet order, a wholesale purchase order made through a company, an item sent from a friend they didn't mark "gift", etc.Ross B said:I believe Aust Customs don't charge duty on internet orders valued at less than $1000
Monkeylantern has recommended them; personally my dealings with Ounce have left me unimpressed.Ross B said:I think I recall you recommending Ounce? I have emailed them, but they are very slack getting back. Just sent them a re-send after 2 weeks without response.
That's crazy... not hard to see why you'd be looking overseas in that case.Ross B said:the Perth companies charge really exhorbitant prices. eg: $12 ea A4 for 20+ digital heat transfers (and this is supposedly a discount price). Screenprints (including Tshirts) of a run of 50 3-colour plus one colour text on back works out at around $20 per male Tshirt and $23 per female. AND their Ts are not quality heavyweights.
That's correct.monkeylantern said:Although much of the import tax can be claimed back in tax credits if you're reselling and registered as a business, no?
Solmu said:Monkeylantern has recommended them; personally my dealings with Ounce have left me unimpressed.