Usually you buy the labels from one company, and then have another company actually sew the labels in. Companies that sew the labels in usually have low minimums, but the companies that you buy the custom lables from usually have minimums of about 1500.
I get my labels sewn in where the other label was, which costs me $.35 per label. No minimums.
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Also, we've been trying to find a local place to do it for us, and that's been a pain. My wife called a few places today (20) and all but 2 said they couldn't do. Of the 2 that did, one said they would need to see the shirts and labels to give an accurate quote (my wife's on the way there now!) and the other said it would cost $3 per shirt! (must be on some moonshine or something!)
Interesting thread. Thanks for all the info. As I know nothing at all about sewing label process, let me ask what might be a dumb question. Does the company that sews the labels in remove the old labels? Or, when you buy the blank shirts in quantity from whomever (Alternative Apparel, Gildan, etc.), do they supply the shirts without labels? How does that work?
Right now I get ProClub shirts. They come with a single woven label. The company that I use takes the old ProClub label out, and replaces it with my woven label.
I know some companies will put labels in for you, if you supply them with the labels. Most of them have pretty large minimums for this (1,000), but there are some that have fewer minimums. I think Royal Apparel has a minimum of 60 and they will put your label in instead of theirs. I'll have to check that though.
Question for you..
When you are having your label put in do they keep the part of the label w/ thread count and care instructions in?
I hope you understand what I am talking about. also, where do you order your labels from? Sorry..lots of questions..
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