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I am looking for a Manufacturer of T-shirts here in the USA that will not charge an arm and a leg to get fininshed products. Does anyone know of a Manfacturer that would like to make 10,000 to 50,000 t-shirt a month for my business. With that being said is there anyone that would recommend a screen printer that can handle that type of volume? Thanks for your help as I am new to this type of networking. Have a great day.
 

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now pro, i know of three in california who would love to make shirts for you, no body parts involved. big numbers don't bother us. i'll shoot you a personal message. stan
 

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What do you consider an arm and a leg for finished products?
Well, I have found a Cut & Sew operation in Graham, NC. Which is only about 25030 minutes from my office and they can do them for $3.87 a piece, w/no price break for quantity. That's blanks to me, of course then I have to take them to get screen printed. In my prospecting I have had a meeting with an Assistant Athletic Director of a major University, he clearly told me what sponsor's are willing to pay for the finished shirt. It's around $4.00 a piece and that they will buy 10,000+ per order. I can't screen print of $0.13 and break even. We are trying to make about $.50-$1.00 per shirt. I have a screen printer here locally that can do volume like that on there 7 Automatic presses. So the screen printing part is not as big of a deal and the fabric, sut & sew at this point. If we could get the blank shirt for around $2.55-$2.85, we can move forward make some money and help someone else to keep their operation open.
We have contacts for Casino's and a major marketing company for collegiate sports. To be quite honest selling the product is not the issue, getting it at a great price here in the US has been.
Thanks for your help and have a great day.

Best Regards,

Greg Gettler
NOW Promotions & GoShirts
336-508-7271
 

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Well, I have found a Cut & Sew operation in Graham, NC. Which is only about 25030 minutes from my office and they can do them for $3.87 a piece, w/no price break for quantity. That's blanks to me, of course then I have to take them to get screen printed. In my prospecting I have had a meeting with an Assistant Athletic Director of a major University, he clearly told me what sponsor's are willing to pay for the finished shirt. It's around $4.00 a piece and that they will buy 10,000+ per order. I can't screen print of $0.13 and break even. We are trying to make about $.50-$1.00 per shirt. I have a screen printer here locally that can do volume like that on there 7 Automatic presses. So the screen printing part is not as big of a deal and the fabric, sut & sew at this point. If we could get the blank shirt for around $2.55-$2.85, we can move forward make some money and help someone else to keep their operation open.
We have contacts for Casino's and a major marketing company for collegiate sports. To be quite honest selling the product is not the issue, getting it at a great price here in the US has been.
Thanks for your help and have a great day.

Best Regards,

Greg Gettler
NOW Promotions & GoShirts
336-508-7271
$3.87 is pretty high for a blank promotional t-shirt.

I think you may need to think about this a different way.

If you find a high volume screen printer, they already have wholesale blank t-shirt contacts that they can get t-shirts from.

So find the screen printer first and get a quote on the specific artwork.

I'm guessing at a quantity of a 10,000 piece run per design, you could still make a profit if you sold them the t-shirt for $4. I'm sure there's some haggling involved, you may be able to get them to pay more if you educate them on the different reasons why a t-shirt may cost more (more colors in the design, dark garments, etc)

Here's one screen printer to contact for a quote: mirrorimage.com

Here's another high volume screen printer: Target Graphics Ltd.
 
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