before i signed up to this site, i saw some posts that mentioned a t shirt pricing chart. now that i'm here i don't know where to find those posts. can anyone direct me to where i need to go? i just started HTV t shirts and have a small order of 12 shirts with a small 3"x4" decal in upper right chest front. not sure how to price them.
My opinion is that a generic tshirt pricing sheet is worth about the value of the paper it's printed on.
What I mean by this .....
Pricing is very much dictated by the market you're in. Are there are printers willing to do short runs? If so, research the pricing they're offering.
Beyond that, what are you in-house expenses? You mentioned you're just starting. What were your start-up costs? How quickly do you want to recoup those costs?
For me, pricing is contingent on a number of factors. I've researched our local market and have a good idea of what is competitive. I also consider whether it's a one-time customer or whether I will have additional opportunities. How quickly am I getting paid (if it's a school, for example, I'm going to need to up-price a bit simply because it's going to take 60 days to get my check). How difficult is the job going to be? Is the customer providing a print-ready image or am I going to have to work on it to get it prepared?
A decent rule-of-thumb for pricing is to check the online printers such as customink. Kind of like car shoppers, many people are now looking online first to get an idea of pricing before they contact a local printer.
There are just so many variables to consider that a generic pricing sheet that is one-size-fits-all is not going to get you very far.