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i've enclosed a link to a pallet that my printer is trying to obtain, but he's telling me it's estimated to be $800 and we need to get 4 of them to get my shirts printed. do any of you recognize this pallet, where can i find it cheaper. for those in the know, we're going for the typical all over print, up on the neck, down the sleeves, etc.. (Affliction look). Do i have to use this type, or are there others that can accomplish the same feat?

All Over Pallet Systems
 

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Is this not a highly recognized pallet (platen) in the industry? Do I need a belt printer instead? Any help is needed guys. I'm not the printer, I'm the guy that is paying the printer and he recommends that we need to purchase these pallets before getting the desired look. What do you all think?
 

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Make your own.
although i know this possibility exists, it's probably not one we're planning to entertain. i appreciate the feedback none the less. i just figured on a forum like here, there would at least be someone that could point me to a cheaper vendor or something. maybe if i asked it different. What kind of pallet (platen) do i need to print with one pass on the sleeves, up to the neck, and obviously on the shirt as well at the same time. Affliction specializes in this, as many others are copying the style, and i wanted to see what pallets that they're using, or are the just getting them belt printed?
 

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I'm not really sure how this cost is your problem, maybe I'm reading it wrong.

If your printer wants to do that sort of work then he needs to buy the equipment to do it, if not you need to look at another printer who can.

Heck, I'd like a 16 colour press... if your offering to buy me one!

Whilst I agree with sticking with a printer you already know/use if he doesn't have the equipment he may also not have the skills to achieve this (may... not doesn't)

Just my 2 cents worth... which isn't much!
 

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I'm not really sure how this cost is your problem, maybe I'm reading it wrong.

If your printer wants to do that sort of work then he needs to buy the equipment to do it, if not you need to look at another printer who can.

Heck, I'd like a 16 colour press... if your offering to buy me one!

Whilst I agree with sticking with a printer you already know/use if he doesn't have the equipment he may also not have the skills to achieve this (may... not doesn't)

Just my 2 cents worth... which isn't much!
My printer is a personal friend, he will end up buying the equipment and work it into my overall costs with my product line. he's more old school printing, so this is not equipment that he already had. I had asked him about the belt printing, but at this time it doesn't appear as though we'll have enough quantity to go in that direction...hopefully eventually though?
 

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Those platens look sweet. I checked the website. You need a different size for each size shirt and they are like $600 a piece! Ouch.

They sell a gigantic square pallet that you just lay the entire shirt on. They call it the Oall Over EZ and it is still over $600! What a joke.

I agree with the other posters make your own.

I go to local wing places to watch the UFC and everyone has these Affliction t-shirts where the image exstands to the sleeves and off the shirt. They are sweet. They are only one color, but look awesome. They are probably made in china with a just a table top and a hand held screen.

My friend James bought one online for $55 and went on and on about "you'll never see anyone else wearing this shirt." Then we got to the bar to watch the fight and immediately another guy has the exact shirt. Now everytime we go to watch a UFC fight I see like 3 people with these same exact shirts.

They have a new one that has six independant prints. Each is two color. Probably drives the Chinese screen printers crazy making them. lol. It sells for $60 online. I'm sure I'll see someone wearing one in the future.

If you have an artist who can make some killer artwork, there is probably a fortune to made in all over print shirts.
 

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For far less than those platens you could get them printed with a belt printer or someone that has all over capability.

Those platens are expensive and then you need a different one for every size of shirt you plan on printing.

We do it on very large oversized platens for all size of shirt on a press made to do this work. Hope this helps.

Dave
 
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