Here are a few basic ideas that you can use to save your group money on T-Shirts. This top 6 list can be put into practice no matter who prints your shirts, but we hope you choose ImpactShirts.com.
#6. Use the shirt color in the design as one of the ink colors. For example, if you are using green shirts with a tree, use black ink for the outline of the tree, but use the green fabric of the shirt as the leaves rather than printing another green color.
#5. Make sure you order according to the price breaks. (or ask for special pricing if you fall between two different price breaks) For example: If you need 140 shirts, you can save money by ordering up to the next price bracket of 150. (130 shirts X $5.99 each is $838.60), increase your order to 150 shirts ($5.59 each X 150 shirts is $838.50!) Thats right! get 10 T-shirts for FREE, by making the next price break!
#4. Reduce the number of colors printed. For Example: Take a 4 color shirt down to 2 colors and you could save $1.40 per shirt! (based on 75 shirts) Our design team can make a design very effective with fewer colors and you get the savings
#3. Print only 1 side of the shirt. You can save upwards of $100.00 if you're ordering 75 shirts by printing on only the front or the back of the shirt, but not both. The same goes for a sleeve print or a pocket print! We can often include all the information you would like on just a single side and make it look great. That will also make your budget look great!
#2. Print on white shirts, not colored shirts and save $1.00 per shirt in most cases! White shirts are cheaper than colors for two reasons. First, the cotton used to make T-shirts is a natural color when it is first manufactured. Then it must be "bleached" to make it white. Then dyed to make the desired color, by eliminating the dye process you can save money. Second, printing on colored shirts takes a more ink, so it too cost a bit more.
#1. Combine staff and kids shirts by using the same design on different colored shirts. This is my favorite way to save money. Find a single design that can work for both staff and kids. Then you can get one color for your staff and a second color for the kids. This way you are actually turning two small orders into one big order. This can really save you ALOT! Example: 100 kids = $5.99ea + 50 Staff = $7.29ea, Combine them together for one order of 150 shirts and then you will only pay $5.49 per shirt. Savings: $131.60
Feel free to call or e-mail us to discuss how we can put any of these strategies to work for you this year!