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Old 06-22-06, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default T- Shirt question

When printing and selling a shirt...

Which version do you think looks and sells better:
Image on the front or image on the back?
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Old 06-22-06, 02:42 PM   #2
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If the image is on the back, I think something (like a little logo or words) needs to be on the front. Othwise it looks like their wearing their shirt backwards.

But image on the front -- nothing needs to be on the back.

An opinion that you didn't ask for: From my exprience, non-white t-shirts sell better, unless they're the funky, 80's kind, rimmed with colour around the sleeves and neck.
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I am going to print black shirts and I think gray.
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Old 06-22-06, 02:52 PM   #4
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probably the safest, classic way to go.

An "in" colour may sell more in one particular season of one particular year, but then you could get stuck with a bunch of weird coloured shirts that, three years later, won't sell.

ei: For a project I worked on in '02 or '03, bright pumpkin orange was selling really well. ...But it seems harder to try to convince someone to dress like a pylon now, in '06.
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If you are only printing one side ...the front.
But, small logo on the front and large back logo...means more exposure coming and going....plus customer feels like they are getting more.....even tho they are now your walking billboard!
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Old 07-27-06, 09:31 AM   #6
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I used to print and design shirts. I can tell you that if you are selling them, definitely choose black or grey. Although brown is the new black

If you are giving them away and expect people to wear them after they take them home, choose a darker color as well. (navy, burgandy, cinnimon color) The only thing is black is not the most visible advertisement and one of these colors would be more likely to attract attention to your message...

Classic mistake to make while designing a shirt is to make the image much too large. If it is a tasteful size (say, under 10 inches across) you should have a pretty handsome tshirt that people will be proud to wear. Also if you want something on the front you can choose what is called a "left chest" design. Typically 3.5 inches wide or less. If you want to be creative, choose to have your left chest elsewhere. Center, left shoulder, bottom right, etc... One thing that is popular right now is having something down the arms on a long sleeve jersy or t. They will sell like crazy if you have like flames or junk on them that looks kinda cool. Don't make it too cliche though or the only people that will wear the shirt will be dorks.

Hope that helps.
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Keep cost in mind?
The more you print and the more colors you use, the higher the cost of investment.
If you are selling to break even, might not be so bad, but if you want to make some coins...........

Also, don't print up a bunch of different sizes, 2 sizes are plenty...can always claim"one size fits all!"
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black and white are usually cheapest. Colors cost more unless they are an ugly color and you can get them on clearance.
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Default Printing on black is not always cheap

If you want to print white on black fabric, it is a bit more expensive I find as just white will fade into a grey.
it needs to be white/white with this coating to protect it and make the white stay true thru washing. I do not know what the process is actually called, I just know that you need to do it.
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The printer just prints it twice. They charge you for 2 colors. It is necessary to print it once, dry it, then print it again. It takes longer but it is opaque, which is what you want.
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