When it comes to customizing a t-shirt, your options are endless. If you have a small budget, don't be discouraged; there are plenty of affordable solutions to create the t-shirt that friends, family, and the public will love.
T-Shirt Material Determines Pricing
If you're looking for an inexpensive t-shirt, there is no shortage of options available for your order. Depending on your budget, you can climb up to a more premium option, but even the base-level shirts will be super comfortable and get the job done.
Your cheapest option is a jersey tee - a 100% cotton shirt. Cotton t-shirts are probably the most common type of t-shirts… and why wouldn't they be? They're super comfortable, soft, and breathable (all with an affordable price tag).
A poly-blend tee is a perfect option at a slightly higher price range. If you want a lighter-weight shirt and are willing to spend a couple extra bucks, this shirt will deliver. The shirt's material is a 65% polyester/35% cotton blend.
1 Print Location on the T-Shirt
It's easy to get excited while designing your own t-shirt. Regarding budget-friendly, it's best to keep it simple. More print locations mean higher costs.
Even with only one print location, you still have room to express creativity through your shirt design. Whether it's the back, front, or sleeves you want to print on, you'll still have plenty of space to show off great graphics.
In recent trends, minimalistic designs are the fashionable choice. Crowded designs can be hard to look at and make shirts look gaudy. A straightforward and blatant message can be beneficial to your message and inexpensive.
Direct-to-Garment has No Design Color Limitations
Color is an excellent asset in designing your custom shirts to make them total showstoppers with multi-colors in your design. Direct-to-Garment printing allows you to construct a pristine look by developing complicated artwork with many beautiful colors.
When adding lots of colors, the complexity of a design won't be compromised. Don't get misled by the idea that less is more in the world of t-shirts. Direct-to-Garment will allow you to create a design that screen printing is not capable of and keep within budget.
Price breaks are perhaps the best way to save money without surrendering anything. With the science of price breaks, the more shirts you order, the more you will keep! If you order more additional shirts and see a significant price decrease, you may even be able to an extra logo on the back.
A hefty price tag is the main factor scaring people away from designing their own custom shirts. When you throw your perfect design onto a t-shirt and see that the price comes out to over $120, your first thought would be, "well, that is way too much!" But that cost applies when you order a single t-shirt. When you order 25 t-shirts, your price would seem much more tolerable. Ordering 60 shirts would bring your price per shirt down even lower.
It may seem like a substantial commitment to increasing your order quantity, but doing so will dramatically lower your cost per shirt. Check out the price breaks for your order before you place it because you could be spending more than you should!
Custom T-Shirts are for You
Northwest Custom Apparel's staff can assist you with creating the t-shirts of your dreams with our dedicated customer service and art staff. Contact us for more information on direct-to-garment printed t-shirts with unlimited ink colors. You can reach us at 1-800-851-3671
Jiffy Shirts are Overpriced
Jiffy Shirt Reviews
Jiffy Shirts is a reputable reseller of Sanmar apparel with margins of 40% on most of their product they dropship. Jiffy Shirts uses Sanmar's warehouses throughout the country to expedite shipments of shirts. Many craft and home businesses use Jiffy Shirt to purchase t-shirts and hoodies to decorate as a hobby to sell to their local church and PTA committee. The reviews on the Jiffy Shirt website rank it at over 4.8 stars with 30,000 primarily positive reviews.
Jiffy Shirt Warehouses
Jiffy shirts use Sanmar's warehouses in the following cities; Seattle, Reno, Dallas, Minneapolis, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, FL, and Phoenix. It would help if you remembered the time zones of each warehouse so you can meet their shipping cutoff times for same-day ships.
Jiffy Shirt Warehouse Cutoff Times for UPS shipments
Seattle: 4 pm
Reno, Nevada: 4 pm
Cincinnati: 4 pm
New Jersey: 4 pm
Dallas: 4 pm
Florida: 4 pm
Minneapolis: 4 pm
Phoenix: 4 pm
Jiffy Shirt Prices 2022 Comparison with Sanmar
PC61 Tshirt: $4.73 Jiffy and Sanmar $3.41
PC90H Hoodie: $21.27 Jiffy and Sanmar: $14.62
Jiffy shirt provides convenience for someone who doesn't have an account with Sanmar.
I would recommend Jiffy Shirt in the following situations.
Erik Mickelson is a 2nd generation in embroider in his family's company.
Embroidered North Face Jackets
North Face jacket inventory is building up again as distributors around the country. The pandemic stopped production and halted the importing of the jackets for over 16 months. The question is how to price the jackets with custom embroidery and still be competitive in the market place with increasing inflation monthly.
How to price your embroidery onto North Face and remain competitive
Traditional pricing models take the garment cost, double it, and add the embroidery costs work great in small-sized embroidery orders under 12 jackets. With more oversized-sized orders of 48 plus jackets, the pricing will become too expensive for that quantity. An example is taking 50 North Face jackets to cost $100.00 blank. Doubling the cost to $100.00, the profit per jacket is $100.00 * 50 jackets. $5,000 to embroider 50 jackets sounds like a significant profit margin but will also be too much of a cost to be competitive. A contract embroidery company would charge an embroidery broker $5.00 per logo. So, the broker has a $45.00 per jacket profit for not touching the work. The broker will then look at this situation and decide they only need to make $1,000 on this job and add $20.00 per jacket to make $1,000.00. Not an insufficient margin for processing paperwork.
Use tiered costs when pricing North Face
The tiered cost will need to be used, which has different margins based on the cost of the item. A $100.00 North Face will be calculated at a 25% margin plus embroidery vs. doubling costs like traditional shops already do. It understands some SQL CASE Statements to get a complete price list is necessary. We use a program called CASPIO, an online SQL database that is user-friendly with drag and drop fields and SQL statements that a non-computer user can understand. Caspio can price the entire Sanmar database and post it online. For further info on pricing or learning Caspio, please contact Erik Mickelson at email@example.com
Erik Mickelson ,the Operations Manager since 1996 is a 2nd generation embroider. Erik started fulltime in his family's company after is graduation from Washington State University in 1996.