What’s So Hard About A T-Shirt?
Okay, time to crowdsource a bit.
I’d feel bad about this, but man, ya’ll don’t know how many emails asking polyphasic questions I fielded this weekend. Seriously. (Also, apologies to those of you who had to wait a few days for me to get around to answering you…I did my best, I promise!)
So, MY question to YOU is…
What’s a cheap, reasonable way to get a T-shirt made?
Because I love t-shirts and I have a pretty serious crapton of T-shirt designs made — mostly snarky things, things that I personally want to buy and wear, but I’m hoping to be able to offer them to others, too. Mostly because it feels kind of stupid to design and make a T-shirt just so I can buy it myself!
Here are some details on where I’m at:
- I used to use GoodStorm and I loved it. They were cheap, fast, and way ethical. Then they got bought out by Zazzle, which is none of those things.
- Specifically Zazzle’s prices are STUPID expensive, and not only wouldn’t I pay them, I’d be embarrassed to ask anyone else to. Same with CafePress. I need to be able to offer a not-horrible-quality simple shirt for $20 or less, or no deal. (GoodStorm let me do it for under $15.)
- I’m not an artist, just a snark-machine. So good design tools are a plus, but not an absolute necessity. I can do pretty much everything by designing and uploading a simple .png, or something similar.
- I can’t afford to buy in bulk. Unfortunately this means screenprinting is generally out, though I do like the quality of it better than digital printing.
So there you have it…if you know of a good T-shirt company that does POD at reasonable prices, I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks, Internet! You remain my favoritest collective consciousness ever.