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New Direct to Garment Printing Technology
JollyRoger Show this Post
11-15-2012, 06:53 AM #1
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I was in the Screen printing Industry for about 15 years as a printer and another 5 as a Graphic Artist/Designer. I remember the old days of cleaning up ink from everywhere and tracking it home to your furniture and carpet. But the newest technology is supper COOL! Start your own Shirt Printing business for under 10K. That in itself is amazing. Before, you were lucky if you could buy all your equipment used for 20K. Not to mention screens, chemicals, and inks. So.... That's another 5K - 10K... You could set 4 workstations up in your garage for the same price as a one press shop. Or one in a guest bedroom for 10K or less.

11-15-2012, 12:51 PM #2
bohica Member
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That is cool.
I figure, with no small business experience, that it would only take about 1500 shirts to be in the black.
I paid $10.00 about 30 years ago for a Nuke Jane Fonda tee shirt in Datona Beach.
These days $10.00 a piece would make really topical items fly.
Any idea about ink consumption/consumable replacement costs?

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11-15-2012, 01:58 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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That's pretty damned fast. blink.gif Ink usually doesn't come cheap though and how many T-shirts will a cartridge print? hmm.gif
11-15-2012, 02:02 PM #4
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Nice find! You're right Bohica, would make for a great low cost business startup.

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