Hey everyone, I'm Joe. Been looking around here for quite some time and I've noticed something. Many people seem to be to launching clothing lines consisting of one or two shirts. Most of the members here know that one shirt on a bigcartel with no theme and no branding most likely will end up in failure, so maybe we can get some ideas for alternatives to actually launching a line, so the next time someone sets up a line with one shirt to boot, they might think otherwise.

The obvious suggestions are to either sell a design or submit to Threadless or something but I know copyright gets kind of fuzzy and someone may not like that and would want full rights to their design.

I was thinking if you only print one or two shirts, perhaps selling them through sites like Etsy personally? Just an idea.

I don't know. I'm just trying to approach this whole thing with a little bit of intelligence. I'm as bored as these one shirt lines as the next. Let me know what you all think.
  • Tony A

    Printing "one or two shirts" is expensive, good sir.
  • Massanisso

    Yeah I understand, but people are doing it anyways.
  • Tony A

    It MUST be a very good idea then !
  • MattyVF

    Are you trying to ask the question: "How can I run a respectable/successful clothing line with one or two shirts?"
  • Massanisso

    Sorry, I was unclear. My question is what should one do if they want to see their shirts printed and sell them without starting a full line?
  • Killer Napkins

    Just do one of those DTG print on demand printing sites?? Redbubble, zazzle, mysoti, etc.. I mean it won't cost you anything.. but You won't really sell a whole lot.

    Or you can just pay for a design to get printed.. then go .. HEY I have a shirt for sale.
  • Jupit

    or try to sell the design, not the shirt.
  • MattyVF

    Massanisso said:Sorry, I was unclear. My question is what should one do if they want to see their shirts printed and sell them without starting a full line?

    Try pitching the design to a favorite brand or a brand that would give it a good home.
  • i came from nothing

    Printing 2 tees is actually very cheap.

    But i can also help, I can DTG print and use my store as featured brand, so no print setup costs or hosting costs.

    customer & client pics









    www.merchyprint.tumblr.com
  • Craig Robson

    am i the only one confused as fuck about all this?

    that dtg print would look ok if it didnt look like a massive piece of shiny plastic on the shirt.
  • Tony A

    That's what I dislike about DTG prints, they tend to reflect a lot of light.
  • i came from nothing

    okay - shiny prints. only when a large 90/100% area print - only when on a dark or black item. (when those 2 are combined it can be shiny) - learn to use the tech.

    Nothing shiny here, soft & flexible.



  • Massanisso

    I just want to know what you should do if you want to design shirts and sell them without establishing an entire brand.

    If this thread is too confusing, feel free to lock it up.
  • TXTSWORD

    Yeah - I do DTG and I fucking hate printing with white. I'm just going to stop doing it. It's difficult, costly, and it looks kind of shitty a lot of the time. Trying to get a balance between not having fibers showing through the print and not having the print crack up in the wash is a nightmare. I'm still having problems with fading in the wash on light and white garments as well - which is really frustrating considering the time I've spent on forums, on the phone, and experimenting with it.
  • HarryDiaz

    Massanisso said:I just want to know what you should do if you want to design shirts and sell them without establishing an entire brand.

    If this thread is too confusing, feel free to lock it up.

    Society6 is probably a good alternative.
  • Massanisso

    HarryDiaz said:
    Massanisso said:I just want to know what you should do if you want to design shirts and sell them without establishing an entire brand.

    If this thread is too confusing, feel free to lock it up.

    Society6 is probably a good alternative.

    That kind of site is exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks HarryDiaz!

    Also, what was the name of that site where every week I believe there was a theme and you could submit shirt designs for that theme?
  • i came from nothing

    TXTSWORD said:Yeah - I do DTG and I fucking hate printing with white. I'm just going to stop doing it. It's difficult, costly, and it looks kind of shitty a lot of the time. Trying to get a balance between not having fibers showing through the print and not having the print crack up in the wash is a nightmare. I'm still having problems with fading in the wash on light and white garments as well - which is really frustrating considering the time I've spent on forums, on the phone, and experimenting with it.

    never had those problems.

    Society 6 etc, why let them do it, run your own line, but use the same technology.
  • TXTSWORD

    i came from nothing said:
    TXTSWORD said:Yeah - I do DTG and I fucking hate printing with white. I'm just going to stop doing it. It's difficult, costly, and it looks kind of shitty a lot of the time. Trying to get a balance between not having fibers showing through the print and not having the print crack up in the wash is a nightmare. I'm still having problems with fading in the wash on light and white garments as well - which is really frustrating considering the time I've spent on forums, on the phone, and experimenting with it.

    never had those problems.

    Society 6 etc, why let them do it, run your own line, but use the same technology.

    Not to keep taking this off topic, but care to share your technique for printing on light garments?
  • William Henry

    i came from nothing said:
    TXTSWORD said:Yeah - I do DTG and I fucking hate printing with white. I'm just going to stop doing it. It's difficult, costly, and it looks kind of shitty a lot of the time. Trying to get a balance between not having fibers showing through the print and not having the print crack up in the wash is a nightmare. I'm still having problems with fading in the wash on light and white garments as well - which is really frustrating considering the time I've spent on forums, on the phone, and experimenting with it.

    never had those problems.

    Society 6 etc, why let them do it, run your own line, but use the same technology.

    Because everyone has a DTG printer right?
  • Craig Robson

    William Henry said:
    i came from nothing said:
    TXTSWORD said:Yeah - I do DTG and I fucking hate printing with white. I'm just going to stop doing it. It's difficult, costly, and it looks kind of shitty a lot of the time. Trying to get a balance between not having fibers showing through the print and not having the print crack up in the wash is a nightmare. I'm still having problems with fading in the wash on light and white garments as well - which is really frustrating considering the time I've spent on forums, on the phone, and experimenting with it.

    never had those problems.

    Society 6 etc, why let them do it, run your own line, but use the same technology.

    Because everyone has a DTG printer right?

    he means run it through icamefromnothing

    aka set up a storefront there.

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