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    T-Shirt Printing - why me?!

    I rather stupidly offered to help produce some t-shirts for an event to help the organiser who's getting a bit stressed by it all.

    The shirts and the transfers were dropped off last night, along with a CD containing the image to be printed.

    Open box:

    100 x plain black t-shirts. Interesting...

    Pack of 100 x transfers. Hmm, no margin for error then...?!

    Locate CD - pop CD into PC and load up the image........can you guess what the problem is yet?




    .......it's a design with a black background with grayscale graphics, and with lots of white text; so if you produced a transfer from it and ironed it on to a black shirt you WON'T SEE THE WRITING! It took me half an hour to explain over the phone that PRINTERS DON'T PRINT WHITE!

    100 white t-shirts are on their way now apparently.

    [gah....]

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    ' Printer says no........ '

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    EPIC FAIL!

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    I wound up doing this for my brother in laws stag do last year as the best man pulled out of organising/going 3 weeks before the big day! Only had 15 to do but it was a right pain!!!

    How big is your image? If you can fit more than one to a page it won't matter if its wonky as you can cut it out after it's printed :-)

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    The graphic is a4 size. Why do I think I'm not going to get any sleep tonight? At least I managed to print all the transfers last night.

    Seriously thinking of borrowing the D&T depts t-shirt press.....

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    I borrowed our DT t-shirt press, it still took me about 2 hours to do 16 shirts... Good luck :-D

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    Might just add to your woes now, but could be useful if anyone needs it again.

    We've recently started using these guys: Xamax Clothing Company Ltd - 100 White T-Shirts 1 Colour Print - Xamax Clothing Company Ltd

    For a run of 100 single colour a4 prints onto a white shirt they're 1 each

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I rather stupidly offered to help produce some t-shirts for an event to help the organiser who's getting a bit stressed by it all.
    A spell in the army would do you good young man.

    One of the first things you learn .... Never volunteer.

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