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On location printing

Posted on Wed, 21 Jun 2006 at 0:20



Hi,
I am a screenprinter who works out of my basement. However, since I am primarily selling my preprinted apparel at events, I am ending up with too much pre-printed inventory. I am seriously considering printing on location on a per order basis and want to know how many folks out there do/have done this and what are the potential benefits and pitfalls. Thanks much for your time and hope to recipricate to you in in future.

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inlineprint says: On site printing is a very convenient way to get exactly the amount of garments needed on a pay as you go basis. If you do carshows, motocross rallies, nascar races, picnics... well you get the idea. ...

On site printing is a very convenient way to get exactly the amount of garments needed on a pay as you go basis. If you do carshows, motocross rallies, nascar races, picnics... well you get the idea. You can print on demand, meaning no pre-printed inventory that you may end up not selling. A few of my customers have done this for a long time and find that its very profitable. They advertise themselves as on site printers and they make sure to deliver.

The pitfalls of onsite printing is that often you cant keep up with demand if your shirt becomes a big hit. Remember you have to bring a press, the design, ink, and a dryer for this to work. Many people understimate demand and end up falling behind demand.

The benefit is you dont carry any inventory, if you are fast and efficient you can print exactly when you need the garment. No extra shirts left over after the event is done so no wasted money.

Look around your area and find out if anyone is doing onsite printing. Talk to the printer and find out the biggest issues they are facing. These are the things that were brought to my attention but there has to be more benefits and most likely pitfalls.

posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:47pm

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