While everyone’s taking a closer look at their expenditures and analyzing each dime, you oughta know BlueCotton wants to help you stretch your apparel dollar further. We’re ready to bail YOU out of our overpriced competitors’ trap and show you how to get the most shirt for your money. There are many ways to create a striking t-shirt design without breaking the bank. Anyhow, let’s start with a few basics on how we price our shirts.
1. The more garments your order, the less expensive each one will be. This allows us to spread the cost of production out over more shirts and save you money. 50 shirts will be less expensive PER SHIRT than 25 shirts. 100 shirts will be less expensive PER SHIRT than 50 shirts. It’s kinda like buying a pallet of cheese curls from Costco…its cheaper PER BAG in the long run to buy the whole pallet instead of buying one bag at a time. You get the idea?
2. The fewer ink colors we print, the less expensive the shirts will be. A one color front is cheaper than a two color front; that much is obvious. I will show you later on the blog how you can use the color of your shirt as a “free color” and save money on ink colors. A shirt printed only on the front is less expensive than a shirt printed on the front and back. Makes sense, right?
3. The cost of the blank t-shirt is factored into the pricing. Premium brand shirts–like American Apparel and Bella–are more expensive than more standard brands like Hanes and Gildan. 50/50 cotton / polyester blend shirts are less expensive than 100% cotton. Depending on your personal preference, a 50/50 is not necessarily a “cheap” shirt. 50/50s are lighter in weight and resist significant shrinkage. If price is a factor, 50/50 garments are the way to go. Since white tees do not go through a dyeing process, they are less expensive than color shirts. For the absolute lowest cost shirt, you want a 50/50 in white.