Home Distiller T-shirts

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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by jonnys_spirit » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:29 am

If there’s more than one design I’ll probably order one or two of each.

+1 on the third party for orders. Maybe a service like this?

http://www.tshirtcafe.com/

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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by Hillbilly Popstar » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:34 am

Fair enough.
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On the topic of subtlety...

I think the website addy needs to be on the shirt. Maybe not large, front and center.
But maybe in small print at the bottom or under the logo. That way, those with peaked curiosity could be directed to our wonderful outfit.
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But I do like the idea of a simple logo, and a catch phrase that means something to most of us. Something just overt enough to start conversation with anyone smart enough to ask the right questions would be good.
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by HDNB » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:47 pm

so anybody else not notice the donate button got moved to the top left beside quick links? :oops:

or am i the only extra observant one here?
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by Fivey » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:55 pm

HDNB wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:47 pm
so anybody else not notice the donate button got moved to the top left beside quick links? :oops:

or am i the only extra observant one here?
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by Copperhead road » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:35 am

Are these “Home Distiller” T-shirts available?

How about a picture of what they look like....
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by Deplorable » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:55 am

One of my other hobbies is vinyl work. Signs, banners, shirts, and decals etc.
I have a lot of repeat business with Masonic groups, motorcycle clubs, non profit 501(c)3s, etc. I use PayPal exclusively for payments.
Folks order from me, I purchase the garments, apply their request, and mail them out.
With PayPal, its easy to dispute the payment and get your money back if you dont get what you ordered.
Proceeds from the sales could then be sent via PayPal to the site.
Just a thought on how one could make something work for generating site revenue. Not promoting anything on my end or suggesting I'd be involved at this point.
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by Swedish Pride » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:43 am

HD/ 3s on the pocket
So I'm tole on the back.
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Post by JC973 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:20 am

I’m in for 2-5 shirts, I LOL’d at the “So I’m tole” slogan for the back, that is the ultimate secret handshake, love it
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by Copperhead road » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:42 am

I don’t get it how do we order one?

Or is this something that’s completely in the making and hasn’t got off the ground
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by jonnys_spirit » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:36 am

Post some graphics and please folks. I'll open the sketch book and sharpen the charcoal stick this weekend. Easy enough to do a small run for anyone that wants to.

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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by TDick » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:04 pm

My local teeshirt screenprinter is still in business and MY cost per shirt is pretty cheap.
BUT - that's for pre-ordering, pre-paying & me shipping to everyone individually??
Not ideal so I believe a fulfillment company like Teespring is the most practical way to do this.
Not only can you list a variety of products, but different logos as well & everyone buy what they want.

And I would be glad to help.
But before going to a lot of effort, the Admins would need to decide IF it's something they want to do to create some income since it makes sense for the account/payments to be in their names.

Does anyone have experience with Teespring or other alternatives - Printiful, Printify, Teeshirtgang - there's tons of them!
One thing I noticed - most of them stress how their platforms help you market - obviously NOT a factor here.
Main thing I'm interested in is what type shirts they offer & how good is their sublimation/printing.
I have shirts from my guy I wear a lot and are close to 20 years old.
I don't expect that from these guys but I would like them to last through a few washings.

Anybody got good OR BAD experiences and Mods - is this something you want to pursue?

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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by DSmith78 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:20 pm

I'd definitely buy one.
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by NZChris » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:46 pm

Distilling is legal in New Zealand, but I would never wear a T-shirt promoting distilling.

I think it is a bad idea to advertise that my shed is a desirable target for the local ratbags when they run out of booze on Saturday night.

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Post by Deplorable » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:49 pm

TDick wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:04 pm
My local teeshirt screenprinter is still in business and MY cost per shirt is pretty cheap.
BUT - that's for pre-ordering, pre-paying & me shipping to everyone individually??
Not ideal so I believe a fulfillment company like Teespring is the most practical way to do this.
Not only can you list a variety of products, but different logos as well & everyone buy what they want.

And I would be glad to help.
But before going to a lot of effort, the Admins would need to decide IF it's something they want to do to create some income since it makes sense for the account/payments to be in their names.

Does anyone have experience with Teespring or other alternatives - Printiful, Printify, Teeshirtgang - there's tons of them!
One thing I noticed - most of them stress how their platforms help you market - obviously NOT a factor here.
Main thing I'm interested in is what type shirts they offer & how good is their sublimation/printing.
I have shirts from my guy I wear a lot and are close to 20 years old.
I don't expect that from these guys but I would like them to last through a few washings.

Anybody got good OR BAD experiences and Mods - is this something you want to pursue?
Before I got into vinyl work I puchased a few shirts from FB Teespring adds. I'll say the printing holds up just okay. Its not sublimation,or print to garment, but even washing it every week you should get a few years wear out of them. I believe you may be able to choose the quality of the garment. Personally, I only buy Hayne's Beefy T's and Gilden for the garments I do, and they hold up well. Try pricing shirts on Jiffy Shirts dot com. With a reasonable bulk order, you can get them pretty cheap. Heat Transfer Vinyl is pretty cheap when you buy it by the yard. I can put a shirt together with a 12x12 inch design on the back for around us$6.50. for something like a HD on a breat pocket, nothing on the back, buying in bulk, cost is about $5.00 US. So armed with that knowledge, one could estimate how much profit Teespring is making after giving the site a cut.
I make about 7 to 10 bucks profit on every garment I run through the heat press. Profit margin goes up considerably with larger orders due to bulk discounts on shirts.

I'll Add that my Heat press and vinyl cutter paid for my still and several of the guns in my collection.
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by Copperhead road » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:00 am

TDick wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:04 pm
My local teeshirt screenprinter is still in business and MY cost per shirt is pretty cheap.
BUT - that's for pre-ordering, pre-paying & me shipping to everyone individually??
Not ideal so I believe a fulfillment company like Teespring is the most practical way to do this.
Not only can you list a variety of products, but different logos as well & everyone buy what they want.

And I would be glad to help.
But before going to a lot of effort, the Admins would need to decide IF it's something they want to do to create some income since it makes sense for the account/payments to be in their names.

Does anyone have experience with Teespring or other alternatives - Printiful, Printify, Teeshirtgang - there's tons of them!
One thing I noticed - most of them stress how their platforms help you market - obviously NOT a factor here.
Main thing I'm interested in is what type shirts they offer & how good is their sublimation/printing.
I have shirts from my guy I wear a lot and are close to 20 years old.
I don't expect that from these guys but I would like them to last through a few washings.

Anybody got good OR BAD experiences and Mods - is this something you want to pursue?
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Post by Tater » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:07 am

Ill discuss with uncle jesse and see what he what direction he wants to go. In meantime lets see some more ideas on what members would want on the shirts .In the meantime viewtopic.php?f=7&t=79698
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Post by jon1163 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:10 am

Absolutely

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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by DSmith78 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:57 am

Tater wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:07 am
Ill discuss with uncle jesse and see what he what direction he wants to go. In meantime lets see some more ideas on what members would want on the shirts .In the meantime viewtopic.php?f=7&t=79698
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by DSmith78 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:00 pm

Also I just had a thought... What if a design was decided and then made available to download for a couple of quid? That way individuals could get their own made and that would avoid any production costs landing in HD's lap. Thoughts?
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Post by Tater » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:14 pm

try now
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by DSmith78 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:17 pm

Tater wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:14 pm
try now
That's perfect - vote cast! Thank you.
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by Tater » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:37 am

Tater wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:07 am
Ill discuss with uncle jesse and see what he what direction he wants to go. In meantime lets see some more ideas on what members would want on the shirts .In the meantime viewtopic.php?f=7&t=79698
Talked with uncle jesse he should pop on soon .Those who want provide the service should pm me so we can see whats what :thumbup:
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Post by Dewstiller » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:14 am

$25 donated! Get this project rolling! I will only wear the shirt around the house, so I am not worried about advertisement. Make sure it is good cotton / poly blend that does not shrink down like a 17 year old's dream on prom night gone wrong... :o

Sorry, I mean 2XL for myself when it comes out! :D

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Post by Uncle Jesse » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:57 pm

I like the idea of HD t-shirts, as long as the admins get one free. 8)

I'll wear one in public. I do think that there shouldn't be any capitalization in homedistiller.org though
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Post by Truckinbutch » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:50 pm

I've lost a step here . Are we still debating this or are we in the process of doing this ?
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Post by Tater » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:13 am

At this point we are looking into who wants to supply the service and how .But still debating what should go on shirt
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by TDick » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:50 am

From what I can tell, it looks like there are a large number of suppliers that can handle it for HD.

Looks like "regular" RETAIL pricing to members will be around $25 + about $5 Shipping.
That is one color ink, one side.
Profit to HD depends on the volume of shirts - this still qualifies as a small volume.

TO ME, the biggest question is if anyone has used of these?
One option is for Tater or whomever "owns" that account to upload the artwork & order "samples" at cost from a couple of vendors to be able to compare.
Also keep in mind that you can certainly upload several designs so that anyone can pick & choose what they want.
So if someone wanted to add several colors, front & back, it could be shown here to see if there is interest.

This is the logo I played with for a pocket tee although most sites I've looked at don't offer a pocket.
HD teeshirt front - small.png
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I can get this one ready for to be one option.

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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by Tater » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:57 pm

Nice logo TDick . Yep I find it amazing how the talent some members have in many areas.Let the ideas flow .
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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by Thebigbrewbowski » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:02 pm

NZChris wrote:Distilling is legal in New Zealand, but I would never wear a T-shirt promoting distilling.

I think it is a bad idea to advertise that my shed is a desirable target for the local ratbags when they run out of booze on Saturday night.
An old acquaintance of mine used to allege to have made good coin ripping off car stereos when he was younger. They used to drive down the road looking for cars with sound system stickers on them like Alpine or JBL or whatever and it was that simple...so yeah, advertising your interests are not always a good idea. I know guys that have gun and shooting club stickers on their cars who were targeted and had all their guns stolen. lol discrete is good. I like the HD logo above, cant see anyone picking up on that.

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Re: Home Distiller T-shirts

Post by The Baker » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:54 pm

I never buy a tee shirt without a pocket.
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