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The forum I used to work with had a Cafepress store, and though I wasn't involved in the merchandise side, our staff in that section seemed happy with the ease of using the site and our members seemed happy with the quality and price of goods.

Have never heard of the other 2 sites though so I couldn't give you a comparison, just that cafepress was good for us.

Original Poster

Thanks pawsntails - was this a UK forum? I'm just worried about things like shipping/tax? on the Cafepress orders.

Looking at a random other forums t-shirts they seem to be $24.99 with $7 international shipping. Import duty shouldn't come into it as the value is under £18

I found [url]www.u-print.com[/url]

[url]www.truprint.co.uk[/url] also do printed T-shirts:)

[SIZE=2]I've used spreadshirt, the service is pretty good, I have only ordered one shirt from it as a trial as I opened a shop on there to try and earn some extra cash for my junior soccer team. The t-shirt quality is ok the print is not too bad,[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]If you set up a shop on there you can state how much profit you want to make per item. saying that the items are quite expensive in the first place but I suppose its stuff you can't buy in the shops.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]I have since purchased print paper from ebay and found that to be just as good on T-shirts and much cheaper[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Hope this helps[/SIZE]

We used cafepress for both sides, European and American shipping seemed fine, or at least non of the euro members complained lol.

as danmem said print paper could be a good option, though it would involve a lot more time and effort, where as with the online stores all that is done for you. Some print papers don't have a long life either.

You can also get a special gel/liquid thing which will transfer pictures to clothing, but yet again you have all the costs and each tube only lasts for a short while.

You could always go crazy with fabric paints, dyes and pens, if your the creative type then it could have a nice effect and everyone would get a one of a kind item, would prob be the cheapest option also. Even I have managed to make decent looking stuff with fabric paints and thats saying something.

will it be free?

[email protected]

will it be free?



Will what be free?

danmem

Will what be free?



Think [email protected] is referring to the t-shirts, and no they wouldnt be, dont have to get one though

Original Poster

I think (1) let's decide on a retailer/site to handle the stuff (2) pick products (3) maybe have a slogans thread and pick some "official" slogans?

Admin

I think (1) let's decide on a retailer/site to handle the stuff (2) pick … I think (1) let's decide on a retailer/site to handle the stuff (2) pick products (3) maybe have a slogans thread and pick some "official" slogans?



Well do all of the retailers offer the same stuff????

Good idea anyway, and glad you decided to do this

Paul,

We use this website for car stickers on another forum - they are really good to deal with & will design the HUKD logo etc

thevinylstore.com/store/

Slogan thread is a good idea and you should offer a prize for the best e.g. the winner gets the first official mug/t-shirt/keyring/badge etc.

I think it should be Hot Uk Deals...Dealing hot hot hot!

Go on sing along you know you want to!

What fun these two threads are!! (the slogans one too!)

Original Poster

Just a suggestion but why not sell HUKD iron on t shirt transfers?

I don't actually want to sell anything, hence asking about cafepress type places. We can just set the mark up to zero and then people can order as they wish. It's only for people who really want something, I don't want to mass produce anything and then have to handle all the payment, delivery, etc etc etc

Admin

I don't actually want to sell anything, hence asking about cafepress type … I don't actually want to sell anything, hence asking about cafepress type places. We can just set the mark up to zero and then people can order as they wish. It's only for people who really want something, I don't want to mass produce anything and then have to handle all the payment, delivery, etc etc etc



Well then what about pdf t shirt designs for people to download and print onto transfers themselves for printing?
Alot cheaper than buying from cafepress and not hard to do - I think 99.9% of people here have a colour printer + an iron?

Original Poster

Can we put this thread back on topic please? It's supposed to be about people's recommendations for an online print on demand site.

Admin

Can we put this thread back on topic please? It's supposed to be about … Can we put this thread back on topic please? It's supposed to be about people's recommendations for an online print on demand site.



That's what i have been doing (i think) :whistling:

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duckmagicuk2;2038835

Bump.



Just realised how old this thread is!!!

I wouldnt be seen dead wearing a HUKD t-shirt etc...

Its like walking around with a big sign saying im tight! lol

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gary_rip;2040767

I wouldnt be seen dead wearing a HUKD t-shirt etc...Its like walking … I wouldnt be seen dead wearing a HUKD t-shirt etc...Its like walking around with a big sign saying im tight! lol



you mean you wouldnt be seen alive walking around in one, dead people dont walk:w00t:

sassie;2040776

you mean you wouldnt be seen alive walking around in one, dead people … you mean you wouldnt be seen alive walking around in one, dead people dont walk:w00t:


zombies, ghosts etc...

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gary_rip;2040779

zombies, ghosts etc...:p



too much tv:p

:whistling:bump bump bump bump

gary_rip;2040767

I wouldnt be seen dead wearing a HUKD t-shirt etc...Its like walking … I wouldnt be seen dead wearing a HUKD t-shirt etc...Its like walking around with a big sign saying im tight! lol



Haha! was thinking the same thing, would be embarrased and it would be funny seeing somone walking past with one on and yelling cheap skate across the road at them hehehe :-D

That's harsh. :-(

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duckmagicuk2;2284773

That's harsh. :-(



Enter DLM:giggle::giggle:
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