PRINTFUL REVIEW PART 2: https://youtu.be/_mG0Q3T8Zn0
In this video, I review a custom apparel company by the name of Printful. Printful offers fulfillment services and drop shipping for clothing brand products such as custom shirts, hats and more...
Check out the video to see what I like, what I don't like, and whether or not I would recommend Printful for clothing brand owners and/or people just looking for a custom shirt!
L3 Raise The Stakes Tee (Original Design): http://bit.ly/2s8uuli
***UPDATE: One important thing that I forgot to mention in the video is that Printful gives you the option to directly connect & sync your online store via Shopify, WooCommerce, etc... This is a sweet feature because it allows your customers to directly order products through your website.
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Yo, im struggling how to get the 3d puff and the border on the hat designing stage. Can u message me and explain how you did the actual design for this hat? id like to make a few but cant seem to figure out how to get the textures that way and not just flat threading. Thank you sir! love the content!
No, I do not include shipping costs in the product cost listed on my website. Printful handles all of the shipping stuff themselves. Check out this page for more info: https://www.printful.com/shipping
I'm a bit confused about what you described as it pertains to embroidery on the hat. Can you explain that some more? I am looking at the site and it is confusing once I upload my design. It asks for flat embroidery, 3d, and partial. Then there are colors. So did you already have an outline on your design or did you have to choose that for the embroidery? Also, they mentioned a one time fee. Did they charge you or take it out of a sale? Thanks so much!
Re: Neon effect shirt.... Take a look at real neon signs, the lightest/brightest color is in the center of the neon tube and the further from the centerline of the tube, the color darkens/intensifies. Give this a try on your next sample of the neon effect shirt, you might be able to avoid the "gray" outline of the design, while getting a better neon effect.
FYI, I own my embroidery/print shop. Having health issues and considering changing things a little. Sell my equipment. LOL I really like the designs..Loved the hats! The puff look is sometimes hard to get people to do for you. I also like the idea of getting one design on the side of the hats. I am curious what the charge would be for the puff design on the hat... As for your logo look your after, have you tried getting them to print them with a fluorescent ink? You might be able to add just 1 fluorescent ink to get that look your after. Sometimes I've had issues getting people to do it the way I want it. ;-)
Thanks for the great video!
I have just finished a completely free course teaching beginners how to build their own t-shirt store using Printful. The course is FREE for a limited number of students. Whoever interested in starting their own t-shirt business Check out the video on my channel.
At around 3:50, you showed a blemish in the print, it may have been not only the screen, but the the screen printer pushing down too hard. Hmmm, now that I looked at it again, since it might be a DTG, it could just be a blow out. Tip of sprayer could have clogged up or something. It was a sample. Even though it might have been free, this still underlines the faulty quality of their product.
An alternative to halftone you can test would be to make the gradient fade the way you envision it, and then use a stippling or similar effect to make it monotone (effects --> texture --> grain --> stippled). Experiment with the sliders. Then place a solid blue circle (in this case) that's larger than the stippled artwork beneath the stippled artwork and apply a transparency mask. If all goes well, your stippled gradient will inherit the blue color, and the transparent areas will remain transparent.
Printful prices are so high that it’s difficult to make a decent profit. And, not a day goes by that I DON’T get an email from them about merchandise being out-of-stock. At-the-moment, 38 (not a typo !!) of my items are out-of-stock. Not good for a small business !! I am exploring other options.
Think of dotmatrix printing. I think Fanta and Sprite cans had the same effect used on them to simulate a gradient. The smaller the dots, the better the resolution. Look at this for example:
So instead of using dark spots, you should use light spots. Make a gradient in something like Inkscape. Save image and open it in Gimp. Use a plugin filter like the newspaper or mosiac filter to break the gradient into dots (you will have to play with the levels/contrast-brightness and also RGB to fine tune the results).
Another way: if you have a drawing tablet (e.g. Wacom), download Krita (it is open source too). Use the "screentones" brush preset. It makes those classic comical dots, only with advantage of using pressure to determine the size of the dots. This method is very arbitary, however.
Here's a good one: the "Pointillism" filter in Inkscape. It's under Filters // Scatters //
Ooh, wait, here's another: you determine the colour of the shirt, you make a glow as you want it to be, and you make a nice offset background around the shape of the drawing in the colour of the shirt it will be printed upon. Even a black outline on a grey shirt wouldn't be bad, really.
emceewilliams I'm not sure if there's confusion here or not, but in the video it sounds like your understanding of halftone is a gradient between colors, but print halftones are made using a dot pattern. In Photoshop you can convert a design to a bitmap and apply a halftone filter to it, similar to how newspapers are printed where if you look close you can see the dots. Sorry if you already knew that, just trying to help
the FIRST thing i thought was "neat neon" don't change it.. I've been using photoshop awhile.. if you would like..try to make your other layers (the halftones) a little less on the opacity. you might get the effect you like if its not as bright..but they looked like hot neon lights. Use a neon sign font and you may improve your effect. I'm a designer. ^_^
Im not sure you said this in your video, if you did please forgive me for asking again. Im hoping to start my own tshirt business online and im very much new to all of this. Ive realised that majority of the print on demand sites charge you say like 50% when a shirt is sold, how much does printful charge you after selling an item?
How did you get the design on your hat to print so big? I am waiting for my samples to come in from Printful but when I looked at the mockup, it seemed real small and not as big as I wanted the design to be.
The max embroidery area for snapbacks and other "high profile hats" is 5.5" x 2" which is actually a pretty decent sized area. Double check to make sure that your artwork is sized to the limits correctly. Some times, you just gotta play with the design a bit to make the best of the max area. Let me know if you need help!
In my opinion, DTG has come a LONGGGG way over the past few years. I agree it doesn't quite match the print quality of a good screen print, but it is absolutely getting closer and closer. Also, I'm a big fan of water based inks and screen printing in general. But...screen printing has BIG up front costs and is simply not a viable option for everyone.
emceewilliams hey thanks for the video - really liked the hat review. Did you have to designate that you wanted the "satin stitch" to get that glow effect with the teal thread? Not sure if thats an automatic feature or you have to instruct them to do so
What's up man! It took about 4 days to get from their warehouse in Charlotte, NC to my office in Orlando, FL. Appreciate the love on the hat! We'll be droppin' it on L3 Apparel's site in the next week or so!
One important thing that I forgot to mention in the video is that Printful gives you the option to directly connect & sync your online store via Shopify, WooCommerce, etc... This is a sweet feature because it allows your customers to directly order products through your website.
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Silicon Valley Pakistani-American by the Numbers:
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The Bay Area Muslim community is very diverse in terms of race and ethnicity:
South Asians (30%)
African Americans (9%)
Asian/Pacific Islanders (7%)
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