• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Sue2

  1. I usually try for 10" to 10.5" wide for a regular t-shirt logo imprint.......BUT recently I have been getting a bunch of shirts that are 2X, 3X and even a couple 6X. Do you all expand the design a bit to make it take up a little more space? I realize we are limited to the heat press platen size but I have a 16x20" press so that is not an issue for me....although those 6X shirts are HUGE! I suspect these larger imprints should cost more....25% larger...25% more cost. Thanks for any suggestions/input. Sue2
  2. Sue2

    Help with this one

    That's a good one for t-shirt lettering.
  3. Sue2

    Need a font suggestion

    I need some suggestions for the font pictured below... My customer used a free online logo app to create their logo and this is the text they used.... Now they want t-shirts and I need to find a font that looks similar and can be cut & pressed...... I've come up with nothing that has that distressed/movement look. Any suggestions??? BTW....the whole "logo" was about 4" x 4" and 72 dpi...that's what you get for FREE! TIA............Sue2
  4. Sue2

    Need a font suggestion

    Thanks Goose...that's the one.....I never thought to look in the "Fancy" font category! Sue
  5. Didn't stop to think ahead when I designed this....each shirt took 20 minutes to weed! No profit there! It's okay to use for printing but not for heat press work. Thankfully I only needed to make 3. Really don't want to use it again. LOL...Sue
  6. Sue2

    Who is your GOTO for Shirts

    I will definately try the Port shirts next time.....but, I use Gildan mostly because I can always run to the Hobby stores to get "a few more" when my customers miscount or under count their needs.
  7. Sue2

    Who is your GOTO for Shirts

    I'll try those...mostly this lot is for a charity event and they don't care much as long as it lasts the day!!
  8. Sue2

    Who is your GOTO for Shirts

    I just placed an order at SanMar for white Gildan Heavy 100% cotton t-shirts the basic sizes were on sale $1.76 each. Always check the SALE tab.
  9. Find My Font found these two.... NYTCheltenhamBdCon (Regular) Gloucester MT Extra Condensed (Regular) ************************************************ Sue2
  10. Sue2


    Here is one of the all silhouettes files.
  11. Sue2

    My daughter wants a T shirt

    Been there...done that.....way too many times. I get so involved with how it looks and fits that I completely forget to MIRROR the image.
  12. Sue2

    My daughter wants a T shirt

    The hobby/craft stores sell small pieces for the craft cutters. They stock a lot of colors & textures. Just make sure it is HTV and not sign vinyl! The packaging looks very similar. Sue2
  13. Sue2

    Can someone help me match this font

    Find My Font didn't come up with anything. Sue2
  14. Sue2

    Flyer printing

    Most print jobs ARE Hurry, Hurry, Rush, Rush. And yes, many will give you a scribbled sheet and you are to come up with the entire layout...if not the sale/promotion idea too! You have to charge a set-up/typesetting fee for that kind of work...based mostly on time spent. Just like signage most customers will love anything you do but some will be picky, picky and want changes. If they provide their own files, you have to review and fix them...the MS WORD group files will look different from one computer to another mainly because of font substitutions...those programs will substitute a font if you don't have the same one on your computer....and not notify you. Even the PDF files created in them are not stable. We do have folding machines to take care of large orders but will sit down and hand fold small quantities. Yesterday we hand folded 40 funeral's just not worth the time it takes to set up the folder. And don't forget to charge extra for folding. Funeral programs are most always last minute...usually next day though. Very few of our customers require same day design & printing. Even if we do have something finished real early we don't always notify the customer right away...don't want to train them to expect immediate order we may not have the time to turn it around that quickly. We mostly design posters, flyers, brochures, invitations, labels. For repeat orders, many event poster & flyer designs are used year after year and all that's needed is a few date & info changes for the next few years....much faster. I use CorelDraw or InDesign for creating files. Customer provided files are usually moved into one of those programs to make "fixing" easier. PROOFS are most always emailed (JPG files) for final okay.
  15. Sue2

    Flyer printing

    I own/run a print/copy shop since 2002 on my I can give you some advice. A lot depends on how many flyers they want and what quality they are expecting. Just like vinyl cutting ...the digital files are the biggest issue. Many customers think that files they created in WORD, EXCEL or even PowerPoint are acceptable for printing. Usually their centering is all off (especially on tri-fold brochures) and the layouts are in need of help. For small quantities we print inhouse on our very high end laser printer...for larger orders I prep the files (they have to be in CYMK with 300 dpi for photos) and send them out to wholesale print partners. Sue2
  16. I have been reading along and don't have any personal experience to offer. BUT, you have been given a bounty of excellent advice from helpful experienced people... to help you in using your machine to the extent of its advertised limits. You should be thankful for their invaluable FREE advice. Good luck with your project...let us all know how it works out for you...we do care! Sue2
  17. Sue2

    Do we really need a clear vinyl film over the decals

    That was me...I had an HP 5500 wide format inkjet printer with UV inks. I printed on an adhesive vinyl stock and laminated with a UV film (LAMEX). I put the 18"x 24" coroplast sign outside in full was out there for over 3 years...the coroplast was breaking down and the unlaminated bottom of the sign was badly faded....BUT, the top laminated half was still doing fine. I have kept that sign to show customers how well the print holds up. Unfortunately, I recently had to replace the HP 5500 ( it was only 16 years old! ) and now I need to test out my new wide format to see if it will hold up as well.
  18. Sue2

    need a different font

    Try Kimberley Alternate (Regular *Oblique)
  19. Sue2


    Has anyone tried the removable vinyl on banners? Does it stay on well? Will it come off easily after being outside in the sun/weather for over a month? I have a local group that wants to have banners they can change the beneficiary each year for a Rummage Sale they hold. We already change the dates each year ...but even that little bit is always some work to remove the numbers and also the sticky residue left behind. Don't think I want to replace a bunch much more lettering with regular vinyl....unless the removable will work well. Thanks for any advice! Sue2
  20. Sue2

    REMOVABLE VINYL ON BANNERS??? works to an extent...
  21. Sue2


    I've thought of that...and it MAY just work. Only problem there is that they probably won't do a good job of removing the residue and I'll be left with a semi-sticky surface....and have to go over it anyway. Thanks all
  22. Sue2

    Need Font Help Please

    Nope, didn't do a thing to make your text better...FMF had no problem recognizing the letters.
  23. Sue2

    Need Font Help Please

    Find My Font says: Tenby Four (Regular Bold)
  24. Sue2

    Advice regarding software and maybe hardware what quantity do you move to plastisol transfers? Do you have a favorite provider for these? Thanks, Sue2
  25. Sue2

    CorelDraw 2019 (Mac?)

    Well maybe Corel rewired my brain because I don't care for AI. I have VM CUT and find it very similar to Corel. Sue2