• Amy Cone

Is Bulk Printing for You?

Someone once said, “Too much of anything is bad.” That can be said of many things like sugar, alcohol, or Nickelback. But can the same be said about custom t-shirts? Strange segue, we know, but we want to discuss how printing in bulk can be beneficial for your brand or business.


We usually associate “bulk” purchasing with wholesale stores like Sam’s Club or Costco where the idea is to buy large quantities of goods assembled in packs or lots at a reduced cost. Now, how exactly can that be applied to custom t-shirts, and is it worth doing so? Let’s take a look.

The More You Order, The Lower The Cost Per Unit

Businesses like restaurants purchase materials they need like paper towels, straws, or silverware in bulk as it helps save on costs. In the standard practice of bulk or wholesaling, the cost per unit will decrease as more of the item is purchased in each transaction. You’ll find that many screen printing businesses will engage in the same practice. The more you print, the less the cost per unit. Now, there are several situations where it could be very beneficial to print in bulk.


Athletic Jerseys or Uniforms

If you’re looking to print jerseys or uniforms for an athletic club, you should keep in mind the possibility of wear and tear. Whether it’s for a corporate softball team, a little league team, or something else that requires lots of athletic movement, having extras in case you need to replace a damaged jersey or custom t-shirt would be a good idea. Most screen printing companies will charge a significantly high fee to print just one garment as it requires utilizing resources such as ink and screens which normally are used for large orders. Who knows? You might make it to the championship and the last thing you’ll want is your star player wearing an apron with numbers written on the back because you didn’t have an extra jersey.


Promotion/Marketing

There are numerous ways to get your business out there to the public. We’ve actually covered some pretty cool marketing methods here. One of the strategies we discussed is printing custom t-shirts with your logo or design and giving them away as prizes. This method creates impressions and brand awareness. Not only is this a great way to connect with your employees or customers, but you’ll also receive free promotions when the garment is worn. It’s definitely one of the most cost-effective ways to grow your business.


Spend Money To Make Money

Earlier in this article, we touched on how bulk printing can be more cost-effective in the long run. However, that doesn’t mean you should go for the cheapest material you can find. The key here is durability. Also, quality. Oh yeah, can’t forget comfortableness. Ok well, those were a few keywords. Point is, you want those who receive your shirts to love wearing them. Quality equals longevity. The longer a person wears your shirt, the more publicity your brand/business/charity/etc gets. The last thing you want is for your shirt to be worn only once and then used as a washrag the following weekend. Another plus is you’ll get consistent quality on your orders since they’re all done in a single run.


Ok well, those were a few keywords. Point is, you want those who receive your custom t-shirts to love wearing them. Quality equals longevity. The longer a person wears your shirt, the more publicity your brand/business/charity/etc gets. The last thing you want is for your shirt to be worn only once and then used as a washrag the following weekend. Another plus is you’ll get consistent quality on your orders since they’re all done in a single run.

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