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Offline coreyvett

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Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« on: May 01, 2011, 12:35:48 PM »
Does anyone else cut vinyl and or screen print? I picked up a 24" plotter and been having a blast cutting decals and so on. I also have a 4 color screen printing press and have been doing T shirts. Mostly for softball teams, some poker runs and our car club.
Wish i would have started doing this along time ago ;D. It can be work sometimes but it is still a blast and yes, the first decal i cut was the firebird bird  ;D

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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 12:38:11 PM »
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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 12:41:32 PM »
Yup.  Use to do a lot of it with a friend of mine.  Don't do too much these days.  I mainly was doing it for dealerships cutting vinyl graphics and stripes.  Car dealers way of doing things have changed a lot.  Use to do inventory and now only do customer requests.
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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 12:58:17 PM »
You got any tips for me? It is fun but it would be nice to make a lil money.We are going to try and hit a few car shows and some local festivals with it. I am a bit scared to make up inventory till i get a good feel on what sells,right now its as you said, customer request.
 There is OK money in the screen printing, but it can turn into work if its 100 shirts or more,its still a blast thow.
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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 02:30:43 PM »
I think you should talk to Hitman and see if you could make some 78 ta shirts. and of course part of the profits goes to help with costs for the site.
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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 05:15:35 PM »
Well, I don't really have any tips.  You really need to be able to fly off the seat of your pants on this anymore.  The old days of making a few 100 shirts and selling them like they are gold are gone.  More people like to have custom one off items.  If you can get set up to do instant digital pictures with some minor graphics you will do the best.  Go around to certain cars and take some pictures, edit them to make them cool looking, then print it off on paper and track down the owner to show them what you can do.  I've even done shirts that way with my advertising on the back and gave the shirt away free to the owner.  It's a lot of work but if you get your name out there enough, they'll start looking for you.
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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 09:52:23 PM »



Could you possibly send me a pic of a sample shirt,im very new to this and learning something new all the time.Local shops wont even give me the time of day on tips,which i totally understand. I would have a problem of helping someone that could take buisness from me to with this wonderful economy we have. Im still learning the graphics tricks. There so much stuff on photoshop that it can be overwhelming at times.

I have a epson R1900 printer set up, Ive been useing it for the ball team t shirts.I can print photos and heat transfer them. I got one of my formy on a shirt a few years ago and it was 24 buks i think. I have done some coffee mugs with the set up,but man ,the ink is pricey.(chromoblast and sublijet) i just ordered some more ink from inkcarts an its ALOT cheaper.I just hope i can still do quality photo style prints for heat transfer. I canot use it on the coffee mugs or things like that.I will have to use it on cotton or cotton blend garmets only.


I think you should talk to Hitman and see if you could make some 78 ta shirts. and of course part of the profits goes to help with costs for the site.
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Good idea,i may have to check in on that
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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011, 11:52:46 AM »
Sorry, I don't have anything that I can take a picture of and send you.
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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 06:20:50 PM »
i do screen printing. i have a 4 color press. I have been doing churches, restaurants, school teams, advertisment for myself, and car shows.
and your right its definetly alot of work at times.  thats why i only do it on the side, and once in a while.


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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 11:36:46 AM »
screen printing can be alot of work for sure.
I mess around with it mostly as a hobby.
Vinyl cutters are fun to play with too!
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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 08:03:27 PM »
Just came across this post. I cut vinyl. Used to have a vinyl printer/cutter until it became more profitable to farm out my print work. Also used to do screen print art but never any screen printing on the shirts themselves. I still do vinyl work on the side. Even do some vinyl wraps. You can make some decent money with vinyl. Far more than screen print in my opinion. As far as any advice I could give on it would be to find some local businesses or maybe a buddy that has a business and letter his truck or trailer. You get a few of those under your belt and word of mouth starts working. I don't advertise (aside from having a web site) and I stay busy through word-of-mouth.

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Re: Any vinyl cutters and or screen print here?
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2012, 12:08:54 PM »
I screen print t-shirts, mostly Horror/Sci-Fi movie stuff, i only have a 2 color press at the moment, and Ive only been doing it for a little less than a year also, but Ive got 6 designs i keep in stock and 3-4 designs Ive done for friends/family.


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