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    Hi everyone, I know this is a bit of a long shot but perhaps some of you guys can help.

    I am really keen on the idea of setting up my own business which involves designing tshirts and then selling the products. The main problem I am having is looking for an affordable way to have a design printed onto the t-shirt and where to buy the actual plain white tshirts from? Does anyone know a website that offers cheap screen printing services?

    Maybe someone on here has already started a similar business so can offer advice?
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    Weird, I was doodling a minute ago and was just thinking how cool it'd be to have a t-shirt business... *watches thread
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    Can't you come up with anything even slightly more imaginative?
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    (Original post by heyjay)
    Hi everyone, I know this is a bit of a long shot but perhaps some of you guys can help.

    I am really keen on the idea of setting up my own business which involves designing tshirts and then selling the products. The main problem I am having is looking for an affordable way to have a design printed onto the t-shirt and where to buy the actual plain white tshirts from? Does anyone know a website that offers cheap screen printing services?

    Maybe someone on here has already started a similar business so can offer advice?
    Go to your local college and ask, a lecturer of mine does his at the college he works at.

    http://growabrainstore.bigcartel.com/products
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Can't you come up with anything even slightly more imaginative?
    No.

    I am good at designing things so they arent going to look tacky.
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    (Original post by 11flon)
    Weird, I was doodling a minute ago and was just thinking how cool it'd be to have a t-shirt business... *watches thread
    Ive thought about it for a while but recently I have this drive to actually get round to doing it!
    Lets hope more people answer on this thread.
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    i know someone who has just started their own! https://www.facebook.com/notdeadforlongclothing
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    (Original post by MutantGecko)
    i know someone who has just started their own! https://www.facebook.com/notdeadforlongclothing
    Oooh and are they getting a lot of customers? how much do they charge for a tshirt?
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    (Original post by heyjay)
    Oooh and are they getting a lot of customers? how much do they charge for a tshirt?
    not sure tbh, i bought one and i know some people who have.

    they charge £10 per shirt, and they bought 1000 shirts for £2000. they are made and printed in china.
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    (Original post by MutantGecko)
    not sure tbh, i bought one and i know some people who have.

    they charge £10 per shirt, and they bought 1000 shirts for £2000. they are made and printed in china.
    Oh China you say? was hoping I could test the waters first before thinking of producing in China.
    £10 a tshirt is pretty cheap, I was hoping to sell mine for £12 to £15

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