quality posts: 34
kevlar51 wrote:I'm not sure if this is really the right thread for this--it might be more of a policy question than quality, but I've been a bit miffed lately as a lot of my shirt orders have come arrived with DTG printing rather than screen printing.
I was under the impression that we'd only get DTG prints if we ordered $18 catalog shirts, not reckoning or plus-sale shirts.
I think Joel may have just addressed your concerns in another thread:
joelterrific wrote:To clarify on the Screen vs. Digital question it's useful to understand the economics a bit. Depending on your screenprinter and how they manage their workflow, they might want 72+ units to justify the cost of screens and set up. There are a lot of factors to consider (# of colors, garment, etc), but in our case, we can generally set up a screen print if we have more than 25 orders for a design (generally, NOT always). Digital printing has helped us fill in the gap. In some cases (more than we might have thought) our added selection means we have items in a +Sale that sell 4-12 units. In this case, we can't justify setting up 8+ screens. The economics don't work. But with DTG, we have the ability to print these low numbers and make you happy (mostly anyway). Don't get me wrong, I would love to have the volume to promise a screenprint every time, but having this flexibility is good for our selection and allows us to 'experiment' with a design or product type we might not be able to otherwise.
I hope that helps.
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