Howdy, folks! Thanks for bringing this up, sittle.
If we could, we’d love to screen print all of our designs. But for now, ThunderThighs is right. A vast majority of our orders are printed DTG because it's simply more cost effective at our current volume of sales.
To your point, greenking, the labor, materials, & set-up time for screen printing typically don't become profitable until we receive at least 200 orders of a particular size set.
For screen printing, most designs require different size screens for different shirt sizes, since a design that will look good on a men’s large, will be too big for a woman’s small, and even more so for kid sizes.
This means that even though we typically receive more than 200 orders for something like a Daily design, those orders are split between men's, women's and kids, so the individual size sets don't often reach the 200-order threshold needed to be bumped off of DTG and over to the screen presses. Does that make sense?
All that said, now that our team consists of more than just Audrey (may she ever be praised for keeping the lights on all alone for so long), we’re working on some plans to start increasing traffic to the site so that we can start increasing sales, and start increasing the frequency that we are able to use our screen printing presses.
In the meantime, know that we’re also working on ways to make our DTG prints look even better.
Well, I’ve droned on long enough. Hopefully this helps clarify why we do things the way we do them! And as always, feel free to reach out to me directly if you ever need help or have questions: benwyeth’at’woot.com