Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Community Assistance

Community Assistance Community questions, comments, and suggestions. Problems posting? Email me.

Where Do I Get Printed Shirts For Less???


Community Assistance

Community questions, comments, and suggestions. Problems posting? Email me.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-27-2012, 07:03 PM
IVPropertyMaintenance's Avatar
IVPropertyMaintenance IVPropertyMaintenance is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cave Junction, OR
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 5
IVPropertyMaintenance is on a distinguished road
Default Where Do I Get Printed Shirts For Less???

So me trying to look like a pro for my first year with my lawn care business, I gave myself a basic uniform. Forest green shirt with dark brown pants. I felt like it set me apart from the others who just showed up in some random t-shirt and some holy jeans. The problem is, I WANT MORE! I want to improve on just about everything this year including my uniform...

Pretty much what i am looking for is if anyone out there knows some good places to get shirts printed for LESS. I'm shelling out money on new equipment and uniforms are not at the top of my to-do list so I definitely have a small budget. All I need are forest green shirts with one color full back and one color left chest on the front. Just looking for something with the business name and phone number, that's it...

Let me know if you can help, thanks!
__________________
IV Property Maintenance
Providing Quality and Reliability
www.ivpropertymaintenance.com
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 01-27-2012, 08:05 PM
CanadayLandscaping's Avatar
CanadayLandscaping CanadayLandscaping is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Carolina
Age: 41
Posts: 69
Rep Power: 7
CanadayLandscaping is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I don't know what your budget is for shirts. I shopped around when I was starting out. Tried the basics like Vistaprint (didn't like them) and I tried Spreadshirt.com (they were ok quality, but didn't like the printing, and still a little pricey).

I ended up using Queensboro, great quality, quick shipping and cheap. I think I just got my 7th order, this time hats, they are great.

http://www.queensboro.com/ref/NRRUEENECQS
__________________
Wayne
Canaday Lawn Care
"Treating your lawn, Like our lawn"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-27-2012, 09:33 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Vistaprint.com

Their shirts are amazing... I wear them every day because I don't have any other clothes... ahaha! Very inexpensive. The only problem is that you are limit to 'salt and pepper', 'white' and I think 'black' colored shirts.

Everything else is a rip off give or take, BUT the shirts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-27-2012, 10:31 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Depending on your location it's better to go to a local printshop.

My experience is you order a shirt online, you cannot get a decent printshop to print since you did not order the shirts from them. It's like a homeowner wanting you to use their equipment for a cheaper price.

Personally i have worked out a deal with a local shop here...they order my shirts, print them or embroider them and hats....so far i have had a hoodie printed, 6 shirts and i have paid 30 bucks. the price for 2 shirts embroidered and 2 hats will be 40 bucks. Plus they mention me to each customer that uses their service.

I looked online for deals similar to this and have found them....but I can see the quality with the local shop, I can't see the online company's quality.

After a long beer drinking filled post, the bottom line is....find someone local. You want local people to support you, so support the locals as well.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-28-2012, 02:27 AM
Chaz Chaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 183
Rep Power: 5
Chaz is on a distinguished road
Default

i couldn't imagine wearing a forest green or dark colored shirt on a 105 degree 100% humidity day in Virginia.... shirts are a great idea but i think color is everything, not only for my comfort but for employees as well. I am going with yellow. competition has neon yellow/greenish and they stand out like a sore thumb and it also works as a safety feature.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-28-2012, 03:21 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SaberLawnCare View Post

Personally i have worked out a deal with a local shop here...they order my shirts, print them or embroider them and hats....so far i have had a hoodie printed, 6 shirts and i have paid 30 bucks. the price for 2 shirts embroidered and 2 hats will be 40 bucks. Plus they mention me to each customer that uses their service.
I went to one local company and they wanted $33 a shirt. I gave up after that and went online. I shouldve tried some more local printers for comparison but I was shocked with that price.

I dont like queensboro not because of quality. They have order minimums and wont let you mix embroidery with prints. To me thats a deal breaker. Sure they let you get 1 item for 2.95 but the rest are jacked up.

At this point I'm still looking for a solid printer.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-28-2012, 09:23 AM
CanadayLandscaping's Avatar
CanadayLandscaping CanadayLandscaping is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Carolina
Age: 41
Posts: 69
Rep Power: 7
CanadayLandscaping is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
I went to one local company and they wanted $33 a shirt. I gave up after that and went online. I shouldve tried some more local printers for comparison but I was shocked with that price.

I dont like queensboro not because of quality. They have order minimums and wont let you mix embroidery with prints. To me thats a deal breaker. Sure they let you get 1 item for 2.95 but the rest are jacked up.

At this point I'm still looking for a solid printer.

I really should have a job at queensboro for as much as I talk about them. LOL They have a 4 piece minimum, and that does either need to be all print, or all embroidery. Not a big deal to me. If you play your cards right you get great deals. I wouldn't sign up and order straight away. Sign up and watch the email offers they send. I always order when they have the "get $45 off of your order of $90 or more". They seem to offer it once a week, every two at the least. I think over the course of last year I spent a hair over $200 and got 10 t-shirts, 2 polo shirts, 8 hats, 5 pair of shorts, 1 knit hat, and a atache with my logo. Not bad in my book.

As far a spending local, I went to numerous local shops, even after I started using Queensboro, mainly because I do believe in supporting local. At most of the places the shirts average between 4 and 11 dollars a piece. BUT there was a huge set up charge at every place I went to which I didn't want to spend. Two of them had small properties that I offered to barter with to avoid the set up fee, none of them wanted to do that either. So long story short, I wanted to support local, they did not.
__________________
Wayne
Canaday Lawn Care
"Treating your lawn, Like our lawn"

Last edited by CanadayLandscaping; 01-28-2012 at 09:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Printed Vinyl? jklawncare Community Assistance 6 12-04-2010 01:03 PM
Where to get Printed shirts, color copies of postcards & flyers jymie Community Assistance 2 09-29-2010 04:35 PM
It's amazing what gets printed at times Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 12-11-2006 09:32 AM
Job not showing up on printed job list Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 2 08-17-2006 12:32 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Win a FREE website
BugmanGA
11-09-2016 05:14 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by DLC123
9 447
DG or Angel Mix?
Jmoney
11-19-2016 12:02 AM
11-25-2016 12:43 PM
by Steve
4 216
Introductiion
carrie palmer
11-22-2016 06:45 AM
11-22-2016 11:21 PM
by Chilehead
2 394
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
11-22-2016 12:02 PM
by Steve
1,266 450,543
Web development for Lawn...
ProSvit
11-19-2016 05:32 PM
11-19-2016 09:05 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 229
Need help bidding
Pavia's Lawn Care
02-13-2009 07:39 PM
11-17-2016 05:58 PM
by Steve
12 3,785
Best selling lawn care...
Steve
11-11-2016 12:18 PM
11-11-2016 12:18 PM
by Steve
0 438
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
11-10-2016 09:42 PM
by BugmanGA
8 2,374
What will be different...
Steve
11-09-2016 11:16 AM
11-10-2016 09:07 AM
by Chilehead
1 921
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
11-03-2016 06:16 AM
by Just for Cuts
13 9,442
Just got on board
Silverlane
10-30-2016 11:14 PM
11-02-2016 04:05 AM
by Silverlane
6 1,646
Using FB for Ad campaign
Silverlane
11-01-2016 02:14 AM
11-02-2016 04:01 AM
by Silverlane
3 1,734
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
11-01-2016 09:20 PM
by arthur712
2 1,953
Best Truck/Trailer...
Hedgemaster
02-20-2011 01:08 AM
11-01-2016 09:13 PM
by arthur712
13 8,180
Been here for a while
ttmoney
01-29-2014 05:49 PM
10-12-2016 09:57 AM
by Steve
3 1,785
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
10-06-2016 05:07 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
9 1,037
Is there a sticky about...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
10-03-2016 06:08 PM
10-04-2016 09:50 AM
by Steve
1 326
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-30-2016 11:49 AM
by AKDave
6 6,410
Define Successful
Fireman Gus
05-10-2012 05:12 PM
09-30-2016 11:39 AM
by AKDave
12 5,962
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
09-29-2016 12:53 AM
by myrlage
3 1,801
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 876
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 829
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 1,369
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 2,235
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 1,287
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 2,197
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 962
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 1,576
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 4,655
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 1,275
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 1,349
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 1,254
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 4,096
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
08-30-2016 03:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,414
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
08-28-2016 10:31 AM
by joshp
7 1,691
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
08-27-2016 10:51 AM
by Steve
7 2,716
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 3,105
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 07:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 2,589
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 08:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 14,509
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 1,775
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 1,618
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 1,566
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 1,438
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 1,518
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 1,389
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 1,341
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 1,334
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 1,198
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 7,391
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 20,722
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping design company landscaping richmond va lawn lawncare lawn care business book lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy