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Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by fojtik83, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. fojtik83

    fojtik83 New Member

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    What is the most cost effective way to print (200-500) 18"x9" decals. One color on a black background?

    Any suggested members to have these printed?
     
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    do you have the machine to do it your self or are you looking for outsourcing?

    is it the same image? if so screen print is the cheapest
     
  3. fojtik83

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    Yes, they're the same image and I will be outsourcing. I would prefer to use one of the forums preferred vendors if possible. Any suggestions?
     
  4. john1

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    Wyld GFI or Insignia Signs *thumbs up*
     
  5. fojtik83

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    Just left Mike at insignia a message. I wasn't sure if he was able to screen print. He's working on a couple of my jobs right now.
     
  6. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    you wouldn't be screen printing decals that small unless it was in the 10's of thousands.
     
  7. Gino

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    Correct, you'd be doing 6 up, 3 across and have them done in under an hour for either count after cutting them apart.

    That's a small count and pulling the squeegee rather than automatic is totally within the realm of making a nice profit. Keep the ink thick enough and you'll get it in a single pass.
     
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    royster13 Very Active Member

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    Stouse or TradeNet Publishing would do them on an HP Indigo press with UV coating....
     
  9. parrott

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    Screen printing is the way to go. Shoot me a private message if you cannot find a merchant member to do them for you. 200 is probably the lowest quantity you would want to screen print.
     
  10. fojtik83

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    What would be a fair price for these wholesale and for me to charge retail?
     
  11. 2B

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    Only you will be able to know what you have to charge to keep your doors open, there are several threads talking about how to calculate prices.


    for a quick reference, try looking at stouse.
     
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