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"April J. Hobart" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 14:46:27 -0500
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Hi Kate.

I just recently worked with a company called Tees-me (awkward way to
answer the phone) and they did an unbelievable job on a 4-color process
t-shirt.  I sent them a colored pencil drawing on film (the film was
helpful to them for some reason).  The drawing was a fairy shrimp pair
which I did for a t-shirt for the Vernal Pool Association.  It cost VPA
the following:

$25.00/screen (5 were needed)
$150.00 for the color separation (they are keeping this on file along with
the screens so that they won't need to paid for again)

*the stipulation on these is a 144-piece minimum*

We had them use Oneida 100% cotton t's and were very happy with the
quality and colors.

If you're interested, call Nicole at 508-546-9480.  Mention my name.

Good luck, April

 On Mon, 15 Dec
1997, LizardKS wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> I wonder if any of you have experience with four-color or multi-color T-shirt
> screenprinting, e.g., designing for color printing, doing your own separations
> for specific inks versus using computer process color separation, and dealing
> with companies that print high-quality full-color shirts. I have done many T-
> shirt designs in one and two colors and am now interested in moving up to full
> color. I am familiar with paper printing technology and want to know what are
> the specifics of T-shirt tech. I have not especially enjoyed the business
> aspect of T-shirt designing for small print houses, and wonder if the big
> fancy places are any better, or what survival skills one should have in that
> market. All input appreciated!
> Also, anyone have experience designing and marketing nature-oriented greeting
> cards of the variety one finds in museum shops?
> Thanks,
> Kate Spencer
> Scientific Illustration & Graphic Design
> 15825 Deer Creek Court
> Laurel, MD 20707
> 301-317-7964
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