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Introduction - Workwear printer

Discussion in 'West Midlands' started by spectrumshirts, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. spectrumshirts

    spectrumshirts UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello I'm Nicola, I own a small work wear printing business I want to expand into doing embroidering the work wear rather than stick to just vinyl. I am 31 and have been in business in Birmingham since may 2014.
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2016 By: spectrumshirts Member since: Jan 12, 2016
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  2. PipeTen-Carl

    PipeTen-Carl UKBF Regular Full Member - Verified Business

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    Hey Nicola, Welcome to the forum. Embroidery is nice but those machines are bloody expensive (my sister runs a workwear shop doing exactly this), good luck!
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2016 By: PipeTen-Carl Member since: Mar 6, 2010
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  3. spectrumshirts

    spectrumshirts UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thank you. I know. I'm at a loss where to start! its so frustrating
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2016 By: spectrumshirts Member since: Jan 12, 2016
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  4. PipeTen-Carl

    PipeTen-Carl UKBF Regular Full Member - Verified Business

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    I think she has brother machines, they cost well over 10k with licensing for software being a major chunk of that and a good chunk of the time involved in production is on the pre-setup and testing rather than the printing. That's about as much as I know :)
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2016 By: PipeTen-Carl Member since: Mar 6, 2010
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  5. spectrumshirts

    spectrumshirts UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Omg! I don't have that kind of money :eek:
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2016 By: spectrumshirts Member since: Jan 12, 2016
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  6. PipeTen-Carl

    PipeTen-Carl UKBF Regular Full Member - Verified Business

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    Ofc that's the capital cost to have a machine available for your use 24/7. I'm pretty sure she has other marketing / promotional / work-wear companies who come and pay her prices and then add a margin for the end-user. I guess finding someone local with a machine and getting some samples and/or experience is the best place to start.
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2016 By: PipeTen-Carl Member since: Mar 6, 2010
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  7. spectrumshirts

    spectrumshirts UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    That's true. Its finding someone though :(
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2016 By: spectrumshirts Member since: Jan 12, 2016
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  8. Chris Ashdown

    Chris Ashdown UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Not really as bad as that, You can get the Brother PR600 with 6 colours secondhand on eBay for under £3000 also a few other larger machines

    The big companies often tell you the PR600 series are not commercial machines, but we have run two of them for over two years now with little problem and the last faiure was a new motor that cost £35.00 First one in ten years

    You can send designs away to India and get them back the next day for under £12.00

    Plenty of other companies offer a embroidery service where you just contract out the embroidery
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2016 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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