Cyber Monday is finally here and we just purchased the Bling It! Pro. This will allow us to create custom Rhinestone designs and heat press them onto t-shirts, tote-bags, and other apparel. Along with the Bling It! we bought a Graphtech 24″ Plotter e5000. Along with the cutting out Rhinestone patters the plotter will cut heat transfer vinyl so that we can cut our own names and numbers for the back of sports shirts. We will also be able to create custom window clings and signs. There are quite a bit of possibilities.
With the new Rhinestone designs we are looking into spinning off a new web site called “The T-Shirt Girl” where it will specialize in the Rhinestone and Crystal designs. We will keep you posted as we progress!
We buy most of our supplies and equipment from Ryonet Silk Screening Supplies. I’m sure it’s no surprise but they have a pretty big Cyber Monday sale. We are chopping at the bits to see what will be on sale on Monday. We are looking to buy the Bling It! Pro to make custom rhinestone designs on t-shirts and tote bags.
Since our daughter goes to the Northwest Career and Technical Academy she is able to do quite a bit of marketing for the family business. This semester she is even taking a marketing class. I know that she has given our business cards out to several teachers and team coaches. She was approached by the running club coach to print 15 three color shirts with a custom design. We were given a hand-drawn picture to be placed on the shirt. We scanned it into a digital a jpg format so that we can manipulate it on our computer. After tweaking it a bit and adding some text we sent it out for approval. The coach loved the shirts and we started printed. It didn’t take long to get the 15 shirts printed. We will be delivering them tomorrow because they have a meet at the end of the week. I know they will love them.
NWCTA Running Club
Kelley has been a pretty busy in the shop lately. She also finished a job for the Las Vegas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. This was a 200 shirts order with one color on the front and three colors on the back. We are moving a conveyor dryer up on the “want” list because it sure would have been handy with this job. Kelley printed all of the shirts in two days and I delivered them on the Thursday before the event. Everything went very well and the Scouts were happy with the final result.
2011 Bighorn District camporee
Kelley finished the Civil War Reenactment shirts in record time. This year she burned and registered the screen rather quickly. When we printed the shirts we realized that the black text was too hard to read on the blue background so we decided to make a change. By placing a little tape on the shirt side of the screen we were able to stop the black ink from going onto the shirt. This made it so the words appeared to be printed in white really standing out from the design. They turned out great and we delivered them to our client in time for his event.
Civil War Reenactment
We have been contemplating how to bring our business to the next level. We started looking at Ryonet’s Bling it Pro. We have purchased Rhinestone designs in the past and put them on some garments with our heat press but never were able to create custom designs ourselves. The Blink it pro along with the Graphtec Craft Robo Pro seems like a perfect fit for us. We started kicking around ideas on how to market the new option. We’ve even thought about spinning off a T-Shirt Girl web site as most of the designs are for ladies anyway. We started pouring through all of the Bling it videos online and think we have a pretty good grasp of the product. Along with Bling it our plotter can cut vinyl graphics as well which may be good for some of the “one-offs” that people always seem to want. We’ll research it a bit more and see what Ryonet’s Cyber Monday sale yields.