Custom Kickball Team Tshirts

custom kickball team tshirts

Kickball T-shirts

Custom Kickball Team Tshirts

St. Louis is a growing hot bed for adult kickball leagues. What better sport is there to relive our playground youth in a fun environment where age doesn’t determine the enjoyment. With more and more teams getting organized the need for custom kickball team tshirts arises.

Hey, we get it and we don’t blush easily. So when someone comes in with and wants their team name Shift Kickers or Dragonass on a shirt, we love the humor.

So if you are looking for custom kickball tshirts Kirkwood Trading Company has you covered. We have a full catalog of the most popular shirts from cotton, blends, performance tees, and even the really soft trendy tees from the most popular manufacturers. We’ll take your design and print it on some tshirts and you can be the big hit of the league.

Need help with for a graphic for that awesome team name you came up with? No problem. Our graphic artists can put anything together.

Short on time, no problem. Our typical turn around time is 3-5 business days in most cases. We can print, number and letter your custom tshirts in just a few days and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to be unified out there on the field of battle.

Give us a call and we’ll be happy to put a price together and earn your custom t-shirt printing business.

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Designing Cost Effective custom t-shirts

Designing Cost effective custom t-shirts

Kirkwood Trading Company Saint Louis screen printing

Designing Cost Effective Custom T-shirts

So you want to design your own custom t-shirts and you want to keep them cost effective. If you follow these key points about how we price custom t-shirts it will help you in designing cost effective t-shirts.

4 Things play a part in the ultimate price you pay for your custom t-shirts.

1. Type of shirts (Cotton, Poly, blend, etc)
100% preshrunk cotton t-shirts will be the least expensive shirts. White t-shirts are also less expensive than colored tshirts and grays fall in the middle. Performance Poly like your dri-fit materials and poly cotton and triblend shirts are more expensive. Camo and tie-dye tshirts are your most expensive.

2. Printing (Print location and colors) Is the design a 1 color design or an 8 color deisgn or any number in between. The less print colors the less costly the shirt. Print location, one location is less expensive than multiple locations. So a shirt with a print on the only the front is less expensive than a shirt with a print on the front & back or front, black, and sleeves.

3. Quantity: How many shirts will you need to order. The more shirts the less costly each shirt becomes. Where a 12 shirt order with a particular design might be in the $9-$10 range per shirt, that same design on 50 shirts would closer to the $8 per shirt range.

4. Print Colors: The rule to keep in mind to get the most cost effective shirts is dark ink colors on lighter shirts is less expensive than light ink colors on darker shirts. Light ink on dark shirts often demands an under base or multiple hits on the ink to gain the correct opacity.

In the graphic above you have the same design printed in 4 different ways. A single color print on a white shirt being the least expensive and a 7 color design on a black shirt being the most costly and then 2 examples of a print that will fall in the middle. One thing to keep in mind is a high nummber of print colors should equal a high quantity of shirts. You don’t want to get an 8 color design print on 24 shirts. It’s completely cost prohibitive.

Each print color commands a $15 screen charge. So a one color print will have a $15 screen charge. An 8 color print will have $120 in screen charges. Ideally when you divide the screen charges by the number of shirts you want to order you are looking to keep the cost per shirt when divided by the screen charges as low as possible.

Example: 100 white t-shirts with a 1 color front print is going to run around $6/shirt with a $15 screen charge. If you divide that $15 by 100 shirts you get $.15 cents. So of the $6 shirt cost, $.15 cents of that $6 is going toward the scren charges. Now take $120 worth of screen charges and divide that by 50 t-shirts. 50 shirts with an 8 color design would run say $10.00. If you divid $120 by the 50 shirts you get $2.40. So that would be considered a high number. The lower you can keep the screen costs effecting your per shirt cost then that is how what designing cost effective custom t-shirts is all about.

Remember, small quantities should have low print colors and high print colors should be reserved for larger quantities of shirts.

Free Online T-shirt store

Free Online T-shirt Store

Kirkwood Trading Company

Free Online T-shirt Store

So you are looking for a website where you can sell a t-shirt for fundraising or team wear to your members or sell your t-shirt brand to the masses, you’ve come to the right place for your free online t-shirt store.

Kirkwood Trading Company has been screen printing tshirts and logo wear for over 20 years. Over the past 5 years we have provided an additional service of providing clients in need with an online store where they can sell their spirit wear or their own logo wear items to the masses. Starting in 2017 this free online tshirt store will not cost any of our customers a dime to use. That’s right, we are offering a completely 100% free online t-shirt store where you can sell your shirts or logo wear.

Free Online T-shirt Store – How it works

Here is how your free online t-shirt store works. We print the shirts, we ship the shirts or you pick up in bulk, and you collect the revenue, it’s that simple. We carry a full line of apparel from all the major brands. We print in-house and have shipping accounts with both UPS and USPS.

We build the store with your products on a dedicated store. We discuss your intended volume of sales and provide you with a price per piece based on that. You profit the difference. We handle ALL order processing and if need be shipping.

These free online t-shirt stores are perfect for:

Fundraising: Have a cause you want to raise money for. Selling a t-shirt is a great way to get people to donate. Statistically people tend to donate when they receive a tangible item in exchange for their donation. A t-shirt is a great low cost high profit way to raise funds for any need.

Spirit Wear or Team Wear: We work with many club teams who want to offer their logo wear to the parents and families and general supporters of their teams as well as spirit wear for the student body. These stores are typically made up of several different items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, bags, blankets, etc. A great way to gain exposure and reach more people with the trend of people making more and more purchases online.

Apparel Branding: We get a lot of people contact us who have the next big t-shirt idea. Often times they have the cost of a website, a webstore and then the cost of shirts. We can build a dedicated store for your own brand. There is no costly inventory or upfront costs to on an idea that may or may not work. Keep costs low.

Here is a fully functioning (Shopping cart disabled) sample store that is one of a few teamplates we can use. You’ll see it’s perfect for a shop as it’s a one page store with a logo and very simple routing.
Kirkwood Crush Spirit Store

Contact us if you are interested in learning more and how Kirkwood Trading Company can help with your online presence to sell t-shirts.

2017 Popular styles for your custom tshirts

2017 popular styles for your custom tshirts

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Popular styles for your custom tshirts – what’s omitted

2017 Popular styles for your custom tshirts is based on buying trends from our customers. What you won’t find on this list are the absolute most popular styles that have been around since the dawn of time and remain the highest volume of styles. Those are:

Gildan 5000 – lightweight 100% preshrunk cotton
GIldan 2000 – heavy weight 100% preshrunk cotton
Gildan 8000 – 50/50 Dryblend
And various comparable styles from brands of Jerzees, Hanes, and fruit of the loom.

These above styles will make up roughly 90% of what every screen printing shop prints in a given year. The purpose of this post is to give people ideas who are looking for something different.

Popular styles for your custom tshirts – Something new and different

For people looking at something different from the status quo custom tshirts, we bring you the following:

Comfort Colors Garment Dyed Tees and Tanks:

These offer unique colors not offered by any other manufacturer. They are the go to shirt for high school and college aged kids. A higher price point than your traditional popular tees, the colors and feel are worth it. Their shades of greens, blues, red, and everything in between are a few shades different than any other manufacturer. Printing your message on these is sure to gain attention.

Next Level Brand:
They offer a ton of different hip styles that are more tapered than your traditional tees. They have various blends and textures making them very soft and comfortable to wear out on the town or even to bed. Their Triblend comes in many different styles including tanks and vnecks and both men and women’s styles. A slightly higher price point compared to the traditional custom tshirts but well worth the extra money. If you are in the market of giving away tees or selling a design or tshirt for profit, look at these because people like the feel and are more prone to buy when they like the soft feel of a shirt.

We were actually introduced to this brand by college coaches we were calling on. At the time they weren’t carried by any of the major distributors. Low and behold a year later and all major distributors with the exception of one is carrying the full line of A4. They have tons of styles for both adult and youth as well as women’s and mens. They also cater to more popular trends with camo accents and piping. A great 2017 popul styles for your custom tshirts. These are strictly a performance brand so everything will be of materials that assist in moisture management from their hoodies to their shorts and everything shirt inbetween. Their quality and styles compete with the big boys but at a percentage of the big boy cost.

Gildan Softstyle:
If it’s Gildan then you know it’s quality. This softstyle is a few years old at this point and it uses ringspun cotton to give it the unique softness. It’s also tapered with a thinner body and shorter sleeves. It comes in various styles for adults in both mens and womens. A generous price point that can boost your tshirt sales or impress your own wearers.

2017 popular styles for your custom tshirts is just what trends we see happening at Kirkwood Trading Company. Especially with our customers who are more quality and return conscious than price conscious. We understand that organizations often will give their shirts away for an awareness cause or something like that. Stick to the traditionals on that. These styles are for people who are selling a brand, including a shirt in their event signup cost, team sports, and just in general who want know the end wearer will be happy with the feel.

While these 2017 popular styles for your custom tshirts are current, there are other styles growing in popularity that aren’t listed simply because there are styles and competing brands. We just like these the personally and it’s what we show our clients and their feedback has been excellent.

Can a custom tshirt change a life?

Can a custom tshirt change a life?

Can a custom tshirt change a life? By Kirkwood Trading Company screen printing

Can a custom tshirt chane a life?

For over 20 years Kirkwood Trading Company has provided custom t-shirts. Can a custom tshirt change a life? You better believe it can. Over these past two decades we have seen first hand, the power a custom tshirt brings to the right cause. We have printed custom tshirts for customers who wanted to celebrate births, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, graduations, family reunions, anniversities, and yes, even death. In addition you have our team sports, business apparel, and bachelorette and greek life shirts. These all are just a days work in the life of a screen printer and a pretty average week.

What we are talking about is the question. Can a custom tshirt change a life? Every once in a while we are fortunate enough to get a call from someone who is hoping to make a difference in someone else’s life. These are rare opportunities and by far the most rewarding because work we do goes into changing someone’s life with a custom tshirt.

These types of orders cover the spectrum of making a difference from sending shirts to US troops in a foreign country to help with morale to enabling someone to get a life saving procedure.

Here is a short list of recent projects we have the opportunity to be a part of.

– We printed tshirts for a fundraiser for a school that allowed them to get new playground equipment. We are told the kids are much happier at recess now that they have something to do rather than running in circles.

– We printed shirts for an injured police officer that raised enough funds to put a big dent in his medical bills

– We printed shirts for a fallen officer to help offset expenses for school for the children he left behind.

– We printed shirts for an an organization that provided inner city children a playground.

– We printe t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts for a baseball organization who then sold them to get new uniforms.

– We printed numerous shirts for Poker runs which have done everything from assist in burial costs to treatments for cancer.

Can a custom tshirt change a life? These are just some of the examples in the past few years where they in fact can change a life. People like tshirts, people look at t-shirts other people are wearing, and when all is said and done, custom printed t-shirts make a great low cost high profit fundraiser.

To inquire about working with Kirkwood Trading Company on your next fundraiser. Simply give us a call or contact us through this link. We’ll be happy to discuss your goals and how we can help.

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