I just realized this started with older posts, and that your post is from 2014 (Roger McCarren) but if you are still active and willing to share I was wondering if the local printer you ended up working with does direct to garment (one at a time) or if you print smaller silkscreened runs, and/ or if you work with heat transfers. I'm researching and trying to decide if I should design around using Printful or work around options I can manage locally and possiby myself at some point. Thanks!
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I appreciated your comments, as I'm stuck at this juncture! I am interested to know if you can elaborate a little more, if it's appropriate and you're comfortable.
I have been looking at Printful, and while they seem great I keep resisting since I jumping in since I would also love to find a vendor more local to me. I have even considered designing around transfers vs. print and getting a heat press just so I could do this.
If you can say, which shops did you work with that integrate with Shopify, and what were the areas you found lacking? Profit margings, shipping, item quality?
Also, is the local company doing print fulfillment for you using digital printing? And are they shipping for you or do you pick up/ship yourself?
I hope this isn't too much as I know many of the companies integrating with Shopify seem to be doing a great job, I just like having more control over the product and profit margins, and also want to be set up in a way I can manage growth and expand more independently in some areas if I can. Thank you!
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