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I'm making up some T-shirts to sell on my website and the swap meet I'm putting on. Here is my first go at a design - your feedback is appreciated - let me know what you think.

 

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That's a badass shirt!!!!! I would buy it if the price was right. Nice design.

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If you made it one color, the wrenches white and knocked out the eye sockets (black) it would be cheaper to produce. I like it, but I also like things that are cheap.

Don't mean to moleste your artwork but:
 

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Can't go wrong with those LHF fonts. (http://letterheadfonts.com/contributors/kenmctague/bostontruckstyle.shtml) It looks good, especially for your first one! You might consider asking your silksreener to use "discharge" which is basically heat sensitive bleach instead of ink. That way with a big design like that it won't feel like a big sticker on your chest since the color is really just just the absence of the shirt dye. Shirts like that feel great and lend themselves well to designs like yours that want to look and feel already half worn out.

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concrete is hard - knuckles bleed the shirt is runnin rich at a high speed with a retarded magneto for long distance - you should do good with that one but I would take the advice of shook
 

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Billdozer1811 said:
You might consider asking your silksreener to use "discharge" which is basically heat sensitive bleach instead of ink. That way with a big design like that it won't feel like a big sticker on your chest since the color is really just just the absence of the shirt dye.
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there are ways around that.. you have to split your ink with an extender and appy a few "light" coats as opposed to a couple of THICK athletic coats...

send me your file and i'll print you one next week.
i just need to know what size you'd want.

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wow, wasn't expecting such a good response. thanks to everyone who's replied so far. I'm completely tanked from work right now, so I'll answer your guys questions and comments tomorrow. thanks!
 

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Hey guys - once again, thanks for all the feedback. Now to answer some of your questions / comments&#8230;<o></o>
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The shirts are going to the printer next week, so I should hopefully have them in 2-3 weeks. Price will be between $10-$13 which would include shipping. If you can get one from me in person they'll be $10. I'm still trying to decide how much of the shipping I'm going to eat on this - gotta see if I can find any creative ways to ship them cheaper. $13 is the absolute max they will be, which I still think is reasonable. I'll have sizes from SM - XXL and you'll be able to order them through the website using paypal or through the mail using money order. As soon as I get them in stock, I'll post it.<o></o>
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In regards to the design / printing issues. Shook, you definitely brought up a good point and when I looked at the file on another monitor I noticed some things that were not right - 1) the wrenches are too light - they're meant to be a darker / grungy gray and basically faded. 2) the eye sockets should be black. 3) the whole shirt in general is running real light, it should have a more faded grunged up look. I designed the shirt at work, and my monitor here is notoriously dark and crappy - I sometimes forget to compensate for that and didn't notice it till I looked at the file on my home pc. <o>
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In terms of colors / making it cheaper / etc - technically this is a one color shirt - white on black. My printer tells me he shouldn't have any problem printing it as is (although I gotta send him the new file), and won't charge me any extra but we'll see how that goes and how it comes out. Billdozer - funny you should mention discharge printing because the printer I'm using just started doing it. Depending on how much extra it would cost - I might go that route because I think it would make for a nicer shirt. The other option is using a halftone for the wrenches to just get the detail / grey balance right. <o></o>
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Anyway, thanks again for all the response and feedback - I'll post an update when the shirts come in for all that are interested in ordering one.<o></o>
 
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