If you’re starting a company that’s going to sell custom t-shirts, it’s important to find ways to streamline your process and maximize your ROI. While screen printing is an excellent way to print custom designs on shirts, it’s not extremely efficient. There’s a considerable amount of setup time and screen printing by hand takes a lot of time and effort. This is where using ROQ automatic presses comes in handy. Our team at Shirt Agency has put together a few of the biggest benefits of using an automatic press for custom shirt orders.
Anytime you can automate your processes you’re going to save yourself some time. By using an ROQ automatic press, you make it much easier to print shirts as the machine does the hard work for you. From preparing the screen all the way through to pressing the ink through the screen, it takes a while to complete even a single shirt. An automatic press cuts down on the prep and print time as you simply put shirts on the press and it does the rest of the work for you. In fact, an automatic printer can work at a pace that’s about 75% faster than printing by hand.
Screen printing is a labor-intensive process. Even after you get the screens prepped and ink mixed, you have to press the ink through the screen repeatedly for as many shirts are in the order. If you’re fulfilling a 500-shirt order, there’s a good chance that the last 100 shirts won’t have the same quality as the first 100. An ROQ automatic press will give you the same quality for that final shirt as it did with that first.
Less wear on a printer
If you’re accustomed to using direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, you know that this is an incredibly efficient way to print small orders. However, large DTG orders put a lot of wear on a printer as it can only handle a single shirt at a time and will eventually run out of ink. Screen printing is a better method for fulfilling large orders, especially with the help of an automatic press.
Saved labor costs
A single person can operate a screen printer. However, as larger and larger orders are placed, the load quickly becomes too much to bear. If you have an order of 300 shirts that need to be printed within three days, you’re going to need more hands to help get the work done. While it helps to fulfill the order, all that labor is going to cut into your profits. An automatic press works more quickly and efficiently than even five or six workers. This helps to save on labor costs and improve your profit margins.
Puts you ahead of your competition
If you’re running a screen-printing business in a small town, there’s a good chance that many of your competitors are still screen printing by hand. Buying an ROQ automatic press will put you ahead of your competition and give you an edge in customer service that others don’t have. Consider the cost of an automatic printer with the increased revenue that you’ll see in the long run.
Contact us for a quote
If you’re considering starting a custom t-shirt shop, you can cut the costs of printing on your own and outsource to our team at Shirt Agency. We can quickly and efficiently fulfill your order as we utilize not just one, but three ROQ automatic presses to ensure quality and consistency for your orders. Get in touch with us today and we’ll provide you with a quote.