Cotton Pricing and Our Industry

Each year when we have to choose the layout details for our apparel catalogs, I wonder if I should include pricing. I typically shy away from putting the price of a single shirt. DAZTech often produces a volume of shirts in excess of 12 pieces for both screen printing and embroidery. There are so many variables to determine the cost of an item with a customized logo or layout – imprint or thread color(s), quantity, size of decoration, locations (front, back, sleeve, all of the above), even the shirt color affects pricing. Dark colors are not only more expensive, they are harder to print on often requiring a base imprint layer to ensure a clean imprint.

Cotton pricing is nearly double the cost from just a year ago. This could affect your purchasing decisions in 2011. Perhaps you will opt for a simplified design using less imprint colors, maybe order less volume to maintain your budget. If you are interested in producing T-shirts for an upcoming event, 5k or marathon, or simply for the company employees… please don’t hesitate to ask us questions or request a customized quote. We carry nearly every apparel line and will do our best to meet your needs while keeping your custom imprinted apparel costs low. Mfg’s include Gildan, Hanes, American Apparel, Jerzees, Anvil, Fruit of the Loom, Devon & Jones, Chestnut Hill, Nike, Adidas, Port Authority.