Come on now… everyone loves Fido! And what pup doesn’t want to be the coolest dog at the dog park?
If you have a pet, you will understand exactly what I’m getting at here.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more than 63% of households in the US have at least one pet. Those pet owners spend in excess of $55 billion dollars on pet products every year. If we spend that much on Fido, just think about the niche market you could be missing out on!
With the drop in our economy, people were more apt to feed their pets before they buy cutesy clothes for them but now that our economy is recovering, pet apparel has rebounded nicely and seems to continue to grow out of control. Continue reading “Pet Apparel: More Popular Than You May Think!”
When shopping around for starter kits, heat presses, transfers or more, you’ll run across a lot of companies that are willing to make a LOT of promises just to make the sale. Unfortunately, this means that when you finally receive your product and encounter any issues with it, you may be out of luck when it comes to technical support from the company you purchased it from.
Here at Coastal, we pride ourselves on offering exemplary technical support to our customers (and sometimes even other companies’ customers!) Whether it’s a simple question about the correct pressure to use when pressing a neck tie or something more difficult, like how to unclog a bulk sublimation system, we have an entire technical support team available from 8am through 6pm every weekday. You can reach us through the phone or through our live chat without delay. Continue reading “The Importance of Technical Support”
Do you want to decrease the monetary impact of short runs in your t-shirt shop? The answer to this problem is, quite simply, heat transfer.
Using transfers are much cheaper than traditional methods, such as screen printing, when it comes to short runs. In fact, the most expensive thing you will need to invest in is a heat press and you will find that it soon pays for itself many times over. There are many brands to choose from as well as many levels of heat press to enter into. What determines your entry point would be factors such as the size needed to accommodate your garments as well as the quantity you plan to produce. Some of the best brands available are Hotronix and Maxx, which are both by Hotronix, as well as Hix and Insta. Continue reading “Heat Transfer: the Short Run T-Shirt Solution”