If you offer custom apparel printing services, wouldn’t it be great if you could offer your customers the option of free artwork? Think about how that would totally set you apart from your competitors. No, we don’t want you to lose money on your jobs. We just want you to be aware of all the artwork options that are available to you, that could make your life easier when it comes to creating custom art. Of course you always need to calculate your time when you bid jobs. But think of ways in which you could reduce the amount of time YOU spend on artwork and then you can either pass those savings along to YOUR customers, or you can include the fee in your overall price, not separating it out. This way you can use the words “NO DESIGN FEES” in your advertising or marketing efforts. You might also want to consider a disclaimer such as “Two free hours of design work included for all jobs. Jobs that require more than two hours will be quoted in advance.” Or something along those lines. Here are some of the ways you can cut your design costs, making it easier for you to create the artwork your customers need.
1. Use Cadworxlive.com. This free online design service is guaranteed to make your life easier. Especially if you print for teams, leagues and schools.
2. Sign up for GreatDaneGraphics.com subscription art service. For as little as $18.99 per month you can have access to professional, full color designs that can be outputted in a variety of formats for use with digital printers, cutters, screen printing and more. Check out the artwork for yourself with these free downloads.
3. Use EasyView online designer and order custom transfers from Transfer Express.
4. Use AnyWord, AnyWay custom services from Stahls’. No design fees.