T-shirt layoout, what ya'll think??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Sweet Tater, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    My proposed t-shirt layout, what you ya'll think???
    Doing the layout myself in word, then gonna find a screen printer to do it, one color on a medium gree t-shirt
     

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  2. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    70 views and no comments? clic the link that says lawnservice1.doc under attached files. word docs don't post they make a link. I sure would like some constructive feedback.
     
  3. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    It doesn't look too bad. Is that the logo you chose too replace mr. potatoe head? I think if its printed real big on the back it won't look too bad, but if you have it on the front, small, where the pocket usually is it might be hard too see the logo.
     
  4. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you can't say something nice...:laugh:


    (bad picture imo) t shirts don't need telephone numbers on them, don't even need a picture. It just needs to be easy to read unless you want to go all out with something fancy. If that's the case you need help.
     
  5. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks deere615, I was planning the logo only on the back and name and number only on the pocket. I am not stuck on that logo, thats why I asked for opinions.
    Viking. thanks for the honosty. I do prefer the number on my shirts, reason: when I go in the zippy mart to get a soda some one may not ask for my number but would otherwise be interested. with the number there they might remember it or write it down.
    and again, yes I need help, thats what I asked.
    The font can change, the pic can change. or the whole thang can change, I am just designing now. never go with the first one. did that once and lost my tater head :(
     
  6. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
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    When I had my first shirts made I made the mistake of having cheap t-shirts. I allowed the silk screener to use his stock of shirts. I would take more time making a choice next time. All the arm pit threads came undone, he told me with a quizzical look on his face, maybe it's under arm deoderant.:dizzy: I was like, Yeah Right.:laugh:

    Now, one of my customers, who've been my customer for 8 years, I thought they were just printers but they also do shirts and caps and cups and pens etc. silk and embroidery. So They'll give me better advice. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a T-shirt with a phone number on it around here, but to each his own.

    One thing I will insist on is a breast pocket and polo shirt style. I like to put my MP3 player in the breast pocket and put ear buds underneath sound protection. PLUS!!!! when people ask me for a Business Card, I don't want to pull them out of my ass.. pocket:laugh: Little plastic container for business cards in the breast pocket.

    Another thing to keep in mind, if you put a large picture on the back, that whole area is covered with silk screen and makes for a very hot t-shirt.

    And don't buy shirt material that shows you are sweating. Like a Light grey will turn Dark grey when wet with sweat, then you look like an animal.


    They might not remember your phone number but the WILL remember your name and then they can look it up from there.
     
  7. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
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    I must say that it's original for sure. One thing I do when considering a shirt is something fairly simple, because, if there is too much information or the logo is too complex, then the shirt get's a little "busy" if you follow what I mean.

    As Vikings said, don't skimp on the shirt. It may cost a little more upfront, but will be cheaper over time because they will last so much longer. And for me, the pocket is a must.

    I will look forward to your posting the design you decide on.
     
  8. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ya make sure you definetly get some polo shirts made! They look really nice.
     
  9. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    haha only for some of us. . . :laugh:

    BTW, Sweet Tater, what is that hand holding up the turf supposed to be?
     
  10. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thats the butler serving up the sweet lawn service. I guess anyway. like I said the logo is very flexable. But clipart is limited and I aint no artist :(
    I found one on a website I like, but ya cant pirate it .
     

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