Tucson TFF t-shirts

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by WookieWallaby, Oct 8, 2005.

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  1. WookieWallaby Jedi Knight

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    Sep 7, 2005
    I was reading through some of the (very) old postings, and I noticed one that mentioned club t-shirts. Did anybody ever get any made? Or did it fall through due to cost/lack of agreement on design of logo/a disturbance in the Force?
  2. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Jul 12, 2005
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    I was going t make them just using printable Iron ons based on the sign art used at the katrina fundraiser, I can easily and cheaply make some up for those who dont have costumes yet.

    But I was also going to ask if we want an offical logo and if anyne had any suggestions
  3. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    I would be up forfinding ut prices for screen printed shirts if we get enough interest.
  4. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Dearest WookieWallaby :) No, alot was talked about having t-shirts but they were never made.

    If I could suggest, simple is cheaper ;)

    But I will leave that to those who have artistic abilities.
  5. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    Dec 22, 2003
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    Maybe T-Shirts for the spotters?

    I know Darth can't see and we know we are going to need spotters for the ones with the buckets on.
  6. Mugen Jedi Master

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    we could wear the t shirts for everyday wear..maybe someone will notice and want to join...or we can wear them to our meetings and such. I love shirts..without them I would be naked!
  7. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    sweet Ill make som up, black ok? and PM your preferred size. These willl be super cehap, but hopefully still look good, and any ideas on an offical logo?
  8. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    d00d, I liked the lettering you used for the Katrina stuff.

    You could just pull an Imperial cog and Rebel symbol and put them at either end.

    I'll see if I can find some art work.

    Here are the respective symbols:

    [image=http://zeubeubeu.net/vrac/posts/logo_rebel.jpg]

    [image=http://hobi-daw-ti.ukjedi.com/images/Patches/Imperial%20Cog%20Red%20on%20Black%20BF.jpg]
  9. timstephens4 Jedi Knight

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    Jun 10, 2005
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    Ah, it sounds like my expertise is needed here. My mother worked in the "shirt-making" business for five years until just recently. In order to get professional silk-screened shirts, a design must be decided upon. It is true that simpler is better. What I mean by this is that a design that has multiple colors will cost more than a design with, say, one color. Colors really jack up the proce of the shirt. Even the smallest amount of color can mean a huge difference in price. Also, the complexity of a design is crucial in price. Using DLJ's pics, the rebel symbol will cost less than the imperial symbol (as shown) even though both use the same two colors because the imperial symbol has a lot more detail (trust me that it does). The price of the shirt will also depend upon what kind of shirt you are looking at. You must consider many things when choosing a shirt: style (t-shirt, polo, etc.), color (white, black, grey, etc. all have different prices), fabric (100% cotton, 50/50, pique, etc.), weight of the fabric, and, finally, how the shirt looks and feels. The final factor that will change the proce is how many shirts we order. An order of 25+ shirts will cost less than one less than 25. This is due to the shipping costs of the shirts. I don't want to discourage us from doing this, I am just preparing you for when you go to order the shirts what kinds of things are to be considered.

    On a similar note, when the time does come to order shirts, I would HIGHLY recommend Sunrise Silkcreen on 6th St. I have worked with her before, and she is honest, fair, quick, and a perfectionist. The catalog she uses can be found at www.mccrearystees.com. You can go through there and look at shirts and stuff. My mom used to use them as well so I can provide feedback about most of the stuff in the catalog. Before anyone asks though, my mom cannot do the shirts becasue she sold her equipment when her arthritis got so bad that she could not do the job anymore. Hope this all helps in our descision on a shirt. Perhaps by the next meeting, you guys can narrow you choices on design and shirt to two or three each and vote as a group. I, personally, do not care what the design looks like or what kind of shirt we order.

    EDIT: got the link working
  10. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Or . . . if you make a quickie design you can make a CafePress Store and everybody could make an order of the $8.99 shirt.

    Now it would be white but it is quick too.

    Tim, totally thank you for your expertise. I know it gets more costly once you start adding colors.

    :D
  11. Mugen Jedi Master

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    DSJ, black is sweet! Also my size is xl. I think the shirts should have a 4"x4" rebel or Imperial symbol on the left chest, and then a good sized Rebel or Imperial symbol on the back. I believe for a good shirt you should have matching symblos, and not both the Rebel or Imperial on the same shirt. (.02c)
  12. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Then I voted Imperial [face_devil] :p

    Darned Rebels! [face_laugh]
  13. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Cool thanks for the info Tim, if we go silk screened Ill defintly use them! Illpost some designs here shortly. Jada, thanks for posting that rebel symbol! Its perfect timing, I wanted to find one to print onto clear adhesive paper to apply to one side of my Tie helmets mohawk as kills!
  14. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    :_| That's so beautiful :D [face_clown]
  15. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    I like the idea of the black shirt as well.. with both emblems.. simple is good.. I thought for now we could just buy our own black t shirts.. less than five a piece at wal greens.. and then dustin can make the iron ons and we can put them on ourselves.. that is my thoughts... though not as expensive.. would be a good start that we can all afford.. though we need to compensate dustin for his time and supplies.. though getting dustin to tell us a price is another story. If nothing else.. and you are concerned with where to put the iron ons.. we can all get together in one place and iron on together.. an iron on party so to speak.
  16. timstephens4 Jedi Knight

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    Ok, just had a vision, and without any means of posting it yet. For our logo, since we are Two Suns, we use the binary sunset scene from ANH as a template. In one sun we put a symbol, and in the other, just a crazy thought, another symbol:eek: . Somewhere around the suns (underneath, above, behind, in between) we put our TFF name. This is just an idea I came up with literaly thirty seconds ago when reading the Zoo thread.
  17. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Binary sunset on a woman ------> boobs :p
  18. timstephens4 Jedi Knight

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    Alright, bad idea. Damn Jada, what a dirty mind you have.
  19. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey! I resemble that remark! :p [face_laugh] :eek:
  20. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    I am so niave... I did not get any of the last four tells.. where did you get boobs and woman out of that?? not that it is important or anything...

    I just made dark chocolate brownies. Not that anyone cares.. but I did and if ya want one.. come on over :)
  21. Mugen Jedi Master

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    I am sort of niave, but I think I got that....two suns...round and glowing ....right on the chest of a girls shirt...ahem...boobs. My God....help these pervs ;) lol
  22. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    okay.. now I got it.. just had to diagram it out for me there!! after all.. I want to be in the know on all the dirty minded stuff as well ;)
  23. timstephens4 Jedi Knight

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    Using my original description, why not put the big logo on the back of the shirt? Whoever said the shirt had to have its main design on the front. Just a thought, seeing as how we have to have a logo in the next couple of days.
  24. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    that's not a bad idea.. could go with logo on back and our name on front
  25. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Oh yeah I HATE front logo shirts, Im doing them small logo int he front big in the back.
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