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    Default WhiteBlaze T-shirts design

    This is step one. Before we can pick the material for the shirt we have to pick a design.

    We could have a logo either on the left front pocket are or on the left sleeve.

    This is up to you all. I will throw my two cents in though. I forsee that if you are going to use this as a hiking shirt a problem with the logo on the front left pocket area. I don't know how well a printed logo will last with the shoulder straps rubbing on them.

    If we have the logo on the left arm sleeve then I can not forsee any issues.

    Just because I am putting these two options up for a vote does not mean it is written in stone. If someone can come up with something better that everyone agrees on then let us hear about it. This is not a dictatorship. I don't like making all the decissions.
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    Default there is a standard

    the 'standard' for for t-shirts is a small logo on the left front area and a large duplicate on the back....i know i know you wont see it if you are wearing a pack but then there are the times when you are hanging out in town, not hiking, taking a trip, etc.etc. I just think this layout is the way a good looking t-shirt is done.

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    If we wer going to have a large duplicate on the back. How would we do that without making the logo to elongated. Unless we came up with something on the back besides the logo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll
    If we wer going to have a large duplicate on the back. How would we do that without making the logo too elongated. Unless we came up with something on the back besides the logo?
    How about putting on the back the quote from the Springer Mountain plaque? --

    "APPALACHIAN TRAIL, GEORGIA TO MAINE, A Footpath for those who seek Fellowship with the Wilderness."

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    Before I deployed and I was looking into this, the sleeve seemed to be the preferd place because no one wanted a logo causing a spot where sweat couldn't evaporate thus ending up with a big sweaty spot stuck to their skin. I have an Army PT shirt like this and I hate it.
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    Default Sgt is right but......

    I still say most of these t's will be worn in town, at the mall, to the PTA meeting and so on...

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    Default Clarification?

    Quote Originally Posted by attroll
    We could have a logo either on the left front pocket are or on the left sleeve.
    Logo embroidered?
    Or, logo silkscreened?
    Big, big difference in the two

    embroidery looks better, silkscreen may be cheaper. Once artwork is done, put it where the heck you want it on the shirts. There is a charge, though, for each separate color. There are many, many small companies set up that compete for your work so astute shopping will bring down the cost-or at least level it out.

    The big cost...is the shirt itself...and just which to choose... and you are going to find that your selection is endless, almost mindboggling. Be prepared because...You will NEVER please everyone with whatever you select!

    Quality. The cheaper the shirt quality the cheaper the shirt price. Do you cut here to keep the cost down?...and get a sub-standard one which want hold up? Or go for a better one-which costs more-and which you may not sell.

    Another big question is...just how many?? the more you buy, the cheaper the unit price. But you will never get it correctly. You will either have to many left over...or not enough..particulary as to:

    Sizing...Imagine your trying to second-guess the sizes of all the people who are qoing to buy, sub-divided further by male & fermale...another next to impossible task. But do so wisely because you WILL be left with some sizes you will never sell and run out of those you bought to few of, requiring a re-order.

    This is a tough job you are attempting. Prepare yourself for it.

    From time to time I did this for my own company's uniform shirts because I preferred to buy them rather than rent from a uniform company. And I always hated it, because of the above... So, good luck to you. You are going to need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll
    If we wer going to have a large duplicate on the back. How would we do that without making the logo to elongated. Unless we came up with something on the back besides the logo?
    Quite easy, just sized differently. Besides you already have the artwork done, that you used on the patch. Use that and keep it simple! It will have a different size, proportionately, depending upon where you decide to put it/them.

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    I would have to agree with Simva on this one. Would most likely would wear it as an around town shirt and not too much on the trail as it will probably be some form of cotton blend. I would also like to see it kept fairly simple. For example, all white lettering and logo on a green shirt, Whiteblaze.net on left pocket area with maybe large white blaze on back with some slogan. Just my 2 cents. So as to not run into a problem with over ordering, simply require prepayment before ordering. Would really hate to see you get stuck financially on this one ATTroll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prozac
    I would have to agree with Simva on this one. Would most likely would wear it as an around town shirt and not too much on the trail as it will probably be some form of cotton blend.
    Ditto. Unless you find a poly shirt, it will be non-trail shirt. Most of the t-shirts shops don't even carry poly T-shirts. Sometimes you can find poly golf shirts, but that's a bit more $$.
    Would really hate to see you get stuck financially on this one ATTroll.
    Double ditto. I know you put your heart into this site, but it is just plain stupid to waste your money on t-shirts. If CafePress had a poly t-shirt (I can't find one on their list), this whole discussion would be a non-issue.
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    Simva brought up an important word, "Standard".

    It might cost a bit more to do something different like on sleeve rather than the standard pocket thing.????

    I'll buy which ever you all choose, it will go good with the patch I put on the hem of my kilt.

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    Yes highway you are right the bigest cost is going to be the shirt. I already have the design done. But that was for a patch. I will need to have it done done again for this format for the initial shirt order also because they have to set up the color layers. But that only has to be done once.

    I was thinking of a coolmax type of shirt. The person said he uses a type of shirt for college sports teams called "under armour". He said it was a poly mix. I looked them up on the internet but could not find what they were made of. I am suppose to call him back Monday to find out more on this. I caught him at a bad time the other day.

    I was not thinking of embroidered. I thought that would be to much. Silkscreen was what I was thinking. There is a special ink that they have for sports shirts and things of that type that stretch more then regular silkscreening.

    It sounds like there is going to be a tose up between hiking shirt or town shirt now. This is going to be the delima I think. If we were to put a slogan or logo on the back what would it say?
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    Default Left Front and Back

    As a few others have mentioned, I'd be buying the shirt more as a walking around shirt than a hiking shirt so the impact of a pack is not that important in my mind.

    I like the idea of getting prepays for the initial order as this not only helps the cash flow issue, but also the sizing. I'm an advisor for our University's finance club and we sell tshirts for fund raisers almost every year. One of the hard parts is figuring out what sizes and long vs short sleeves to order so that you're not running out of mediums while having 10 extra LS larges sitting around that no one wants. With preorders you reduce that problem.

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    Attroll:

    For what it is worth, I would like a coolmax offered in both the short sleeve and long sleeve. I would buy both. I have at least 100 cotton t-shirts, none of which I plan to hike with, and why carry a town shirt which that is all you would use it for? (weight man, weight).

    Many companies you buy t-shirts from will send you 20 of this type, 30 of that and so on (not just size).

    Will send you some seed money to help.
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    Default wicking shirt

    If the price was not too outrageous, I'd prefer a wicking shirt with short sleeves. Then I would wear it the whole hike! I have a couple of shirts I got from SierraTradingPost, but they are getting pretty beat up from wearing them all the time. So I have been considering a new hiking shirt and WhiteBlaze would be great!

    After placing this, I found that there is another thread on the fabric... this one is supposed to be just the design. I want the design on the sleeve so it doesn't rub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll
    silkscreening.

    It sounds like there is going to be a tose up between hiking shirt or town shirt now. This is going to be the delima I think. If we were to put a slogan or logo on the back what would it say?
    I would wear the shirt as a town shirt. I wouldn't want to trash the shirt by hiking in it. I like the logo on the front pocket.

    I'm with Rain Man for the slogan on the back being the motto of the AT.

    "APPALACHIAN TRAIL, GEORGIA TO MAINE, A Footpath for those who seek Fellowship with the Wilderness". Throw in a whiteblaze on the back and that links it to the website.

    I have a feeling one of these days I'll be hiking the trail, come upon a whiteblaze on a tree, and see a .net written next to it, this sight is that popular.
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    Default ATTroll: How about this for the back of the shirt?

    I just <a href="http://www.dreamscape.com/ryder/wb_logo.html" target="_new">whipped this</a> up in Photoshop.

    I made it really BIG if you wanna use it.

    Lemme know.

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    Default Design?

    I remember seeing a tee-shirt design with the Whiteblaze name and a replica blaze. Is that the one you have in mind? That one really rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saluki Dave
    I remember seeing a tee-shirt design with the Whiteblaze name and a replica blaze. Is that the one you have in mind? That one really rocks.
    The only one I remember that we talked about earlier was this one:

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/gallery/sh...cat=500&page=2
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    Default too many thoughts, but a few as this continues

    1. no problem with pre-order money
    2. pixpush...awesome graphic but make the walkway curved
    3. coolmax makes a great town shirt/trail shirt
    4. most users will want shortsleeve
    5. we love Sgt Rock but few will actually want the logo on a sleeve (IMHO)
    6. will we have a copyright issue with "APPALACHIAN TRAIL, GEORGIA TO MAINE, A Footpath for those who seek Fellowship with the Wilderness"....seems like someone (ATC maybe??) owns that
    7. look to my latest thread for a more adventurous idea for Attrol

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