Need Bespoke Helper T-shirts for School Event - Advice?

(7 Posts)
sparklingorstill Sat 08-Oct-16 15:18:40

Hello. I'm organising a school event and I want around 10+ bespoke t-shirts for those of us running it so we can easily be picked out in the crowd. It's not a fundraising event, so my costs won't be covered. I'm happy to cover the cost myself if I can get them for around £5 each but the one place I've tried so far (here) comes out more like £14 each by the time they've added printing costs. They say they're guaranteed to be cheapest, and will match other prices, but it's not that easy to search for something cheaper when the prices are all so buried in the configuration details.

Any recommendations? I want something decent quality so they're nice to wear (my understanding is that it's the printing costs not the product costs that are the biggest driver of the price).

If £5 is unachievable?

The alternative is that I find a website where I can create the customisation and buy my own single t-shirt, then refer all the others to the same place so they can buy their own. I think that's what's on offer here, but I haven't worked out the details yet. I could do with some good advice from other mumsnetters.

TeenAndTween Sat 08-Oct-16 15:28:50

Whereabouts in the country are you?

Carolines T Shirts in Southampton has always done a good deal for our school. But we have always collected ourselves.

Balletgirlmum Sat 08-Oct-16 15:31:31

Your issue will be set up costs.

I used to get logo t shirts for around £5 but most places have a charge (usually around £20-25 for the initial printing set up. Repeat orders are then not subject to it.

lacebell10 Sun 09-Oct-16 13:40:02

Hobbycraft: buy the specialist iron transferable printer paper, find someone with a suitable printer and iron on to your own t shirts.

LunaLoveg00d Sun 09-Oct-16 13:41:17

We needed similar and ended up buying cheap hi-vis vest jackets from Lidl.

mary21 Sun 09-Oct-16 16:54:36

What about this
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/T-SHIRT-TEE-TOP-BUSINESS-OFFICE-INDUSTRY-STAFF-CUSTOM-PRINT-WORK-WEAR-CLOTHING-/272326310363
Or
shop.scouts.org.uk/p-9237-helper-t-shirt.aspx
Or just go for plain tee shirts in an unusual bright obvious colour

SaltyMyDear Sun 09-Oct-16 16:56:58

Buy t shirts from H&m and then iron on a design yourself. You buy the iron on printer paper through Amazon etc.

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