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What is an Originators Fee?

Karen Griffin - Thursday, April 19, 2018

So you have set up in business on your own.  You need perhaps two polo shirts, one hoodie and maybe a coat if it rains.

Budget of £100.  But what the heck is that £36 originators fee?

This was a question asked of us last week, by a lovely guy just setting up in business for the first time as a plumber.

It was difficult to explain to him that the traditional methods of making personalised clothing required a lot of artwork preparation.  In the case of screen printing, this was to make the screen.  Very cost effective if you are looking of a run of 100 units of the same size.  Ditto embroidery, although once set up, I believe the size can be adapted.

Either way, no use to the single trades person wanting just a few units.

This is where the new clothing vinyls win out. Not only is there no extra cost for artwork or origination.  But you could order single items and have a different effect on each.  Glitter? Definitely!  Foil? If you want it! Glossy? Why not! Embellished in snakeskin? Weird but possible!

In fact, from our training course, we managed to get all these lovely effects from just one make of clothing vinyl. And it works on fleece, lycra and waterproof jackets as well as polo shirts.

tshirt vinyl printing

What would you choose?

I got the vinyls on time and they were great! 
Thank you for your quick work, that was really appreciated!

LC, on receipt of her bespoke vinyl stickers

Thanks Karen, and thanks for organising this for me – I don’t know what I would do without you!

Fontwell Park Racecourse, EN
I have received my print thank you so much for such fast delivery.


AB, on receipt of car decal

Just to let u know that I received the vinyls this morning ok, and they all look really good many thanks.

DE, Perth on his vinyl lettering for a Burger van
Two words :
Banner = fabulous.
Again, thanks for the quick turnaround - very much appreciated.

JT from
Brill thank you so much i love it and thanks for taking the time to get it right for me so cant wait for it to arrive =]  thanks so much Karen
KC, on her new car decal
Thanks so much for the banners - the team were very impressed today!

MA, Whyke United Under 11s
 just wanted to write to say thank you very much for my wheel cover and lettering.  It looks fab!  I am hoping that people will see it around and that I’ll get lots of new customers.
SL, Cambridge Weight Plan
I have it!

That was extremely fast!!  I'm very impressed.

Thank you very much!

TS, Marwicks Brasserie, Bosham on receipt of banner

My dad has put the decal on and it looks great!  Too dark to take a picture now but will send one on soon. Thanks for your great customer service.

WF, on receipt of Hypnoslimmer Car Decal
Goodness knows what your workshop smells like, because these banners have rather an orange-y whiff to them now!
Wilderness Development, on receipt of re-stripped banners
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