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Slow Season | Possible 14,000 Piece Order | Running a Screen Printing Business Vlog

January 13, 2020

Welcome to the slowish season of running
a screen printing business that’s a outright
welcome to the slow ish season and here’s a screen printing vlog business
thingy Shan doesn’t want to be on camera but do you want to talk about the
slowish season let’s just say slow season it’s it’s picking up there is
there is listing things there’s the male chimp thing you get write a blog about
slow season you can look you can um finish touching up those shirts outside well we need to get a hold of the dude
for the live screen pretty click yes one day no because the storm is a Bruin
again let’s see the top of your head Shanna doesn’t want to be on camera
because no makeup right this moment maybe later
right yeah anyways I was in a good mood I’m gonna go potty this is the time of day where we come in
in the morning and Paulo was running off I don’t know he is going after nothing
he’s gonna hurt you buddy buddy you’d like to say hello well I’ll let Apollo
out we’ll exercise them a little bit and then we’ll open up the shop here at the
moment right profession and this is why I kind of say slowish
because we do have work to do however it’s not enough for three people at this
moment so we’ve kind of Michelle didn’t come in this week just because there’s
not enough going on next week maybe a different story we’re working on a live
screen printing event that will be doing Monday so we’ll definitely need her in
the office to answer phone calls emails all that stuff let’s go ahead and open
up the shop where do you think you’re going this
humidity is doing wonders for my hair so with this crazy storm coming basically
they’re predicting 75 80 mile an hour winds it’s just like a rain thing
overnight from well I’d say from two to about five and then it’s just going to
rain for quite some time but I’m thinking some of these guys over here
have banners and we do banners so if the wind happens to blow it down I think I’m
going to select them and then like oh no you lost your banner you do need another
one I’m kidding so I’m working on a new video you got a
heat press in the other one died on us so I figured this would be a great
opportunity to kind of do an entry level starting a business with a heat press
getting into the business so keep an eye out for that and here in a little bit
I’m going to go pick up some hats we had to redo some hats under our clients
which happens to be our neighbor she’s a little frustrated because we got screwed
over by previous company Thank You Martin thanks for the help
and I’m going to do a live kind of tour here probably within the next hour so so
that’ll be awesome a live tour of Martin shop what do you think okay well she’s pissed off and I think
this is a good point to bring up don’t do business with friends or family
because the situations like this that do happen completely out of control because
because we outsource our embroidery so makes us look like a bunch of
incompetent fools ups just pulled up dropping some more stuff off so we got a
couple more things that came in this one is a pickup from TSD that I did
yesterday so had it sitting in the car so that’s awesome all right where was I
oh yeah reclaiming store coding screens I gotta
cut some screens so I got about 20 of them to do reclaim 20 yesterday and
every single one of those screens need to be used for a job so let’s go ahead
and do this if things aren’t too bad going through
20 screens every game a couple two or three days still use that DZ good stuff
legal description one of that will delay it before Wow all right I’ve got those coated I’m
gonna put my devotion back in clean my skip Carter and then I’ll probably do
some separation alright that was a good time now I got
to change the batteries uh hopefully I got some charge over the vlogging life
of the vlogging life okay battery’s changed let’s get to these
separations hopefully I’ll have enough time for them for up to head out Oh why
Gildan you said what look how many colors great right now it’ll be so easy
1,400 of them no flash nice give them like a really good price because okay
can I take a look at that price thing before you set it up do you mind you
want to give up no I want you to put the court together button you know well he
wants a welcome providing and for him so absolutely what I can do for that I just
won’t do here charge me how okay this is the part of the program
where I do a bunch of separations but I probably can’t show you all of them or
maybe none of them because it will give away our clients our life
screen-printing thing is a Lululemon thing
what cept I’m I’m not gonna blow the seat okay so it’s not 1,400 shirts
that’s how many Shannon okay 14,000 uh yeah let’s figure out some new numbers
quickly and get back to separation we do know yeah yes we do oh look at this call
for pricing yeah all right let’s crunch some numbers um we need to
call TSC like call now and Shannon and ask him what he can do on 14,000 shirts
I got my separation is all done about the hit print on this one did a few
yesterday now it’s time for me to run while this thing prints I’m not sure if
Shannon’s gonna be able to feed this or sure she’s got a lot on our plate
getting that 14,000 coat to potential new client hopefully we land that and
now I got to run and pick up some what the hell of eggs where does it thumb
where does that even come from oh yeah oh speaking of we had this repeat client
I’m not gonna say but I’ll let you guys kind of
yes but did an order some glitter print and their ropes some glitter vinyl I’ll
just kind of let y’all put two and two together
we don’t judge around here we’re happy to help her help all right time to get
out of here all right well leaving the office target forgot
Muslim bus all right now leaving office finally
let’s do this got some errands to run and then we’re gonna go live at marks
place this is Matt coming to you live we just
pulled up to Martin’s place and it is that away we are about to do a little
bit of a live broadcast so let’s go in here we’ll get our hats we’ll do our
live broadcast so Martin should be a lot of fun I’ve all finished with the shop
door that was pretty awesome I’ll leave a link up here as to where you can see
the shop tour of Martin’s place space city printing now I am on my way back to
the shop and hopefully I can get some more things done today because it is
almost 3 o’clock and it’s about the storm hopefully the power doesn’t go out
we’ll see you at the shop I gotta make a extra stop though when
extra stuff so I’m trying to land a new client that got ahold of us and we’re
gonna pull up to the C CBD place see if I can’t talk to oh I don’t think the
owner is here let’s see how it go all right donor wasn’t there at the
moment however I did get some positive feedback he’s showing the employees
they’re some of the designs and everything so hopefully I’ve been
putting a lot of work into this count but he’s a very competitive guy and
employee said that he’s just kind of shopping around so I don’t know I might
have to do consignment kind of thing with him but we’ll see I mean it’s not
something in the world there’s always other people something finally back at
the shop got the hats then these guys down over that way know that I’m
vlogging because we talk and stuff anyways we’ll
see what’s going on at office what the hell is going on here come back
in your old years ago oh and she smells good too any phone calls for anything
everywhere yes Santiago I need to ask is he going to get a corner on la travels
Santiago Santiago yes Santi to the ugh Akio and I said I would hate to get back
as I didn’t know if you wanted to do it was just a one screen or two black
rarely tells seacobra what prank on black rabbit oh yeah
– screams definitely okay well I didn’t know Oh show us can’t let’s get heavy
first thing well I don’t know so that happened um oh with just a 20% markup
but you said that I should check with you right it’s the one written in pencil so I just got off the phone with Cindy
I’m sorry I’m trying to like squeeze in a snack hmm it’s about sitting close to
30 minutes till 4:00 but need to go to Sydney storm lined up an appointment for
Monday she wants a wall her restaurant covered a pole as well and some graphics
and then Shanna is on the phone with the client that wants the 14,000 shirts so
we’ll see how that goes for the moment I’m going to sit on my butt for a moment
and snack on a little something and I’ll be right back my predictions it’s
correct look that banners lineup although they make
banners but turf banners falling I’m waiting for that one and then that one
the fall – we shall see what you doing alright got my last piece
of film so let’s see how much alright don’t you move the cameras yet and with
the damn car but yeah this look pretty awesome great great job Martin if you
guys didn’t catch the live be sure to check the gonna be over here I believe
check this little card and check out the life that it did at his shop man we
appreciate it Martin Martin you saved us that’s pretty good I think he mentioned
that there were some duck it was just dust on the hats that he was able to
wipe off so it doesn’t look like we’re gonna maybe just that one maybe just you
know you said blowout cutting a little bit but yeah it’s great
everybody need embroidery hey can we get our own embroidery machine no he’s got
one you know they cost some 8,000 I’ll just borrow his oh yeah well borrow him
yeah well borrow his services we’ll have to we have to do some negotiations that
person to him uh quite a bit of business I think this is our third job there’s
our second second that’s why I talked about this way oh my
god anyways well I think that is going to
wrap it up for the day my screens are still drying so more than likely I’ve
got a crap ton of film well use up all the screens we have on the cabinet
because there’s about 20 pieces of film here so yeah we have a live on Monday so
oh I’ll be sure to vlog that as well brilliant okay so obviously that this is
a Ford off time and assume you because oh yeah that’s right yeah we’re not
gonna be able to do the live because we’re will be screen printing wife and
she Anna has washed herself a movie in the background farting around the dog
and I think that’s about it for this vlog today thanks for tuning in guys be
sure to subscribe if you’re new to the channel and so this is a
today in my life during the slow season so be sure to subscribe and stay tuned
see if we get that 14,000 keys job until next time guys


  • Reply Greg Stevenson January 11, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    First…I see your not rockin' the perm today. The slow season will pick up very soon.

  • Reply Mikey Designs & Silk Screen January 11, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    The business is growing. Our slow season is still slow, relative to our busy season, but did we just land a 14,000 piece order?

  • Reply Elisandro Martins Andrade January 11, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Speak to brother, Salve I follow your videos here in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, they are really helping me. God bless you and success friend

  • Reply Sheryar Ali - EcomBread January 11, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    That’s so sick!, what type of pricing did you do for 14k shirts 😮

  • Reply LuzYSonidoParaiso January 11, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    What do you mean consignment with a customer?

  • Reply Denise Stewart January 11, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Congrats on the order and it seems like every time near an ISS show you have a big order 🙂 glad things picking up for you and the hair looks nice thank you for sharing

  • Reply Daniel Foster January 12, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Desperate for that 'heat press for start up newbie' video PLEASE Matt…I'm not thick lol but I do seem to struggle with getting my head around when it's best to do this..or that…when to use a heat press etc…..ok I AM thick 😜

  • Reply kevin wallis January 12, 2020 at 3:10 am

    were going to have 2 days of rain and then 3 days of snow… fun stuff.

  • Reply Daniel Wenske January 12, 2020 at 3:29 am

    Please tell me all about your screen cabinet! I want to make one!

  • Reply NJ CAMOCUTIE January 12, 2020 at 4:11 am

    SEPARATION seems so intimidating ..Does the software you use basically do it for you? What program do you use

  • Reply A C January 12, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Send those numbers my way I’ll quit my job asap lol congrats man

  • Reply superteeprints January 12, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    nice video matt hope you get the 14,000 piece job good luck

  • Reply Jesse Lejarzar January 12, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    We always coated screens in a yellow lit dark room, so it doesn't reduce the exposure quality on halftones and fine lines with high mesh?

  • Reply Daniel Foster January 13, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Mikey Designs & Silk Screen Hello Matt….I can get 50 used aluminium screens for £500 …19×24…all apparently in good condition…will be cleaned of all artwork on completion of sale …
    Just wondered what your thoughts were.
    Thank you

  • Reply Edgar Rivera January 13, 2020 at 12:22 am

    the shop I work for just got a 250k T's order front n back print one color not a slow season @Mikey Design & silk Screen..

  • Reply Space City Printing January 13, 2020 at 5:28 am

    You guys are welcome! Glad yall liked them. Hope your customer was pleased. 👍🏽. Thanks Matt and Shannon. You guys are awesome.

  • Reply Brian January 13, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    this is the #1 reason I wear overalls in the shop!
    #2 is because it's a ready made apron!
    #3 is I holds my cell phone where I can hear it!
    #4 so I can scratch that itch!

  • Reply Brian January 13, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    The subtitles are stand-alone entertainment themselves!

  • Reply Brands & Empires January 13, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    14:39 that transformer car with nerf darts would keep me occupied through the slow season, love it! 14,000 piece order ahoy!

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