Get exact dimensions for the sizing you want for your small, medium, and large items.
Do NOT use what they consider to be small, medium, or large sizes — they will simply be too small, having been made for an entirely different market.
This is crucial!
A gem I’m currently working on a product with right now is WATC Studio.
I love them because they have a digital studio for wholesalers. Upload logos and hit printed samples for $50-80.
Their quality is also very similar to Rue Porter.
Short run digital print samples are crucial for workflow. It means you can check designs fast, and be shooting content while your product is in production — as long as you’re willing to pay more for pre-production units.
Doing it all from in their store is a game changer.
If you have a solid following and want to focus on creative not operations, I’d also take a look at Pietra Studio.
They did these caps for Nostalgia Killer that just dropped, and they handle fulfillment, packaging, etc., too.
You can google any of these, or I’ll drop links directly in my Product People newsletter, a weekly ultra-resource of factories, playbooks, ideas, and inspiration for people that currently are or want to make products.
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