Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Bestseller Collection

Over the past few weeks, we've noticed that some of our designs are very popular, and that got us thinking.  What if we could take some of those designs, and move them to screen-printing?  First of all, you'd get professional quality t-shirt printing, and secondly, we could do large batches of t-shirts at once.  What does this mean?  This means that we could sell these popular designs at lower prices with the best quality possible.  So, today we're introducing our Bestsellers Collection.

Here you'll find all the most popular designs from our store, screen-printed professionally by our partner, PrintMojo, at discounted prices.  The first design we have up is our "Keep Calm and Build Turrets" design, and the "Keep Calm and Pull Drones" design is hot on its heels.

Also, we're planning on doing some special collaborative designs with various people where we'll want to produce larger quantities of these high-quality shirts.  More info on this later!  In the meantime, come visit our bestsellers section!

Here's a short FAQ from our site about the Bestsellers and Standard Collections:

What are the Bestsellers and Standard Collections?
You may have noticed that Necessary & Sufficient Tees has a Standard Collection and Bestsellers Collection. The Standard Collection carries the majority of our awesome, geeky t-shirts, and you'll find the most variety of designs here. Our Bestsellers collection is home to our most popular shirts and special collaborative designs. The designs in our Bestseller Collection are all professionally screen printed for the highest quality shirt possible, and because of their popularity, we have reduced the prices on all shirts in this collection.

Why are there separate shopping carts for the Bestsellers and Standard Collections?
The shirts in our Bestseller collection are screen printed and fullfilled by professional screen printer, PrintMojo, while our Standard Collection is digitally printed by Cafepress. Because each company has their own inventory management system, we have a separate shopping cart for each collection.

What's the difference between screen printing and digital printing?
Digital printing is a newer technology in t-shirt printing that has become very popular over the last few years and has seen a tremendous improvement in quality. Digital printing allows for the printing of complex or intricate designs with many colors. Screen printing is the traditional t-shirt printing process where screens are used as stencils to imprint ink directly on the shirt. Screen printing produces very high quality shirts, but the designs are often limited to fewer colors and simpler shapes because of the manual work needed to create the screens. Both techniques have their own benefits, and we take advantage of this by producing our different designs with the printing technique that fits them best.