I am an old person, cut me some slack.

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 months ago

    The objective of this post is a survey; crowdsourcing if you will.

    I have noticed things about me that have happened recently that I do not consider acceptable. This mainly  has to do with forgetfulness and making mistakes. I will spare all the details.

    I am therefore asking for recommendations as to an online T-shirt company and sweat shirt company that prints on same. The standard seems to be that the lettering flakes off after a couple washings. I am looking for a university-quality place where that doesn't happen.

    Do not consider this post some sort of self-pity thing. One look at daily news blows that out of the water.

    I am looking for online recommendations where stuff printed on T-shirts and sweatshirts have university quality.

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      How about embroidered? Won't wash out.

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/239307913/ … shirt-read



      https://hubstatic.com/14473557.jpg

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        One. Thankd, Researd

    2. OldRoses profile image97
      OldRosesposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      I wash and dry my t-shirts and sweatshirts with lettering inside out.  It's mainly the heat of the dryer that causes the lettering to flake off.  I learned that trick from a Home Ec teacher years ago.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image93
        Jean Bakulaposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        I was just going to say the same thing about turning them inside out or else not putting them in the dryer. But I am old enough to recall putting clothes on the clothesline. They smell so fresh, especially in Autumn!

        1. DrMark1961 profile image96
          DrMark1961posted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Hi Jean, I am old enough to have given up on lettered t-shirts. Some of them I turned into rags, others I gave away. Now I just wear work shirts. No dryer to worry about!!!

        2. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          I still put my clothes on the line air dried is amazing. Only in winter, I use the dryer.

        3. OldRoses profile image97
          OldRosesposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          I live in a townhouse communty - no solar dryers allowed.

          1. Jean Bakula profile image93
            Jean Bakulaposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Bummer.

    3. kenneth avery profile image76
      kenneth averyposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      April 3, 2019
      I read your comment and I relate.
      I am 65 and in fair health. I have three physical problems and have to
      take various medications plus seeing a few doctors. But the best part is: I Thank God for every day that He has given me.
      And for my friends on HubPages.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 months ago

    Noted. Real world. Thanks.

  3. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 4 months ago

    Custom Ink does excellent work. Quality stuff.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 months ago

    Thanks, everyone. Now I just got to place the order.

  5. Titia profile image94
    Titiaposted 4 months ago

    I've a Zazzle store, I can make you one.

  6. Don Bobbitt profile image93
    Don Bobbittposted 4 months ago

    PS - I have a T-Shirt store on Shopify. But using them is a story in itself, as far as the financial commitment they force you into with their pricing scheme.
    And, realize that you are not alone. I can tell you, from my research that there are literally many hundreds of simple stores that people like us have set up where we design something for a T-Shirt and have on-line contractors print and ship them for you.
    If you look on the web you will find; Zazzle, Carefree, and a couple of others who are set up for supporting people like us.
    BUT, you will quickly learn that it's all about MARKETING and EXPOSURE. You will have to pay for companies to show ads for your products or you will not sell much.
    Anyway, walk into this T-Shirt selling world slowly and with your eyes open.
    Good Luck,
    DON

  7. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 months ago

    After all the advice I received concerning my new shirt slogan idea, I apologize for making the following change of plans. Turns out I am now making plans for never leaving the house again, thus no more need for the shirts. What with the internet now in existence, this new plan should now be entirely possible. We shall see.

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      I've been reading about "Hikikomori", recently. And I am rather reclusive myself, these days.

      I think it is quite important to see real live humans from time to time, though.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        You are right. Fortunately, I live in a community where we are all in the same age range; thus we all know to "cut each other some slack" at all times. The community is the kind of place where all one has to do is step outside to interact with real humans at any given time. In fact, they were a great help in my recent medical bureaucracy war.

        1. Will Apse profile image90
          Will Apseposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Glad to hear the "war" ended well. And that you are well supplied with companions.

          I recommend expat life for sheltered community type lives. Most of the time you have no idea what is happening which helps a great deal when it comes to thinking well of your fellow humans, lol.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            "Glad to hear the 'war' ended well."

            I even have what I call my war room desk. It's a separate desk dedicated to combat for these kinds of things. Currently covered and surrounded with papers end-to-end. Going to take days to get all that crap cleaned up.  Then there's my computer, desktop almost totally covered by icons of all the documentation images I've had to send. Going to take more days to get that all cleaned up. It is really wearing me down where I spend day after day of my life just fighting to survive. It never stops, and it's just plain not getting to be worth it anymore. I am grateful for the decades of office bureaucracy and computer experience I have had. Frankly, I don't think the majority of people would have been able to survive my latest bureaucracy battle; basically, they would have lost and be found dead within 6 months. Can't help but wonder how many people that has already happened to. America calling itself a first-world country is a joke.

            Admittedly, things could be worse. Am gradually regrouping and getting what's left of my medical life back on track. Seems like this post should be on my other thread. But frankly, who cares?

            1. Will Apse profile image90
              Will Apseposted 4 months agoin reply to this

              There is a real war on the vulnerable everywhere, I'm afraid.  In the UK thousands of people have been declared fit to work and denied benefits, only to die within a few months from their cruelly ignored conditions and illnesses.

              https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 … wp-figures

              Someone, somewhere does well out of this, I am sure.

    2. Jean Bakula profile image93
      Jean Bakulaposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Great solution. I like it!

    3. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Open your own Zazzle store and let those who want to buy your T-shirts pay and print their own using your designs.  That way you never handle the T-shirts or get involved in the printing.  It is free to join.

  8. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 4 months ago

    I believe that the young people of today skip the t-shirt altogether and get the images and/or words imprinted directly onto their skin through a process known as "tattooing". While the financial outlay is greater than that for a printed t-shirt, the results are, I am told, pretty much permanent.

 
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