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Engineered Ink Clothing Question

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade - Other' started by ecr6cyl10, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Jul 10, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    ecr6cyl10

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    What would make you guys want to buy shirt? What can we do better to earn your business? Is the check out process the problem or is it the pricing? www.engineeredink.com I also would like to know how to be come a vendor to post stuff and not uses my personal account?
     
  2. Jul 11, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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  3. Jul 12, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    Just my 2 cents here. What is Engineered Ink? I mean is it just the name of the company or does it mean anything? On your website it says tattoo desgined shirts (or something similar) but I see very few tattoo's and a lot of Engineered Ink. To me, a cool design is a lot better than your company name unless your company name is well known (ie Fox snowboarding). Also, Hanes t-shirts? I prefer a more heavier t-shirt IMO.

    By no means do I mean disrespect. Just some observations. The price point is good, but I am not wearing a hanes shirt for free advertising. Which is how it almost looks. I would focus on a quality made shirt and a few cool designs and go from there. Minimize the Engineered Ink all over the shirt.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2011 at 6:02 AM
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    pricing doesn't look bad but engineered ink means nothing to me, honestly. It's not a name brand company or anything that i recognize. Make me up some shirts for JSEnclosures and i'll buy a bunch though. Also you could probably gain a lot of success here if you make some tacoma designed shirts or off road designed shirts
     
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    No offense but I've never heard of your company and the designs aren't my style. For the designs you have, it looks like you're shooting for a particular customer. Find out who your designs appeal to, for example if it's snowboarders, go sell at events that draw them in (sno fests for example). In short, you need a fan base! Good luck with the advertising!
     
  6. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    I want to thank you all for your input, it means alot to get feed back from people other than my close friends. I will work on keeping simple designs and also some offroad designs.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    If tattoo designs are your thing, put them on the shirt with your logo somewhere. The design is what sells, not the company who makes them. Best of luck!
     
  8. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    way to busy on the front.

    It would be cool, but probably impractical of you to allow users to send a favorite picture and put that on a shirt for them..
     
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    One thing I would work on would be the pictures. Try having someone put the shirts on and PhotoShop them out of it. Have a solid contrasting background so the shirts stand out better. That would help make the website look more professional.

    Edit: I actually ordered the white eagle rib shirt
     
  11. Jul 17, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    Ed Hardy made tattoo shirts work, so do stuff like that. It's about the pics on the shirts. Pick a theme (ie. skulls, sketchy clowns) and work off it. Your name on shirts would be for a customer that just got a tattoo.
     
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    Basic designs with few words are the core concept. If you were to get a solid outlne of just a truck, with no background, it'd be best.

    Basically, keep the design simple without blowing up the clothing with your logo/brand name.
     
  13. Jul 17, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Dude if you just threw up a shot of a tacoma directly from the front, on the front of the shirt and on the back of the shirt a shot of the back of the truck that would be simple enough and pretty slick....or a tacoma flexing but thats it no crazy shit with it lol..make a shirt for TW and lets see it 10-15$ and id rock it def not 21 though......and putting a minimum quantity on how many you can buy sucks IMO...best of luck
     
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    Thanks for your guys input, I think you guys all have great ideas. I am working on new stuff this week. I am making this week Tacomaworld deal week if you guys pm me I will sell any shirt for $10 and a hat for $15. I will send you guys a paypal payment link and I will ship them USPS First class. http://www.engineeredink.com/apps/webstore/
     
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    also i love shirts that have the design on the back and nothing or something small and very simple on the center front or one side of the front ....just my 2cents...shirts with pics on front also get hot in the sun..
     
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    Just looked through your site again, your Eagle eye rib shirt is right on target. simple design. Snuck your company name in on the back.

    but not every shirt should be simple either. haha

    confusing, i know.
     
  17. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:03 PM
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    O.K. not sure if you're still looking for constructive feedback but I just took a look at your website and here are a few observations I found.


    1.) First and foremost, as everyone else mentioned, what IS Engineered Ink? Is it a Tattoo shop, a clothing company, a Tattoo shop that owns a clothing company, a government contractor that manufactures high performance ink for use in Space Pens for the astronauts??? Nobody has heard of the brand and because of this nobody knows what it is including myself until I read your About Us page. Not sure exactly how to remedy this other than grassroot marketing and events to get your name out. Really there is no quick solution to this.

    2.) Not everyone including myself wants a huge logo of a company across our chest. Sure you want to promote your brand, but I can assure you a cool shirt with a classic and simple design will sell more than one with a huge company logo splattered about the shirt. Which brings me to #3.

    3.) The designs. While I appreciate the artwork and design of the shirts, not everyone is going to want to wear a shirt that screams I'm a Douche Bag. How about some simple designs with block lettering?


    Overall I do like a few of the shirts, but not enough to actually want to take the time to purchase one. I think with a few slight improvements to the designs and website you'll be successful. Best of luck to you and your business.


    -Dave
     
  18. Jul 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    I want to thank you guys for the feed back, I want to give you guys a deal on a shirt, $10 for any shirt and free shipping just pm me and I will send you a paypal req. www.egnineeredink.com Also $15 for a hat with free shipping.
     
  19. Jul 25, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    You really need some better quality pictures. When enlarged, most of the pictures are very grainy, and it doesn't look professional. It would be good to have a consistant backdrop for the pictures as well.
     
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    I am getting new pictures up very soon and working on new shirt ideas without using the company name as the focal point. www.engineeredink.com
     
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