Another Minimum wage increase, what that does mean to us?

As Jerry Brown  signs another increase to minimum wage, we are getting the questions from all our brokers/clients, “What does that mean to us?” To be honest, we’re not sure either, but what I do know is it won’t be the same ever again. No matter what political side you are on, there is going to be consequences to this increase. And like most articles are saying, ”It’s the consumer that will have to pay.” Most articles that I have read take

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Embroidery Samples……Fee or No Fee?

As the California Legislation debates on minimum wage increase, we unfortunately have to go back and tighten up certain company policy that we were lax on and that cost the company money. The area we’re looking to is our embroidery samples policy.  We encourage our brokers to make samples on all their jobs to make sure the quality and colors are correct. We will provide free physical samples (if asked) to customers who directly use J6 Designs or Copyartwork.com. Customers who provide files from

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Vinyl Price List

3/15/2016 If you noticed a trend in the ISS show this year, it would definitely have to be in the vinyl world.  Vinyl is hot with so many new applications and films. It’s changing the industry just like DTG did a few years ago. We have always offered vinyl service, but never had a clear- cut definition on pricing and guidelines. We have reconsidered that position and we’re working on a new price list.  We will be working with it and testing pricing

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Spring is here….

Time is flying like normal. We’re moving to our spring schedule, which is one of our busier times of the year. Schools are ordering, sport teams are ordering, businesses are getting out of their tax holds, and clothing lines are ready to launch their new lines, etc.  Jobs are filling up the schedule pretty quickly. This will affect production time. As of now, we are looking into: Screen Printing: 5-7 Business days.  We added a new chamber to our dryer and a

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Price List Changes…

  2/9/16 As many of you know, and some don’t, we have recently updated our screen printing and embroidery price lists due to many factors. Minimum wage increased, our vendors’ yearly 3- 5% increase, and electrical cost almost doubled compared to 5 years ago, etc. We had a month to work within the new pricelist and we are making some changes on it. We noticed a few discrepancies on it. All the changes that we are making are to LOWER prices and

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Rapid Tag Press is here!!

2/2/15 We just purchased an ASPE Rapid Tag machine, 1 color today. We are excited to add this to our arsenal of printing methods. If you haven’t heard of this amazing machine, check out some of the YouTube videos that are out there. We’re going to get this press running soon and experiment with our in-house jobs before offering it to the brokers. This press will specialize in 1 color print in a small area, mostly tag prints and sleeve hits. It

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Winter is here….

Winter Schedule 2016 Now until March 1st As everyone in this business knows, after Christmas there is a dip in business for most brokers. This will affect production and production time. As of now we are looking into: Screen Printing: 5-7 Business days.  We are working on this with new equipment coming soon! Embroidery: 3-5 Business days. We are really open and crank whatever you need. DTG:  2-4 Business days. This is open and most projects can be done quickly.

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Broker Guideline Update

Date 1/14/16 We added a new rule and guideline to our broker guidelines; #11 for Pre-Production “Due to the natures of the is static business we are not responsible for product that has been here for over 3 months. We understand, sometimes there are orders that need to be placed on hold or there may be trouble with customers, but we highly recommend picking up the blank apparel/product. Our warehouse is constantly moving and changing and does not have resources

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CA State Minimum Wage Increase

Date 1/4/2016 Last week we sent off a letter to all our brokers letting them know that because of the State of California Minimum Wage increase and the yearly price increase of supplies, we had no choice but to increase our prices slightly. We are looking at around 8-10% for screen printing and 10%-15% for embroidery. At this moment, DTG pricing will stay the same. Here is what we sent off: “Dear J6 Broker, Thank you once again for a great year!

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