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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 J U L Y G R A P H I C S P R O 3 3 the wow factor of the machine and the different process would sell natural- ly. I was not sure about the profit per piece at first. We had to mess around for a few weeks to determine design time, mate- rial cost, machine payment, and labor to factor how much each piece could cost us to produce. It can be as time consuming as tackle twill, so making sure the design is simple is a must and huge help to increase your profit. The average design did not take us longer than one hour for proofs with the customer. Most materials we used were polyester T-shirts. Average run time per piece was 10 to 15 minutes. Here's the breakdown for a 12-piece order: $8.00 – hoodie $1.00 – white polyester T-shirt, on When it was time to take our tweezers and remove the cut shapes, it exposed the polyester flames we created, making the hoodie look like it is on fire. (Images courtesy PJ Loomis)

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