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Curious about what happened with TeeSpring?

Now rebranded as Spring, TeeSpring was one of the earliest venture capital backed forays into custom printing.

After a multimillion dollar investment, TeeSpring found the graphic t-shirt game much harder than anyone imagined.

With a glut of companies like Threadless, Custom Ink and TeeSpring popping up in the mid-2000s, the on-demand print industry seemed destined for greatness.

Margins were high, orders kept shops busy...and then one day the music stopped.

Join Alex Phelan from Printforia in this episode of the PrintHustlers Podcast. One of the earliest TeeSpring employees (with a background outside of the garment decoration game), Alex has a great take on what went right (and what went wrong).

Learn why on-demand t-shirt printing is so hard, how DTG and screen printing compare for the task, and what Alex thinks is next for the industry.


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