Wholesale Spangle Transfer Profits - $205.60/hour
Rhinestone Transfers, Embroidery designs and patches, dtg printer shirts, vinyl, rhinestone car decals, heat transfers, sequin transfers and now Spangle transfers are all part of the same business, with the same goal in mind: Making money for you and your business!
The newest, and likely most PROFITABLE of all of these methods is hotfix spangle transfers produced by the new ProSpangle machine from ColDesi.
The Wholesale Business Scenario
We'll give 2 scenarios, one of which will apply to your business. The Wholesale Business will be analyzed below, which is just producing spangle transfers that you sell to businesses that heat press them on their own garments for resale. The Retail Example is analyzed in the section on the right side of this same page.
All costs will be the same for ProSpangle Reels and Transfer Paper materials.
Spangle T-Shirt Transfer Costs
There are 2 things that go into figuring out the costs for any transfer product, including spangle transfers, sequin transfers and rhinestone transfers, for example:
- Material Costs - What is the material or supply costs for making a t-shirt transfer?
- Labor Costs – How long does it take to produce a spangle transfer?
Let’s take a look at those individually:
Material Costs are simple and so low for the actual spangle transfers that it’s almost not worth calculating.
The Cost of Transfer Paper
The only other transfer production material cost is the transfer paper itself. Also called Hotfix tape, Hotfix paper and more, this is the material that you lay on the “table” and the ProPangle deposits the spangles on. It’s sticky on one side, which is the part you lay on the garment during pressing.
Transfer material comes in a variety of different sized rolls and precut pieces. It’s also tricky to estimate the costs, because your design may cover a 4” square or be a foot long and use the same number of spangles. But we’ll use that specific CHEER MOM design give you an idea of the costs.
Updated costing: August 2016
We now recommend using Acrylic Transfer Paper, which you can find through this link. The new, lower cost is now just $119.48 for a 16" by 100m roll.
100m = 3,937" long. The Cheer Mom transfer we're using as a sample is 6.5" x 4". That means that you can fit 605 of them long wise on a roll at 6.5", and you can go 4 across since they're only 4" wide, so 605 x 4 = 2,422 of these specific transfers on one roll of transfer tape!
2,422 transfers divided by the $119.48 for the roll means that the tape costs just a little under $.05 for each of these transfers. So even if it was TWICE as large, it would only be 1 dime per spangle transfer.
The Cost of Spangles
ProSpangle Reels, the spangle material itself, each hold about 262' of spangle material and sell for $8.25. If you are creating a design using 2mm spangles, you can get 26,400 spangles from ONE reel. So each spangle costs $.0003125 each.
The Cheer Mom SpanglesTransfer design pictured above contains 1,381 2mm spangles, which means your spangle cost is 1381 X $.0003125 = $.43.
We have shown that your transfer paper cost is about $.05 so your cost for the completed CHEER MOM Hotfix spangle transfer is $.48
If you were using all 3mm spangles instead you would get 20,000 spangle per ProSpangle Reel, which brings your per spangle cost up to $.0004125 each. Your CHEER MOM design would now cost you $.56 for spangles and $.05 for the transfer paper = $.61 each.
The 2 most common sizes for designs are 2mm and 3mm, so this is a realistic cost analysis per transfer.
The Cost of Labor
Labor Costs are more difficult to calculate, because it depends on the cost of your employee’s time. One thing we can do though, is show you how fast the ProSpangle is. The following video will show a single CHEER MOM design 1380 spangles, running at 1000 spangles/minute.
The actual "print" time is 1 minute and 26 seconds.
Just using the most simple approach and 1 minute 30 seconds per design you could do 40 designs per HOUR!
Spangle Transfer Profits
Of course, your PROFITS are the most important thing!
Spangle transfers sell online for between $4 and $9 each. Our CHEER MOM example would probably sell for about $6.00.
We've already seen the ProSpangle working at 40 designs per hour.
$6.00 per transfer X 40 transfers per hour = $240/hour in revenues.
Remember that your costs are $.48 per design in our example so..
Your total cost for 40 designs is 40 x $.48 = $19.20
Your profits = $240 in revenues per hour minus $19.20 in spangles and transfer tape - $220.80
$220.80 in PROFIT per HOUR WHOLESALE
Just subtract your own hourly labor costs from that number.. and then get to work.
Of course you may not run at full capacity every hour, and a more complex design will take longer, but the potential is amazing!