Once you have finished designing a T-Shirt, now it is the time to print the design. Usually T-Shirt designer just send the design to the contract screen printing shop and just wait for the final result. Somehow if you know how to the design is printed on the T-Shirt, maybe you can try to start a home business or small business by offering T-Shirt design and also printing the design as well. Save you cost and means more profit to you. T-Shirt business only needs small start up cost, but high profit margin. So it is not possible to start a T-Shirt printing business if you know the required equipment and how to do it.
There are three methods that can be used to print a T-Shirt that are:
- Screen printing (silk screening )
- Heat transfers using heat press machine (heat printing)
- DTG printer (direct-to-garment printer)
T-Shirt printing using screen printing method
Screen printing is the traditional method to apply a design to a shirt. This method needs many materials before you can start printing and the most complex out of the three methods. As the learning curve for screen printing is too complex, I am not going to explain about it in detail. However the small start up cost and the good quality result is the reason why screen printing become the choice for some printing shop.
Designing and printing a T-Shirt can be easily achievable by using heat press machine. Just by having the appropriate machine, everyone can open their T-Shirt business and gain a lot of profits from it.
However if you will like to diversify your T-Shirt printing business, it’s good to own a 6 in 1 heat press machine rather than the normal heat press. Besides t-shirt printing, the 6 in 1 heat transfer machine has the ability to print design on mug, plate, latte, flask, and cap.
These are a few good heat press machines that you can choose.
Heat Transfer Press Combo Mug T Shirt Plates Cap 6 in 1 2xPlates+2xMugs ,Large Flat T Shirt Press 28cmx38cm +Cap.
- Wrap around, All metal construction.
- Digital temperature adjustment, Digital timer, Automatic constant temperature. Special silica gel mat makes the pressure more even
- Self-adjusting pressure device.
- Easy Heater Replacement.
- Brand new and modern design
- Comes with a full instruction DVD how to use heat press,easy for beginners