If you are thinking about screen printing shirts yourself two articles that you should read are, Why you should pay a professional to print your shirts and Printing it yourself vs Hiring it out. Other great articles are How many shirts should I print, How many shirts should I print on my first order, and and Screen printing vs DTG
You may have an idea for a clothing design, but finding someone to make it for you can be one of the most difficult steps in the beginning stages. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned vet, in my experience the best way to find clothing producers is to attend a sourcing show.
Written by Ray Masaki Being in the t-shirt business, I’ve done a fair share of research on the t-shirt printing processes. I wanted to share all the processes I know, because I feel that it [...]
Written by Ray Masaki Question: Hi Ray. First off let me tell you how rad your clothing line is – really awesome! I don’t want to take up too much of your time, but I [...]
Accessories are an important part to any clothing line. Getting custom pins manufactured is an easy way to add more options for your customers. My friend Greg from Miles to Go has been selling pins [...]
When it comes to blank t shirt brands, there are tons of options available. From the material, color, quality and intended use, you need to understand all aspects of the tees you select and how [...]
Plastisol Transfers are screen printed designs that are printed on a special heat transfer release paper instead of directly on the shirt. Once the design is screen printed onto the paper, the printed heat transfer papers are shipped to your house. You can then use a heat press machine to print those designs onto your t-shirts, hoodies, or any other garment. These allows you to try the design on different colors and styles with less risk.
The question of where to buy blank shirts at wholesale prices always comes up. Below are two of the top companies I would suggest going with for blank tshirts. Both of them you will need [...]
Standard silk screening has traditionally been done using plastisol inks, which are plastic/ oil based. Discharge inks can be either a hybrid of plastisol and water based, by mixing plasti-charge with a plastisol color or [...]
Great video overview of how to start a t-shirt business with shopify. In shopify you can use print on demand companies that take care of all of your printing and shipping. You end up making less profit in the beginning per shirt but you have no up front costs or inventory which can be costly when you start out.
If you are starting a brand and wanting to jump into the world of t-shirts, deciding how many shirts of each design to get made in the initial run can be really confusing. I’d like [...]
It may seem simple to prep artwork for screen printing, and it is, but there are a few key steps you should go through before sending it off the printer to ensure you are happy [...]
You’re ready to take your clothing line to the next level and start manufacturing custom apparel overseas. It can be a very exciting but also overwhelming process, so let’s go through an overview of what [...]
Characteristics of successful clothing line owners, Costs of Starting a clothing line, How to advertise and market your clothing line, How to launch your clothing line, Why you should pay a professional to print your shirts, SEO secrets the high priced consultants aren’t telling you, Stop trying to do it all and delegate, It’s not all about the product, How I became one of the top online t-shirt companies by being a nice guy, How to get your cool clothing line reviewed by a t-shirt blogger
I wrote this article for my blog, Tee Spotter. I review and write about clothing lines and similar topics. I figured this would be a good resource to post here. @Tee Spotter on Twitter Hey [...]
Alright they work but they don't have your best interests at heart. There are sites like spreadshirt, zazzle, and cafe press that will take care of the printing and shipping to your customers but the [...]
This question comes up a lot and I think it really needs an article about it. I remember printing my first shirt, live every week like it's shark week, and I was asking the same [...]
After doing some research I found out about plastisol transfers, for those of you who don't know what plastisol transfers are, it is the same process and quality as screen printing, however, instead of printing directly onto the garment, the design is printed onto release paper and then is heat pressed on, below is a video of the process to help you get an idea of what is involved (the t-square it tool is helpful but not a necessity)
When you ship out shirts to your customers, it’s your last chance to make a positive, professional and lasting impression. Beyond the obvious – shipping good product that’s neatly folded and arrives without being all [...]