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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

Get Custom Pins Manufactured

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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 [...]

What is the best blank t shirt brand to use

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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 [...]

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Why you should use Plastisol Transfers to Print T-Shirts

Categories: Business, Printing, Starting Out|

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.

Where to buy blank tshirts

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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 [...]

Discharge Printing: Part One – An introduction to how it works

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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 [...]

Start a t-shirt business with no inventory

Categories: Business, E-commerce, Printing, Starting Out|

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.

How many shirts to get for your first t-shirt order

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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 [...]

How to Prepare Artwork for T-Shirt Screen Printing

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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 [...]

Custom Clothing Manufacturing Overseas: An Overview

Categories: Printing, Starting Out|

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 [...]

10 articles every clothing entrepreneur should read

Categories: Business, E-commerce, Marketing, Printing, Starting Out|

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

Screenprinting vs. Direct to Garment Digital Printing(DTG)

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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 [...]

Print to order sites don’t work

Categories: Printing, Starting Out|

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 [...]

How many shirts should I print?!

Categories: Printing, Starting Out|

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 [...]

Screen Printing Vs Plastisol Transfers

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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)

Make Your T-Shirt Packaging Memorable

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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 [...]

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Why You Should Pay A Professional To Print Your Shirts

Categories: Featured, Printing, Starting Out|

When you start a screen printing company, you lose focus on what is really important - your bread and butter - your clothing line. If your line is making good money the absolute WORST thing you can do is start screen printing. Instead of focusing on designing, promoting, and improving your clothing line, you are now focusing on a completely different business.

Printing it yourself VS hiring it out

Categories: Inspirational, Interviews, Printing, Store Owners|

My buddy David Murray over at SEIBEI wrote this great article about doing screen printing vs hiring it out. I get e-mails all the time from people who want to learn screen printing and start [...]

Your First Printing Experience: How to Prepare

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This article assumes that you (the reader) have already started your company, have designs that you would like to print and have found a printer to work with. It is intended to walk you through [...]

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