I have heard you can use a regular hand iron and JPSS heat transfer paper to make custom garments. I know it will be more time consuming to do it this way, but you can achieve a quality product. ... JB
you can always outsource the actual pressing...but you will need to have enough money to buy the blank shirts and pay for the pressing but you will have to have enough capital to get some product to show..no one will buy without seeing what they are getting..
If you are in a hurry, and can't wait, you can go to Hobby Lobby or Michael's and buy their cheap shirts.
Be warned, they are on the cheap side, but they would be good to practice on, and, they aren't that bad.
I think they are Jerzee brand if I'm not mistaken, I bought some years ago and I still wear 'em, but the threads will come loose after about 10-15 washes or so.
(I wouldn't sell them EVER! heheh)
Go to Dharma's to check on how to get your feet wet as far as doing a few shirts at a time, this may not be what you are asking, but just in case.
You can make you own stencils, (and even tie-dye if you want) and do all kinds of other 'on the cheap' t-shirts, and they aren't aren't priced that high either, and they are reputable. Dharma Systems, Inc., A supplier of interoperability and accessibility technology.
Be sure to really check the place out, they have all kinds of fun stuff, from craft stuff to professional stuff.
EDIT* I changed the link due to Joe's catching my link being wrong, it's fixed now!
I would recommend not going into the business until you can afford a basic, reasonably priced, heat press. It is the key ingredient in producing a quality product that will satisfy your customers. For t shirts you might want to try www.alphashirt.com or www.bodekandrhodes.com. Two of the biggest....and the best.
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