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Screen printing or silk screening is where you make a stencil on a screen and use it on a print press, pushing ink through it onto the shirt.

Heat press or transfer is where you print a design on transfer paper and heat press it onto the shirt.

Heat pressing is easier and cheaper to get into so a lot of people do it, but most mainstream shirt companies use screen printing. Screen printing also has a lot more potential as far as what you can print it on.

Ink jet printing is starting to surface, but it is very expensive to get into.
 

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And by ink jet printer, he is referring to DTG printing (Direct to Garment) which uses a special ink jet printer that costs around $14,000 so far.

A regular Epson ink jet printer is used to make heat transfers.
 
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