In addition to colors that touch, if you plan on doing any dark garments, you'll need the flash to set the ink used for the underbase.
If you don't have a conveyor dryer, a flash dryer can be used to cure the ink. For people starting out on a shoestring, a flash dryer is almost a necessity, and one you'll need in the future. It's never money wasted. The only real variable is to get the biggest one you can afford. Look around for a used one. My first one was a used 16x16 piece of sh!t on a homemade stand, but I printed and cured over 1100 shirts on my first order. Paid for that sucker and the press to boot.
I know people will try to get by with a heat gun, but to get any kind of reliable cure with one is next to impossible, and will take forever.