Darn!! Atlantic City is very close to me, but not until March and I was looking for something much sooner. I'm just impatient and anxious to get started. I'm really interested in starting out small with white t-shirts and basic pics or text that I can print on my computer, but don't know what machine is best for that. This forum is incredibly helpful but sometimes too much information gets confusing! Thanks again so much for this info tho, b/c I didn't find it in my searches.