T-Shirt Forums banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

31 Posts
Re: I need help Muncheys

Hello, this is the stuff I use to make my shirts:

Epson 88 ($99 or cheaper), It uses only 4 ink cartridges (Black, Yellow, Red and Blue) the Durabrite ink it uses is water resistant.

I buy my opaque transfer sheets (for use on white or light and dark colored tees) from http://tshirtpaper.com/ ($88 100-sheets) i've bought and tested most of the inkjet paper that is out there and found that their sheets are one of the best. Also the washability of the transfers is outstanding, I have yet to get a complaint from a customer about cracking or peeling of the design.

When I first started I used a regular hand iron then I bought this heat press for $100 from this guy on ebay that was made from wood and an electric skillet. When I finally made enough I bought a Phoenix Heat press from http://imprintableswarehouse.com/. The Pheonix heat press rocks I don't have to worry about cold spots, uneven pressure or press time because it's all digital.

Here's a little story: I and two other friends each with their own t-shirt businesses started out at the same time. I chose to buy quality shirts, heat transfers and inks while my other two friends decided to go cheap and make their shirts with irregular t-shirts, generic inks and the paper transfers most commonly used for white and light colored t-shirts. We all did very well the first couple of weeks but they would get many complaints from their customers about their shirts. Stuff like the shirts fitted wierd or the images would bleed and the most common one is that the images were cracking and peeling off. They got so many refund and exchange request that they actually lost more money then they first started off with.

The funny thing is the difference between buying quality shirts, inks and heat transfers and cheap ones are just a few dollars more. Save yourself the trouble and use quality products to make your shirts, that would be the advice I am giving anyone just starting out.
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.