Hey everybody! I'm Jason,
I do not know if I am starting a t-shirt company or just going down another endless path in a quest for the golden unicorn, but I am building a simple press, have a sign shop making me some screens, designing some shirts and I would love some advice.
I want to use a quality BLACK shirt with a WHITE ink. My design is a mostly grungy one color.
If you were doing this from the perspective of a clothing designer what shirt/ink/mesh would you use?
I am thinking about 110 Mesh. Definitely plastisol ink, and I thought about Gildan shirts to start (I like a heavier shirt)....
I am hoping for either a "that's ok but this is better" kindof response or "your an idiot, don't do it", and maybe even a good place to purchase what your suggesting.
I'm drying with a heat gun to start. So an ink that is a little forgiving would be good.
I will do probably 50 shirts to start with.
I have *some* very light experience with silkscreening from a previous life working in a windshield manufacturing plant. Oh yeah and from my sign shop friends of course! (fyi - they do not do clothing AT ALL)