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Afternoon Guys,

I'm a newbie who is intereted in printing small designs/badges/logos onto blank T shirts.
I'm hoping to achieve quality designs/badges/logos that will survive numerous washes and was hoping for some advice.

I have an HP Inket printer (a few years old), but would like to know what you guys suggest with regards paper type, printing method etc.

As I mentioned these designs ont be large full bodied details. Just emblem sized designs.

However I'd like the quality and finish to be good.

Look forward to your comments. Sorry if this has already been answered elsewhere (please redirect me).

thanks,
retro_lad
 

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Hi, I've recently started out myself in the last 6 months so have tried and tested allot of methods, I would recommend you get a heat press and an epson quality printer first, using transfers and irons is slow and doesn't produce consistent results, an older HP printer may not be up to standards in print quality, as long as you go for a epson that is photo quality you will get great quality prints just search for epson photo quality printer, they can be picked up for as little as £60.

Running the printer on compatible inks will save you loads of money, I use ProJet inks and would recomened.

For the papers I use JetPro Softstrech for whites and pastel shaded T-shirts and 3G Jet Opaque for Darks which are purely for inkjet printers from Yolö - Quality Heat Transfer Paper, T Shirt Transfer Paper, T-Shirt Transfers and more! - www.yolo.co.uk prices are the best I have come across in Britain for this item and the people are real helpful and polite, these papers are more expensive but honestly if you want to offer a quality item you will not get better.

Then for T-shirts I use Gildan G2000 from Absolute Apparel which are tight weave and ideal for this print method and reasonably priced, with this company you can buy in minimum orders of 1 T-shirt at pack price so if your on a limited budget you can start out small and as you make money gradualy buy more.

Overall using the above methods you could startup for around £400 - £500 which is far less than I spent learning all this and from my mistakes.

Good Luck!
 

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Hi, I've recently started out myself in the last 6 months so have tried and tested allot of methods, I would recommend you get a heat press and an epson quality printer first, using transfers and irons is slow and doesn't produce consistent results, an older HP printer may not be up to standards in print quality, as long as you go for a epson that is photo quality you will get great quality prints just search for epson photo quality printer, they can be picked up for as little as £60.

Running the printer on compatible inks will save you loads of money, I use ProJet inks and would recomened.

For the papers I use JetPro Softstrech for whites and pastel shaded T-shirts and 3G Jet Opaque for Darks which are purely for inkjet printers from Yolö - Quality Heat Transfer Paper, T Shirt Transfer Paper, T-Shirt Transfers and more! - www.yolo.co.uk prices are the best I have come across in Britain for this item and the people are real helpful and polite, these papers are more expensive but honestly if you want to offer a quality item you will not get better.

Then for T-shirts I use Gildan G2000 from Absolute Apparel which are tight weave and ideal for this print method and reasonably priced, with this company you can buy in minimum orders of 1 T-shirt at pack price so if your on a limited budget you can start out small and as you make money gradualy buy more.

Overall using the above methods you could startup for around £400 - £500 which is far less than I spent learning all this and from my mistakes.

Good Luck!
that is a fantastic help!
 
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