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T-shirt printing know how?

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I'm still new to the industry and been working on designing and such lately. I have come across some picture of people at work, and started to wonder about all the printing method in making a t-shirt.

From my understanding, there are certain effects that can be achieve through complicated printing method and machine, and some can be done at my own backyard. I'm very much interested in the latter.

So, here i am, seeing some advice from you gurus on where should i start and read up about the knowledge.

Oh, i have come accross these pictures and wondering what is this method call.




Thanks a bunch!
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Looks like screen printing too me. Theres more information in one of the Screen Printing sub-category of this forum (http://www.t-shirtforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13)
thx for the info.

btw, i have come across this guide.


is the info adequate for me to get started or i need more knowledge.

Thanks in advance
Looks like a lot of work and you would get same results with Plastisol transfers. Unless you want to go throught the expenses and education I would not go this route. But that is just me.
Screen printing is nowhere near as hard as people make it out to be. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever spoken to a printer who said it was difficult - just lots of people too afraid to try. It sounds difficult, but that's an entirely different kettle of fish.

I didn't fully read that page, but I had a quick look over it and it seemed decent.
i'm not sure about the other method but from what i read in the guide, i come to understand that i can work more "freely" on design using screen printing. I mean, i can actually use a free-hand drawings, or i could be wrong.

need more reading :)
You can work that way with screenprinting, though you can also work that way with other methods (you could scan a hand drawn illustration then print it out as-is using heat transfers or DTG if you wanted to, or clean it up in a graphics editing program, etc.).

Screen printing can be very direct/hands on if that's what you want though.
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