I will be using cotton tees so sublimation ink is out of the question.
So what I have gathered Is use an Epson printer with pigment ink. Now I am brand new to all of this, the only heat transfers I have done were with the transfer papers from walmart for fun a few years ago. But am now looking to get serious. My main question now is...
If I print out images on my computer at home from my average ( not DTG ) epson printer onto self weeding transfer paper using pigment ink, Fallowed by applying the image to the shirt with a heat press machine... Will this shirt last.. as in after wearing and washing it 20 times+.. am I still going to have a nice shirt?
This is for personal wear. I understand the image might fade to a certain extent but will it start to crack and look like ****? I don't mind it starting to look dull after owning for a long time like most shirts from the store do anyways. I just don't want to wast my time and money on transfer papers/ printer/ heat press if in the long run...months and months later Its going to be something I'm not going to want to wear.
Any answer's will be greatly appreciated, Thank you!!!