It sounds like you may have been looking for your answers to all be in one post, but generally they are separate questions that are answered in different posts in different sections of our forum
We have a section on heat transfers
, heat presses
, buying blank t-shirts wholesale
As you search and read more posts in the forum, you'll find that many of your questions on starting out
have been answered in past discussions.
What are some tips/advice on buying a heat press?
You can find some great heat press buying tips here:
I guess me first question is, where is the best website to get transfer paper from?
Many of our preferred vendors on the left hand side menu there sell transfer paper and some offer discounts specifically to t-shirtforums.com members
What do I need to look for to get the best quality t-shirts?
Can you explain more here? Do you mean the blank t-shirts themselves? Most all the brand name (Gildan, Hanes, American Apparel, etc, etc, etc) t-shirts out there are constructed well. Quality usually boils down to "personal preference". Some customers will prefer a heavier t-shirt like a Hanes beefy tee and think it's top quality. Others may feel that to them, a Hanes Beefy tee is too heavy and boxy and make call think the "quality" is less than a lighter weight fashion t-shirt like American Apparel.
It's a good idea to buy samples of a few different blank t-shirt brands and styles so you can better educate and advise your customers (and yourself) about which particular t-shirt brand to use for a particular project.
What sites do you guys recommend for ordering in bulk in different colors?
There are many to choose from
Some of them are our preferred vendors over to the left hand side (American Apparel, TSCApparel.com, AlpahShirt.com, shirtspace.com, etc) There are more if you search the forum for wholesale blank t-shirts or check the wholesale blank t-shirts section of the forum.
I have many more questions, but I'll see if anyone can help with these first.
It's best to start a new topic for each new question. That way you can put each question in its proper section of the forum and give it an appropriate and *descriptive* thread title
. This will also bring up related threads before you even post that might answer your question