How to make t shirts

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There’s nothing better than finding a perfectly-worn, dreamy-soft vintage tee at your local resale shop. Not only does a vintage piece give you instant cool-girl street cred (bonus points if you scored a vintage band tee!), vintage tees feel soooo soft and breathable on you skin. Here’s how to make your fresh-from-the-store tees feel and look vintage!

Bleach Method

What’s the easiest way to fade a dark t-shirt to fake aging? Bleach it! Just remember to do this project in a well-ventilated area, wear gloves and goggles, and be careful not to get bleach on anything you don’t want stained!

Step 1.

Fill a spray bottle with one part bleach and three parts water. Soak your shirt in water, and lay it on a flat surface (preferably outside!) and start spraying.

Step 2.

Let your shirt air dry in the sunlight to speed up the fading process. Once you’ve achieved your desired result, wash and dry the shirt in your washing machine!

Which method did you try? Let us know in the comments!

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What does that mean for you and starting YOUR business?

  1. You can afford to get started now – Full color, custom t shirt printing equipment is the smallest investment it’s ever been. It’s so inexpensive it makes the shirt printing business EASIER TO GET INTO. You have real options!
    1. Start your business for under $10,000? Yes, you can.
    2. Under $2,000? Yes, you can!
  2. You don’t need a PhD to run the equipment – Printing shirts has gotten much, much EASIER TO DO. That means you can get started making money faster. You don’t need to learn complicated software to make great t shirt graphics and to create beautiful, profitable t shirt transfers. The Okidata white toner printers from Pantograms make it simple.
  3. You don’t need an office or warehouse – Okidata t shirt printing machines, or “t shirt transfer printers” use a standard 110v outlet and nothing else. The Oki pro920WT and the OKI Pro8432WT  white toner printers, fits easily right on a computer desk just like a regular color printer. Gone are the days of big screen printing equipment and silk screen printing tools! A back bedroom, home office or corner of you existing shop just perfect for a complete t shirt printing business. The custom t shirt business is EASIER TO RUN.(Even our entire Stitch & Print System will fit in 1 room!)
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But the BEST Thing is.. now it is Easier to Succeed

fb-ad-13-01-24027You can sell MORE than just full color t shirts! With the OKI Pro8432WT  OKI920WT and DigitalHeatFX package it is actually EASIER TO SUCCEED.

The secret that every embroidery business knows, every shirt screen printing business knows, every rhinestone or t shirt transfer business knows is that every one of their customers asks for something they don’t do.

Screen printers buy the OKI Pro8432WT   color laser t shirt machine or the GS1501 embroidery machine or the Stitch & Print Systems because they’re asked for full color short run prints they can’t provide.

Embroidery businesses get in to t shirt transfers because everyone that buys an embroidered company shirt is looking for a big print on a t-shirt for an event or special occasion.

It’s easier to succeed, easier to make money in your business because you can print on just about anything with the OKI Pro8432WT  . Not only can you offer custom tees, but also:

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Bags and totes (including non-woven polypropylene)

  • Sportswear
  • Jackets
  • iPad covers
  • Sashes and Scarves
  • Flags
  • Coolers
  • Can coozies
  • Unfinished wood

The list is endless and the more things you can print on, the more things you can make real money on.

OKI T Shirt Printing Options

The most important feature of the proColor series of t shirt transfer machines is indicated by the “WT” in the part numbers. That “WT” stands for White Toner. White toner is just what it sounds like, an additional color that’s used along with the Cyan, Yellow, and Magenta of the typical color laser or LED printer.

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When printing onto a dark garment, like a black or grey t shirt for example, if you just use the standard CYM color palette to create a transfer those colors will change when they mix with the dark material underneath. Think about what happens when you mix any color with Black; Red comes out burgundy, Yellow comes out Olive Green, etc. The White toner allows you to print an underbase layer that acts like a paint primer. You get vibrant, clear colors on whatever you print.

The feature that differentiates the pro920WT and Pro8432WT  from smaller or consumer systems most is  print size. The OKI pro920WT and Pro8432WT  will produce a larger “Tabloid” sized t shirt transfer of up to 11” X 17” (it’s recommended you leave a .5: margin). This larger size make the Pro8432WT  a better option for printing shirts because large designs are more popular and it matches more closely with what screen printers offer. It also compares well to other t-shirt printing machines.  You can print on larger bags, blankets, or make multiple left chest logo prints, for example, in one run.

How Does it Work? How do you Make a T Shirt Transfer

The printer itself is easy to use as we’ve already mentioned. It hooks up to your computer, PC or Mac with a USB cable and you can print images directly from your favorite graphics application like Corel Draw, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

The magic happens on the inside, where the printer uses CYM and White toner to create beautiful, high quality, DETAILED transfers for heat pressing.  With a 2 step process that takes @ 3 minutes from an image on your computer, to a one-off product for sale, this is by far the easiest printing method in the industry.

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We can accommodate your design needs for any occasion. Take a look at some of our designs that we have produced for our customers.

Shirts come in many shapes and sizes, look at our product line and see what will fit your needs. We also do a broad array of other services when it comes to screen printing.

A brief overview of what to expect when placing an order and how to make sure you have the most pleasant experience while working with us.

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