Get all the basics as it relates to the heat press machine. In this video tutorial, I tell you which machine to get and where to find them.

What is a Heat Press?

Hotronix Auto Open Clam Heat Press A heat press is a machine that operates pretty much like an iron. A typical heat press machine can heat up to as much as 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s purpose is to apply heat and pressure onto a special type of release paper that has artwork on it.

With the combination of heat and pressure, the design is transferred from the release paper and onto various types of printable items like t-shirts, canvas tote backs, hoodies, sweatshirts, etc…

What are the Various Types of Heat Press Machines

There are all types of heat press machines available and each one serves a different function. In the descriptions and links below, you’ll see how these machines can benefit you when trying to decide which heat press is best suited for your needs.

Clamshell Heat Press Machines — They call these ‘clam-shells’ because they open up in a manner that a clam shell does. There is a manual clam heat press and there is an automatic open clam press as well. The manual press operates like the one shown in the video below where you have to manually open and close the press.

Automatic Open Heat Press — It opens up automatically based on the timer you set. These machines have a hinge between the upper platen (the heating element) and the lower platen (the part where the garment lays). See it in action by playing the video below:

Swinger and Draw Heat Press — On these type of heat press machines the upper platen (the heating element) swings away from the lower platen (the part where the garment lays). Since the heating element swings away, you’re free to move and manipulate your garments on the lower platen without fear of getting burned.

Concerning a ‘draw heat press’, you have a lower platen that pulls out towards you. Laying out your garments can be done without the user reaching under the upper heated platen. This type of heat press machine involves a moveable work surface, requiring greater care to be taken to avoid designs shifting out of place before application.

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying a New or Used T Shirt Heat Press

Should I buy a new t-shirt press??? Or should I purchase a used heat press? And that’s what we’re going to discuss on this page. If you’re just getting started in the business and you’re strapped for cash, then obviously, I’d suggest you buy used.

“Where can you find new or used heat press machines for sale?”

I’m glad you asked…

  • Used Heat Press MachinesYou can find these on websites like eBay or Craigslist. Search for brands like Hix, GeoKnight or Hotronix. I’d stay away from the cheap models made in China that sale for $200-$400. These are cheap and usually breakdown quite easily. Doesn’t make sense to spend a few hundred dollars and then turnaround and buy another machine 6-months later because the cheap one broke. Wait and save your money and get what you need.

  • New Heat Press Machines: The ones sold on Amazon.com are usually the cheap knock-offs made in China. The quality aren’t the greatest, but if you’re strapped and simply need to start, then get one. As an authorized dealer for Hotronix, we can sell you the Hotronix brand heat press machines. All dealers are required to sell the Hotronix brand at the same price — whether you buy from me, or someone else, the price is the same.

MY HEAT PRESS RECOMMENDATIONS

If you have a decent sized budget, I’d recommend you starting off with a 16×20 heat press machine — although many people start with a 15×15 size press. It’s a preference I suppose. I like the larger machine for larger prints, but most prints will work with 15×15.

I’m currently using the Hotronix Fusion machine and this machine is awesome. I grew into the Fusion — I didn’t start here. I had the typical manual clam presses for over a decade. Hotronix makes the best machine on the market with a very STRONG guarantee. It’s an American made product and the quality is absolutely amazing. No other machine compares to this brand.

My Hotronix Heat Press Machine Recommendations

  1. Hotronix’s The MAXX Clam Heat Press (16×20 or 15×15)
  2. Hotronix Fusion Heat Press (only comes in 16×20)
  3. Hotronix Auto Open Clam Heat Press (16×20 or 15×15)

*Disclosure: I am an authorized distributor for Hotronix. I believe they have the best machines on the planet. Their machines are made in America and the quality and craftsmanship is absolutely amazing. By far, their machines are the best and after you see them, I’m sure you’ll agree!

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75 comments
COREY JOHNSON says

Hello can you tell me where i can purchase a start up heat press for an affordable price?

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Corilee Williams says

I have a question about the Hotronix heat presses. You show several models of varying prices. What are the differences, besides price, and would any of them work for this business, if they were 16 x 20? I guess my question is, what makes one better than the other?

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Jenn says

Hi Cartess,

I have 2 questions. =)

1. What is the best program to use for creating the graphic design?
2. Can you recommend the best printer to use to print our transfers that use plastisol ink?

Thank you for all of your educating videos! They’re filled with so much info!
Best,
Jenn

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Hi Jenn,

    If you’re asking which program to use to create designs. I would highly recommend hiring a graphic artist. The programs used are Adobe programs like photoshop, illustrator, design just to name a few. The programs are quite complicated, can take years to learn how to use the programs, and years to create designs that people will actually want to buy from you. It’s best to just hire a graphic artist who does this for a living instead of trying to learn how to do the task and do it all yourself.

    If you try doing it on your own without any design experience, and no experience in using the programs that’s time and money wasted. Use your time wisely and put your time to use into things that matters like starting your business and growing your business.

    we highly recommend screen printed transfers. Printing from a printer will not provide you the same results as screen printed designs and will not last as longer.

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

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Carol says

Hello Cartess,
I am on the lookout for a Gecko 16X20. Heard that you sell them also. Can you advise?
Carol

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latwuan kelly says

what size heat press do I need for 2 to a 7xl tee shirt

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TH says

Hello, i am looking to start a small business to make customized (design wise) shirts for people. Now I am planning to buy a heat press machine that ranges between 150-250 dollars. Aside from shirts, what else do i need? What type of ink? Printer?

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    Cartess Ross says

    Hi TH,

    We do not recommend printing from a printer at all. We highly recommend screen printed transfers. Printing from a printer will not provide you the same results as screen printed designs and will not last as longer.

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

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Denise J says

What’s the process for getting a GA Sales and Use Tax ID #? I went to the DOR site and I’m totally confused. Please advise. Thank you.

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Hugo says

Is a 16 to24 a good size

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Gary says

Hello. Can we order a sample t-shirt from you to see the quality of the ink on the shirt using this system? Didn’t see a link or a page to do this on. Thank you.

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Jason says

I really want to start a side business and to buy one of these heat presses. However I keep reading about marks left on the garments with both hat and tshirt press. I’m afraid that my products will look cheap and unprofessional. People seem to try teflon pads and pillows, bigger and smaller platens but some people still have problems. Can this stuff be fixed or should I hold off until I can afford a screen printing set up?

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Esteban says

Hi, I’ve been wanting to start a t-shirt business but in all honesty I don’t know how or where to start or to get, I’m sure alot of people have been through this, long story short my family is going through financial issues and I want to earn to money to aid them & to pay for my college tuition next semester any help is appreciated

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Toriq says

Q.1: I live in Bangladesh. and I want to buy this one.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Digital-Clamshell-Heat-Press-Transfer-T-Shirt-Sublimation-Machine-15-x-15-/280890850609?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4166663d31
is it good ?

Q.2:please give me a step by step suggestion what I exactly need and from where ?
e.g step#1: buy heat press machine from….
step#2: buy screen papers from….

Q.3: As I am living in Bangladesh will it be difficult for me to do this business?

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jacquelie carter says

where are your prices for the heat press machines that you sell

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osama says

I need the16×20 heat press machine in an affordable price .. I watched ur video on YouTube and u inspired me, at first I was hesitating but now I’m so sure that I want to start this, I’m from north Africa and I want to start this business because we don’t have any heat press machine doqn there, we always tell somebody coming from another country to bring football jerseys that has names printed on ..so I wanted to make it easy for them

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Hi Osama,

    I apologize not aware of any companies that will ship to South Africa. You’ll need to scan the website to locate sellers who will. Here’s a list of machines we recommend. So, if you find any of these machines you’ll know it’s a great machine.

    Here’s some information about the heat press machines we have available and what we highly recommend and no teflon sheet is needed it’s just a preference. There’s pricing information as well as information about the machines.

    We also recommend that you purchase a machine that’s at least 16×20. Anything smaller than the 16×20 you’ll have issues printing on larger items.

    You can try Amazon or Ebay for sellers who may ship to South Africa.

    http://www.tshirtriches.com/heat-press-machine-101/

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andrew mpashi says

HI,
how/where can i purchase the heat press machine, i live in central africa
where can i also get the special paper used

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Hi Andrew,

    I apologize, we’re not familiar with any vendors who ships outside of the US. The only thing I can recommend is that you continue to scout the internet for a vendor who will ship to Africa.

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Josh says

Have you guys had any experience with pressing pigment dyed shirts? We have been pressing authentic pigment shirts with Transfer Express Elasti Prints and the decals keep cracking. I am not sure where to go from here!

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    Cartess Ross says

    I’ve not pressed onto pigment dyed tees. Give TransferExpress a call, they’ll be more than glad to assist you with this issue.

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Marcus Porter says

I getting the Hotronix Fusion. I live in an apartment where I will be operating my start up out of one of my bedrooms. I see the 120 volt 15 amp machine. But I just wanted to know can these machines operate in apartment complexes in the bedrooms without causing breakers to trip or fire hazards? All my receptacles are located on 2 circuits with 20 amps per circuit in the breaker box.

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    Kimberly Ross says

    HI Marcus,
    When we first started that’s exactly where we started in an apartment. Honestly, it will depend on the apartment as long as they do not have any issues with the electrical, updated apartment, etc. For the most part, you can press a shirt with a heat press any where.

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franz says

Love the presentations, smooth and organic. I’m looking forward to one day running my own t-shirt business and I gladly admit your an aspiration.Thanks To You And Family, Best Wishes!

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Cody says

What kind of quick release paper do you use?

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Our designs are screen printed. We recommend screen printed transfers. We do not recommend printing from a printer just for the sake of quality. You want to be in business selling products that will allow people to buy from you over and over again; as well as refer others to you. Sadly, printing from a printer will not allow you to do so.

    Once you have your designs created; you can send the digital files of the designs to transfer companies. They can take your design and screen printed directly onto the special release paper. There are no printers involved in this process. All the designs are printed by screen printing equipment. Once the designs have been screen printed onto the special release paper instead of directly on shirts. They’ll send you the transfers; which you’ll press directly onto the shirts using the heat press machine you’ve purchased.

    The cost of having designs printed will vary; it depends on the amount of colors you have in the design. The more colors you have in the design the more it will cost. If you’re starting with a limited budget; we recommend no more than 2 colors.
    Another fact in cost of getting the designs screen printed will be determined by the amount of transfers you have printed. The less you have printed the more you’ll pay. The more you have printed the cost to have the transfers printed, cost drops.

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

    Or you can locate a local screen printer in your area to screen printed directly onto blank shirts you supply the screen printer to print on. It’s actually cheaper to purchase your own shirts and give to the screen printer. The price once again will be determined by the amount of colors in the design and how many shirts you have printed. You’ll need to locate a local screen printer in your area to determine prices.

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Hirut says

I don’t have any graphic design back ground but I can see that it is great business to print tishirts,any advice.thanks.

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Hi Hirut,

    You do not have to have any design experience. If you don’t, it would be in your best interest to hire a graphic designer to create the design for you. It wouldn’t be logic in trying to learn how to create designs, as well as use the programs used to create designs. Even if you did learn how to create designs and use the programs, there’s no guarantee anyone would want to purchase your designs. So, hire a graphic designer and use your time wisely in focusing on things that matter that will allow you to build a successful tshirt business.

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Sophia says

If I purchase one of these machines today when will I receive it. I am located in GA.

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Irena M says

What are some good and cheap wholesale retailers for t-shirts?

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Hi Irena,

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

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Josh says

I see your designs of t-shirts on this special paper. Where can you get the paper? can you use a paper printer to pint you designs or do you need a special printer, or do I have to give you mine design and you give me the paper with my design?

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    Kimberly Ross says

    We recommend screen printed transfers. We do not recommend printing from a printer just for the sake of quality. You want to be in business selling products that will allow people to buy from you over and over again; as well as refer others to you. Sadly, printing from a printer will not allow you to do so.

    Once you have your designs created; you can send the digital files of the designs to transfer companies. They can take your design and screen printed directly onto the special release paper. There are no printers involved in this process. All the designs are printed by screen printing equipment. Once the designs have been screen printed onto the special release paper instead of directly on shirts. They’ll send you the transfers; which you’ll press directly onto the shirts using the heat press machine you’ve purchased.

    The cost of having designs printed will vary; it depends on the amount of colors you have in the design. The more colors you have in the design the more it will cost. If you’re starting with a limited budget; we recommend no more than 2 colors.
    Another fact in cost of getting the designs screen printed will be determined by the amount of transfers you have printed. The less you have printed the more you’ll pay. The more you have printed the cost to have the transfers printed, cost drops.

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

    Or you can locate a local screen printer in your area to screen printed directly onto blank shirts you supply the screen printer to print on. It’s actually cheaper to purchase your own shirts and give to the screen printer. The price once again will be determined by the amount of colors in the design and how many shirts you have printed. You’ll need to locate a local screen printer in your area to determine prices.

    We have created a training course that will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. We’ve done all the hard work for you. All you have to do is take advantage of the blueprint we’ll provide, learn the material and apply it towards your business. This isn’t an easy task, this isn’t some get rich quick scam and it will require a lot of hard work if you expect to receive any type of results. Honestly, your results depend on you.

    Please click the link to check out the program we have created along with the pricing information.
    http://tshirtriches.com/protege300

    We also have bundle packages available as well. Please click the link below.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/t-shirt-business-opportunity/

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maribel says

My family owns 2 small business one which is photography and the other is gardening I was thinkingof buying a heat press machine from amazon for around 250.00 and design our own shirts I just hink it would be less expensive to do our own stuff than keep buying them from our local tshirt company place that charges an arm and a leg but I wantef your opinion on tis because I already have our design but have no clue how much someone charged to print th hem for us can Yuri outOhio me some tips if you dont info thank you

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Hi Maribel,

    Here’s a list of machines we recommend. In the case of buying cheap machines, you usually get what you pay for and usually find issues with the machines not heating properly.

    our biggest expense will be the heat press machine. The type of machines we recommend are listed in the link below.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/heat-press-machine-101/

    The other aspect of getting started is getting your designs printed. We recommend screen printed transfers. We do not recommend printing from a printer just for the sake of quality. You want to be in business selling products that will allow people to buy from you over and over again; as well as refer others to you. Sadly, printing from a printer will not allow you to do so.

    Once you have your designs created; you can send the digital files of the designs to transfer companies. They can take your design and screen printed directly onto the special release paper. There are no printers involved in this process. All the designs are printed by screen printing equipment. Once the designs have been screen printed onto the special release paper instead of directly on shirts. They’ll send you the transfers; which you’ll press directly onto the shirts using the heat press machine you’ve purchased.

    The cost of having designs printed will vary; it depends on the amount of colors you have in the design. The more colors you have in the design the more it will cost. If you’re starting with a limited budget; we recommend no more than 2 colors.
    Another fact in cost of getting the designs screen printed will be determined by the amount of transfers you have printed. The less you have printed the more you’ll pay. The more you have printed the cost to have the transfers printed, cost drops.

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

    Or you can locate a local screen printer in your area to screen printed directly onto blank shirts you supply the screen printer to print on. It’s actually cheaper to purchase your own shirts and give to the screen printer. The price once again will be determined by the amount of colors in the design and how many shirts you have printed. You’ll need to locate a local screen printer in your area to determine prices.

    We have created a training course that will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. We’ve done all the hard work for you. All you have to do is take advantage of the blueprint we’ll provide, learn the material and apply it towards your business. This isn’t an easy task, this isn’t some get rich quick scam and it will require a lot of hard work if you expect to receive any type of results. Honestly, your results depend on you.

    Please click the link to check out the program we have created along with the pricing information.
    http://tshirtriches.com/protege300

    We also have bundle packages available as well. Please click the link below.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/t-shirt-business-opportunity/

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Paul Duchsherer says

I notice there is alot of talk about heat press machines. What 3 top vinyl cutting machines would you recommend. I find these machines are just as expensive as a heat press machines. I am on a $3,000 budget. Can you offer some good advice on what I should buy for a complete t-shirt business.

Thank you,
Paul

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    Cartess Ross says

    I can’t offer much advice on that because I don’t use them — never had a need for it. Sorry.

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Twizz says

Hi, I am a constant visitor to your site and training course. I was wondering if some of the things taught are a little outdated. I have been doing some research on different ways to produce our shirts. I came up with the idea of “DTG” printing and we think this si the best option for our company moving forward as everyone else seems to be using plastisol transfers or screen printing. I am skeptical of this idea because I keep seeing you say not to use inkjet transfers. Jetpro Sofstretch is supposed to be top of the line paper for the “DTG” feel we are aiming for. Any advise on this matter?

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Hi Twizz,

    Regardless of the technology you continue to see and the current trend of printing on transfers from a printer. It’s not the way to go, printing from a printer does not hold up or compare to screen printing. There’s no out dated information on a process that provides quality and one that will last compared to printing from a printer.

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Mal says

Cartess,

I’ve been looking to start a business to supplement my income for awhile. It sounds like the t-shirt business could be away for me to accomplish my goals. Your website said to shop around and then come back to you. Here I am ha! ha! I’m looking to purchase the Hotronix’s The MAXX Clam Heat Press. I hope to discuss with you about companies to get the transfers and blank t-shirts. Also, what printer to buy to print transfer for my son to make and print his own t-shirts. I’ve watched several of your videos, but wanted to just confirm the proper items to purchase for transfers and etc.
Thanks

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Hi Mal,

    We don’t recommend printing from a printer. Just for the sake of quality because when shirts are printed that way, designs usually peel and fade after the first wash.
    We recommend screen printed transfers. We do not recommend printing from a printer just for the sake of quality. You want to be in business selling products that will allow people to buy from you over and over again; as well as refer others to you. Sadly, printing from a printer will not allow you to do so.

    Once you have your designs created; you can send the digital files of the designs to transfer companies. They can take your design and screen printed directly onto the special release paper. There are no printers involved in this process. All the designs are printed by screen printing equipment. Once the designs have been screen printed onto the special release paper instead of directly on shirts. They’ll send you the transfers; which you’ll press directly onto the shirts using the heat press machine you’ve purchased.

    The cost of having designs printed will vary; it depends on the amount of colors you have in the design. The more colors you have in the design the more it will cost. If you’re starting with a limited budget; we recommend no more than 2 colors.
    Another fact in cost of getting the designs screen printed will be determined by the amount of transfers you have printed. The less you have printed the more you’ll pay. The more you have printed the cost to have the transfers printed, cost drops.

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

    Or you can locate a local screen printer in your area to screen printed directly onto blank shirts you supply the screen printer to print on. It’s actually cheaper to purchase your own shirts and give to the screen printer. The price once again will be determined by the amount of colors in the design and how many shirts you have printed. You’ll need to locate a local screen printer in your area to determine prices.

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Gloria Keith says

Are the available machines only used for t-shirts? Are there parts that can be attached/purchased to allow designing for other products like hats?

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Hi Gloris,

    Absolutely! People usually press on anything that’s 50-50 or 100% cotton. There are attachments available that you can attach to the heat press. Please contact us directly to find out more information.
    info@tshirtriches.com.

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Jake says

I’m wondering if the heat press designed t shirts ever fade in colour or rip apart and crack because of the transfer paper glue and the way its melted on

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    Kimberly Ross says

    HI Jake,

    As long as you’re using designs that have been screen printed and not printed on by a printer you will not experience any of that!

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Wanda Turner says

Hi my name is Wanda and I have listen and studied some of courses. I have my design for my t-shirt business, however, I need to get the T-Shirt printed and a website started and I heard you say in the video you can help me out with that service. Please let me know how you can help me the next step and what the cost would be for the website. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Antwaun B says

Hello, I have a question.
How long does it usually take after you have sent in your design to be made by the screen print company to get to you? If you were on a time crunch and needed it with in a day or two would you be able to get the transfer back in enough time to fulfill that order?

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din says

Hi,
which heat transfer machine and which kind of printer your recommend for this business. Thank you

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    Kimberly Ross says

    We no longer sell the machines. The brand of machines we recommend, Hotronix. You can contact Stalhs directly to purchase the machine. The machine starts at $995 and up.

    The other aspect of getting started is getting your designs printed. We recommend screen printed transfers. We do not recommend printing from a printer just for the sake of quality. You want to be in business selling products that will allow people to buy from you over and over again; as well as refer others to you. Sadly, printing from a printer will not allow you to do so.

    Once you have your designs created; you can send the digital files of the designs to transfer companies. They can take your design and screen printed directly onto the special release paper. There are no printers involved in this process. All the designs are printed by screen printing equipment. Once the designs have been screen printed onto the special release paper instead of directly on shirts. They’ll send you the transfers; which you’ll press directly onto the shirts using the heat press machine you’ve purchased.

    The cost of having designs printed will vary; it depends on the amount of colors you have in the design. The more colors you have in the design the more it will cost. If you’re starting with a limited budget; we recommend no more than 2 colors.
    Another fact in cost of getting the designs screen printed will be determined by the amount of transfers you have printed. The less you have printed the more you’ll pay. The more you have printed the cost to have the transfers printed, cost drops.

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

    Or you can locate a local screen printer in your area to screen printed directly onto blank shirts you supply the screen printer to print on. It’s actually cheaper to purchase your own shirts and give to the screen printer. The price once again will be determined by the amount of colors in the design and how many shirts you have printed. You’ll need to locate a local screen printer in your area to determine prices.

    We have created a training course that will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. There’s no reason in trying to figure all this out on your own, cut your learning curb in half! We’ve done all the hard work for you. All you have to do is take advantage of the blueprint we’ll provide, learn the material and apply it towards your business. This isn’t an easy task, this isn’t some get rich quick scam and it will require a lot of hard work if you expect to receive any type of results. Honestly, your results depend on you.

    Please click the link to check out the program we have created along with the pricing information.
    http://tshirtriches.com/protege300

    http://tshirtriches.com/training

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Nell says

Hi there,

I’m a college student with a very low budget. I have a ton of designs I want to put onto shirts, what is the best way to go about doing this? I cannot afford one of these machines, are there really good quality transfer sheets I could use instead with an iron? Please advise! Thanks and I love your website.

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    Kimberly Ross says

    HI Nell,

    I apologize, but you can not use an iron. The temperature needs to be at least 385 degrees and not to mention the pressure. We recommend screen printed transfers. We do not recommend printing from a printer just for the sake of quality. You want to be in business selling products that will allow people to buy from you over and over again; as well as refer others to you. Sadly, printing from a printer will not allow you to do so.

    Once you have your designs created; you can send the digital files of the designs to transfer companies. They can take your design and screen printed directly onto the special release paper. There are no printers involved in this process. All the designs are printed by screen printing equipment. Once the designs have been screen printed onto the special release paper instead of directly on shirts. They’ll send you the transfers; which you’ll press directly onto the shirts using the heat press machine you’ve purchased.

    The cost of having designs printed will vary; it depends on the amount of colors you have in the design. The more colors you have in the design the more it will cost. If you’re starting with a limited budget; we recommend no more than 2.
    Another fact in cost of getting the designs screen printed will be determined by the amount of transfers you have printed. The less you have printed the more you’ll pay. The more you have printed the cost to have the transfers printed, cost drops.

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

    Or you can locate a local screen printer in your area to screen printed directly onto blank shirts you supply the screen printer to print on. It’s actually cheaper to purchase your own shirts and give to the screen printer. The price once again will be determined by the amount of colors in the design and how many shirts you have printed. You’ll need to locate a local screen printer in your area to determine prices.

    We have created a training course that will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. There’s no reason in trying to figure all this out on your own, cut your learning curb in half! We’ve done all the hard work for you. All you have to do is take advantage of the blueprint we’ll provide, learn the material and apply it towards your business. This isn’t an easy task, this isn’t some get rich quick scam and it will require a lot of hard work if you expect to receive any type of results. Honestly, your results depend on you.

    Please click the link to check out the program we have created along with the pricing information.

    http://tshirtriches.com/training
    http://protege300.com

    Reply
Teresa says

I would to start my own t shirt business I have all the ideas
Not sure where to start.

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    Judy Jolley says

    Here’s some more information you may find useful!

    Your biggest expense getting started will be the heat press machine 16×20 in size. The brand of machines we recommend is Hotronix.

    The machine starts at $995 and up.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/heat-press-machine-101/

    We recommend screen printed transfers. We do not recommend printing from a printer just for the sake of quality. You want to be in business selling products that will allow people to buy from you over and over again; as well as refer others to you. Sadly, printing from a printer will not allow you to do so.

    Once you have your designs created; you can send the digital files of the designs to transfer companies. They can take your design and screen printed directly onto the special release paper. There are no printers involved in this process. All the designs are printed by screen printing equipment. Once the designs have been screen printed onto the special release paper instead of directly on shirts. They’ll send you the transfers; which you’ll press directly onto the shirts using the heat press machine you’ve purchased.

    The cost of having designs printed will vary; it depends on the amount of colors you have in the design. The more colors you have in the design the more it will cost. If you’re starting with a limited budget; we recommend no more than 2.
    Another fact in cost of getting the designs screen printed will be determined by the amount of transfers you have printed. The less you have printed the more you’ll pay. The more you have printed the cost to have the transfers printed, cost drops.

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/.

    Or you can locate a local screen printer in your area to screen printed directly onto blank shirts you supply the screen printer to print on. It’s actually cheaper to purchase your own shirts and give to the screen printer. The price once again will be determined by the amount of colors in the design and how many shirts you have printed. You’ll need to locate a local screen printer in your area to determine prices.

    We have created a training course that will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. There’s no reason in trying to figure all this out on your own, cut your learning curb in half! We’ve done all the hard work for you. All you have to do is take advantage of the blueprint we’ll provide, learn the material and apply it towards your business. This isn’t an easy task, this isn’t some get rich quick scam and it will require a lot of hard work if you expect to receive any type of results. Honestly, your results depend on you.

    Please click the link to check out the program we have created along with the pricing information.

    http://tshirtriches.com/training

    Reply
mizanurrahman says

Hi, mizan from Bangladesh,
I want to buy a heat press machine, but how. Where i can purchase.

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    Judy Jolley says

    Hi Mizan,
    We do not ship internationally, but you can find decent heat presses on sites like Amazon or Ebay, or even locally in your city. You will want to research the brand before purchasing to ensure you are making a good purchase. If you buy locally, be sure to test out the machine before purchasing by bringing a tee and transfer with you. Hope this helps!

    Thanks,
    Judy

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