Tee Shirt Iron-On Transfers SUCK and Here’s Why!

Custom Screen Printed Transfers (Plastisol) versus Iron-On Transfers… Watch the video to see why Screen Printed Transfers are so superior.


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  • I’ll ship you a free t-shirt sample pack which includes a t-shirt that was printed with a screen printed transfer. I’ll also include an actual screen printed transfer in the package so you can see what they look and feel like. If you already have a heat press machine, you can print this transfer onto a t-shirt yourself. I also encourage you to wash the sample t-shirt a few dozen times so you can see how well the shirts hold up yourself.
  • I’ll also include a bundle of 5 blank t-shirts and a dozen pack of screen printed transfers. That way if you decide to purchase a used heat press machine, you’ll have some sample t-shirts and transfers to take out with you to test out the machine to ensure you’re not buying a damaged heat press machine.
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  • I’ll ship you a free t-shirt sample pack which includes a t-shirt that was printed with a screen printed transfer. I’ll also include an actual screen printed transfer in the package so you can see what they look and feel like. If you already have a heat press machine, you can print this transfer onto a t-shirt yourself. I also encourage you to wash the sample t-shirt a few dozen times so you can see how well the shirts hold up yourself.
  • Line-Sheet Template – I’ll also ship you a copy of my line sheet so you can use as your template/guide. If you plan on getting your t-shirts in stores, you must have a line sheet. We’ve invested a lot of money over the years creating/testing line sheets and you can easily pay over $1,000.00 for a professionally made line-sheet that may or may not work out. But I’m giving you permission to use mine in any way you like to create your own.

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Ritayork says

thank u for all the info we are thinking of buying one do u have one for sale

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Carjo37 says

Great video! Thanks for sharing your knowledge which has inspired me to finally start my own business. I have been investing in everything for screen printing but the time and place to do the actual printing, I could never find. You are a wonderful human being and an exceptional business man! Keep up the good work! Where were you all my life? 🙂

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Cartess Ross says

Thanks for the kind words…

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AR says

Very good information, thank you!

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Ciro says

Thank you for this video,quick question,can you buy a printer to use plastersol inks?

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Ciro says

Thank you for this video,quick question,can you buy a printer to use plastersol inks?

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Cartess Ross says

Not that I’m aware of…

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Cartess Ross says

Not that I’m aware of…

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James says

  Hi,

  I’m a bit confused about this process. If the transfers are printed as screen prints then will they not have the same, if not higher, setup costs as printing straight onto a T-shirt? So, if you have to outsource to get them printed onto transfers, why not outsource and get them printed straight onto the T-shirts?

  James

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Cartess Ross says

Great question… With transfers, you can print the tees on-demand. If you went and had the t-shirt screen printed beforehand, you’d have to buy a bunch of pre printed tees — like 20 small, 20 med, 20 large, 20 xlarge, 20 2xlarge, 20 3xlarge, 20 4 xlarge — then you’d have to do the same grey, yellow, etc… You’d have all that inventory sitting on a shelf waiting and hoping someone orders that size.

With transfers you only print onto a tee that was ordered. I got an order for 100 tees the other day from a church in Canada. She order 20 Youth Medium, 20 Youth Large, 20 Adult Medium, 20 Adult Large and 20 Adult X-Large. I already had the prints — all I had to do was order the shirts — which typically shows up at my house the following day if I get the order in prior to 5 p.m. I only print what I need. I don’t sell a lot of Youth Medium and Youth Large — makes no sense for me to have an inventory of these tees pre-printed. Could have sat on them for a year — and imagine if you have 20 designs – you’d have to get a huge inventory of tees pre-printed to ensure you have every size in stock. EXPENSIVE.

For whatever reason, depending on how many transfers you order, you can get HUGE price breaks — as low as .50 cent based on number of colors and quantity.

Let’s say a transfer sheet for one color costs $1.00 — depending on the size, I could get 2 designs onto a sheet. Making my costs .50 or get a larger sheet for $1.50 and get 4 designs onto a single sheet — my cost per design is even lower.

You won’t see these type of prices on screen printed tees.

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Ramiah says

I’m trying to start my business, I’ve been researching and came to the conclusion that thus is the best option for me to follow and do. My only question to you is about the designs and turnaround time for the transfers to be delivered to you. Basically should I have a base of three designs, get those printedand begin, or use different approach? Also since the transfers are plastisol inks do they hold heat?, can you get water-based inks on a transfer as well?

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Glen Sutton says

Hi, I found your video is very interesting and got my head spinning with questions and ideas. I have a heat press and a variety of vinyl. Do you think this method is superior and more professional than using vinyl for heat pressing tees? Why?

Also, I went to the site you recommended to order the plasticol transfer sheets but I could not find them listed anywhere on their site.

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Elias05us says

hi dude do you have work contact on?

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Cartess Ross says

hI Ramiah,

It generally takes these companies anywhere from 2-14 days to make these transfers. Some will get them back to you in as little as 24-48 hours, so make sure you search around, each company is different. If you can afford to start out with 3 designs as you suggest, I’d get started without delay. You can always add more as you grow.

I’m not familiar with the ‘water-based’ inks. I’ve only used the plastisol inks.

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Cartess Ross says

Hi Glen,

I’m not familiar with vinyl in that I have never used it. I’ve heard others talk about the quality they’ve experienced with it; but I can’t vouch for the process myself. Here is a link to a site that does transfers — I list many other sources in our training program, but here’s one: http://www.txpress.com (they’re very expensive, but have great stuff). Cheaper alternatives listed in our program:

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Juaacklynn says

Hi I was looking into buying a heat press and I found that some say “heat transfer heat presses” and some are “digital heat presses” some don’t say the degrees just up to 1800 watts. Are they all just standard heat presses or should I be looking for a particular one?

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    Cartess Ross says

    The results you’ll get will not be any different with either machine you go with. Digital is a luxury some prefer (the numbers that display are digital that display on the machine – the timer and heat temp — the other machines generally have just a timer that you set and the heat is measured by a thermometer that goes up/down and you read the numbers versus it being displayed ‘digitally’.

    Just a preference…

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Cartess Ross says

Please check out the course. In the course I have created, I include all my sources on where to purchase the transfers as little as $1.00.

Thanks!

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Cartess Ross says

I apologize, I’m going to copy and paste this from a question I just answered. 🙂

We actually don’t print our own transfers! We deal directly with several companies that specialize in transfers, etc. Printing your own, isn’t cost effective, doesn’t provide the same quality nor does the color on the transfer last when printing them yourself. After your customer has washed the shirt a few times the color begins to fade! Most importantly, it’s too time consuming, which doesn’t free you up to focus on what “really matters” which is: growing your business!

In our course, we provide direct contact with our sources! Which you can purchase most transfers as little as $1.00.

Please be sure to check out our course! http://www.tshirtriches.com/training

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Cartess Ross says

Hi Domenique,

I apologize, I’m going to copy and paste this from a question I just answered. 🙂

We actually don’t print our own transfers! We deal directly with several companies that specialize in transfers, etc. Printing your own, isn’t cost effective, doesn’t provide the same quality nor does the color on the transfer last when printing them yourself. After your customer has washed the shirt a few times the color begins to fade! Most importantly, it’s too time consuming, which doesn’t free you up to focus on what “really matters” which is: growing your business!

In our course, we provide direct contact with our sources! Which you can purchase most transfers as little as $1.00.

Please be sure to check out our course! http://www.tshirtriches.com/tr

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Cartess Ross says

In the course, I have created. I give full access to the sources that provides quality transfers. Most transfers can be purchased at $1.00-$1.50. Please be sure to take full advantage of the course! I also have included where to purchase t-shirts at wholesale, and the step by steps to getting your t-shirt business started.

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Cartess Ross says

Please be sure to take advantage of the course. in the course we provide everything you need to know, Also where to purchase all supplies you need for your business to print the t-shirts!

In our course, we provide direct contact with our sources! Which you can purchase most transfers as little as $1.00, marketing, step by step information, etc.

Please be sure to check out our course! http://www.tshirtriches.com/tr

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justcool1 says

Hi Mr. Ross I am looking to start a t-shirt business very soon. I was wondering if you can send me the sample pack to examine the quality of the custom screen print transfer..

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Sheldon says

Hi, I like your christian design plastisol prints. Do you sell the designs?

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    kimross says

    Hi Sheldon,

    We do not. However, you may purchase these designs directly from various transfer vendors.
    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.

    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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Rita Nealy says

Cartess, I noticed that you fold your transfer in half before you apply them to your tee shirts, will you share why you do this? Thanks in advance.
Rita Nealy

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    Cartess Ross says

    Old habits die hard. I fold it so I’ll easily know where the center is and I’ll just lay it down onto the t-shirt from there.

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Scott says

Ok, i have been using the iron on transfers with a heat press for over 12 months seeing getting them done by a DTG printer was not good for profit.
I will admit they are not the best but when u have designs that are based on sporting team colours, which means over 60 designs, iron ons are a better option. They may fade over time but i have one that has been washed at least 10 times and still looks ok, not as good as first printed of course but hasn’t cracked or peeled. I find that not many people are willing to spend more than $15 on an unofficial product. Screen printing costs in Australia are not cheap which makes this option less profitable for me.

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    Cartess Ross says

    The great thing you’ve done was take action. At least you’ve got started and you’re progressing forward and I commend you for that. Thanks for taking the time to post and share Scott, it’s appreciated.

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Scott says

Do u know of any suppliers in Australia? Plenty of screen printers but very few paper suppliers other than ebay.

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    kimross says

    Hi Scott,
    The vendors we’ve included are located in the US, Uk, and Canada.

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Ralon says

When launching the t-shirt business online ,whats the best way to pre-order sizes from the wholesalers? I dont want to make the mistake of ordering 100 medium size tees but the majority of the customers winds up ordering mostly Large sizes. Hope I explained the question properly..

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    Cartess Ross says

    Each niche is different. Selling t-shirts for nurses is going to be different than selling tees to surfers. The inventory requirement will be different because most nurses are women and they’re smaller in generally, compared to surfers who will consist of men and women.

    I’d simply suggest keeping a small inventory until you’re able to calculate what you’ll need.

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Candice says

Hi Cartess:

I have seen you put the custom screen printed designs on to the tshirt only buy using a heat press. I would like to know if words are printed onto custom screen transfers using special inks if it will go onto the tshirt as in your videos or do I need a cutter. I have spoken to other people in the business and they are suggesting that but I dont see the difference as your tshirts designs have words. Please help!

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James Camper says

I noticed in todays video that there was someone wearing a shirt with the Intel logo and also a shirt with the Survivors logo. How much do you have to change the appearance to get away from copyright laws? Thanks.

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    Cartess Ross says

    The intel logo — we got served quite a few times from the Intel legal dept. They weren’t our designs — we purchased from someone else. They got the brunt of it. We haven’t been called on about the SURVIVOR design — although they are very much pushing the limits. I’m surprised they haven’t been ordered to stop making the transfers. You’d definitely need to change it around much more than they did.

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Angel Brown says

Hi,
I’m wondering if there is anything that I’d need to consider when it comes to the quality of the t-shirts I’d buy for printing?, as some t-shirts that are out there are considerably thinner/thicker than others. Will the ink adhere to different materials better than others?

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    Cartess Ross says

    hi Angel, it’s my advice that you order some samples and test each for yourself. What I like, you may not like. And what you like, I may not like. But, what’s important here is what you like. Yes, some shirts are thinner, others are thicker and people like them for different reasons. This is going to be your brand and it’s important that you decide how you’d like to represent your brand. Neither type of shirt is right or wrong. You just have to decide what is right for your brand. And the best way to do that is to order a variety of styles and types of tees and see which work best for you. Hope this helps you and feel free to follow up with more questions if I confused you 🙂

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Connie says

I purchased your sample pack and list of transfer venders, but as I was looking at some of them the pricing is extremely high. What is a reasonable price for a transfer with 4 colors? And if you could tell me which company you actually use.

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    Cartess Ross says

    If you’re only ordering like 12 sheets, it’s going to cost you. You’ll need to order a decent volume if you want to get great pricing. Another way to bring costs down is to use less colors. Another way is to order larger sheets and get multiple designs onto a sheet — thus making your costs cheaper.

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charlton jackson says

I appreciate all the information you email me. The more videos I watched from you, the closer and the closer my T-shirt business will be up and going. Thanks and hope to meet you in person one day. Peace!

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Dee says

I think you should clarify between store bought heat transfers and commercial grade heat transfers like those manufactured by Neenah (JPSS) and the like that can be adhered with a heat press. These heat transfers are great quality and do hold up in the washer long term. I use them exclusively
and have never had a problem. Nor has any customer ever complained about the quality of the
graphics. Just my 2 cents.

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