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  1. Hi, you are doing a pretty good job. Educating people on how to start their TShirt business is so awesome and I believe am at the right place to learn from someone I will refer to as a role model and a mentor. Thanks sir.

    • Hi Peace,
      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! We thank you for your kind words!

      • i wanted to know, once your design is done, do you call the company and email them your design so they can print it on the transfer paper??

        • That is correct. Each of the companies will have their own formats they want you to send the artwork in.

          Once they receive it, they’ll screen print your designs onto the paper…. We have a sample t-shirt package we can send you, and that package also includes a list of vendors who do screen printed transfers… It’s really cheap for the sample pack, here’s a link to it:
          http://www.TshirtRiches.com/vlist

  2. When buying shirts at wholesale prices they include the tag, well the sizing tag and usually that tag has the name of the brand of shirt it is, if you have your own brand name would you have to take that tag off and place your own tag on it? even though it is a blank whole t-shirt? thank you!

  3. Hey, I’m going to start doing this in the first few months, I have a good idea on advertisement etc. I was curious since you’re an established business how many sales do you get per month?

    I don’t mean to pry into you’re personal business and I respect if you’re reluctant to not divulge that information, I just figured i should set myself a goal to reach and I figured since you’re very successful i should make myself have a 2-5 year target that might rival your own sales etc.

    Many thanks,

    Nick

    • Hi Nick,

      When we were actively selling shirts we did over 6 figures a year and the number continued to increase each year we sold shirts. We made a of money and used the funds from the tshirt business to fund other businesses. As for you, it will depend on your marketing strategy, your ability to work your business, and how hard you’re willing to work.

  4. Mr Ross
    I have wanted to do silk screening for years! I’m an art lover at heart, and would like to see people wear my ideas. I know silk screening, print screening, and transfers are all different, but I want to take this to a different level, learning to do each effectively and efficiently, and artfully.
    So finally the question: How would a plotter allow me to use multiple colors on a design that I wanted to heat transfer? Would it be best starting out having one of the graphic designers you use to cut down the time?
    You have been a blessing, and have shot a spark of hope to a guy that retired to start his own business, looked out for everyone but himself, and pretty much lost everything. I have a lot of questions, and will be getting back to you soon.
    Again, thank you,
    Mike J

    • hi Mike,

      It is my opinion that you’ll waste far more time trying to learn all the aspects of printing. If you’re going to dump your time into anything, dump it into learning all you can about marketing/advertising.

      You can have the best designs in the world, but if no one knows about them, then they don’t buy.

      We often get caught up in the technical ‘how-to’ and it doesn’t do anything but delay the progress in getting our designs out to be sold. We are all going into business to make some kind of profit and spending the next 6-12 months figuring out how to do this or that doesn’t move you closer towards your goal of making a profit.

  5. Good Evening Cartess,

    Your videos are great and provide a wealth of information! What is the name of the red, white, and blue catalog of sample designs you were flipping through? You said you could use those designs and mix in some of your own, I’m interested in ordering the catalog to get some design ideas.

    Thanks,
    Angie

  6. Hello Cartess,

    I still haven’t received the tutorial videos that you are going to send me. I’m dying to watch it.

    • Please check your spam folder and please make sure you confirmed your email. You may have to sign up again; please be sure to confirm your email address, and add our email address to your address book.

  7. I have a clothing line and I want to start printing my own pieces instead of using the outsource method that I have been using. What is a good method for printing in different locations like the sleeve, the bottom back corners or the back upper shoulder blade area. And do these transfers come in small and large sizes like small left chest logo sizes or large full front sizes like the red Iron man tee you used as an example in the video on your home page. Thanks for the input with these videos bro. The info has been a true blessing.
    3Law~NOLM

    • HI Jay,

      Depending on the location of the shirt you’ll need to consider the size of the design. For the more part, most designs are printed in the middle of shirts.

  8. Thanks for all your help so far. I would like to know, who does your art design for ur tshirts and how do newbies contact that company for custom designs?

    Thanks

    • HI Ajc,

      You are welcome. We now offer design services. Please click the link below for more information.
      http://www.tshirtriches.com/t-shirt-design/

      Once you have your design created you may send off the design to be screen printed onto the plastisol transfer paper.

      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/

  9. min. Leonard McKinnon says:

    I’m a worker at McDonalds I love your ideas I want to have my own biz so when my money catch up to my motivation I will join. thanks for letting god start the fire that burns on and on

  10. Hi! :D
    What kind ofprinter do i use for printing on the transfer paper?

    • Hi Petar,

      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. The transfers we have are better than the transfer paper sold in stores. Again, this method can not replace or compare to screen printed transfers.

      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/

  11. I have just one question real quick, I know I have seen this answered before on here but where do you buy your blank tshirts like what website? Thanks for all the help and advice!!!

    • 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/

  12. Mr. Ross, where can I purchase the catolog of all the different print designs and what’s the website for the company that has the best quality and prices for the prints. Also is it possible to speak to you in person.

    Alec

    • Hi Alec,

      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/

      Once you have access to the vendors; you’ll be able to contact the vendors directly to request catalogs from each vendor.

  13. I am unable to play the Modules. Some of the videos say ” Awww Can not be played on existing equipment “. I do not know if the program I purchased is going to work for me. What should I do or should I cancel the program ? I have tried off and on for several days hoping it was just the weather or busy time for the internet that was interfering with the program.

    Colleen

    • Hi Colleen,

      The videos are working just fine. Please make sure there isn’t an issue with your internet connection. Please keep in mind, these are videos and videos do require a descent internet connection. If not, the videos will take longer and you’ll see a black screen while the video completely loads. Also, may want to make sure your video media is updated. Which ever video media player you have installed on your computer to play videos.

  14. Hello Mr. Ross

    A very happy new year to you. I would like to know what kind of fabric is suppose to be used. And if I am not able to get my plastisol transfer paper printed from screen printing then which printer is best for use for it with what type of ink should I use?

    • HI Sid,

      I understand your funds may be limited. We don’t recommend using a printer to print designs. Have you considered starting off with stock transfers until you can make enough money to include your own screen printed designs? We actually made a lot of money selling JUST stock transfers. :)

      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/

  15. Is there a difference in screen printing and heat transfer? and if so, which is better?

    • Hi London,

      I’m not sure if you are referring to screen printed transfers. If you are, there’s no difference. The only difference is you’re printing directly onto the shirts with the screen printed equipment. Screen printed transfers the designs are screen printed directly onto the plastisol transfer paper. The biggest difference is screen printing equipment is quite messy, the equipment is quite expensive and you have the hassle of having to properly dispose the inks.

      Neither of these methods can be achieved by printing from a printer.

  16. Dave White says:

    Hi Mr. Ross, I’m very interested in being a protégé run a little late just found out about the training yesterday. I want to know can I still join today 1/21/14 with payment option ..

    Thanks Dave White

  17. Bill Laughlin says:

    Cartess,
    How much is the book that you offer ? Ican’t find anything on it on your website?

  18. James Kelly says:

    I understand the process but what type of printer do I need to get started? Im sure a regular house printer isn’t whats needed for that particular paper

    • HI James,

      NO absolutely not. In fact, we do not recommend using a printer or any printer for that matter. However, 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. The transfers we have are better than the transfer paper sold in stores. Again, this method can not replace or compare to screen printed transfers.

      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/

  19. Stacia Y. Davis, M.A says:

    Good Afternoon to you,

    I am just starting out and wanted to know the recommended heat press machine to purchase. Please advise.

    Stacia

    • Hi Stacia,

      Here’s information about the heat press machines we have available and what we highly recommend. 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.

      If the machine are outside of your budget try looking on Amazon, Ebay, or Craigslist.
      http://www.tshirtriches.com/heat-press-machine-101/

  20. Hi Cartess,

    I came across your site 5 days ago. I’ve been wanting to do t-shirts since 1996 believe it or not. I believe now is the time for me to at least step out in faith and try it. I wanted to know if you could explain to me the difference between your training class and your protege class? And if both classes offer a payment plan? Thank You

    • hi Dawn and welcome…

      Both classes do offer a payment plan… Our core TshirtRiches class is our signature course. It has all the modules there where you can get help from A-to-Z on starting a t-shirt biz. You can see all the modules here: http://www.TshirtRiches.com Our Protege300 is a different model whereby I’m starting a t-shirt biz from scratch and I’m documenting each step I take as I move along in my new t-shirt biz. It’s a great way to follow along as I build my biz — and u can replicate my steps as I progress.

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