Do you want to know how you too can do your own tshirt printing? If so, you’ve come to the right article. We will discuss how to do your own t-shirt printing in this article.
Just imagine wearing t-shirts that you’ve designed yourself? You may put any design you want on these printed tshirts. They could be funky, could be classic or just any design you love. Since they are your own creation, you’d absolutely love wearing them. Rest assured that the feeling is much better than the one you get when wearing the shirt you bought from an expensive cloth showroom.
With the advancements in technology, its become rather easy to print your own t-shirts. Several online services provide you the facility of creating your own printed t-shirts. The process is very simple: you just upload your design, choose your colors, choose the type of the cloth and then choose the size. You’re done. Some services will even deliver these printed t-shirts straight to your doors. Amazing!
What’s even more amazing is that these t-shirts need not be costly. Even when using these online services, the costs aren’t that much. The prices go down even more if you remove these services from the picture and really do it from scratch. Its also much more fun when you do it from A to Z yourself.
Doing it all yourself will require a high quality inkjet printer though. You’ll need some other basic equipments including transfer papers that are of good quality, an iron and a t-shirt! Doodle your designs by hand on a tablet if you want to go to the extremes of creativity. Then transfer it to your computer, edit it a bit if you want and print it out. If you’re good at Photoshop, Corel Draw or any such software; you could use those too.
If you’re not computer-savvy; you may still take a picture of a printed design you’d like on your shirt, copy it over to your computer and print it out. It gives you the same effect more or less, however, I’d recommend you go for t-shirt printing services that you could find online.
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Staedler pigment liner (0.05) on grey paper. This is one of my psychedelic/automatic drawing. Design concived for a t-shirt (allover handmade print) printed by CORPOC. It’s also screenprinted on poster, very limited edition.
An in-depth explanation of how to screen print your own t-shirts talking through how to expose your screens, and how to use them. Get the PDF guide when you submit your email on this page: http://www.charlimarie.com/screen-printing
This is a long video for a reason! There is a lot involved with the DIY screen printing process and I’ve tried to explain it step by step as well as possible. Hopefully this video will be a great resource for anyone wanting to start their own t-shirt company, print t-shirts for fun, or even just learn more about how the screen printing process works.
I’ve created a screen-printing guide to go along with this video that gives you clearly written, step-by-step instructions for how to go about making your own frames, exposing your screen, and printing your t-shirt. Submit your email address in the form on the page linked at the top of the description box!
Buy one of my t-shirts? http://linernotekids.storenvy.com
// OTHER USEFUL VIDEOS
T-shirt printing methods explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBM4f4BY4VI
DIY custom clothing labels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6K9pEEDlmo
Screen printing essentials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXruYt84OXM
How to make your own screen printing frames: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcuTX770Z0g
T-shirt business playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrJQSKQvgHS5I1V7SEtAPdcyW5Zj4b8kR
// EQUIPMENT LINKS
Pre-made frame http://amzn.to/1MQvZhb
Diazo emulsion http://bit.ly/1ldAmXs
Diazo sensitizer http://bit.ly/1GQYtoJ
Water based screen printing ink http://amzn.to/1kiH3r7
// ABOUT ME
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