What type of printer do you need to print on t-shirts?

Today, there are two main types of printers in use by most t-shirt printing companies: the screen printer and the DTG (Direct to Garment) printer.

How much does a shirt printing machine cost?

According to our surveys, most businesses purchase a digital t-shirt printing machine on a budget of between $10,000 and $30,000. That range is particularly attractive for financing companies because it can bring payments between about $250 and $600/ month, depending.

Can you use a regular printer for t-shirt printing?

You don’t need to pay a screen printer or invest in fancy equipment to make your own T-shirts. It’s simple to make them at home using a special paper, your inkjet printer, and an iron.

What kind of printer do I need for heat transfer paper?

You need an inkjet or a laser printer for heat transfer. However, you need to purchase iron transfer paper that is compatible with your printer. Typically, inkjet iron on fabric transfer paper is not compatible with laser printers. But there is iron on transfer paper that is compatible with laser printers.

Can you use any printer for heat transfer?

Yes, almost any normal inkjet printer will work fine with heat transfer paper, but you will get much nicer results from a printer with higher resolution and superior color capability, and it’s even better if it uses pigment based ink and will print onto larger surfaces.

Can I use a Cricut to make shirts?

Cricut can cut intricate designs from iron-on material that you can easily apply to blank t-shirts. Want to make a t-shirt with us? You can start with this t-shirt project in Cricut Design Space as your template. Our t-shirt has the text Salt Lake City on it, but you can customize to your favorite city.

What Cricut Do I need to make T-shirts?

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is a great option for making shirts. It has everything you need to start creating your own clothing designs.

Do you need special ink for heat transfer paper?

Heat transfer paper can also use the same type of ink that you use on regular printer paper, so no special or expensive inks are required. Heat transfer paper will effectively adhere designs onto the same clothes as heat transfer vinyl, including polyester, cotton, and blends.