I need help an advice on starting a t-shirt business

@classy56 (2883)
United States
March 10, 2008 4:13am CST
I want to start my own T-Shirt busniess.Im going to buy a presser off of ebay an now i need all the help an tips i can get.I need to know which works better? Iron-on or transfer from pigman ink an were to buy suppies cheap an what brand of T-shirts are the best to work with? I have went to a few websites an checked out alot of info but if anyone here that can help Please do.
1 response
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
Iron-ons are easy to work with and let's you print out as many copies of one design as your desire. It is quite costly compared to old school textile inking. As for the t-shirts, I suggest that you get unbranded ones that is of good texture, maybe cotton. Try doing a scan on your town if there is a place where you can buy shirts in bulk. In the internet, I believe, shirts are much pricey than those you can get locally (your town, for example.) My friend and I once attempted this kind of business, but it was too much for us to handle since it's just the two of us. I do hope you are backed with a good team. ;)
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Great thank you,I didnt even think about makeing copies off the designs.That will save me alot of money.Plus also I think your right about iron-ons being more easy to work with.I will check out around my town about getting t-shirts but i dont think theres any place around here that sell them,but i will try.Hummmm!backup team,nope, its just me.Anything else you can tell i need to know?
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
Since you're alone and is just starting up, you must consider doing an online showroom of your designs, and then if someone orders a shirt, that's the time you're going to print the design, instead of printing a lot and ironing it on, then realizing it's not the best seller. If a design sells like hotcakes, then that's the time you can call it a winner and print more. Also, it is best to find your niche. Consider what kinds of designs you're going to market. Is it for a band, sports, club...etc? You must have a focus on what types of designs you're going to produce, instead of doing different ones. This will help you get a target market. Is it for kids? teens? everyone? Those kinds of stuff. Hey, if you get this going, let me see your designs, okay :)