Posted By TeckWrap Craft On September 11, 2022

What Do I Need To Print T-Shirts At Home? T-Shirt Printing Guide

What Do I Need To Print T-Shirts At Home?

If you’re planning to print t-shirts at home, this guide will help you. There are different types of garment printing methods. But the two easiest printing methods you can do at home are sublimation printing and heat transfer vinyl printing. These two methods of printing t-shirts are the recommended process because they won’t take up so much space at home. Plus, you don’t need high start-up costs. For sublimation printing, all you need is a sublimation printer, sublimation paper, and a heat press machine.

For heat transfer vinyl printing, what you'll need is heat transfer vinyl, a cutting machine, and a heat press machine. Printing t-shirts may start as a hobby, but in the long run, you can make money out of it. You can start custom-printing shirts for your friends and family. 

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PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - 5ft / Purple - TeckwrapCraft
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$17.00
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Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Coffee Brown - TeckwrapCraft
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Silver - TeckwrapCraft
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Rose Gold - TeckwrapCraft

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$20.00
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Black - TeckwrapCraft
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Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Barbie Pink - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Coral Pink - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Neon Pink - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Lilac - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Purple - TeckwrapCraft
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Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Beige - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Camel - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Chocolate - TeckwrapCraft
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Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Neon Green - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Pale Green - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Matcha - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Khaki - TeckwrapCraft
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Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Turquoise - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Baby Blue - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Blue - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Red - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Burgundy - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Silver - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Rainbow - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Black - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / White - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Barbie Pink - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Coral Pink - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Neon Pink - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Lilac - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Purple - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Indigo Purple - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Beige - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Camel - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Chocolate - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Brown - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Pastel Yellow - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Neon Yellow - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Yellow - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Light Salmon - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Pastel Orange - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Orange - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Neon Green - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Pale Green - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Matcha - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Khaki - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Dark Cyan - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Dark Green - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Tiffany - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Turquoise - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Baby Blue - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Blue - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Red - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Burgundy - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Silver - TeckwrapCraft
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl - 5ft / Rainbow - TeckwrapCraft

Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl

$20.00

Then you can go big and sell your funny shirt ideas online. All of these can be done from the comfort of your home. For the next parts of this craft post, you’ll learn about sublimation and heat transfer vinyl printing. Plus, other types of printing methods are available if you want to start a t-shirt business.

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Types Of T-Shirt Printing Methods

If you intend to start a t-shirt printing business, you need to familiarize yourself with the different types of t-shirt printing methods. Other than sublimation printing and heat transfer vinyl printing, the other options for t-shirt printing are:

T-Shirt Printing Methods

Direct-To-Garment Printing

Direct-To-Garment Printing uses a direct-to-garment printer (DTG). DTG prints directly on the shirt, much like an ordinary printer, instead you're printing directly on the garment. The downside of a DTG printer is it’s costly.

Screen Printing

Screen printing is a printing method where a mesh screen is used. An emulsion or stencil is used as the outline of the design in a mesh. Then fabric paint is used to print on the garment. Screen printing requires a wide workspace and is a tedious process of t-shirt printing, but is cost-efficient.

Printable Vinyl Printing

With printable vinyl printing, you’ll need a printable vinyl for garments, a printer with eco-solvent ink, a heat press machine, and a cutting machine. It’s much like printing heat transfer vinyl, except you can print on the printable heat transfer vinyl. The drawbacks of printable heat transfer vinyl printing are expensive set-up costs and a limited number of colors that can be printed.

Dark Transfer Paper / Light Transfer Paper Printing

With transfer paper printing, what you need are dark or light transfer paper, a printer with pigment ink, a cutting machine, and a heat press machine. If you want to print on light-colored shirts, you can use light transfer paper. If you need to print on dark-colored shirts, printing on dark transfer paper is recommended.

Using dark or light transfer paper when printing on garments is of advantage if you print a small number of shirts. However, the overhead costs are too high for large batch printing. Additionally, the prints are stiff and may get ruined when directly ironed.

Light Transfer Paper

What’s The Easiest T-Shirt Printing Method For Starters?

In the printing industry, the top two easiest printing methods are sublimation printing and heat transfer vinyl printing. If you’re just starting out in the t-shirt printing industry, it is best to master these two printing methods first before trying out the other ones.