My Friends Are In A Band And They Are Just Starting Out. We Need T Shirts Printed! A Lot And Cheap! Any Ideas?
They Are A Christian Scream And They Have Their First Show On August 5Th. It Would Be Way Cool If We Could Get T Shirts Made But We Really Cant Afford The Printing ( About 150 Shirts) And Haven'T Come Across Good Deals. Know Of Any? Or Anyone Willing To Help?
check out http://www.zazzle.com/create
Starting A Non-Profit, Need Cheap T Shirt Website?
So We Are Starting A Non Profit Organization And We Need The Best For The Least Expensive To Buy A Quality Quantity Of Shirts. Any Website Ideas?
I noticed a Google search for: t shirt dropship, brings up a Vistaprints ad for $6.00 shirts.
(it was $4.50 earlier, you should re-try the search now and then to catch sale prices)
THat's about as god a price as I have seen, the premium print on demand services might be good for one off sample printing, the prices at Zazzle.com, cafepress.com, customink.com are considerably higher.
This paid ad appeared under your question (they can change depending on the view so I am repeating it here)
$4.66 each for 24 shirts. Bulk pricing. Free shipping.
Checking heir online quote, you can get white shirts with 1 color printing, 75 pieces @ $3.55
Silk Screening 101, Help! How To Do It?
I Watched From Youtube A Vid That Teaches How To Silk Screen An Image To A Shirt, It Looked Simple Though It Required Me To Have A Lightbox And A Spread Of Photo Emulsion To The Silk Surface And I Thought....I Need Something Simpler.
Then I Read From A Magazine To Use Parchment Paper For The Stencil Of The Image, Did That...But Was Still A No No Coz In My Observation The Paper Sort Of Have This Habit Of Curling In Which Made It Difficult To Flatten On The Screen. Then I Thought I'D Use An Acetate Film....But Then Problem With This....Its Rather Difficult To Make The Stenciling. I'D Always Have Several Band-Aids On My Fingers....I Get &Quot;Acetate Cut&Quot; All The Time.
Can Anyone Teach Me A Much Simpler But Effective Way To Do This? And One More, How Do You Use Acrylic Paint? I'M More Of An Oil Painter And Have Never Really Used And Water Based Paint Except When I Had To Apply A Primer On The Canvas.
Hope You Can Help Me! Thanks!
You need to take a screen printing class. Look around at craft stores.
I Have A Few Questions About Silk Screening T-Shirts?
Here They Are :
1. Can You Use A Window Screen That Can Be Purchased At A Hard Ware Store? Or Is It A Different Type , And Where Can I Find It?
2.Is A Transparency (Or Vellum) Bascially What School Teachers Use On Overheads And Projectors( And Can Be Purchased At Staples)? If Not , What Is It?
3.When You Burn Artwork Onto A Screen , What Does That Mean , And How Does It Work?
4.Emulsion , Where Can I Find It?
I Dont Like Buyin Things Online , So Could You Tell Me Stores I Could Buy It From?
I Know Its Sorta Alot To Ask , But If You Could Helpthat Would Be Great!!
1. No. You can not use window screen. You use silk or a polyester fabric that you stretch over a frame for this purpose. There are frames used specifically for this purpose that have a groove for inserting the fabric with a gasket and tool for this.
2. Any clear film can be used, including plastic used for overhead transparencies in school. I used to create my artwork on the computer and then print it on the acetate sheets. It worked rather well.
3/4. You coat the silk with the emulsion in a low light area and let it dry in the dark. Then you place the transparency, with the image in black over the dried emulsion. Expose it to light and the emulsion will "set" into the areas that are not covered by black in the transparency. Basically, it works the same way photographic film works. When exposed to the light, the emulsion hardens.
5. When the emulsion is "set" you rinse the screen and the emulsion will wash away from the parts where the transparency was black. Any pin holes or spots where the emulsion didn't set properly can be touched up with a liquid called resist. It's just another little thing that people who do this a lot use. It saves you a lot of extra work.
6. Then, when it is dry, you put your ink or paint on the top of the screen and pull it down over the paper, shirt, poster, whatever, with a rubber squeege. The ink will pass through the open areas and onto whatever you are printing. You should do several test prints before putting the design on shirts.
If you need more info, you can contact me. I actually paid a big part of my tuition in college by printing t-shirts for clubs and events on campus.
I bought most of my supplies through Pearl Paint or Friedman's in NYC. However, almost any good art supply store has the materials. Places like Michael's and A.C. Moore's should have what you need.
You might want to buy a kit to practice first. Then you can buy refill supplies and add-ons as you master the process.
Hope this at least gives you somewhere to begin. Good luck.
Silk Screening Help ?
I Bought A Silk Screening Kit, But It Didn'T Come With A Blocker/Filler So I Bought A Product Called &Quot;Block Printing Ink.&Quot; Will That Work The Same As A Filler?
You can purchase resist at Hobby Lobby and probably Michael's. Some crafters use Elmer's Blue Gel glue.
How Do You Print A Picture Onto Clothing?
How Do You Put Pictures Onto Skirts/Shirts. Ive Seen Printed Skirts Are In Style Now. How Do I Make One Of These On My Own? Lots Of People On Etsy Do This Themselves. But I Dont Know What To Do/Use, Thank-You!
These shirts are usually done with Silk Screen. You'll need a frame with a silk or polyester organza screen. To get your artwork on the screen so it can be reproduced you cut a stencil or use photo-sensitive emulsion. You use acrylic or oil based ink to print your artwork onto your fabric. You will also need a rubber squeege. You can get a basic silk screen kit or a fancy, expensive deluxe kit at art supply stores like Michael's or the Hobby Lobby. You can also order online from Dick Blick or Utrecht or other silkscreen speciality retailers http://www.silkscreeningsupplies.com/
Cheap and dirty method is make-it-yourself from recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Screen-Printing%3A-Cheap,-Dirty,-and-At-Home/
There are so many ways to silk screen, so many levels of equipment, and many different ways to make a stencil, I am not going to try to give you a how-to here or even suggest some You Tube videos (of which there are many) My suggestion is to go to the library and get some books. You can also check with organizations in your area that offer arts or enrichment classes. Silk screen is an enjoyable hobby that many people enjoy.
There are also iron-on transfers that allow you to print out your design from your inkjet printer onto the transfer and then iron it onto your shirt. These are sold in several different grades from cheaper ones that only print on white fabric to pricer ones that will print on dark fabric as well. I have only used the less expensive ones, and the designs have been kind of light. http://www.staples.com/Avery-3271-Inkjet-Light-Fabric-Transfer-Paper-8-1-2-inch-x/product_355125?cid=PS:GooglePLAs:355125&KPID=355125