Before we go into which Inket Printer is great for transfer paper to heat press on your t-shirt, I want to warn you that the quality from them isn’t great. The artwork design will peel easily and can crack after its first wash. These are more for recreational purposes.
But if you really want to know, I only recommend inkjet printers. Since I have tried using this inkjet printer from home, I can tell you that the quality was mediocre at best. The design started coming off after one wash. I used the Epson Style C88…
Don’t get me wrong, the printer is good, but it doesn’t give me the quality I need for my t-shirt business. If you are serious about starting your own t-shirt business, it is a MUST to get high quality screen printed transfer paper designs.
Where Do I Get Screen Printed Transfer Designs?
There are a few of them in the United States. I have personally used:
Now what these companies do for you is that they allow you to get high quality transfer designs in bulk. They also give you a price quote depending on how many you are ordering and also the size of your design.
Here is an example chart for you to visualize.
The prices will vary depending on the size of your design and also the number of colors. I recommend you try not to go over 3 colors if you can. The more colors you want, the more you have to pay.
As you can see, the prices increase for more colors. Once you talk to them and let them know how many prints you want, they will request that you send them your design in vector format. They come in either AI or EPS. It usually takes a week or two depending on how fast you want it.
The quality of these screen printed transfers are just miles ahead of the ones you get from inkjet printers. I really, really recommend you get hold of the companies I mentioned to get your designs printed by them. It will save you plenty of returns from your customers. No joke!