T-shirts are a popular item. You can print T-shirts with your business logo to give away as promotional items, or design your own T-shirts and start a clothing store or online retailer. To create your own T-shirts, you will need a specific T-shirt designing software or a graphics software program and supplies, such as T-shirts, iron-on transfer paper and ink.
T-Shirt Design Software
T-shirt designing software comes with templates that allow you to create a design on the front and back of a standard T-shirt. With these templates, you do not have to worry about selecting the proper size for your designs. Some software also lets you create smaller designs for front shirt pockets or sleeves. You can use both text and pictures and print in different colors, however, the software may limit you to specific preloaded templates.
Graphics Design Software
You can also create T-shirts using graphic design software. Graphic design software will give you more freedom, as you can create the design in any size or style you want. For example, you can have your company logo wrapped around the side of the T-shirt instead of across the front. You will need to measure the T-shirt and size your graphics accordingly with the software to make sure the design fits correctly.
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Equipment and Supplies
To print T-shirts using computer software, you will need some basic supplies. You must have a T-shirt to transfer the design on to. You can select several different colors or styles, depending on how many shirts you need. You will need a printer and black or color ink. You will also need iron-on transfers. With these sheets, you print the design onto the transfer through your printer and then iron the transfer on to the T-shirt.