Cotton has been around for centuries, it is the granddaddy of all t-shirt fabric. Cotton was first used for clothing way back in 2500 B.C. Throughout the years it has been the most popular fabric for making clothing. Production of cotton became much more efficient once Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin, which mechanically separated cotton from seeds, in the late 18th century.
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The next advantage is that you can have full color printing. Since your design is printed with a color laser or an inkjet printer you are able to have as many colors as you like. This allows photos or graphics with gradient fills (blending from one color or shade to another color or shade) to easily be used.
Heat transfer printing is done with the help of heat transfer paper. An image is printed on this paper and then this paper is placed on the t-shirt. A heat press is used for pressing this paper. The image gets bonded to the garment by the application of the heat by the t-shirt heat press. This is an inexpensive method and can be easily used by the home users. This is great way to print t-shirts on a smaller scale and is an ideal method for those who want to start a small business of t-shirt printing. The equipments are easily available and involve low investment.
Depth: Depth is about layers of physical beauty or ideas. When you look at a design and see something within it, basically layers of different elements.
How about heat presses? A heat press is a machine that is exactly what its name implies, it is a heater that is pressed on to the shirt and transfers a design to the shirt. The transfer papers are printed, usually by a third party company, and then the ink is heated by the press and transferred in to the fibers of the shirt. This method has come a long way and I believe is the preferred method if you are starting up an at home T shirt business. There is also a new development with transfer paper that allows you to use a standard ink jet printer at home to print your own designs. This can be great to see exactly how your design will look on your shirt. With the price of presses dropping you could get in to this business for as little as $600.
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Once the screens are created, one should get the T-shirt screen printing machines ready for printing. The press heads in the machine need to be filled with the required colors. Usually lighter colors are filled in first followed by darker ones. The color to be used at first is always white while black is always used at last.