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T-shirt printing techniques you can use at home

T-shirt printing techniques you can use at home

T-shirt printing can be great hobby to undertake, as not only will it be fun, but can also generate a few coins for those who are business savvy. It can also be a great way for you to save some money if you only need a few t-shirts to be printed for a specific event. Two easy to follow techniques are shared in this article.

Inkodye Printing

For this you will need a cotton t-shirt, inkodye, iron, foam core or cardboard, a frame, applicator and a bowl. The t-shirt printing process is rather simple, as you will need to place the cardboard into the t-shirt, frame the area where you need to place the image and then apply the inkodye on that area. You will the place the image on the painted area, smooth it out a few times and let it rest in direct sunlight. After a few minutes, you can remove the negative and the image will now be transferred to your t-shirt. The t-shirt should then be washed to remove any residues.

Transfer Paper Printing

Much simpler that the previous technique, you will need your t-shirt, transfer paper, your computer and a printer. This t-shirt printing technique requires that you mirror the image to be transferred to the t-shirt using the image editing program. The image should then be printed onto the transfer paper, with care being taken that it should be a mirror image of the one on the computer, and that it fits the transfer paper perfectly. The t-shirt should then be ironed and placed on a surface that can withstand heat, such as a cutting board. The image is then placed on the t-shirt and ironed firmly on all areas of the transfer paper, till the paper sticks well enough on the t-shirt. You should then let the t-shirt cool and then remove the transfer paper to reveal the image on the t-shirt.