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Old May 16th, 2007, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Starting my own business

Ive searched this site so far and really havnt seen the answere im lookn for.. soo...

Here is the deal, ive never EVER made a shirt before.. let alone know what machines are used to do this.

All i need to know is what machines are out there that can help me do my job.
Money is not an option, training either.. i learn fast and i have the money.

What im lookn to do:

Make shirts, sweat shirts, hats - Single colors and multi colors. ( Good quality printed material )

vinyl - Make stickers, graphics ect.

I need to know where to get the supplies as well... ink, vinyl paper, screens ( im guessn )


So basically i really need to know what i need to do all this...

like dryers, printers, presses, ect...

Also what is used to make big posters???? what printer??? like the posters they make in bike shops that advertise the brand and what not..

please get back to me ASAP. If you have any of the equipment im in need of let me know.. send pictures to [email address].

Thanks.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 06:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Jeffdajackass...lol...with a handle like that, you should do fine. Since you say you don't have any experiance with screen printing, go to www.victoryfactory.com and order a copy of Scott and Pat Fresnener's book "How to print t-shirts for fun and profit".
As far as vinyl cutters go, look into a printer cutter. You can also make posters on one as well as graphics. The advantage of having one is mainly cost. Buying two pieces of equipment to do what one piece can do just dosen't make sence. You can find supplies and equipment for one at www.signwarehouse.com.
If you can...buy a package deal for the screen printing equipment. You said you want to do multi-colour, so look for a six color press, not a four. A four color press will limit you to white shirts if you decide to do four-colour-process printing on dark shirts. The reason is you will need a white under-base to print on and you won't have the extra head to hold the screen.
I suggest you read the book first so you will have a working knowledge about the process it takes to print. And if you can, go to a screen printer and ask if you can look around to see how it is done before you go to buying anything.

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Old May 18th, 2007, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What do you think of the printa 770 series delux
http://www.printa.com/770-deluxe-plus.html???

seems to be ideal.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a T=Jet 2 which is used for small to medium shirt orders ( or as many as you like). There are a few testimonoals on this site from people who really like them. They are compact and easy to use and do a great job for speciality orders such as photographs on t- shirts. Also, this one prints white ink on dark shirts, which some do not. Also comes with heat press and extra ink. I have it listed on this site under icetees.
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