- Oct 19, 2018
- in Blog
How to Start a T-Shirt Printing Business in the Philippines?
Clothes are necessity of human. All of the people, not only in the Philippines but in the whole world need clothes. From the moment we are born, we are worn with a cloth for the sense of protection, but today in the 21st century clothes are also worn for the sense of fashion and creativity. School and company uniform, jersey, hoodies, sando, T shirts etc., all of these are few examples of clothing that we can use not only for our daily living, but also for profit making.
Today, there are a lot of ways to start your own business, but starting a T-Shirt printing business is just a one snap a way. We in Crystal Image, we offer package for T-Shirt printing for as low as Php14,300. A complete set from the first process of digital printing to pressing for just an affordable price.
Know your process in making T-Shirts
Digital Printing refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media or substrate. It usually refers to professional printing where small-run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using large-format and/or high-volume laser or inkjet printers.
Silk Screen involves creating a stencil (printers call this a "screen"), and then using that stencil to apply layers of ink on the printing surface.
Direct to Garment also known as DTG printing, digital direct to garment printing, digital apparel printing, and inkjet to garment printing, is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology.
Crystal Image offers a wide variety of heat press machines and consumables for Digital Printing. We also have Silkscreen Machine for those who are interested to invest in mass production for T-Shirts.
Learn more about heat press:
There are 3 types of heat press. Below heat presses has been ranked according to their efficiency.
The Clam Shell Type Presses have a hinge between the upper and lower platens and open similar to a clam shell. The heated upper platen closes on the lower platen to apply pressure to the garment being decorated. It is easy to use and great for beginners.
The Draw Type Presses have a lower platen that pulls out toward the operator so that the layout can be done without having to reach underneath the heated upper platen. The movable work surface requires additional care to avoid shifting designs out of place before heat application. It is a heat-free work surface and very Ideal for high volume of heat pressing.
The Swinger / Swing Type Presses swing the upper platen away from the lower platen. This gives the user convenient access to the lower platen without having to reach under the heated upper platen. It is ideal for experienced operators and requires more space than clam shell type but it produce higher volume of work.
Variety of heat press sizes according to your selected market in producing T-Shirts.
- 38x38cm (Standard size and advisable for business starters)
2 types of process of heat press
- Pneumatic (Automatic pressing with the use of air compressor)
Next to learn about is consumables to be used in heat pressing.
We have wide selection of consumables and of the highest quality like Chemica Vinyl from France and Yasen Korea Vinyl.
1. US Transfer Paper
- Pigment Ink
- Dark Transfer Paper (Dark and Light Colored Shirts)
- Light Transfer Paper (Light Colored Shirts)
2. CAD Cut Vinyl
- Sold either per meter or per roll
- Compatible with any type of shirt
3. Printable Vinyl
- Eco Solvent Ink
- Compatible with cotton shirts
4. Sublimation paper
- Sublimation Ink
- Compatible with 60% polyester and 40% cotton
In Summary, there are a lot of machines and consumables that would fit your preference in starting a T Shirt Business. Visit us now at 2115 Felix Huertas Rd, Santa Cruz, Manila, 1014 Metro Manila, Philippines so that we could assist you in building your way on starting your own T-Shirt Printing Business. Or, send us your inquiries. We will be happy to help you.