Today we’re going to talk about how to start a T-shirt printing business.
This one’s easy for us because not that long ago we started our own T-shirt printing business. We started like you, by googling “ how to start a t-shirt printing business”. So far,It’s been fun. It has its challenges. It produces its own headaches. But its very fulfilling work, especially when you start getting good at it.
So, if you’re thinking about starting a T shirt printing business, here are the three things that I would do just to get you started.
Step #1, figure out the type of printing you want to do.
There are four or five different types of ways that you can customize garments. We actually go over this in our 2022 ultimate guide to custom T-shirt printing. But you figure out what you want You’re going to have to decide what type of printing you want to do and then n. .
Step #2 is to actually go out there and get your equipment and your supplies.
if you’re going to do screen printing you could get away with what they call manual machines. You can actually get one On Amazon, probably for $500.00, get the right ink and just know this, you’re not going to be good at it on day one. You will have to work for it and you’re going to have to get good at it. So don’t jump in and think you’re going to be a master screen printer or a master T-shirt printer on day one.
We are years in and we’re still learning things as we go, and I don’t think that’s ever going to stop. So make sure you adjust your expectations a little bit and jump in. And trust me, the more time you put in, the better you’re going to get at it.
Step #3 once you’re done with all that, you kind of have to rip the Band-Aid
Just get into it so you start marketing, printing flyers, doing whatever you need to do. Figure out how you’re going to collect orders, whether it’s just offline through emails and an invoice that you send and create via Excel or use online stores like Shopify or WooCommerce to kind of put it all together for you. It really just depends on how you want your operational flow.