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Is it possible to print on blank shirts at home?

Print on blank shirts at home

Yes, it is possible to print on blank shirts at home. There are a few methods you can use to achieve this, depending on the materials you have and the desired outcome.

One common method is to use iron-on transfer paper. This heat transfer paper for shirts is divided into dark iron on transfer paper and light iron on transfer paper, both are suitable for inkjet printers. You can design your image or text on your computer, print it onto the transfer paper, and then iron it onto the shirt. This method works best with light-colored / dark-colored cotton or cotton-blend shirts.

You can also use iron on heat transfer vinyl to print designs on blank shirts. Iron-on HTV vinyl can be a fun and easy way to personalize and decorate fabrics. Iron on tshirt vinyl products are rich in color and can also be used in combination with various types. Heat transfer vinyl can be printed on 100%Polyester,100%Cotton,Poly/Cotton Blends.

What do I need to buy to print t-shirts at home?

If you are using iron on transfer paper, to print t-shirts at home, you will need several materials and equipment, including:

T-shirt transfer paper: This special paper allows you to print your design on it and then transfer the design onto the t-shirt.

Inkjet printer: You will need an inkjet printer that is compatible with the transfer paper. It is recommended to use a dedicated printer for this purpose to prevent any contamination of regular ink.

Household iron: A household iron is used to transfer the design onto the t-shirt.

Inkjet Light Iron On Transfer Paper

Inkjet Light Iron On Transfer Paper

T-shirts: You will need blank t-shirts to print your design onto. Choose high-quality t-shirts that are made from a cotton or cotton blend material for best results.

Design software: You will need design software such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW to create your design.

Scissors or cutting tools: You will need scissors or cutting tools to trim the transfer paper after printing.

Protective gear: You may need protective gear such as gloves, goggles, or a respirator when working with transfer paper and ink.

It is important to note that printing t-shirts at home requires some practice and patience to achieve professional-looking results.

You can also watch this video about How To Use VISION Upgraded V Jet Light Pro Transfer Paper With One Iron?

If you are using iron on HTV vinyl to print t-shirts at home, How do you iron on vinyl without heat press? you will need several materials and equipment.

Materials needed:

Blank shirt

Heat transfer vinyl (HTV)

Vinyl cutting machine (e.g., Cricut, Silhouette)

Weeding tool

Heat press or iron

Parchment paper

Iron on HTV Vinyl

Iron on HTV Vinyl


Design your image or text on a computer or tablet using a design software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Canva).

Load the HTV onto your vinyl cutting machine and cut your design.

Use a weeding tool to remove any excess vinyl from the design.

Place the shirt on the heat press or ironing board.

Preheat the shirt for a few seconds using the heat press or iron.

Place the HTV design on the shirt with the vinyl facing down.

Cover the design with a piece of parchment paper.

Use the heat press or iron to apply pressure and heat to the design for the recommended amount of time and temperature, according to the HTV manufacturer’s instructions.

Peel off the parchment paper and the vinyl backing paper to reveal the design.

Note: Make sure to follow the HTV manufacturer’s instructions for proper heat and pressure settings. Also, be careful when using the heat press or iron to avoid burns or damage to the shirt.

This is a video about How to use Vision PU heat transfer vinyl for cotton fabric with iron?

DIY t-shirt transfers have become increasingly popular in recent years as people look for ways to personalize their clothing and express their creativity. There are many different methods for creating t-shirt transfers, including using transfer paper, iron-on vinyl, and screen printing. These techniques allow people to create unique designs, logos, and slogans that they can then apply to their t-shirts or other clothing items. DIY t-shirt transfers can be a fun and affordable way to create customized apparel, and they have become a popular trend in the fashion industry.

As a China t shirts printing consumable factory producing transfer paper and HTV vinyl, VISION is well positioned to take advantage of the growing popularity of the t-shirt printing consumables market. Helping customers create custom and professional looking t-shirt designs by providing high quality transfer paper and vinyl products. Contact us anytime for a free sample test.