How To Get Started

WHAT ARE HEAT TRANSFERS?

Heat Transfers are ink printed designs that can be applied to any textile/ fabric that can take heat. They are an easy and affordable way to decorate garments and make a profit. Heat transfers are used to get a soft finish, that feels like part of the garment. And to get vibrant colours, neon’s and metallic finishes from your designs.

Common uses for heat transfers include: Full size graphic prints, chest prints, sports names/ numbers, leavers designs. hoodie sleeves, neck labels, cap/ hat prints, neck labels, bags and much more.

HEAT TRANSFER TYPES EXPLAINED

SCREEN PRINTED TRANSFERS (1-5 SPOT COLOURS)
Created with ink, screen printed transfers are printed onto release paper and applied with a heat press. They are great for large jobs over 50 pieces and graphics with 5 or less colours. Screen printed benefits inlcude:

  • Soft finish makes them feel like part of the garment
  • Neon and Metallic finishes available
  • Great for fine detail
  • Easy To Apply – Ready in 10 seconds
  • 60+ Washes
  • 24 Hour Manufacturing
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ULTRACOLOUR (FULL COLOUR TRANSFERS)
Are a combination of the best qualities of screen and digital. Get the soft, detailed finish of screen with the unlimited colour and gradients of digital. This eco-friendly transfer is fast becoming one of the most sought-after transfer choices.  UltraColour Benefits inlcude:

  • Unlimited colour options
  • Tones and Gradients
  • Photo-realistic compatible 
  • 60+ Washes – The NEW industry standard
  • 24 Hour Manufacturing
  • Green Certified Water Based Transfers - The longest lasting eco-friendly Heat Transfers available.
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HOW DO I ORDER MY CUSTOM HEAT TRANSFERS?

Order online 24/7 with Easy View - our online designer and ordering system.

With Custom Heat Transfers, all you need to do is provide artwork. Add it to the Easy View uploader, we will bring it to life and deliver it to you door ready to fuse. Then in your own time you just need to fuse it under a Heat Press for 10-12 seconds. 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO GET STARTED

To get started, you’ll need a Heat Press, Custom Heat Transfers, and blank t-shirts. Decorating with a heat press is an easy, cost-effective way to enter the T-shirt printing business. It allows for personalisation at scale on a wide variety of items and fabrics. Because of the ease of use and versatility, this is the go-to among start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.

 

PRICING STRATEGY

There are lots of variables that go into pricing your merchandise: your costs, overhead expenses, and what your competition is charging, to name just a few. Pricing strategies can be complex but the basic rules are straightforward. Your price must cover costs and give you profits. Review your prices often to make sure they’re still in line with your costs, demand, competition, and profit objectives.

 

When making an investment for your T-shirt business, calculate the payoff to better understand your ROI. For example, if a press costs £1,350* and comes with a 5-year warranty, your annual cost to own the heat press is £270 per year. *Based on 40x50cm Hotronix Auto Open Heat Press.

THE PAYOFF

To figure out how many sales you will need to pay off the cost of your heat press, take the total cost of heat printing tools and divide it by the profit per item. Follow this example to break it down further:

 

Investment Cost

Average Order Profit

Price of Heat Press: £1,350

Average Selling Price: £20

Price of Accessories: £170

Average Cost Per Item: £6 *including labour costs

Total Cost: £1,520

Profit Per Item: £14

 

Number of items sold to payoff (Total Cost ÷ Profit): 108 items or 2 per week.

 

For 108 shirts the average price for a one colour transfer starts at £0.55, and a blank t-shirt would be £1.00.

 

If you think you can sell 109 t-shirts, then you are ready to start.

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