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a simple to follow tutorial-I hope :)
I use a heat press to create my cool custom tshirts, dog hankies and more

this is my method

Posted by michelle G. from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada • Published See michelle G. 's 1253 projects »
  • Step 1

    first make your design in illustrator or paint

    then flip it so that the writing and picture is backwards

  • Step 2

    print it out(make shure your transfer sheet is inkject or lazer) and use the right printer for the paper

  • Step 3

    now cut out your design(as close to the edge of the design you can get

  • Step 4

    now turn your press on

    To turn it on there is usually a red or green button/switch

    put the heat at 187 C

    and wait for it to heat up
    (keep lid down)

  • Step 5

    when its hot, open the lid

    place a silicone sheet(or a peice of parchment paper) down on the press mat

    now place your shirt down

    and place another peice of parchment

    put the lid down a press for 5 seconds

  • Step 6

    put the lid up and take off the top layer of parchment

    lay your design down(design facing toward fabric)

    and place parchment paper over

    put lid down and press for 25 to 30 seconds

  • Step 7

    then remove lid, and parchment

    the pull the design off(from the left hand corner slowly to the right)

  • Step 8

    now turn off your press(only if pressing one shirt)

    take tshirt and hang over a chair, design facing the chair to cool

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antoria s.
antoria s.
Hi! I make t shirts now using the iron on method with a inkjet HP printer iron and transfer paper from Walmart but the shirts don't last long so I was looking into getting a heat press! Found one I wanna purchase now how do I make my own designs without having to pay someone to draw one up for me??? Please help!

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