Homemade Funny T Shirt Transfers

By Justin Beir

Everybody loves t shirts. Aside from being the most comfortable thing to wear for everyday use, you can also enjoy cute and funny designs on it. There are a lot of t shirt companies that sell shirts with different designs. Perhaps t shirts will never be out of style, but that doesn't mean that you can't do anything to change its design. There are a number of ways to place designs on your shirts. The two most common ways of printing designs on shirts would be screen printing and heat transfers. Heat transfers are fairly easier to do. In fact, you can do your very own funny t shirt transfers.

Although there are a lot of cheap funny shirts being sold, it's really easy to make homemade funny t shirt transfers. To help you out with this homemade project, here are some very helpful tips. First off, you need to get blank shirts. The style and shirt colour will depend on you. Make sure that you are going to buy a blank shirt; this means that it will be a plain coloured shirt with no print on it. If you already have a design in mind and know what colours the design will be on, it would be best to get blank shirts that would match the colours of your design. You can also choose to use old shirts that you already have if you really want to save up.

The next step you need to do would be to get your transfer paper. This will be wear you will print your design and will also be the material that will be heat pressed in order to transfer your printed design to your shirt. When choosing your transfer paper, make sure that you are choosing the one that suits your shirt colour. Generally, you will need to light transfer paper for t shirts with lighter colours like white or ping. For t shirts with darker hues like blue and black, you will need a dark transfer paper.

You're almost done with your DIY t shirt transfers. All you need to do now is some minor image editing for your design. Since you will be printing it on the transfer paper, and the transfer paper will be facing down with the design on your shirt; you will need to flip the design to its mirror image to have a perfect print. Once you've done the minor editing, you may now print it on your transfer paper.

For the last step, you will need to make sure that the shirt is clean and that it has no creases or folds where you intend to print your design. To ensure that you won't have problems with the transferring, make sure to place a flat and solid object underneath the print area to make sure that the transferred design sticks well. Turn on your iron and let it heat up. Don't let it heat up too much, it might burn the transfer paper. Place the transfer paper with the print side facing down the area where you want it transferred. Start ironing for about 4 minutes to make sure that the design will stick. Congratulations, you have successfully made your DIY funny t shirt transfers.

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