HTV T-shirt business is a good opportunity to explore as T-Shirts are never getting old in the style industry. They are the go-to for casual stylers as well as High-level fashion lovers too. With such a huge market for T-Shirts, it's only right to enter and start selling your T-Shirt creations and have a slice of that delicious T-Shirt pie!
Let’s discuss the 5 mandatory things needed to have your own HTV T-shirt business.
1. Heat Transfer Vinyl
It is always a good practice to buy the standard stock rolls first when it comes to buying Heat Transfer Vinyl. Standard stock is the one you will use the most. After that fun textures, colors and finishes should be explored. Basic colors are the ones that are usually bought a lot by the customers. These colors include black, white, navy, and red. Apart from these, a variety of fun and latest options should be there to show to the customers. Lastly, always double-check the product’s pressing instructions.
2. Heat Press Machine
Investment in a high-quality T-Shirt heat press is a must for your T-Shirt business. To do that, a couple of things need to be kept in mind. Firstly, the size of your business needs to be considered. Are you going to make a lot of products? Secondly, your production space also decides the size of the machine you will buy. Will space allow clamshell or a swing-away heat press? The target size range market also matters. Would it be the typical size range of S to XL or are you targeting a larger size market? Answer to these questions will determine what heat press you should invest in. To make sure your answer is correct, you should do some homework on the internet before buying. Research, pay attention to the features you want, compare and decide.
3. Vinyl Cutter
The vinyl cutter you will get should be able to withstand the volume of production as well as the size of the vinyl itself daily. The process of research for this is the same as when buying a heat press. Do your research especially for the guarantee and warranty, always explore options from a trusted buyer with a good seller rating, make sure their post-sales support track record is good. The skill required to operate the cutter is also an important aspect to consider. If you are just a beginner, you might want to buy one that is suitable for beginners.
4. Blank T-Shirt Garments
You can always find several suppliers that provide popular brands at reasonable bulk prices for the apparel decoration businesses with blank garments. You should have accessories that you can custom make on order for special occasion gifts and sentimental keepsakes etc.
Now that you have all the other essentials required to get started with the T-Shirt creation, all you need to do is find the right market to sell it. starting small with friends and family will give you the much-needed experience on how to price your product to cover coat and earn a buck. At the same time, it will give you the confidence to justify the cost and pitch it to the buyer as well. In the beginning, a little discount or offer always helps boost the buyer's interest. You are ready for your HTV T-Shirt business!