The Secrets of Printing T-Shirts and How to Make Big Money!
This article is for those of you who offer digital transfers, either inkjet or CLC (color laser copy) transfers. As you know, some customers consider transfer printing negatively and have preconceived notions that you are selling them an "iron on." This is especially true with customers who may have bought digitally imaged shirts that were produced with older generation technology or may have tried to do it themselves at home.
The ideal shirt color for ink jet and CLC transfers is white. Light colored and ash gray t-shirts can also be used. Regarding choices of shirt colors for transfer printing, it is ultimately up to you to decide whether you feel the "visible transfer window" is objectionable.
Experience has shown that producing a sample shirt almost always results in getting the order and only costs a small amount of money to produce the sample. In addition, sampling acts as your proof for the order as your customer will have had the opportunity to examine the shirt and the imprint carefully.