Print Your Own T-Shirts!

submitted by david77478 on 09/30/15 1

++++++++ATTENTION++++++++++ I have a new and improved version of this video! Check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKDMeRZoLJE +++++Thanks for watching!++++++ Ever had a design you thought would look awesome on a shirt? I know I have. Here is a video detailing how to prep, create, and print your own shirt designs for less than custom shirt printers online offer. You will need: 1 Embroidery Hoop enough organza to fit into the screen (Make sure it is porous enough to see through 1 bottle of Mod Podge or other matte finish glue 1 idea for what to print 1 set of paintbrushes you don't mind getting glue-y 1 fabric or screen printing paint/ink in the color you want to print 1 piece of cardboard or small screen printing squeegee (found in most art stores) Step 1: Prep the Screen -Pull the organza through the hoop and make sure it is as tight as possible Step 2: Have your design on hand -If you are artistically inclined, you're good to go -If you have a specific image you want to print, print it out on a piece of paper in the size you want Step 3: Outline your design -Trace or draw your design onto the fabric with a (dull) pencil Step 4: Glue -Using your paintbrushes, fill in all the areas where you don't want ink to pass through the screen -Be careful not to allow pinholes to form in the drying glue. Check often. Step 5: Dry -I think you get this one Step 6: Print! -Get out your blank cotton shirt and set it out on a counter -Insert papers into the shirt to separate the front and back fabric during printing -Lay your now dried screen face down on the shirt in the place you want to print (the next step works best if you have someone to hold it down) -Place a dollop of ink onto the screen and using a hard, flat object push the ink around your design until you have full coverage. (6:00 in the video has a visual demonstration) Step 7: Wash -Wash the screen if you plan on using it again -Make sure there is no dried paint in the "open" part of the screen Step 8: Dry -Let your shirt dry overnight Step 9: Heat-Set -Set your iron to high/cotton and place a paper bag or piece of printer paper between the iron and the design. Iron thoroughly for three to five minutes to set the color into the fabric. And you're done! Enjoy your custom-printed shirt! Feel free to experiment and learn the best method for yourself as well. Credit for that sick groove around 3:00 goes to Kevin MacLeod and his website Incompetech.com I made this video so long ago, I don't remember the track name X(

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