Create Custom T-shirts with your Inkjet Printer

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Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the June edition of 'Computer & Printer Tips'.

Summer is here, and the vacation season has begun.

Family vacations, kids out of school, birthday parties, and 4th of July picnics with fireworks only a couple of weeks away.

In this month's issue, our feature article tells you how you can create your own custom T-shirts.

For those of you who are creative or a little crafty, this can be a really fun and easy project for you. If you have kids, they'll love to be involved and have a fun 4th of July T-shirt with an image they helped make

With that said, on with the show...

FEATURE ARTICLE: Create Custom T-shirts w/your Inkjet printer

With the Fourth of July a couple weeks away, it's the perfect time to make your own custom Independence Day T-shirt using your inkjet printer.

I'm a simple man. Personally, I prefer cotton T-shirts to any other article of clothing. They're comfortable, go with anything and are inexpensive. Plus, they are a great palette for funny sayings, logos, or interesting pictures.

With that said, on with our feature article...

Most kids are now on summer vacation so it's a great time to have them make their own fun T-shirt. This project will surely get their creative juices flowing and keep them out of mischief at the same time... (at least for a little while)

Rencently I made a fantastic custom shirt for my Dad. It played on an inside joke about him, and it was a hit with everyone in my family. This 4th of July, I plan on making a custom T-shirt with an image of an American Flag with fireworks.

While everyone else is wearing the same Independence Day T-shirt from "Old Navy", I will be sporting something unique this year. We're going to get the kids involved too, and whip up something fun for them as well.

So, how does this whole T-shirt image process work?

Basically, you use your inkjet printer to print out the image onto some special T-shirt transfer paper, which you in turn iron onto a shirt or sweater, or any other cotton fabric.

The process is simple...

  • Use an image from a digital picture, scanned photo or search for a graphic on-line. (browse Google images for ideas)
  • Print out the image onto the transfer paper
  • Trim the excess off of the printed image
  • Iron on the image onto a T-shirt, hat, bag, etc.


  • Print out your custom image on regular paper first as a test. If it's how you want it, then you can proceed with the transfer paper.
  • Be sure to select the "mirror image" setting in properties before printing out since the image will be reversed when ironed onto the T-shirt.
  • Remember that your printer doesn't actually print white (only an empty space without ink). So if you are printing the Stars and Stripes (or something else in white), make sure you use white as your base fabric.

(Full instructions are of course included with the T-shirt transfer paper.)

This month, we are running a special on the transfer kits for only $14.97 (normally $19.97).

This is a great time to save $5.00 off the regular price.

We just restocked our supply of our T-shirt transfer sheets kits, but it is a popular product this time of the year. If you're interested, you should order now as our supplies are limited to quantity on hand.

About The Author

Bob Stephens writes for ASAP Inkjets. ASAP Inkjets offers ink cartridges & toner at up to 80% off.Signup for their free newsletter for tips & discount coupons at: or email:

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Ok, that's it for our June edition.

We hope you have fun this 4th of July. If you decide to create your own shirt, take a picture and send it to us. We'd love to see what you come up with.

Until next time...

Eli Fry
ASAP Inkjets

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