You can make a print on a T-shirt, dress and other things at home. Such decor will decorate new or update old clothes or allow you to create an original gift with your own hands.
How to print a t-shirt using a printer
About 20 years ago, drawings on clothes at home were applied only with special stickers that were made in China. However, they were poorly translated and quickly peeled off after washing, and also limited the choice of pictures.
Today you can apply any pattern to a T-shirt by best t-shirt printing Singapore. For this, you will need:
- color printer;
- Thermal transfer paper;
To print, use clothing that contains at least 80% cotton, otherwise the synthetic fabric will be damaged by the iron and the pattern will be distorted.
Search the Internet or create any picture yourself. In the image editor, display it in a mirror, especially if there are labels. Print the pattern onto thermal transfer paper using a printer. Before buying, pay attention to the view, it differs for dark and light fabrics, as well as for inkjet and laser printers.
Smooth the t-shirt and attach paper to it with the image on the fabric. Iron the sheet with the most hot iron without steam for 1–1.5 minutes. Carefully remove the top layer of thermal transfer paper, the pattern will remain on the fabric.
How to make a t-shirt print with acrylic paint
If you do not have a printer, you can do with acrylic paint. A drawing or an inscription is applied by hand or through a stencil, therefore, if you do not know how to draw, a complex print will not work. You need to use a special acrylic paint for the fabric.
Stages of drawing a picture:
- cut a stencil from a paper with a pattern or inscription;
- iron the t-shirt;
- put something solid under it;
- fill the stencil with a sponge with paint;
- trim irregularities with a brush;
- after a day iron the print through a thin cloth.
Or, without a stencil, draw any pattern with a brush.
You need to work with paint quickly as it dries in 15 minutes. A thin layer should be applied otherwise it will spread or not dry out.
You can make a print on a t-shirt in specialized salons, but if you like to do it yourself or want to save some money, these tips will help you. The only negative is the short life of such patterns. Therefore, wash the printed T-shirts by hand in cool water and do not squeeze much, then the pattern will remain for a long time.