Using a T-shirt press in your custom apparel business can add an additional source of revenue. A t-shirt press helps you reach more potential customers, as well as gives you a great way to bring your business with you on the road.
And, if you’re just starting, a t-shirt press is a relatively low-cost way to start building your business.
In this article, we’ll go over some of the advantages the t-shirt presses that you can get from Colman & Company, as well as give you a to-do-list. The list will help ensure you have everything you need to get up and running.
Low startup costs – T-Shirt press machines start around $1,000 or less. Making them affordable. They will create a quick return on your investment. In other words, you can often sell enough to make your investment back quickly. Plus Profits..
It’s possible to make two to three times that amount in a single weekend pressing names and numbers for a little league.
Versatility – From sports teams to company shirts, there is a vast market out there for t-shirt press apparel. Your press can be used to create custom cut vinyl images.
Also, names and numbers are a cinch. Plus, you can press on beautiful spangle transfer designs as well as rhinestone transfers.
Space Saver – You can position a t-shirt press on an existing table or counter. Even if you’re an at home business, the heat press doesn’t take up a ton of space.
On-the-go – t-shirt presses are also great for on-site custom apparel. You can take the machines to an event – whether it’s a sports tournament, conference, or trade show. You can create and cut the designs, and sell your custom apparel right at the event.
Education – Buying from Colman & Company means you get access to videos, support, and other educational materials to help you learn how to use the machine. They help you troubleshoot any issues.
Taking time to learn which shirts work well with your machine will help you make good recommendations to your customers as well as get an idea of what works and what doesn’t.
Make up a checklist, so new employees know how to align the designs and how to press them. Teach them to use the checklist till the become more experienced with your process.
You need to take into consideration the cost of the blank, the vinyl or other material, and your hours, plus profit. A straightforward calculation you can start with is a 75% profit margin.
Meaning if the plain t-shirt, plus all the vinyl cost you $5, then you sell for $20.
Proper maintenance will ensure that it runs smoothly. Leaving issues unchecked can cause your t-shirt press to go out of services before it’s time. Or worse yet, cause you to miss a significant order until it’s
There are plenty of advantages to starting your custom apparel business using a t-shirt press machine.
From the low startup cost, the versatility of products you can create, to the ability to sell products directly at events.
You’ll find the learning curve on using a heat press machine is relatively short. Your turnaround time (how long it takes before you can start selling) gives you an excellent cost to profit ratio.
Whether you’re ordering premade transfers or creating them yourself, adding a t-shirt press to your t-shirt business adds more profit, opportunities, and you can have fun at the same time
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