Would You buy something like this?
I own a screen press machine, and I printed this a couple of weeks ago.
Yeah, the photo is not very clear either, but it's actually just a t-shirt with a cardigan on top.
I think a logo would ruin it though. I guess I could do some photo manipulation on the original design. I'm just not confident that adding elements (ie bling) wouldn't exclude a lot of people / narrow down the audience.
you just start to make stuff. then you go find a store that is willing to put a few pieces on display... it depends what you are looking for. do you want to sew unique and individual handmade pieces or do you want to have an actual clothes-line with ready-to-wear stuff?
>Have you considered sleeve printing? Maybe some text on the back?
Yes, I have. I have thought about printing a long white line along the sleeve with a black logo on top.
As for the back, I don't know, I guess I could either print the sleeves or the back, I wouldn't want to overdo it.
While we're on the subject, here is mine... what does /fa/ think about it? (castler vs vari)
1. Get the basics down
Assuming that you can already design clothes starting from silhouettes, you should acquire some tailoring skills.
It's not that hard, I did it under an all-nighter. Look at sewing patterns on pinterest and google and whatnot, you'll get the hang of it in hours.
2. Get a job
You need a steady income to be safe. Pay your bills, and cut the spendings on entertainment, invest into assets instead.
Fabrics, machines, rent a workshop, pay for education (classes, etc)
3. This is the part that is unique to each individual.
>make sewing patterns of your designs (S, M, L, XL)
>put your designs online
>make garments per order or make batches
>save most of the money you make like this to invest it in your business
Thanks, yeah I want to use silk and cotton mostly.
how does HBA get such nice looking prints on their stuff, despite using screen printing
do they just have really high quality screen printers, or do they go over the same area multiple times and have really good qc?
It depends the resolution of the screens and on whether they use water based or plastisol inks.
Then there are different brands within both types.
Printing cover inks on black is not as simple as printing regular inks on white, because coverer inks don't sink into the fabric as well as regular inks do, but that's necessary to cover well. IIRC cover inks have steel dust mixed into them, which prevents the fabric from absorbing the ink, this makes it dangerous to print multiple layers, because it creates a hard, thick layer and it can crack too (unless there's some rubber involved for elasticity).
Print something more original, and more importantly, on more original places (sleeve, one side of the chest, bottom back, top back, whatever).
Also, consider using more original cuts for the tees/sweathsirts/hoodies/... you print your stuff on. Standard cut tees seem really boring.