Is your artwork finished and ready?
This is important because once printed on the blank items it is done. It is best to spend a little time making sure the artwork is finished and ready to print. Look at the factors involved that relate to your Artwork and the Blank Items it will be Printed on. These Blank items are not made of paper, they are made of different fabric content ( cotton, polyester etc. ), and come in different colors, your design should compliment the Blank Item.
Spot color Artwork Samples
In most cases, the more colors in Your Artwork, the more expensive it gets. If your Artwork Design has Solid Colors like Black, White, Yellow, Gray etc. DTG Screen Printing or Plastisol Heat Transfer Printing Processes are the economical way to Print your Design on quantities of 50 Plus. To print ONE or a FEW it is not cost effective, because there are one time setup charges like Film Output and Screens.
Full color artwork
SpotDigital Transfers (aka Photo Transfers) are in full color, and the most economical way to go, and no minimums. For Large Quantity (1000 plus) multiple artwork color graphics printing. Spot4CP Heat Transfers (4 Color Process Heat Transfers) is a good choice. These Heat Transfers are like the 70's, 80's Iron On's. Of course there are other options of printing processes but dependent of the fabric type, and more.
Keep in mind that designing for Shirts is different from designing post cards, someone will be wearing your design.
Full color Artwork Samples
4 Color Process Transfers
Artwork and Print Size
The Larger the Artwork Design Size the more expensive it gets. Designs always look small on paper, we recommend you pin your Artwork Design (paper version) to the Blank Item you are planning to print, for example a Girly Fitted Tee and have a girl friend try it on. This way you can see the porpotion of your Artwork Design relating to the Blank Item, the visability and how it looks on someone wearing your Design.