Start Your T-shirt Business

Let’s get your new T-shirt business started! You will need a heat press and we recommend getting a retail tax ID or resellers license so that you can buy everything wholesale. If you don’t have a heat press, we can help with that! The license is typically available from your state government. There is a small fee and often you get the number instantly!

Heat transfer printing is a simple, inexpensive, and in-demand service, whether as a staple of your business or as an added service. Businesses that can benefit from a heat press include: T-shirt shops, sports supplies stores, embroiderers, party suppliers, manufacturers of marketing materials, and even bowling alley pro shops.

Owning a heat press opens sales opportunities to customers like school organizations, fraternities/sororities, charities, sports leagues, and many others.

With low overhead, quick turnaround, and increased product offerings, providing a heat transfer printing service is easy and profitable.

Now, let’s get some customers for your T-shirt business. To make it easy, we recommend starting with our marketing kit. The kit is free if you buy the heat press from us. This will be your T-shirt business in a box, full of sales tools to help customers choose and order their custom printing. The kit includes a personalized binder filled with design ideas, a color selector, custom transfer samples, a window cling to advertise your new T-shirt business, and a coupon for $10 off your first order. The kit also includes access to Easy View®, our online designer, and sets up your account.

Congratulations! You found a customer and you are ready to place your first order. Your first order sets up your account. If you bought your heat press or marketing kit from us, you already have your account set up. If your first order is names, numbers, marketing tools or stock transfers you can order online using that product’s “Order Now” button. If you have artwork to send us for a quote or order, select “Send Us Your Artwork” and enter as new. For other orders, we will be able to help you by phone.

Accessible, Easy-To-Use Art on Easy View
Accessible, Easy-To-Use Art on Easy View

Once you have an account, you have full access to Easy View, our online custom transfer design tool. This online tool makes everyone an artist! It is filled with thousands of customizable layouts. Choose your favorite and change the text, size, add colors and show what it will look like on your shirt. You have complete control to create a custom design in seconds. When you are ready to order, add a quantity and submit. Or you can send us your own artwork by using the “Send Us Your Artwork” button on the website.

Fast Turnaround

We offer not only the fastest turnaround but also guaranteed ship dates. Our 1 color Easy Prints® ship the same business day when ordered by 11 am EST! Other products ship just as quickly and we guarantee the order will ship on the date stated. And your order will arrive in 2 days or less once shipped with our free exclusive upgrade service, Speedy Air.

Customer Service
Customer Service

If you ever have a question, our dealer service team has been completely trained to be knowledgeable about all aspects of the industry. They are here to help you and can be reached by phone or email.


Your T-shirt business expects top quality and we will deliver! All of our products have been independently tested through 50 wash/dry cycles with no sign of wear so you know you have a durable product. We have quality control experts on staff to guarantee our work.

Our Sheets Help You Save Money

Our screen printed transfers are printed on cost saving sheets — what does this mean? You have 11.25” x 14” of paper size to fill with various prints. One sheet might print 8 caps, or 9 shirts with a heart print, or 1 full front and 2 caps. You can fill it however you like. If you have leftover space on a sheet, you can use it to prospect a new customer. Or add shirt tags to apply to each shirt you deliver.


We want to be your T-shirt business partner. We offer online heat printing educational videos on our YouTube channel to learn all about custom transfers. Each month we host a free custom transfer online webinar with a different topic. We also maintain a very busy blog filled with custom printing ideas, application tips, and what’s new in the industry. We have a Pinterest page that is void of the Transfer Express name so you can share ideas with your customers. We also offer tips and ideas on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Meet Your New Screen Printer - Transfer Express

Say goodbye to outsourcing your screen printed t-shirts and say hello to your new way of creating screen printed apparel. Introduce yourself to a Hotronix heat press and custom plastisol transfers from Transfer Express and you never have handle the mess of screen printing or outsourcing again.