This week’s educational screen printing video is actually a heat transfer video. I thought it would be cool to share with you all the way in which I make my very own novelty tees with artwork that you can’t buy on a tee shirt anywhere. Anywhere that I know of any way… As some of you may know I very much enjoy sci-fi and fantasy movies or television. I also like classic horror and monster movies when the special effects were done with stop action, animation, and other in front of camera techniques. Well it was that time of the year again when I need to make a few new tee shirts for myself to wear when I want a unique shirt to sport. That’s what this video is all about.
In the new video called, “DIY Poster Art Inkjet Heat Transfers For Tee Shirts,” you get to follow me along as I make 5 heat transferred tee shirts. I am using the standard inkjet heat transfer for fabrics by Avery on white T shirts. For the artwork I chose some old poster art from sci-fi, fantasy, thriller movies form the late 50’s through the 60’s. I hope YouTube doesn’t remove it…LOL. That would suck because I really like this video. It’s a fun video where you get to see the printing and trimming of the transfers as well as the pressing and peeling. The artwork is fun and the video is casual. I think you can tell I was having fun by my barefoot and carefree attitude in this one. One thing I discovered in the video was that I need a new paper cutter. The one I have is old and it gave me some trouble when I was trimming the heat transfers.
Please remember that I never condone bootlegging commercial copyrighted artwork for resale to customers in a business. The shirts I made in this video were not for sale and I made them for myself to wear. It’s one thing to make a Star Wars shirt for yourself using some Lucas art from the internet and a few heat transfers. It’s an entirely different thing to make them for the purposes of selling them to large numbers of consumers. So don’t do it. Believe me, it is not worth it and eventually the termites will come out of the woodwork and destroy you…LOL.