A friend and I are interested in making shirts with a portrait (B&W) on the front. I know there are services that you can send them a picture and they’ll put it on a T-Shirt for you, but we want to iron it on. (or whatever is necessary) Besides it being more fun, we need them by next Friday and I doubt a service would do it for us in that time.
So, how could I take a picture from the 'net printed on regular white printer paper and put it on a T-Shirt?
Try this. The end results are not quite as good a professional screen-printed shirts because the ink in on a thin plastic film bonded to the fabric rather than printed direct, but should equal the one-offs you can get custom made in stores
I’ve done this several times before, and I would suggest that you get it done at one of those kiosks in the mall where they often have photo->t-shirts. While they use essentially the same methods, they have a nice flat heated surface, so the image will be peeled off right and they tend to last much longer.
It’s maybe $12-15 per shirt, but if you only want a few shirts, you’re better off. Odds are you’ll mess up a shirt or two when you try it on your own anyway, and you’d have to buy a whole box of the transfer paper, which will often cost over $10 anyway.