I longed to have a t-shirt printing business in my place since I was at a young age. I studied everything evolving t-shirt printing in youtube and I learned most things regarding how it is done and so I save enough money to start for a digital printing business. It all started with just a single heatpress and a printer I save from what I earn doing little graphical works and some donation from my relatives. months gone, I was able to save money for me to get a cutter plotter which is around $200 but within those months things change fast in my place. Big establisment with large format printers and all those stuffs from digital printing has started doing business and my little home based business got very affected since my print is limited to just A4 size. They have all the equipment from creating tarpaulins down to creating keychains I dreamed of having someday. I got very disappointed because no matter how hard I work during the night (btw, I started going back toschool to finish my course even if I'm already 30 that is why i can just work on nights and weekends) it would take me years to save money for those machines so I gave up on that dream. I was so down and confuse so I did my own marketing strategy and research. It got a hit on my business and save a couple but still not enough for me to compete againts those company and to support my family and I realize I can't beat them in the digital printing but then I remember there is another way to print shirts other than digital priting and it is screen printing that I used to do when I was young. I checked youtube again to see whats new in screen printing and realize it didnt change that much, still the most common proccess is cmyk, spot process. The only change change was that there is a new rotary station for printing perfect for my small place at home. I checked the price for the fewer station and the cheapest but sadly the money I saved still not enough and so raise I fund for myself, hoping maybe you guys can help me out make my dream come true so I will be able to support my family. It would mean I great help for me since I am having trouble getting a job with my disabilities and to show my family I can be of value and make my daugther proud. Seeing my 5 year old daugther bragging to everyone "My dad made this shirt for me" motivates me so much to continue printing... I believe this is not just about my dream anymore but rather for the dream of my daughter.
This is what the rotary station looks like.
used to be my room now my working room(sorry its a mess)
Me with my previous design
For my Baby's 5th Bday.