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What do I need to get started?Updated 2 months ago

You made the decision… You're going to start a custom t-shirt business! But how do you know what equipment to purchase? And what if you forget something? If you find yourself asking "what is everything that I need?," that's where HPN Business Bundles come into play.

We took the work out of selecting individual items and putting them into a shopping cart. Our team has curated different packages with particular business applications in mind. In addition to the machines, each bundle comes with the essential tools used in professional shops around the world, to help make all of your projects picture-perfect.

While there are plenty of different bundle options available, we're going to share some of our favorites in this blog.

Best Bundle for the Crafting Startup

The HPN Inkjet and Vinyl Craft Heat Transfer Package for T-Shirts is an amazing, entry-level bundle for the budding entrepreneur. It has everything you need to start producing and pressing heat transfers. The Silhouette Cameo 4 comes with its own design software, Silhouette Studio. This software is very user-friendly and makes design work fun. The MPress 9"x12" craft heat press is small, but packs a punch! It's the perfect size for infant, toddler, and youth clothing as well as adult tees up to XL in size. The included accessories ensure that you have all the tools you need to tackle any project and produce professional results.

Best Bundle for the Home Shirt Shop

The HPN Value Inkjet and Vinyl Heat Transfer Package for T-Shirts has everything you need to start a t-shirt shop right at home. The Cameo 4 vinyl cutter and MPress 15"x15" heat press can be upgraded to larger versions, for heat pressing larger transfers and garments. This kit also comes with a Canon Pixma iX6820 inkjet printer, paired with 2 packs of inkjet heat transfer paper (1 dark, 1 light). This means that in addition to HTV, you can also print full-color graphics and heat press them onto your garments for memorial tees, business logos, or any other application that requires a photo on a t-shirt. 

Best Bundle for Making Custom Coffee Mugs & Drinkware

Coffee mugs are probably the best-selling retail sublimation products. We have a few packages that will get you started off on the right foot. The HPN Sublimation Heat Transfer Package for Mugs is a great kit that has everything you need to start making the most popular sizes of mugs. The included mug press can press 11oz & 15oz sublimation mugs, and other drinkware with a similar circumference. 

If you want to go a slightly more affordable route, the HPN Value Sublimation Heat Transfer Package for Mugs comes with a different mug press that fits 11oz mugs only. This mug size is the most popular. Having a single size also keeps everything simple and your production streamlined. 

Best Bundle for the Pro Shirt Shop

This HPN Inkjet and Vinyl Heat Transfer Package for T-Shirts has everything you need to get your t-shirt shop started. The standard bundle includes an HPN Black Series 15"x15" heat press, which can be upgraded to best suit whatever your shop's needs may be. The included GCC Expert II 24 LX is a workhorse of a cutter and an industry favorite, though it can also be upgraded if desired. This kit also includes an inkjet printer and heat transfer paper for pressing full-color images onto your garments. 

Best Bundle If You Want To Do Everything

So you're ready to pull out all the stops, eh? The HPN Value Complete Inkjet, Vinyl and Sublimation Heat Transfer Package for Apparel and Mugs is perfect if you're starting a new business and you want to do everything - coffee mugs, t-shirts, hats, photo panels, sweaters, and more! This bundle includes sublimation and inkjet printers, a vinyl cutter, as well as three heat presses: a clamshell press, cap press, and mug press. Though it's one of our Value Bundles, all machines can be upgraded if desired, to truly make this bundle a turn-key professional powerhouse. 

Friendly Support

One of the most important things to note is that every product we sell is backed by our MyExpert™ Protection Plan, which includes a 1-year Parts & Labor Warranty and FREE Lifetime Technical Support. This support is invaluable when getting your operation off the ground.

You can view our complete selection of business bundles right here on our site. It's possible you might need something a little more specific and tailored to your business' needs. If that's the case, please feel free to call a friendly MyExpert™ representative at (800)215-0894 or through our contact page

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