Skyscreen Pvt Ltd, a leading player in Indian screen printing industry, is introducing Stahls’ complete heat transfer kit from USA, for starting own t-shirt printing business.

“Stahls’ heat transfer is the easiest, most cost-effective way to personalize t-shirts, it’s fun and profitable too. It can be relatively inexpensive to start a small-scale operation especially with Stahl’s complete heat transfer printing kit,” says Anil Brahmbhatt, Managing Director of Skyscreen Pvt Ltd, Mumbai.

“Stahls’ comprehensive heat transfer printing kit is the best option for starting a self entrepreneurial t-shirt printing business. With Stahls’ heat transfer kit one can have the liberty to print t-shirts and garments without depending on any labour,” he adds.

The shirt-printing business is a multibillion-rupee industry in India/world. Wearing t-shirt is now a fashion when it comes to casual wear and has been universally accepted by both men and women (and kids).  According to a recent market report by “”, India’s Rs 12,200 crore worth t-shirt market is expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of 12% to reach Rs 21,250 crore by 2018. This market includes knit shirts, polo shirts, knit tops, etc. The market is presently dominated by the men’s and boys’ segments, which contribute 85% of the market share. The women’s and girls’ segments are expected to register a higher CAGR of 14% over the next few years.

“If one moves around the market places, one can see how many people are wearing printed t-shirts. Certainly there is a potential market around you, right in your locality. People these days do not mind buying many printed t-shirts since it cheaper than other wearable clothes,” says Anil Brahmbhatt.

According to him, Heat transfer is an easy, cost-effective method. Heat transfer printing is the process of applying heat-applied materials to various items (e.g. t-shirts, garments, etc) with a heat press.

Stahls’ heat transfer printing kit includes:

  1. Stahls’ Heat Press
  2. GCC Plotter cutter

To put Stahls’ kit into business, one needs:

  1. Investment: Rs1.5 lakh + GST (*condition apply)
  2. Space required: 100 Sq.ft approx
  3. PC with design software
  4. Manpower: Yourself/one man show to start with
  5. Marketing: Do it yourself (family, friends, network)
  6. Time: As per your choice (Full time or part time)
  7. Nature of business: Custom made, personalized t-shirt printing business
  8. You need to buy CAD-CUT® Vinyl and CAD-COLOR® Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl, and any other accessories.

Anil Brahmabhatt says that with Stahls’ Heat transfer method provides the opportunity to personalize a wide variety of items, viz, T-Shirts, Team uniforms, Bags, etc. And starting a personalized t-shirt printing business is something that caters to a variety of individuals and organizations. “One can cater to fashion designers, sports teams, school-related groups, community organizations, corporate logos for businesses, NGOs, social groups, music groups, and many more. Heat printing is ideal for orders that are 1-50 pieces. If someone asks for one-off personalizing, you can do it instantly.”

One of the most attractive aspects about starting your own custom / personalised t-shirt business is that one can start with a small scale. “Once you build up a significant client base you can set up a full-fledged shop at a strategic location in your area to attract even more customers,” says Anil Brahmbhatt. “And Stahls’ t-shirt-printing do not require a lot of space and can be run from your home (if your home members allow you?) or in a spare room of your existing business  – just 100 sq.ft space,” he adds.

While promising to offer best after sales service and technical support, Anil Brahmbhatt says: “Stahls’ Heat-transfer printing system requires less training. We can make starting your t-shirt business easier. If you’re a beginner, never have a fear. We will give you full guidance once the Stahls’ kit is installed. Our one to one training contains all the facts you need to learn about heat transfers and starting your own t-shirt business. From application instructions for working with different types of transfers to a troubleshooting.”

“This is a sure shot ‘Self-employment & self-entrepreneurship opportunity for youth’. But before starting, we invite youth to visit our demo centre to watch live demo and learn,” he concludes.