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Cutting for Business readers know that I am a stickler for quality products. Just because you made it yourself in your home, doesn’t mean that you should not be worried about product quality.
When I make and sell t-shirts, I use alignment tools to line up heat transfer vinyl (HTV), rhinestones, and transfers.
Today, let’s look at various t-shirt alignment tools currently on the market.
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3 Best T-Shirt Alignment Tools
Laser Alignment Systems
Laser alignment systems use lasers to project a guide onto your blank product. While some heat press manufacturers offer heat press alignments, many crafters have had good luck using off brand ones. These typically attach to your heat press or work table using a clamp.
Pros: Easy to use, easy to set up.
Cons: Some can costs hundreds of dollars if you buy a specialty one for your heat press.
Buy It: Shop Laser Alignment Systems
T-shirt guides are plastic guides that crafters can use to line up t-shirt designs. You can pick them up for under $10.
Pros: Cheap, easy to use.
Cons: You need different ones for different sized shirts.
Buy It: Shop T-shirt Guides
Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.