Starting a T-shirt Printing business without a printer is actually possible, and there are two ways you could choose to go about this.

Regardless, be ready to do a few things other people in your line of work (T-shirt Printing Business) won’t normally do (obviously because they have a printer).


Yes! In this digital age, you can create stuff that doesn’t exist and market it for people to make their orders before going ahead to make their prints. This approach is possible thanks to the evolution of digital printing methods.

Many other individuals now have a printing machine so you can make a deal with few who you like the quality of your work, and pay them to produce your T-shirt.

This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and start-ups with limited capital.


Similar to the drop shipping you may know, all you do here is manage the image of the brand and market your productions.

A third party will be in charge of manufacturing your T-shirt and shipping it for delivery.

Be sure to do your research on the options available to you and ensure they are accurate before going big.

The best part if these two methods can be done simultaneously! Feel free to be creative about how you make use of these methods.
Like every other thing in life, there are pros and cons to these methods.

Here are some you should take note of:

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• It can create a passive income for you.
• These methods require very little cash investment. Its takes away so many costs and lets you focus on the most important parts.
• There will be no location constraint for those who do business via these approaches. Even with print on demand, you can easily agree on the cost depending on the customer’s location before proceeding to print.
• Since the cost of investment is low, the risk you will be taking is relatively low.
• You can have an unlimited number of products without actually paying for a physical space to keep them.


• The price range for your products may be different from that of competitions, b a large margin.

• Competition would relatively have a better business model than you, and this is because the business models above are new.

• Your say during the production process may be limited and surrounded by constraints.
• Products might get lost during shipping. And you would be the one to actually cover for that cost, at the expense of your brand.
• There may be additional cost involved for fees like processing fee, cost of building a platform and a more excessive marketing strategy compared to your competitions.