While it may seem like a big investment, the ROI or return on that investment is easy to see and calculate. We’ll examine those numbers shortly.
But first, what IS a professional garment printer?
Custom T-Shirt Printing Machines for Pros
Direct to garment printing is the technology choice for most professional t-shirt shops.
The advantages to one of these specialized inkjet printers designed specifically for printing on fabric are pretty compelling:
How Much is a Professional Garment Printer?
Prices vary over time depending on supply, demand, and current market conditions, but you can plan on spending $20,000 to $25,000 for a complete professional garment printer package.
On the higher end, you can spend in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for a Kornit or Aeoon DTG Printer, but for a more common one like the DTG G4 that will be in the ballpark.
Other things you’ll need that may or may not be included in the average price are:
There’s a chance you may be able to write off a portion the initial cost on your taxes – check with a tax pro about that.
And there’s almost always financing available if you have the credit score for it. The good news with financing is that if you’re looking for BUSINESS financing the “pulling” of your credit normally doesn’t show up on future credit reports.
Financing rates probably fluctuate more than ANYTING in the equipment business, but right now you can probably finance a professional t-shirt printer set up, including heat press and supplies for about $525/month. [depending on your credit, length of the lease and terms]