T-Shirt Design Software for Mac

Make iron-on transfers for T-shirts, mouse pads, tote bags, and aprons

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You can use almost any graphics or creative printing program to design iron-on transfer artwork. Ideally, the program has an option to flip or reverse the image, which is necessary for transfer printing, or you can manually flip the image in the document. A few T-shirt design software programs are made specifically for creating personalized T-shirt designs and similar iron-on transfer craft projects. These programs are for the Mac platform.

Avery: DesignPro for Mac

The Avery label people offer Avery DesignPro software for Mac that you can use to design labels, business cards, greeting cards and more. It also handles iron-on transfers for T-shirts. Import personal photos from iPhoto on Mac OS X Tiger or Leopard. It's a free download to anyone with internet access.

If your Mac doesn't match the system requirements for Mac OS Tiger or Leopard, use templates from Avery Design & Print Online for your crafts and T-shirt transfers.

Broderbund: The Print Shop

The newest version of The Print Shop for Mac has better layout tools, more graphics and photos, and more special effects. It includes thousands of more clip art images and projects. Like the previous version, it integrates seamlessly with your Mac apps including Photos. Use its layout tools and graphics to design images for T-shirts and other items to print onto iron-on transfer paper. You'll need to make a mirror image of your design to print onto the transfer paper. 

The Print Shop for Mac runs on Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.10. 

Nova Development: Print Explosion Deluxe

Mac users can create scrapbooks, greeting cards, posters, labels, calendars, and yes, iron-on transfers for T-shirts, mousepads and other crafts with the graphics, fonts and ready-made templates in Nova's Print Explosion Deluxe for Mac. It integrates with Photos and Mac OS X Address Book.


Hanes: T-Shirt Maker 2.0

 Haynes T-Shirt Maker 2.0 is available for Macs, Windows, and other platforms. This software package can be used to make transfer designs for T-shirts, mouse pads, tote bags, aprons and more. It comes with 50 fonts, 1,900 easy-to-edit designs, and 5,000 professional-quality graphics.

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