What is DTG Printing?
DTG printing stands for “Direct To Garment” printing, which refers to the process of jetting water based ink directly onto the surface of a printable substrate, rather than printing a transfer which would then be heat pressed onto the substrate. Smartly utilizing a selection of ink colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and White), the DTG printer is able to dynamically mix the inks “on the fly” as it prints, recreating a vast array of colors and effects as it prints.
The printers are generally much larger than most home or office printing systems, and the drive mechanism has been modified to feed blank t-shirts rather than paper or other flat substrates.
The days of simplifying your artwork to meet your budget are over! No longer do you have to settle for "simplified" versions of your incredibly crafted designs, and no longer do you need to order in bulk to be taken seriously by print shops!
Why haven't I heard of DTG?
DTG printing arrived on the t-shirt scene in its infant stages over 6 years ago, and over the last few years been tweaked and modified until it has finally manifested in a form that offered top level competitive quality, excellent durability and reliable manufacturing practices.
There have been plenty of advances and improvements that have made the process not only viable, but also highly sought after by major clothing brands and online retailers all across the globe. Our team is proud to have been actively involved as pioneers in DTG printing in this region for the past 2 years. By constantly looking to improve our end product by pushing for ever increasing quality and reliability, and delivering the highest quality products to our clients.
Is DTG better than silkscreen printing?
Although both are completely different process, each has its own strenghts. However by eliminating the need for expensive and time consuming screen setup, as well as the mess and the costs that go along with the traditional screen printing process used by most print shops, we are able to use the process of DTG printing to create beautiful, full color designs with almost no setup, allowing us to offer full color custom garment printing with NO MINIMUM ORDERS and NO SETUP FEES! Essentially, if you can create it on the computer, it can be reproduced on a t-shirt. This is a major win for customers.
When compared to traditional decoration techniques, such as screen printing, the quality of a DTG printed garment is unrivaled – the print details, gradients and print accuracy will beat out almost any other garment decoration technique available.
DTG printing is perfect for short run or full color printing – with a little creativity, you can recreate some incredible effects that will leave most screen printers in the dust, without breaking the bank in the process!