Direct To Garment
What is Direct to Garment Printing?
DTG stands for “direct to garment” printing. With DTG, a printer applies the artwork to the garment with inkjet technology. This concept is similar to printing on paper, except that it’s on apparel. The design is printed directly on the garment, hence direct to garment, with a special printer using water-based inks. This process works great if you have many colors in your artwork or needing just a few printing garments.
For small batches or one-offs, DTG is the best option. Since the printer does not require the creation of a screen, a single garment is more affordable. Typical screen printing is good up to 5-7 colors before the ink starts to feel like a bulletproof vest. The pricing for a DTG mens basic sleeve tee can be as little as 15.99
DTG printing is more precise than screen printing, you can achieve designs or even photographs with much more detail. DTG printing does not require the use of a stencil, the ink is applied in thinner quantities to achieve high details. A DTG printer works the same way as a regular printer in that it applies all the inks at one time. When printing on fabric colors other than white, a white underlayer is included to allow the colors to pop more.
What are the limits of Direct to Garment Printing?
The biggest limitation of DTG printing to the types of garments that can be printed on. DTG requires 100% cotton garment in order for the ink to adhere. In addition to types of garments the colors are limited as well. Please contact us (provide link) so we can work together to see if DTG is right for you.
Our DTG Tees
We use Alstyle Apparel Company to supply the tees we use for DTG Printing.
Men’s – Basic and Kids’ shirts are 6.0 oz 100% Cotton Tubular Jersey. Classic fit double-needle bottom hem and sleeves with shoulder-to-shoulder tape. Pre-shrunk to minimize shrinkage
Men’s – Premium shirts are 4.3 oz 100% Combed Ring-spun Cotton Jersey. Set-in rib collar with shoulder-to-shoulder taping. Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems. Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.
Ladies – Premium shirts are 4.3 oz 100% Combed Ring-spun Cotton Jersey. Set-in rib collar with shoulder-to-shoulder taping. Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems. Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.
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