Direct to garment (DTG) printing can reproduce complicated images accurately on something as soft as a shirt or sweater, or even on items like wood and bar coasters. Unlike Screen printing and embroidery, Direct to garment printing can print as many colors as you like with no additional costs or setup fees. From a single color design to full-color photographs, this process allows for endless customization options at a reasonable cost for small to medium jobs.
DTG ink binds directly to the fibers of the material. After printing, heat is applied to bond the ink to the material. The entire printing process can take as little as a few minutes per shirt. Direct to garment printing can render millions of colors and requires no setup fees or per color charges. With DTG you simply put the shirt in the printer and it prints on the design similar to ink on paper, this makes it time efficient and promotes accuracy with image placement. Like screen printing, this process requires shirts to be at least 50% cotton in order to work well and allow the inks to properly bond to the fibers of the shirt. For dark color shirts, a more involved process is needed in order to ensure the colors of your shirt stand out. For dark shirts, we will use a pre-treating process, then print the background of your design in white ink, and finally print the colors on your shirts. This process increases the cost for dark colored shirts as it requires more ink and labor, but still produces quality shirts at a reasonable cost for small and medium sized orders.
- No set-up fees
- Full color spectrum printing
- Durable and long lasting
- Soft feel like it’s part of the fabric
- Low cost for small to medium quantities
- Quick turn-around times