LOOKING TO HAVE FULL COLOR ARTWORK PUT ON A SHIRT? CONSIDER DTG PRINTING!

LOOKING TO HAVE FULL COLOR ARTWORK PUT ON A SHIRT? CONSIDER DTG PRINTING!

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With low 12-piece minimums, Direct-to-Garment or DTG Printing, as we like to call it, is an ideal printing process that prints your art directly onto the garment.

Let us tell you about the process!

In comparison to Screen printing (a traditional printing process that uses silkscreen, ink, and a much more timely analog process to print each color of the design onto a shirt) DTG is the most cost-effective way to print COLORFUL ART onto smaller batches of shirts and other garments.

With low 12-piece minimums, Direct-to-Garment or DTG Printing, as we like to call it, is an ideal printing process that prints your art directly onto the garment.

With DTG, your design can be printed on any light-colored fabric that can be loaded onto our machine, it then prints your art directly to the shirt using a Water Based Ink technology that penetrates into the shirt’s fibers. DTG uses the CMYK color model for the printing process. Something to keep in mind and also to learn more about. Although we try to get close to matching the exact colors of your design as possible..it is still CMYK printing and DTG cannot hit fluorescent or SFX colors or textures.

DTG is a permanent printing process. That’s right! … the process is very similar to your home inkjet printer, just made for shirts.

We recommend using light-color garments that are 100% cotton for DTG printed orders, but we are capable of printing some blended & synthetic fabrics. We cannot print on any dark or black-colored fabrics using DTG. We typically suggest DTG for really small T-shirt runs (like a party or gag-gift tees, 1-day events, full-color photographs on shirts, or orders with quantities less than 24 pieces). DTG is highly recommended for vintage style printing, super-soft fabrics, toddler T’s, really soft or thin ladies' apparel, doggy skins & other light-colored accessories with lower order quantities. This type of print method is a great way to get your shirt line started. However, if you’re willing to start out with a larger quantity (more than seventy-two pieces) or have lower color artwork that does not require DTG, we can often screen print your design and we would suggest inquiring about screen printing first.

What else?

DTG uses a water-based ink technology, making it an eco-friendly & sustainable T-shirt printing option! Water-based ink always has a super soft feel (whether it is DTG or screen printed, WB or Discharge printed, it is one of the softest ways to print shirts). Combining these methods and print processes with really soft cotton and/or blended garments leaves you with the SOFTEST, most breathable, comfortable, and long-lasting product. The DTG process makes for an optimal vintage look & feel of your design adding that high-end “Wow” factor!

DTG is best for:

  • Overall softness of a full-color print
  • Vintage look & feel
  • Party T’s / One-day events
  • Baby & animal garments
  • Photo-realistic art / Photographs on T’s

We hope that this article helps you!! If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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