Direct to garment printing – what is it?
It is printing that is done directly on a garment. OK, so we need a bit more than that. Effectively, direct to garment printing is the same as printing a picture from your computer onto a piece of paper. With DTG though, the paper is replaced with a garment. Easy.
What is the cost for DTG printing?
Although pricing varies depending on some variables such as ink coverage and locations, white shirts start at $10 each and dark color shirts start at $20 each.
Can DTG print to any color garment?
Yes, we have the capability of printing on any color garment. The only limitation is that the material must be 100% cotton.
How many colors does Direct-to-Garment print?
Because this system uses four color process also called CMYK it will literally print millions of colors.
What artwork file format do you need for DTG?
We can use just about any image format as long as it’s of good quality resolution. The higher the quality of the original file, the better the quality print it will yield. We recommend using a transparent PNG file in RBG color in hi-resolution (300 dpi or higher) for best results.
How quickly can you do DTG shirts?
TODAY! How’s that for fast? Because DTG is a digital process, we can get it done pretty quickly. Normal turnaround time for an order is 2 business days, but if need-be, we can get it done same day!
Why Choose DTG over Screen Printing?
No minimum on shirts, no Maximum on colors! The decision ultimately comes down to the design and the quantity of shirts you need. Less than the minimum quantity shirts and max colors for screen printing will usually require DTG to be used. Screen printing and DTG both yield comparable, quality prints, but they differ in method. For one, screen printing is one of the oldest techniques, while DTG is newer technology. Screen printing involves pushing ink onto fabric, while DTG uses a printer to print ink directly onto a garment.
There is NO MINIMUM when it comes to DTG. This is one of the best benefits of this process.
What Materials can be used for DTG?
Direct-to-Garment printing requires the material to be 100% cotton. Although the shirt color does not matter, the ink is designed to adhere to cotton. 100% cotton is required for the best result.