Direct to garment, or DTG, is a textile printing method. Unlike other printing methods, such as heat transfer or dye sublimation, DTG printing uses water based ink in order to print directly onto the garment, using a DTG Printer.
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DTG is often used to print detailed or very colorful designs.
WHY DIRECT TO GARMENT?
Because there’s no screen (or stencil) for the design, multiple colors can be applied all at the same time, rather than one by one using individual screens, as required in screen printing. Due to very little setup requirements, DTG is a more cost-effective option for printing smaller quantities of garments. However, as the colors are printed using CMYK-style dots of color, rather than solid blocks of ink, it doesn’t provide the same intensity of color that you get with screen printing.
dtg loves cotton!
The more cotton your garment has, the better the results with DTG. Below shows a pink shirt that is made of 100% cotton vs the tan garment which is a blend that contains less than 50% cotton. The same design file was used to print both garments. So keep in mind that your garment material & color as well as your design colors will affect the look of the final printed piece.
We are proud to own and operate state-of-the-art equipment. Our machines are engineered to maximize production, which means efficiencies and optimal pricing begins at the minimums you see below. Our production floor is not setup for smaller, low quantity orders and with these minimums we can stay competitive with our pricing.
SCREEN PRINT: 24 PIECES
EMBROIDERY: 12 PIECES
HEAT PRESS: 12 PIECES
Garment Color(s) are not considered in our minimums. Minimums are set per decoration type. For example; Two differently colored T-Shirts getting the same design screen printed at a qty of 12 of each color, will hit our minimum order of 24.