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Direct to Garment printing or DTG Printing
What is DTG printing? DTG printing is a latest custom printing method where digital image is (Direct to Garment) is printed directly onto your apparel.
At Yes We Print we know how difficult it can be to choose the type of printing for your customized products. In this article we will explain the main characteristics of digital textile printing, also known as Direct to Garment Printing. Perfect for your t-shirts to personalize, among others!
Garment Printing has more than 4 decades of experience in the sector and our clients are always satisfied with our professionalism and advice, so get in touch with us or fill in the form and we will call you in 15 minutes!
What should I know about DTG Printing?
- How many pieces is minimum order? 12 pieces
- Maxiumum DTG printing size: the maximum size for DTG Printing or Direct to Garment Printing is 13 × 13 inch.
- Recomended material for DTG printing: 100% cotton
- When to choose DTG printing or Direct to Garment Printing: When your Order is less than 24 Units. Fullcolor Designs of Photographic Quality or Images with Many Colors in Small Amounts. When you need an image with Photo Quality and High Resolution in Colors and Details
- HD Print quality: The DTG Print Quality is 100% Digital, with High Resolution in Small Details and Colors with Gradients, blurred and any effect. In Result Any Digital Image in High Resolution can be Printed with the same Quality of Detail.
Direct to Garment Process:
Our professional team review every order before starting printing procedures. If the image you provided is not high reselution, to start, we ask for the highest resolution image to be provied. The higher the image resolution, the better results!
Every design is thoroughly inspected before printing for quality assurance. If everything is ok with the quality of your image then we prepare a visual proof file and send you for your approval. Once you aprove we start printing.
Once your order printed, we send you notification email and prepare the order to send via post or make it ready for local pick ups.
How DTG printing works
Basically, the DTG is a printing process in textiles and garments with inkjet technology in specialized or modified printers. The two key requirements of a DTG printer are a transport mechanism for the garment and the special DTG inks that are applied directly to the textile and that are absorbed by the fibers, achieving designs full color and great level of detail, and practically without perception to the touch.
Unlike the screen or traditional screen, the DTG does not require the use of screens or stamping octopuses, or plate burning. Cleaning frames and other adjustments that increase costs when printing small or smaller orders in Screen Printing. That makes the DTG very competitive with respect to the Screen in these cases.
In addition, the technical requirements for digital processing of the images are more flexible. You can print any image or photograph without going through a vector conversion or a screen printing polychrome.
It should be noted that the DTG is special for use on cotton garments thanks to the fact that their inks are water-based. Being totally environmentally friendly; that is why it is advisable to wear 100% cotton garments where the best results are obtained. However you can use garments with blends, up to 80% cotton minimum, since if the percentage is lower the colors will lose vitality. It is also important to use fabrics of good quality with closed fabrics. These are ideal to obtain the best results in terms of definition and vividness of the colors.
Another aspect in favor of this technique is the great durability of the prints, lasting up to 80 washes without losing vividness in the colors. As well as allowing to print designs with blurring or transparencies, achieving spectacular results
Why invest in DTG printing: T-shirts and other custom garments?
Your brand, your company or business will gain visibility, your customers can more easily identify your corporate image and give a more professional impression.
This is ideal reduce costs on occasions like bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, sports jerseys, custom uniforms, custom workwear, promotions and publicity events. Call us or go to our Design Studio, design your desired item and click to buy. We will deliver it to your door as soon as possible or you can pick it up at our Downtown, Los Angeles showroom.
Garment Printing has the latest technology in digital printing DTG printers to print photos on shirts. You can also order from a few up to thousands of shirts each with its full-color design printed on the garment.
Unlike the printing of T-shirts with screen printing (which has a high cost in small quantities), the digital printing of T-shirts is perfect for small runs in full color on a wide range of garments and at a very reasonable price.
It can be printed on shirts of any color. Due to its versatility and good value for money in runs of a few units, it has become one of the most used printing techniques by our customers.
Advantages of this printing technique:
Soft touch printing.
There are no configuration costs.
Digital textile printing can be used on light or dark garments.
Great durability of the prints, lasting up to 80 washes without losing vividness in the colors
Allows to print designs with blurring or transparencies, achieving spectacular results
It is not possible to use Pantones, although the designs can be digitalized, and very similar colors can be obtained.
Due to the costs of special inks, compared to other techniques such as screen printing, the price is medium-high. It is a technique focused on designers or complicated designs.
Long delivery times for large runs. The plotters print slowly and carefully and only allow the printing of 2-in-2 t-shirts.
It does not allow stamping complicated garments, such as hats, raincoats, polar, umbrellas, etc.
What technique to choose?
Check with our team or visit our online price Calculator to check the price difference with screen printing or other printing technique. You can also call us or check our guidelines and printing guides.
Once you get in touch with our printing experts, they will advise you on the best technique and product in your case! They will also guide you in the process of designing your shirts and will advise you on everything you need.
Other textile printing products, either with DTG or with other printing techniques
T-shirt printing is one of the star products thanks to its great versatility in all our personalization techniques.
We have a wide range of custom sweatshirts, so you can find the one that best suits your budget.
We have been advising our clients for more than 10 years on their personalized work clothes to get the most out of your business.
Cheap Custom T-Shirts
Among our numerous offers and possibilities, you can find the option to have your custom t-shirts at the best price.
With us you can have personalized equipment, made 100% to your liking, from the garment, the color, the confection and of course the printing. Including printing on bottle, glass, metal, wood and on much more items.
Embroidered jackets and other garments bring a distinctive touch and quality to all who wear it. So we also offer the possibility of customizing garments with one of the most durable techniques.
Custom Poles shirts
Many companies decide to commission custom polo shirts to give a professional touch to their business and boost the brand by being more visible to customers.
These are just some of the options most considered by our customers. However, we offer you an infinite number of combinations so that textile printing is just as you imagined it. From heat pressed shirts, to event t-shirts to embroidered trousers, the limit is yours!