Useful Facts About Direct To Garment (DTG) Printing

Direct-to-garment (DTG) printing creates digital artwork and prints directly on the garment, allowing greater colour mixing and photorealism.


In Direct-to-garment or DTG printing technology, a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology.

It is almost like printing on paper, except on a fabric. A special printer prints the ink directly onto the garment in the desired design.

Direct to Garment printing uses specialty water-based inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment.


Direct to Garment Printing vs SPP


Let us find out interesting & helpful facts about Direct  to Garment printing.


Direct-to-Garment printing is simple: you simply load your image into a computer, put the shirt in the machine, and press the button to start.

Initially, it is slightly tricky however with time and practice Direct to Garment printing is far easier than screen printing.

In DTG printing, printing on light shirts is easier than dark ones.

Although, if you are using a dark shirt, pretreat is required, which means you have to pretreat the shirt, heat press it, print the image, then heat press it again

Also in Direct to Garment printing, the quality of the garment is plays an important role. For the best quality print, you want to use a t-shirt with a tight-knit, smooth print surface; you want as little stray yarn as possible.

In DTG printing maintenance is highly important.

This has mostly to do with the white ink settling down in the lines and clogging up the heads.

So, it is important that you keep your machine active and maintained then keeping it won’t be an issue. Basically, the maintenance is not hard however it takes time.


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