Direct to Garment Printing Process
Garment Printers (DTG) are bigger versions of your desktop inkjet printer (with specially tested water based inks) but instead
of taking paper, they can take t-shirts, or other garments, as the print media.
The inks contain a ‘fusing
agent’, so when the design has been printed and heat pressed on the garments, the ‘fusing agent’ enables
the inks to permanently adhere to the fibres of the fabric. The outcome is a high quality, vibrant coloured print that is
extremely durable and long lasting. So if you are worried about instant fading of your design, fear no more, as the inks have
been developed and vigorously tested to prevent such problems occurring.
The main difference between DTG and screen printing
is that you can blend colours, imagine a rainbow where the colours flow from one into another, this would be difficult to
reproduce with screen printing because of the method of separating the colours, however with direct to garment printing we
can do this perfectly because it is simply printing whatever artwork you send us.
Direct to Garment Printing Quality
As I said before the quality of the finished result
is largely dependent on the quality of the original image. So the higher the quality of the image, the better the print result
will be. If you have a poor quality image it will print out the poor image. So ensure the quality of the artwork in terms
of resolution is high! We can use most file formats e.g. jpgs, .eps, .pdf, .ai, .tiff etc and therefore doesn’t require
vector based programs that are essential for other forms of printing.
Digital prints are fully wash and colour
fast to 40ºc in all popular washing products, can be dry cleaned and even tumble dried at low temperature