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Direct to Garment Printing (DTG)
Direct to Garment printers (DTG) have entered the market and give outstanding garment printing. This fairly new technology is very useful for small to medium quantities, as you don’t have to pay for set-up costs and it has the added benefit of being able to produce fantastically vibrant full colour designs or photos quickly with impressive results. Direct to Garment technology is a digital printing system delivering top resolution prints directly onto garments.

DTG equipment images are accurately transferred onto garments. This is why we always make sure you supply us with the correct artwork format prior to commencing with the printing, because the quality of the finished result is largely dependent on the quality of the original image.

Direct to Garment printers can print any type of artwork including photo prints and full colour printing at extremely high quality resolution. DTG can print any artwork onto any colour of t-shirts including dark colours such as black, etc.

It is the best way to print onto garments to make promotional, modified, or personalized garments. High-speed Direct to Garment printing is a smart solution for those looking for really crisp durable imaging.

Direct to Garment Printing Process
Direct to 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