[Introduction] ORIC direct to garment printing machine

Digital printing machine proofing has become the mainstream production method in the western printing industry. More than 90% of the European printing industry uses digital printing machines to proof, so what are the advantages of direct printing digital printing? Enterprises generally believe that the digital printing machine has a fast response, low proofing cost and good consistency. It is an indispensable tool for the printing industry.

Applicable object: ORIC direct to garment printing machine is suitable for large-volume cotton cloth or cotton cutting digital printing processing in garment factories.

Simple operation: no need for plate making, no need for sizing, soaping, cooking, shaping, etc., can print the bad cloth directly, and print it into the tunnel furnace, which is the finished product.

Environmental protection: Safe, environmentally friendly and non-polluting. In the production process, it is truly zero-emission, no odor, non-volatile, and does not contain formaldehyde and other harmful substances. The ink used has SGS and MSDS test reports.

Customizable: width: 1.6~2.0m, unlimited printing length, Epson DX5 printhead & 4720 printhead & 5113 printhead and UK XRR1201 industrial printhead optional, 2~8 nozzle configurations to choose from.

Guide belt rectification system: The belt guide automatic rectification system ensures that the left and right deviation of the guide belt of the pure cotton digital printing machine is less than 0.3mm.

Compatible with a variety of inks: Compatible with a variety of inks such as active, water-based, and weak solvents. It has a wider printing range. It can be directly sprayed with cotton fabrics in combination with paint inks. It can be directly sprayed with chemical fiber fabrics in combination with dispersing inks. It can also be directly sprayed with solvent ink or leather. For other soft materials, UV ink can also be used as a UV coil printer.

Washing does not fade, no feel: wash does not fade, 3~4 color fastness, print dark cotton fabric also has no feel, breathable without feel.

Process: Pretreatment -> printing -> solid color, only three steps, and linkage process is a three state, in one, the entire process without human intervention.

Auxiliary equipment: In addition to the pure cotton digital printing machine, two additional equipments are needed. One sizing machine is used for pre-treatment, and one tunnel furnace is used for fixing.

High degree of automation: sizing machine, cotton direct injection machine, tunnel furnace can be linked, integrated into one, pure cotton digital printing machine operators only need to be responsible for loading and unloading, one person can see 5 machines, labor cost Very competitive.

Safety and environmental protection: imported textile ink, no odor, non-volatile, no formaldehyde and other harmful substances

Simple operation, one person, one machine, one computer, fool-like operation, training can be skillful for a long time, package teaching, home training, video training.

Where is the price difference of the direct to garment T-Shirt printer?

When we are doing pre-sales price consultation, we often find that the price difference of T-shirt DTG machine is huge, basically a factory price, then whvere is the price difference of direct to garment T-shirt printer? 1. brand, 2.configuration, 3.model. The following small series will be introduced in detail:

1. Different brands have different prices

Even if the same configuration of direct to garment T-shirt printer or similar direct to garment T-shirt printer, the price of different brands, there are huge differences, such as brother T-shirt direct spray machine, Epson T-shirt direct to fabric machine, its price through at around $2300, the domestic direct to garment T-shirt printer of the same configuration does not lose the imported brand in terms of effect and efficiency, but its price is only a fraction of the imported brand direct to garment T-shirt printer.

2. Different configurations have different prices

Configuration is related to nozzle type and number of nozzles

A: The higher the configuration of the T-shirt direct spray machine, the more the number of nozzles, the more matching, it needs to use more matching materials, so even if the size of the T-shirt direct spray machine, the same model of the print head. The more the number of nozzles, the more expensive it is.

B: The higher the end of the nozzle type, the more expensive the direct to garment printing machine, such as a two-star 1024 industrial nozzle T-shirt direct to garment machine, the price is much higher than the two Epson DX-5 print heads’s direct T-shirt DTG printer.

3. Models vary in price

Different models have different mechanism structures and different materials and components. Therefore, the prices of different models are also different. For example, under the same configuration, the larger the direct T-shirt DTG printer is, the more expensive it is, the more automation. The higher-grade industrial-grade T-shirt direct injection machines are certainly more expensive than ordinary flat-plate direct injection machines.

More questions about the price difference of direct T-shirt DTG printers are welcome.

Direct to Garment Printing VS. Screen Printing

At current stage, we use two main methods of printing your t-shirts. Direct to Garment (DTG) and Silk Screening. Both technologies produce stunningly beautiful graphics, letters, and designs. The only difference is when and why you would want to have a shirt printed using the DTG process versus silk screening.

We’re going to take a look at both printing processes and compare and contrast them. While there is no superior printing technique, we will discuss when you should opt for silk screen printing and when you should consider having your shirts printed via the DTG process.

What is Direct to Garment Printing?

DTG printing uses digital technology to apply designs, logos, and lettering to t-shirts. Once the client has approved the design, it’s uploaded to specialized printing software that resides on the DTG computer. A blank t-shirt is fed into a specially-designed digital printer and ink that is specially made for textiles is applied to the shirt.

The inks are specially designed to be strong, durable, and incredibly vivid in color. The overall time it takes to print one shirt is anywhere from five to ten minutes, depending on the complexity of the design and how many colors were used.

The result is a t-shirt with a custom printed design that is as high quality as anything you’d find in a high-end department store.

What is Silk Screening?

The silk-screening process of printing a design on a t-shirt has been around for decades. Ink is pushed through a woven mesh stencil onto the t-shirt. A rubber or plastic squeegee is used to manually push and pull the ink over the stencil until the t-shirt has absorbed it.

Silk-screening is unique in that it’s all performed by hand. The setup process takes the longest amount of time, as the stencil must first be created, and the entire machine set up for a printing run.

Only one color can be printed at any given time, so there is a limited amount of colors that can be used. Each subsequent color will require more time to apply (including drying time), and that can increase the cost slightly due to more manual labor being required.

Benefits of DTG

DTG printing offers many advantages over traditional silk-screening. There are certain situations where you would definitely want to opt for DTG over silk screening, and vice versa.

Some of the benefits of DTG are:

  • Ideal for small t-shirt runs
  • Designs are easily customizable due to no stencil being required
  • Wide selection of color options
  • Design detail is very high

DTG is best for small orders such as 20 shirts for your local kickball team, or 15 shirts for your bachelor or bachelorette party. The cost per shirt is much lower than silk screening due to how quickly shirts can be printed using the DTG method.

It should be noted that just because DTG printed shirts cost less than silk screened ones, that doesn’t mean their quality is any less. The DTG printers we use at One Hour Tees are state-of-the-art and have a very high resolution. This means all the details of your design will show up crystal clear and you can choose one (or more) of many different colors.

Benefits of Silk Screening

Silk screening is excellent for large runs of shirts. If you were putting on an event where you’ll be needing hundreds of shirts, then silk screening is the way you want to go. Some of the benefits of silk screening are:

  • Cost-effective for large orders
  • Design can be placed almost anywhere (versatile)
  • Best for simple designs that don’t require a lot of colors
  • Ink will appear slightly “raised” due to the nature of the silk screen process.

Cost of Silk Screen vs. DTG Printing

The prices for silk screen printing versus DTG printing can vary. For starters, a silkscreen run requires an extensive setup process; this is why we have a 25-shirt minimum order. DTG printing is more cost-effective for smaller shirt orders. You also get a discount if you order shirts in bulk. The more you have printed up, the more you’ll save.

Also, keep in mind that silk screening will cause the ink on the shirt to be raised very slightly. This can be a benefit if you’re going after a certain look or design. With DTG printing, the color and design are as good as anything you’ll find in a high-end department store – except you won’t be paying an arm and a leg for it!

Conclusion

When it comes to quality, there is really no difference between DTG and silk screening. DTG is best for smaller batches with more intricate designs and color requirements while silk screening is superior for single color, large quantity runs.

No matter which t-shirt printing method you choose, you’ll be happy with the results. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, and each order we create undergoes a strict quality-control check before it’s shipped out.

Is UV printing right for your custom apparel business?

To discuss whether UV printing is right for your custom apparel business, we want to talk about what UV is and is it right for your business.

What is UV printing?

Oftentimes you’ll hear it referred to as UV LED flatbed printing. Mainly focusing on small to mid-format. Anywhere from 12×11 up to 48×30. I think a lot of people associate UV printers with the really large printers, and we’ve seen some at shows which are 4×8 feet and take up the whole building.

What does it mean to UV print something?

When you use UV printing you are using inks that are reactive to UV light. Those UV lights actually cure the inks, setting the inks on the substrate. We’re so used to a DTG printer that when a shirt comes out of the machine we don’t want to touch it, because it’s still wet. But with UV, it’s dry. Secondarily, it’s generally going on to items we historically wouldn’t do, like textiles – plastics, metals, woods.

UV printing is a combination of light and ink that reacts to it, so that it dries immediately.

Not just dries, it actually sets, there’s an actual reaction as well. Similar to DTG, we heat press the shirt, that’s not just drying the ink. It’s actually making a chemical reaction occur that sets the ink as well.

If you’re already an apparel decorator and you’re doing any kind of printing – sublimation, screenprinting, DTG – you have to do something after it comes out of the machine in order to set the ink. You have to throw it onto a drier or heat press.

When we first started delving into this, you didn’t want to touch it, because we’re so used to there having to be another step. With UV printing, it’s done when it comes out of the machine. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things you need to do ahead of time. There are certain substrates that aren’t receptive to the inks that you do need to treat. There are primers you can use that will make the surfaces more receptive to the ink.

Can You Print Cotton T-shirt with UV Printer?

   There are many customers asked me: Can i print on cotton t-shirts with UV printer? The answer is no. We must know that a UV printer is much different from a DTG printer. Then , i will show you the reasons.UV flatbed printer

   When you print a t-shirt with UV ink, The colors will disappear when you wash it. The color fastness is very poor.

   Even you use UV soft ink, the feel is much worse compared with using professional textile ink. At the same time, the tenacity, malleability of UV ink can’t match the requirements of the fabric.DTG printerThe print head of UV printer is different from the DTG printer, it’s nozzles usually bigger. If you use UV printer for cotton t-shirt printing, the images quality will be poor.

   Some people may say that i turn off the UV LED light, and change the UV ink to textile printing ink, now can i print the cotton t-shirt? Well, of course you can. But there is a more serious problems: the UV ink is acid ink, the textile printing ink is water-based ink, you change the ink frequently will harm your print head easily. And the print head is very expensive, is is worth it?

DTG printing

   Choose the right machine to do suitable work, it is the attitude of a professional person.