Direct To Textile Printing

Direct to Garment Printing, or DTG printing, refers to the method of using an inkjet printer to print directly on garments, primarily t-shirts. Though the technology has been around for many years, recent advancements have produced direct to garment printers that are reliable and user-friendly. The primary advantage of direct to garment printing is the ability to produce one-offs and small production runs without the setup costs associated with other methods, such as screen printing.
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Ideal for Many Business Applications:
  • Complement to screen printing, dye sublimation
  • Variable graphics, and text printing
  • One-offs, short run,s or production runs
  • Corporate, promotional, and team shirts
  • Special event shirts
  • Prints on light & dark t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts
  • Designed to print a range of sizes from infant-wear to the largest adult sizes

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With DTG printing, a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology. It’s sort of like printing on paper, except on a t-shirt. A special printer prints the ink directly onto the garment in the desired design. DTG uses specialty water-based inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment.

This is a relatively new technique that started to be developed in the 90s by a digital image company and it became commercially available in 2005. This technique took the printing world by storm.