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A lot of people are familiar with screen printing, but not many are used to direct to garment or DTG printing. They often ask the question - What is Direct to Garment printing?
Well, for those who don’t know, Direct to Garment (DTG) printing is a process in which a specific printer is used to print designs directly on a garment, which is not the case with screen printing. DTG printers use individual screens for each color to print multiple layers of ink on the garment. DTG prints the image on the shirt with one pass. DTG is not a heat press application, but an actual full-color print directly printed on garments.
While screen printing provides a very, durable printing process (when done correctly), it also has a few drawbacks like higher minimum quantities required for printing due to the time required to set up the device and higher prices for printing multiple colors. In the process of printing, whether it is vinyl cutting machines or printers, they all require some investment. Choose the option that is economical and suitable for your business. Direct to garment (DTG) printing can be the answer when screen printing isn’t right for your project.
As you read on, you’ll find a few advantages of Direct to Garment Printing. If any of these caters to your needs, get your shirts printed by DTG.
Why Use Direct to Garment Printing?
No minimum quantities – The best part of DTG printers is that one can get few shirts printed as you want. It is not that a bulk order is always necessary for it.
DTG is full color – It doesn’t matter, whether you need 50 colors printed or 1 color printed in your design; all of them are included at no extra charge.
Print photos – Have you ever tried to print a comical image of a friend on to a garment for a prank? Perhaps a photo of your baby printed on a t-shirt for a gift? Well, if you did, then DTG printing is the best deal for you.
Vibrant print colors – There is no point in getting some printing done if it is not outstanding. This is where DTG printing enters the frame. Its print quality is outstanding allowing bright ink colors.
Fast production - For small quantities, production can be to a great extent quicker than screen printing, since there is less machine and art preparation time for printing required. You can take the help of vinyl cutting machines to make the process faster.
Astonishing detail - If your design has fine details, DTG is the best choice as your artwork will print vibrantly.
Large imprint area – The biggest advantage of this kind of printing is that the design can print as big on the front and/or back of the T-shirts.
As you can see, DTG printing can be extremely useful when you need a quick service for a small quantity of full-color T-shirts.