Direct to Garment Printing
Screen Printing is the
conventional printing method used for years whereby a velum
(or other material) template is applied to a screen.
Ink is passed through the screen to the garment, and the ink
is cured. One screen is used per color. A newly
developed technique, Direct to Garment printing, applies a
full array of colors directly to the garment without the use
of a screen similar to an ink-jet printer. Here is
additional information related to Direct-to-Garment
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Direct to garment is a comparatively new
textile printing technique that prints an image directly
onto a garment or fabric through what is essentially a
modified edition of a conventional ink-jet printer.
Initially it was best suited for light garments such as
t-shirts as white ink was not available. As the technology
continues to advance, however, major Direct to Garment (DTG)
printing providers are adding dark garments to their lists.
Direct to garment printers boast the largest print area and
lowest ink cost of any tabletop inkjet to garment printer.
High-speed direct to garment printers are a smart selection
for those looking for higher production rates yet have a
limited space and budget. With a high-speed printer, you can
print your product within short time. This is possible with
the DTG technique, unlike screen
Direct-to-garment printing technology is still evolving.
During its short existence, some early entrants have
over-sold and hyped the technology. Many in the industry are
concerned about its future. The key to success is customer
education and full revelation of any limitations by the
manufacturers. Nothing can be more important than good
customer education and continuous technical support
regarding this technology.
There has never been a better time to tap into the
shortrun, high profit business of direct to cotton and
digital garment printing. As your total solution provider,
direct to garment technologies have developed a complete
digital garment and direct to cotton printing solution to
balance traditional printing.
There are many important things to consider when printing.
For example: Printing on dark fabrics with a direct to
garment printer requires white inks. White ink contains
titanium dioxide, which can damage print heads if the ink is
not flowing regularly. This means that dark garment printing
requires daily use of white inks to avoid clogging.
Another thing to consider is the actual shape of the item
you will be printing. Often garment printers cannot
accommodate items that are not flat - making bags and other
items impossible to pre-treat or print with a garment
printer. But DTG direct-to-garment printing is ideal
for custom printed shirts.
DTG Garment Printing is ideal for any sized business or
organization, from companies with a few employees to clubs
that have thousands of members. Build morale or promote your
products and services quickly, easily and most of all,
At the start DTG was so expensive and the quality was not so
good. But day by day, it increases its quality and it's
happened radically. Now the expense is less than before.
Printing speed is also better than in the past. It is best
now printing for any garment product, including Chicago
custom shirts. So if you're considering
Chicagoland IL screen printing, or
screen-printing in Chicago, Illinois,
consider perhaps using the new DTG printing technology that
may reduce your cost.
For additional information, contact Great Apparel for You
for all of your custom apparel and
custom garment needs, including
Chicago uniforms and
organic cotton tees for any of your
online shirt printing
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