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Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing

Digital printing is better than traditional printing techniques as it can quickly produce versatile and unique designs. One of the popular digital printing techniques is DTG, also known as Direct-to-Garment printing.

What Is Direct To Garment Printing (DTG Printing)?

It is a modern garment printing technique that operates digitally and involves the direct application of fabric ink onto the garment, which includes t-shirts, tank tops, polo shirts, sheets, pillowcases, hoodies, tote bags, sweatshirts, fleece pullovers, heavyweight tees, and business attire. Cotton fabric and its blends are suitable for DTG printing. We have an expert team that is ready to process your order at any time.

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Customize Products With DTG Printing.

It is easier to produce custom t-shirts with DTG printing. You can choose graphic design from online graphic software services and we can customize it accordingly. You can add your name, logo, picture, date, number, or sentence to get your personalized printed fabrics.

How Does DTG Printing work?

While printing the DTG printed shirts you need to follow the following steps:

Step-1: Creation Of Design

In the first step of DTG printing you select or create the design on the fabric that you have to print on the fabric. If you have any design that fascinates you the most you can send us. Otherwise you can also create a unique design from a graphic design tool or get the idea from other DTG printing services. For best-quality prints, you need to choose a high-resolution format. After the selection of design, send it to us. 

Step-2: Pretreatment Of Fabric

Before DTG printing, a spray (ink adhering spray) is applied to the designed fabric area. It helps to bond the ink with the fabric after printing. It can be done with a simple water sprayer.

Step-3: Preparation Of Garment

After the pre-treatment of the fabric, we set the garment on the DTG printer. We keep it wrinkle-free and flat for better quality and long-lasting prints.

Step-4: Printing

After loading the fabric on an inkjet DTG printer, The ink heads move on the design quickly, read the file and fill the required colors directly onto the material. Now, your fabric design is recreated.

Step-5: Curing By Heat Press

We do curing should to get the vibrant and deep penetration of ink into the graphic design for permanent prints. With the help of a heat press, printed fabric promotes the ink to get Absorbed, ultimately making a delicate and soft look of your printed material. 

After successful curing, your fabric is easy to wash. Some garments need post-treatment of steaming and washing to make the prints durable. It removes the excess ink or enhances the color fastness.

Files Types For DTG Printing

Files should be compatible with an inkjet DTG printer. Vector files are best for smooth printing. Therefore, JPG, PNG, and TIFF with 300 DPI resolution file types are accepted for photos. AI, EPS, SVG, and PDF are suitable for logos, graphics, and text. These are good for the best-quality prints with sharp edges and text. 

What type of ink does dtg printing use

DTG (Direct-to-Garment) printing typically uses water-based inks. These inks are specifically formulated for printing on textiles, such as cotton and other fabric blends commonly used in apparel. Water-based inks are preferred for DTG printing because they provide good color vibrancy, allow for high-quality prints, and are more environmentally friendly compared to some other types of inks.

Water-based inks are absorbed by the fabric, creating a soft feel and allowing for breathability in the printed area. They are also considered more eco-friendly as they don’t contain harmful solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) commonly found in other types of inks. Additionally, water-based inks are known for their ability to produce detailed and vibrant prints, making them a popular choice for direct-to-garment printing.

Benefits Of Direct To Garments Printing

  • Complicated and colorful designs can be printed. 
  • Quick printing of customized designs
  • Cost-effective printing procedure.
  • Human and fabric-friendly ink is used.
  • It can print durable and fascinating designs.
  • The print does not crack and feels soft while wearing.
  • The initial setup cost is less than other printing techniques. A single design can b used to print large orders.
  • Smooth touch design which adheres to the fabric and does not fade. 

 Disadvantages Of DTG

  • This printing process is not suitable for dark fabrics because an extra white base is required for dark-colored fabrics to highlight the print.
  • For too small orders, it costs less, but for large orders, the same printing technique becomes costly.

Why Choose Us For DTG Printing In Dallas?

We serve the community by producing high-quality prints and variable designs on pure cotton fabric or blends at affordable costs. Our skilled staff can create a plan for you or assist you in creating a suitable design for your t-shirt. You can order any size, and we strive to deliver them promptly.

FAQ’s

Which Fabric Is Best For DTG Printing?

Cotton and its blends are the best fabric for DTG printing. Cotton can absorb water-soluble ink and gives the best outlook with vibrant color after curing.

Can I Add DTG Printing On All Kinds Of Fabrics?

DTG is not recommended for all kinds of clothes. DTG printing gives the best results for cotton garments, while for polyester, DTG. 

Is There A Minimum Order Size For DTG Printing?

For DTG custom prints, you can order a minimum of 12 shirts. You can get images of one or several garments.

Is DTG Printing Better Than Screen Printing?

Both printing methods are popular with advantages and disadvantages. DTG is better for complex designs and costs less. Initial setup charges are more on screen printing. DTG is quicker and more durable than screen printing.