What is Direct to Garment Printing?
Direct to Garment (DTG) digital printing is the latest technology in the printed clothing and non-textile printing industry. DTG printing uses highly specialised printers that function much like the standard ink-jet printers found around your home or office. However, rather than feed through paper, they digitally transcribe artwork and designs directly onto garments. DTG digital printers use a sophisticated type of water-based ink that provides an end result consistent with vibrant, multicoloured and durable prints that do not fade instantly after washing like much of the transfer printing jobs produced by many print shops in the industry today (not the case with our transfer printing materials).
When to use Direct to Garment:
Last Minute T-shirt Printing will always process orders as customers submit their quotes to us and then offer our expertise regarding which printing technique we feel will best suit their needs. The most common type of printing method will always be screen-printing, which is the best option for bulk orders and high volume jobs. This is due to the fact that screen-printing requires set-up fees that are associated with the costs for creating individual screens as required per their design.
Direct to Garment is the best method for lesser quantity orders (typically less than 50 units) because there are no set-up fees required and thus more economical for the customer. In cases where you require small run orders we will almost always suggest DTG because of the lower costs and higher rate of speed offered by the process. The quality of DTG printing is quite excellent.
DTG Direct to Garment Printing Quality produce vibrant, multicoloured and durable prints that are required of highly technical artwork and designs. This method can be used to print on both light and dark t-shirts as well as non-textile items. Again, DTG printing is ideal for small run orders but sometimes we may suggest DTG for larger quantity orders if the printing needs require highly technical designs with ultra-detailed colours. The end result is a high quality print that is durable and long lasting, second only to the screen-printing method.
Equipment we use:
|Direct to garment printing machines prices range approximately between £100,000 and £200,000. There are a vast amount of DTG machines on the market today that we have had the opportunity of testing and had access to. After thorough experimentation and countless test printing we have determined that the printers we use are the best on the market because they offer the highest quality printing and in the most efficient way. We exclusively use the most state-of-the-art DTG digital printers: Brother GT-541, Brother GT-782, and our most recent edition, the Kornit Breeze.|
Type of artwork and designs:
Our DTG digital printers can operate with most file type images for transcribing your bespoke designs to garments and non-textile items of choice. These can include .png, .jpg, .eps, .pdf, and .ai among others. The quality of the file is essential in determining the quality of the print. For this reason we suggest you use a file with at least 200dpi resolution. Please consider that we will not proceed with the print job if we believe the image resolution does not fulfill our quality standards. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and providing the highest quality print jobs and customer service.
If you have any further questions regarding this process our expert printing staff will be happy to assist you. Please contact us and we will do our best to answer any concerns or doubts to the best of our abilities.