Brevard's Digital, Direct
to Garment Printing Service
DIRECT TO GARMENT PRINTING
One of the hottest inkjet printing
trends is direct to garment printing. With direct to garment devices, garment
printer can produce full-color tee shirt designs on untreated 100% cotton
garments. Direct to Garment printing has a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi,
allowing for near-photographic quality images. DTG printing is NOT a heat
transfer, so the image "moves" with the garment.
Printed garments using digital
image printing softwaret produces superior quality color and perfectly
smooth gradients. Direct to Garment Solutions are affordable and perfect
for small run orders.
Variable Data Customization
Print runs of individually
customized tees are easy as printing a batch of identical ones. Can be
customized for each garment with variable text and images.
The DTG Process
also known as inkjet-to-garment printing, involves using a printer to print
ink directly onto a cotton garment and curing the ink with a heat press.
There is very little set-up time, which usually involves little more than
sizing the image correctly in Adobe Photoshop or CorelDraw. Best results
are acheived on light shirts.
Inkjet printing directly
to a shirt will not yield the same image quality as inkjet printing to
paper , the material characteristrics is the only limit to image quality.
Ring-spun cotton is softer and more expensive, but that soft hand comes
from all the tiny fibers that stick up off the fabric.
With Direct to Garment printing,
the ink is applied right to the material, hence the flexible feel, and
no stiffness. The image will not crack or peel. For optimal results, try
washing your DTG printed shirts inside out and in the cold water
cycle. This will keep them looking great for many years.