Direct To Garment Printing - DTG
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Threaded Merch Digital Direct to Garment
Why DTG? Because sometimes you just want a few shirts with alot of colors! Our screen printed orders require a minium of 12 pieces, but you just want one or two shirts, and fast! You got it, quick short run t shirts! Just design, print and ship to your door!
Digital Printing printing utilizes the latest technology to provide a solution to printing smaller orders (less than 24 pieces) with an almost unlimited number of colors in the design. For many customers, this is a great way to get full color prints on just a few shirts. Screenprinting an order that size with a large number of colors had previously been cost-prohibitive before the advent of Digital Printing. Also referred to as Direct-To Garment printing, the process works much like an traditional inkjet computer printer, but for apparel!
- Yields high quality, durable images.
- Print on any color garment, recommended for dark prints on light color garments for best result.
- Price: Fixed cost per shirt, regardless of quantity ordered. Often cheaper than screenprinting for multiple-color images on small runs.
- Used for: Photos, Graphic Effects, and highly detailed images on small runs of shirts.
What's the difference between Screen Printing and Digital Printing?
We now offer DTG – Direct to Garment printing at Threaded Merch.
The results are in, and our customers are loving it! We can literally print anything directly onto a t-shirt or other approved apparel, similar to how you would on a printer at home. Our fancy Epson SureColor prints directly on the apparel
We find it to be a perfect compliment to our screen printing services, as some jobs are simply a perfect fit for DTG printing. DTG printing is ideal for those wanting more color, higher detail, more customization and quicker turnaround times than screen printing. The other great feature is our one shirt minimum!
Unlike Iron On transfers of the past that crack, peel and fade over time, DTG printing lasts for a long time and holds up great, similar to screen printing. Some things to consider: White Shirts print really soft, as no pretreat is required. This makes for an extremely soft hand print, the same goes for our ECONOMICAL “vintage print” on a light colored t-shirt.
Dark shirts, or shirts with white ink, will require a pretreat, which is an additional step, and adds a few bucks to your t-shirt. The pretreat is harmless and will wash out in the laundry, with no additional steps. You are invited to our tiny store front and showroom to check out examples of our DTG printing. We stock black and white tees for kids, (2t – YL, Men and Women, S – 3XL) in popular and stylish brands. Ringspun Cotton Shirts work best and our DTG includes a basic ringspun cotton tee.
Alternatively, you can provide your own graphic; unlike screen printing, our DTG printer works great with many different file types, including jpg, tiff, and png files.