Digital to garment printing allows for colorful images in a crisp, clear format to be printed onto a garment. This process utilizes waterbased inks. It’s not as vibrant as plastisol, but has a smoother feel. In the past, this technology was very limited by materials and garment color, however, there are several ways to get a clean, polished look from DTG printing with the latest technology as developed by Kornit, and by using Atlas Embroidery, Screen Printing and DTG guidelines as follows:
- Using White Garments for Printing Works Best
- Using 100% Cotton Fabrics for Dark or White
- Using polyester and polyester garments blends, if the garment is white. (This will work, however, it does not look as sharp as 100% Cotton.)
- Cotton garments allow for the water-based ink to adhere to the surface of the garment. Polyester and polyester blends also work well, if the garment is white.
- If you choose to use a dark colored fabric, the printing quality will depend on the material.
The Advantages of DTG Garment Printing:To print on a dark colored fabric, the garment will need to be 100% cotton, and a premium blank with a guaranteed dye lot of cotton in 24 single or above weight. Colors to stay away from when printing on darks (no matter what brand) we have found to be: royal blue, bright red, and any neon shirt color, such as safety green are to be avoided. Also, DTG performs best when printing full color illustrations with blends of color and many different shades. Trying to re-produce large solid blocks of color are not its best usage.
- Precise imagery printing
- Use many color inks in your design
- Low set-up costs
- Fast turn-around time
- Cost effective for smaller print runs
- MORE OPTIONS with LESS COST!
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