Why DTG Printing could be the best option for your brand.
DTG Printer / Direct-to-Garment (DTG)
Using our eco friendly DTG Printer is the process where a garment is loaded into an actual printing machine and the water based inks are printed onto the t shirt ( similar to printing onto paper on a desktop printer)
Our print team will always help you choose the best possible print process for your job. As a result we will help you to cut your costs without compromising the print quality.
Custom DTG printing UK Based
We have just re-launched our DTG printing service, using the latest Ricoh DTG Printing machine. being able to achieve eye-catching vibrant prints with just about any design, For all of our direct to garment printing jobs.
What Is DTG? and the Direct to Garment Printer all about?
DTG ( Direct to garment ) Is a relatively new type of print, water-based eco-friendly inks are used on a rather large machine that is similar to your everyday printer.
The only exception is instead of loading this DTG machine with paper, you load it with garments, The machine simply sprays the T-shirt inks directly onto the garment!
The advantages of DTG Printing
No screen setup, Millions of color possibilities on a T-shirt, Soft feel, Durable
– Great for order fulfillment, Faster to produce with great quality
– Unlimited Colours / no screen setup costs
– Designs with fine detail and no backgrounds are easy to print.
– Can also be used to create photos and jobs with a lot of colours and detail.
Best printing technology option for one-off t-shirts / no minimum:
– Our direct to garment DTG process is printed on 100% cotton garments,
The more cotton-based the better, But we can print on 80% Cotton and 20% polyester garments as an alternative, But the general DTG process works best on ring-spun cotton T shirts and garments.
Faster Turnaround time / Low setup costs
With DTG, We are able to produce a screen-printed look and feel at a without the setup time and cost of a screen print. This means that we can eve offer a same-day printing service and fast despatch.
–With DTG printing equipment all of the garments must be pre-treated and some garments will may not take well to this process which is why your garment may need to withstand a test before proceeding. However, we do sell trailed and tested garments that work great.
Direct to garment vs sublimation
People often ask us which is better, to achieve the best quality print:
Dye sublimation or DTG ink, The difference is that Dye sublimation can only be done on white garments. Also, we can only sublimate onto 100% polyester.
Compared to DTG which offers a bigger range of printable options.
So in principle, the two processes serve completely different uses.
Unfortunately, there is no way to sublimate onto dark cotton light or dark garments making DTG ( Direct to garment printing ) the number one choice for smaller runs.
What are the top 5 garments for DTG?
1. Gildan Ultra Cotton Tee shirts (GD002)
2. Gildan Softstyle Tees (GD001)
3. Continenetal Earth Positive (EP01)
4. Unisex Creator iconic t-shirt (SX001)
5. Iconic 150 T (SS430)
– Colour matching may not be as accurate as screen printing, especially with matching pan tone numbers.
– Also your lead time would have to be sufficient as DTG printing is not as fast as silk screen printing, The average DTG print time to bring 1 t shirt is around 5 minutes for a white t-shirt and 8 minutes for a Dark colour T shirt as white ink has to be printed under your design first.
If you need to start a clothing line or brand why not get in touch with a member of our team, We are based in London so local pick up is an option.
Is DTG printing eco friendly?
Yes, Dtg inks are eco friendly and are great for printing onto organic T-shirt fabrics.
Is DTG printing good quality?
Most certainly, DTG printers are capable of printing photographic images up to resolutions of 1200 x 1200 DPI.
The most important thing to remember is, what you put in you get out, As DTG puts out very high detail,
it is very important to make sure that your artwork is of very good quality, to begin with.
Is DTG printing durable?
With our Nex Gen Direct to garment process,
Yes, as with all types of garment prints, you can expect DTG to withstand wash temperatures up to 30 degrees.
Making it a great choice for fashion apparel and promotional wear.