DTG (direct-to-garment) printing is a method which is in a fast growth phase. It has got the same functionality like inject printers as it digitalizes the image and then sprays out the paint onto an item. It works just as like printing something on a paper. Here are some things that you need to know about DTG printing.
- Its not cost-efficient- the equipment as well as the ink are expensive.
- Almost no color limitation- DTG printing offers a wide variety of colors which makes it easy to get any design you want and imagine and easily work with any color pattern.
- DTG printers have no order minimums.
- They are eco-friendly as they allow low energy waste and water-based inks are both eco-friendly and safe for children.
- DGT inks are not very durable because of the way the ink is applied although they look very realistic.
- There are different sizes of DTG printers that vary from normal computer size to those who would need a separate room.
What materials are used for DTG printing?
The most suitable textiles for DTG printing are natural fabrics as they easily absorb water. Some of examples can be cotton, combed cotton, organic cotton, linen, light-colored polyester and blends. There are also eco-friendly versions available such as: bamboo and hemp.
Also note that when working with a DTG printer, it’s very important to choose a correctly matching ink just like you choose fuel for a car.
We hope that we helped you with the information you needed to find on direct-to-garment printers.