Direct To Garment Printing

Direct To Garment Printer

MAKE THAT SHIRT IDEA YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A REALITY WITH DIGITAL PRINTING!

Digital Printing utilizes the latest technology to provide a solution to printing smaller orders (less than 6 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. Screen printing 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 or Print On Demand, 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. We strongly suggest 100% cotton fabric.
• Price: Fixed cost per shirt, regardless of quantity ordered. Often cheaper than screen printing 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?

Screen printing involves creating a stencil, known as a screen, and then using that screen to apply ink on the printing surface (in our case, apparel or promotional products). Each individual color is applied using a different screen, one at a time, combined to achieve the final look. The more colors a design has, the more screens that are needed, and the more setup time required. The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing, which results in brighter colors – even on darker shirts. Screen printing is the best option for designs that require a high level of vibrancy, specialty products, or for quantities greater than 6 pieces.

Digital printing is a much newer process that involves your artwork being processed by a computer, and then printed directly onto the surface of your product. Digital printing is not a transfer – the ink is directly adhered to the fabric of your custom shirt. The fact that the design is processed and printed digitally allows for a quantity of one, since there are no screens or physical setup. Digital printing is best used for items that require large amounts of detail and/or print colors, customers that require water based ink, and for orders of a smaller quantity (5 or less pieces). The fact that the digital printer does not use screens allows for a photographic print, with much more detail than traditional screen printing.

AN EXCELLENT OPTION TO CREATE HIGHER-END GARMENTS FOR BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUALS ALIKE!