DTG - Direct to Garment Printing
The process of printing specialty inks directly to garments such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, pants and more. With direct to garment printing, traditionally companies do not charge a setup fee or messy screens as with traditional silk screen printing. We use the latest direct to garment printers and top-of-the-line software to create vibrant detailed graphics.
The Printing Process
Direct to garment Printing is also known as DTG Printing, is a process by which textiles and garments are decorated using state of the art modified inkjet printer technology. It’s a newer method of textile printing, and there are a lot of ways to implement it. The best thing? You get colors that pop, designs that stand out, and your print won’t crack, peel, or washout overtime.
DTG Printing requires 100% cotton or high cotton blends (i.e. 80% Cotton / 20% Poly) in order to achieve optimal results. When exporting your Artwork for DTG Printing, always save with a transparent background. DTG printing onto dark garments with white ink requires that your image has a transparent background. By default, the DTG Printer will ignore white inks when printing onto a white garment.
Special DTG Requirements
With Raster Artwork you cannot increase the resolution on a low-res image; you can only decrease resolution. For example, you cannot convert 72dpi Artwork and make it 300dpi, however, you can take 300dpi art and convert it to 72dpi. There is one exception as it pertains to resolution; if you have an image with extremely large dimensions, say 3,456 pixels by 2,808 pixels (48”x39”) at 72dpi, there is sufficient dpi (dots per inch) at this large scale that you can reduce the image dimensions to fit within your print parameters whilst maintaining a high-quality output. Vector Artwork is created in Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW using mathematic equations within points, lines, and shapes to create images that maintain clarity when scaled, up or down in size, without loss of quality.