Direct to Garment Printing & Heat Transfers

A fast and easy way to personalize apparel with high-quality, durable designs.

Direct-to-garment (DTG) printing,

Also known as digital apparel printing or digital garment printing, is a method of printing designs directly onto fabrics using specialized inkjet printers. 

Unlike traditional printing methods that involve screen printing or heat transfer, DTG printing allows for high-resolution, full-color designs to be printed directly onto garments, such as t-shirts, hoodies, and other textiles.

The process of DTG printing typically involves the following steps:

    1: Design Preparation

    2: Pre-Treatment

    3: Printing

    DTG printing offers several advantages over traditional printing methods. It allows for intricate and detailed designs, gradients, and unlimited colors without the need for color separation. It also enables printing on-demand, making it suitable for custom orders or small production runs. Additionally, DTG printing is environmentally friendly as it uses water-based inks that are free from harmful chemicals.

    However, it's important to note that DTG printing may have limitations in terms of fabric compatibility. It works best on 100% cotton garments, as the ink is absorbed into the fibers for vibrant results. Polyester and other synthetic fabrics may not yield the same level of color vibrancy and wash durability. Additionally, DTG printing is generally more suitable for smaller designs and orders due to the time and cost involved in printing larger areas.

Heat Transfers

The process of heat transfers for creating custom apparel involves using heat and pressure to apply pre-printed designs onto garments.

  • Design creation
  • Printing the design
  • Preparing the garment
  • Positioning the transfer
  • Heat press setup
  • Heat pressing
  • Applying heat and pressure
  • Cooling and peeling
  • Final inspection

It's essential to follow the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer of the heat transfer paper and the heat press machine to ensure optimal results. Additionally, practice and experimentation can help you achieve the desired outcome and understand the nuances of heat transfer printing for different fabrics and designs.

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