Direct to garment printing, also known as DTG printing, is a form of digital printing for apparel and T-shirts where a digital image is printed directly onto a garment, creating a vibrant image that is built to last. With DTG printing, a printer directly applies the ink onto the T-shirt with inkjet technology. It’s sort of like printing on paper, except on a T-shirt. A special printer prints the ink directly onto the garment in the desired design. DTG uses specialty water-based inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment. Since the DTG printer is as precise as, well, a printer, you’re able to print images in much higher detail than screen printing, and you’re not limited in color. Because the printer can print any image, you have a lot of options to customize your design.
At Millers Graffix, we utilize direct to garment printing to create affordable, attractive, and durable products for our consumers in a timely manner with our state-of-the-art technology.
Things to consider about DTG printing:
• Direct to Garment pieces should be washed before first wear and always washed inside out in cold water, to keep the design from fading over time.
• 100% cotton is the best material to use for DTG printing.
DTG printing is also a good option for those where you don’t need to order a large batch because each t-shirt can be ordered separately. No need to guess how many of each size to order, and you won’t have unsold items sitting around.