DIRECT TO GARMENT (DTG) PRINTING
DTG printing is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized inkjet technology. Specialty inks (inkjet textile inks) are applied to the textile and are absorbed by the fibers.
- Able to print detailed images
- Prints are long lasting/durable
- Fabrics printed remained breathable and soft, good for babies’ delicate skin
- Printing processes are certified in accordance with Product Class I of the Oeko-Tex Standard® 100*1, printed textile items that directly contact the skin of infants and toddlers are guaranteed to be safe
- Expensive ink
Digital printing is done by transferring a desired design, which is produced by high quality, ink jet printing onto special paper with heat-resistant and ink release properties onto the substrates via heat. Once the images are printed out, cutters are used to craft out the shape of the image before platen type transfer presses apply heat onto the carrier paper and transfer the image on the shirts.
- Prints are more vibrant and sharp
Vinyl is fed through a plotter or large-format printer/cutter which prints the desired image and cuts out the desired shapes. After removing the excess vinyl, we then transfer that onto the garment by using heat press.
- Comes in many different formats, such as metallic, fluorescent, flock and reflective colours
- Colours won’t fade and are highly durable
- Good for lettering and simple-one colour designs
- Gives a smooth even finish with crisp edges
- Prints will block garments ventilation