If you’re looking to print a design with lots of colours, or just require a small number of products; Direct to Garment (DTG) printing is likely to be the most economical process for you.
Direct to Garment is quite new technology that makes it possible for us to print t-shirts and other clothing products with an unlimited amount of colours and designs. With no minimum order and such flexibility, this is ideal for those with highly detailed design work (like photographs), or those requiring small order volumes.
With DTG printing, the results really are dependent upon the machinery being used and the quality can vary quite drastically. We use some of the best print technology in Europe, so you’re in safe hands. Additionally, unlike some, we’re able to DTG print onto dark colours as well as light, with supreme quality and vibrancy.
You can expect a soft to touch finish with DTG printing, as the inks sit within the fabric rather than on top of it, leading to increased durability, making this ideal for fashion and retail. When printing onto dark colours, as a result of the base coat the print may be slightly raised.
If you have a design with just a few colours and need over 25 prints of that same design, it may be more economical to screen print your designs.
5 Reasons to DTG Print
1. Cost effective for smaller volumes.
2. Lasting finish that won’t crack or peel off.
3. Inks that do not fade easily after washing.
4. Highest quality, with all of our printing & finishing undertaken here in the UK.
5. Eco friendly inks.
Not sure if DTG printing is right for you, or need some support? Get in touch with one of our experts.
Not sure if we're right for you? Take a look at some of our recent customers and what they had to say here.
You can also find out more on what makes us a little bit better than your average DTG printer here.
How DTG Printing Works
All direct to garment printers are descendants of the desktop inkjet printer, therefore they work in a very similar way, however these are much larger and print directly onto the garments.
The ink is embedded into the fabrics, providing a finish that is as soft as the t-shirt itself, and that cannot crack or peel off.
This is ideal for small runs, and has an immediate turnaround time with no setup costs.
Behind the scenes
You can get a behind the scenes look at all of our market leading print technology in the video below.