Direct-to-garment, or DTG, is a printing method that sprays the ink onto the garment. The ink then soaks into the fibers of the garment. It’s like printing on paper, but on clothing.
The ink is water-based, producing a soft ‘non-plasticky’ feel. In the past there was ink jet printing method which prints images on transfer paper, which then was transferred to garments with a heat press. This is called heat transfer or iron-on. As opposed to heat transfer or iron-on, our DTG printer prints by jetting multi-color inks directly on garments. We do heat press the garment after the printing, to ‘seal the deal’ for washability. DTG can print on almost anything cotton, 50/50 blends and some 100% polyesters. This includes but is not limited to hoodies, jackets, tote bags, towels, aprons, drink coasters and more. The ink is water-based, penetrating the fabric, giving it awesome washability. It will not peel or crack like silkscreen or heat transfer prints. Our DTG prints are full color, with the capability to print photos, small details, and shading in over 16 million colors. Even dark shirts are okay, as our printer uses WHITE ink along with the CYMK