Direct-to-garment (DTG) printing is a process that applies thin ink directly to the fabric of a t-shirt or other garment. With this process, you can print any design you want on the fabric, including photos and complex graphics. The ink will soak into the fabric of the garment, making it feel soft and comfortable to touch. In addition, you can get your shirt printed quickly, and you don’t need to worry about the design fading after many washes.
Often, textiles printed with multi-colour designs use this technique. In this process, each colour dries while on the press. Then, another screen is used to print a different colour onto the item. The result is a durable and long-lasting finish. However, this technique is not recommended for all fabrics, especially lightweight ones.
Fortunately, there are some great machines that make it easy to print t-shirts. The DTG Digital M2 uses two platens, so you can print two shirts with one pass. This machine is also portable, and only requires a table. It costs $19,995 but it is well worth it if you want to print a lot of shirts.
Another option for clothes printing is embroidering. This method is a good choice for workwear garments because it is long-lasting and doesn’t fade with washing.