Direct to garment printing, also known as DTG, is a unique method of printing that allows you to print directly onto fabric. It requires a special printer that uses specialized ink that soaks into the fibres of your chosen garment. This process is particularly effective on cotton shirts, but can also be used on polyester and cotton blends.
Screen printing, on the other hand, is a traditional process that consists of pushing ink through a mesh stencil to imprint your design on the fabric. It is a great option for printing darker fabrics and it can be used to print multiple colors at the same time.
Plastisol inks are a great option for screen printing transfers, as they can create vibrant and colorful prints on dark fabric. They’re typically more textured and have a plasticized effect that adds to the print’s overall look.
Digital printing is another popular method of clothes printing. This method involves sending your design from a computer to a digital printer that sprays water-based ink onto the cloth. The printer will then use a pre-treatment solution to help the ink bond with the fabric and is then ready for printing.
The last stage of the printing process is to dry the printed fabric and then quality check it for accuracy before packing it away. This is an important step for your t-shirts and other clothing, as it helps ensure the quality of your product. It is also a good idea to wash your garments after they’ve been made to remove any leftover ink or residues.