There are various types of inks for clothes printing. Plastisol inks are commonly used because they feel durable and are great for large print jobs. Water-based inks are better for printing lighter inks onto lighter garments. They are also cheaper to purchase and apply than plastisol inks. High-density inks are perfect for high-quality prints. They are the best choice for garments with a high mesh count.
Another type of printing is called direct-to-garment printing (DTG). This method uses modern printing technology to print a digital image directly onto a garment. This method allows for a wide range of color designs, including those with low resolution artifacts. The more DTG-printable an image, the higher the quality of the printed output. A good way to determine the colour of a design is to study its natural colouring.
Heat transfer is a cheaper option for low-volume clothes printing, but it requires a large learning curve and is not suitable for large-scale orders. In contrast, direct-to-garment printing uses modern inkjet technology to create high-quality prints. Its downside is that it does not work well with very low-resolution designs. If you want to use this method, be sure to make a proof of your design before you send it to a printer.
Direct-to-garment printing uses a specialised fabric printer to transfer a design directly onto a garment. A digital printer uses a digital image and creates multiple copies of the design. Unlike the traditional screen-printing method, there is no need for a stencil. It allows you to print multiple colours on a single piece of clothing or on separate layers of fabric. And as an added bonus, you can have the print done as many times as you like!