What is Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing?
Direct to garment printers, also known as DTG printers or digital garment printers, are designed to print directly onto cotton based shirts, caps, bags, pillow cases, home furnishings and promotional items using specialised inkjet technology.
DTG inkjet garment printing is more economical, faster, and cleaner than traditional screen printing methods, plus it requires significantly less operating space and business start-up costs. Decorators and t-shirt designers can create one of a kind creations or mass production runs - regardless of the number of colours - without having to create film positives, stretching screens, and using chemicals to reclaim screens.
It is recommended that a DTG solution includes an automatic pre-treatment machine to improve productivity and ensure consistent pre-treatment of dark textiles. Printers running higher volume with multiple machines will also invest in a tunnel dryer to improve curing productivity and result in a softer handle of the print.
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Direct to Garment (DTG) Printers
Direct to Garment Consumables, Accessories & Inks
Heat Transfer Presses
DTG printing applications
Print over zippers, seams and pockets
Customize different types of footwear (attachment required)
Personalize a variety of accessories
Print on jeans and denim
Print on the crown and bill of headwear (attachment required)
Simple steps to success
Design your artwork on a computer
2 Pre-Treat if printing onto dark textiles
Use a spray system or an automatic pre-treatment machine to apply a layer of pre-treatment to the print area
3 Cure Pre-Treat if printing onto dark textiles
Heat press the pre-treated textile to bond the solution to the textile
Print out the artwork directly onto your textile
5 Cure Print
Use a heat press or tunnel dryer to fix the printed ink. A tunnel dryer will result in a softer hand to the print textile
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Customer case studies
A Brother GT-3 garment printer from GJS is forming the cornerstone of a new business venture by three enterprising young men with their finger on the pulse of both the printing and music industry.
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