What is Direct Digital (Direct to Garment) Printing?
Direct to Garment printing works similar to your inkjet desktop printer. The unique garment ink is deposited directly onto the shirt, with no burning of screens, setup fees, or registration involved!
Direct To Garment printing allows for unlimited colors to be printed with no added costs.
No minimum order is required because there is no screens to be used and no setup time. You can have one or ten shirts printed, or have ten shirts printed, each with a different image. This is especially ideal for family reunions, small businesses, or personalized needs.
I’ve seen photographs on shirts before, how is this different?
The most common method for reproducing a photograph onto a shirt is by using a heat transfer. Digital Printing is NOT a heat transfer. Heat transfers are heat pressed onto the shirt, causing problems with wash-ability and stiffness. With Direct To Garment Printing, the ink is applied directly to the shirt, allowing for a flexible feel with no stiffness allowing the print to be soft and stretchable, your image will not crack or peel. Keep your garments looking great for years by washing them inside out with cold water.
When should I use Direct to Garment Digital Printing?
Direct to Garment Digital Printing is perfect for jobs where multiple colors would be too costly, or where detail, accurate color reproduction, or clarity is a strong issue, for small runs, or for personalization. Screen printing often requires a minimum order because of the time and cost involved to set up a job. Since there are no screens and no setup in Direct to Garment Digital Printing, printing one shirt is as easy as printing one hundred. This is ideal for small companies, printing for resale purposes, or for printing samples.
When should I use screen printing?
Direct To Garment Printing is often more affordable on smaller quantities involving multiple colors, however many small jobs involving large block text or a 1-color imprint should most likely be screen printed. We will help you decide whether silk screening or Digital Printing is the best method for your order.
Can I bring in my (x) and have it printed?
We accept customer provided garments. You will be charged only the cost of printing. Garments must be clean and in print-ready shape, and must meet our print specifications. All garments subject to approval before printing. We can print on nearly any location, even the hoods of sweatshirts. Get creative!
Personalize individual garments without the cost and minimum of embroidery, put your Grandmother’s picture on a shirt for her 80th birthday, or just have a cool idea for a shirt for you and a friend, Direct To Garment Printing is an exciting new way to explore your creativity.