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DTG (Direct to Garment)
DTG, Direct To Garment, is a digital printing method where the clothing is placed in a large color printer that prints directly on garments. We use a Brother GT-381 DTG printer in our production. It prints in both cmyk color and white.
A DTG printer can print photo-realistic images in many colors on almost all textiles, however, you will see the best result, if the product is in cotton . If there is polyester in a product, the color from the polyester can bleed through the ink and cause discoloration in the print. Print with a large uniform surface is not as suitable for DTG, but we have other methods that are better suited to this type of prints.
COLOR OF TEXTILES
If your design is printed on white or light fabrics, the color is drawn into the fabric and you can hardly feel the print.
This is done to prevent the white color – that is printed on first - from penetrating the fabric. The white color must be printed on first to the motif’s colors stand clear and sharp even on dark fabrics. You can see and feel the excess Pretreatment fluid a bit, but the remains disappear after the first wash.
When the motif is printed, it must be heat-fixed to cure the color, and then the fabrics can be washed at 40°C. To take care of the print, we recommend that you wash it with the inside out and avoid tumble dryers.
SMALL QUANTITY AND MANY COLORS
DTG printing can also be an advantage with small quantities and many colors, because no films and frames need to be made, as you see with Screen-print and transfer. Max print size is 35.5 x 40 cm. (width x height)
The color we use in our DTG production is GOTS certified, at the moment it is the most environmentally friendly printing method, we can offer.
GOOD ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
For the best print result, you must be able to provide a 1: 1 and 300 dpi graphic file.
We are always available with good advice and guidance when choosing a printing method, so that your printing is executed in the best possible way in relation to, motif, colors, quantity, and products to be printed on. We have many options, but most importantly, is that the result is beautiful and professional.
EXAMPLES ON DTG (DIRECT TO GARMENT) PRINT
Eksempler på DTG (Direct To Garment) print
ADVANTAGES OF DTG PRINT:
Same price regardless of the numbers of colors
Reasonable price at small quantities
The color is GOTS certified
DO NOT SELECT DTG PRINT:
By big quantities
Textiles with more than 20% polyester
Designs with large uniform surfaces
START YOUR OWN PRINT-BUSINESS
If you want to try out a DTG printer yourself, we have a good offer on a used Brother GT-381 DTG printer plus a new Pretreatmaker together with training for only DKK 75,000 excl. VAT and shipping.
The Pretreatmaker is a Schulze PretreaterMaker IV worth DKK 34,500 ex. VAT