Direct to garment printing, also known as DTG, is form of digital printing for textiles. Essentially, the printing is done by a specialised inkjet printer, using inks designed for fabrics.
DTG is simpler and more affordable to set up than screen printing, making it an option for very small orders. DTG printers can also print continuous gradations, where screen printing relies on spot colours and halftones.
DTG is excellent for projects with very small quantities or many colours, which are not suitable for screen printing. There are some limitations, however: only fabrics with quite a high content of cotton are suitable for most DTG applications, and we do have some size restrictions. DTG inks are also quite expensive, so while it may be the only option for printing some kinds of artwork, it may not always be the most economical.
If you would like more information on DTG or a quote, please feel free to contact us — we’d be happy to chat with you.