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Our Decoration/Printing MethodsUpdated a year ago

There are multiple ways to decorate a garment. We use a number of different methods in-house. It's important to understand the difference of each method.

Direct-To-Garment (DTG)

DTG (Direct-to-Garment) printing is a digital printing technology that allows for full-color designs to be directly printed onto fabric (typically cotton) using a specialized printer and ink. Unlike traditional screen printing, DTG printing does not require separate screens for each color, allowing for more complex designs to be printed easily. DTG printing is often used for creating custom t-shirts, hoodies, and other apparel items with high levels of detail or multiple colors. DTG printing is also a popular choice for printing smaller quantities, as it allows for easy customization and quick turnaround times. Additionally, DTG printing is eco-friendly, as it uses water-based inks that are safe for the environment. Overall, DTG printing is a versatile and efficient option for businesses and individuals looking to create custom apparel items with high-quality, full-color designs.

DTG is typically used for our cotton based apparel - t-shirts, singlets etc.

Direct-To-Film (DTF)

DTF (Direct-to-Film) printing is a type of printing technology that allows for high-quality, full-color designs to be directly printed onto a film material using a special printer and ink. This film can then be used to transfer the design onto various types of fabric using a heat press. DTF printing is especially useful for designs that are highly detailed or have a large number of colors, as it allows for greater color vibrancy and accuracy compared to traditional screen printing. Additionally, DTF printing can be used on a variety of fabrics, including cotton, polyester, and blends, making it a versatile option for creating custom apparel and accessories. Overall, DTF printing is a popular choice for businesses and individuals looking to create high-quality, full-color designs on fabric.

DTF is typically used for specialty items such as hats & accessories. We may also use DTF for fleece (hoodies/sweaters) as the finish can be better on these items due to their thickness.

Screen Printing

Screen printing is a printing technique that involves creating a stencil, also known as a screen, and using it to apply ink onto fabric. The stencil is created by blocking out certain areas of the screen to form the desired design. Ink is then pressed through the unblocked areas of the screen and onto the fabric below. Screen printing is a popular method for creating custom apparel designs, especially for large quantities of the same design. It is often used for printing t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other types of clothing. Screen printing allows for bright, vibrant colors and can be used on a variety of fabrics, including cotton, polyester, and blends. It is a durable printing method, making it a good choice for clothing that will be worn and washed frequently. Overall, screen printing is a cost-effective option for businesses and individuals looking to create custom apparel in large quantities.

Please note: We only use DTG and DTF printing for on-demand, however we do have the ability to screen print in-house for larger orders (100+ per style). Please get in touch if you wish to get a quote for a bulk run.
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