DTG PRINTING

DTG PRINTING

What is DTG Printing

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Direct to garment printing Direct to garment printing (DTG) is a process of printing on textiles using specialized aqueous ink jet technol​ogy. DTG printers typically have a platen designed to hold the garment in a fixed position and the printer inks are jetted or sprayed onto the textile by the print head. DTG typically requires that the garment be pre-treated with a PTM or Pre-treatment machine allowing for the following:

Stronger bond between garment fibers and the pigmented inks
Lays down loose fibers to provide for a smoother substrate
Chemically reacts with the inks to promote drying and curing

Since this is a digital process the print is sharper and has a higher resolution, or DPI, than traditional printing methods such as screen printing. However, unlike screen printing, there is no long setup or clean-up process, and DTG has the ability to print just one single shirt for minimal cos​