Direct to Garment Printing
Our Brother Direct to Garment (DTG) printer uses water-based inks specifically designed for fabric. It's similar to fabric paints used for fabric painting, but has far superior results. This DTG printer is extremely precise, making it able to print images with much higher detail than traditionally available to screen printing. And you're not limited with your color choices.
DTG prints are a popular choice for our local artists and their one-off t-shirt designs, especially those looking to create a high-quality full colour t-shirt, that feels great when worn.
Advantages of Direct to Garment Printing
With DTG Printing there are no screen set-up's, tear-down, clean-up of screens and squeegees, or colour separation expenses. The ink our DTG uses is a pigment that soaks right into the fibers - unlike plastisol. The fabrics are heat pressed to cure the print, which sets colour fastness. Digital printing is typically turned around in less than 24 hours without any rush charges.
We can print on almost anything as long it is at least 50% and preferably 100% cotton, can be laid flat and with a thickness no greater than approx 8mm. Maximum printing area is 350mm (14") wide x 400 mm (16") high.
What File Format should I use for Direct to Garment printing?
Artwork should be of medium to hi resolution. A 200 dpi minimum applies, but it will look better at 300 dpi. Please be aware that the majority of images that you find on the internet are 72 dpi and are far too low a resolution to be suitable for printing. Unless you're into blobs.
We prefer the artwork to be in any of the following formats; CorelDraw, PDF, Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. We can use most file types, but prefer EPS, PDF, PNG or Hi Res JPEG, with a transparent background to get the best result.
Contact us for more information.