DTG stands for Direct To Garment printing and it is the printing technique that we use for all of our Dryp Factory T-Shirts. DTG printing is an innovative technique that differs from the old-school, iron-on transfer method that fades rapidly with time.
DTG printing is similar to printing documents from your computer onto a piece of paper except a high-quality digital image is printed directly onto the t-shirt.
The print colors are similar to CMYK colors that are found on traditional printed documents. The DTG method produces a higher detailed print quality versus other screen printing methods, giving you a sharper printed image.
Benefits of DTG Print Method:
Material Absorption: The material color plays a huge role in how designs appear on the products. If we were to use the example of printing an identical design on two different products (one thick and one thin), the product with the more thin material will absorb the ink better than the thicker material. The thicker variation will have a more prominent layer of paint, helping the design stand out more.
Zero Setup for High Quality Looks: Unlike other traditional printing methods such as screen printing, DTG Garments require zero setup and can be printed immediately. This is a huge advantage for printing and shipping small order quantities.
Detailed Images: DTG allows the printing of extremely detailed images and designs, one of the many reasons why it is one of the most valued printing methods. It's important to follow printing guides and recommendations on file size and colors to product and create with ease.
What is DTG Underbase?
All DTG garments, except for white garments, have a white underbase applied to them under the design, it's what your design is printed onto. The underbase allows colors to come through with vibrant colors and detailed designs. The underbase will complicate gradients and while a gradient might look great on a white garment, it won't come out great on a black garment.