Most of you may heard about Direct to garment printing, commonly known as DTG. It is a process of printing on garment items using specialized modern ink jet technology. Direct to garment printer hold the garment product in a fixed position under the printing machine and use inks that are applied to the product directly by the print head and are absorbed by the fibers of the garment. Only those portions or areas of the garment is printed which is placed under the position of print head, whereas rest of the areas are covered or blocked by an anti-ink utensil. Since the printing machine detects the digital image and apply inks according to the image on the garment, the print is sharper and has a higher resolution, or DPI, than traditional printing methods such as screen printing technique. Unlike screen printing machine, there is no lengthy setup or clean-up process.
Industrial direct to garment printer use aqueous garment inks which are basically water-based chemical inks. These water-based chemical inks require a unique curing process. Since the inks are aqueous, it is better to choose only those garments which are made of natural fibers, cotton, bamboo, hemp, linen, and other similar fabrics. Before applying any water-based inks on the garment, a pre-treatment process is typically applied to the garment before printing. In pre-treatment, the heat is pressed into the garment causing the fibers of the shirt to lay down. This process also allows the chemical inks to fully bond with fibers. This is quite important when using white chemical ink on dark textile materials.
At Dallas shirt printing, same strategy is applied on custom shirts by using modern printing technology. In cheap direct to garment printer, once the custom shirt or t-shirt has been properly treated by heating process to press the fabrics, the shirt is then positioned onto the design system, in order to hold the shirt in place. The custom shirt is then digitally printed according to the design in the printer. Let’s talk about, how direct to garment printing came into existence. The idea first flourished in United States, in 1996 with the introduction of the first commercially available DTG printer named “Revolution”. The best direct to garment printer was developed by DIS of Bradenton, Florida. And it was based on the invention of Matthew Rhome. Actually, Mathew Rhome was working on Direct to garment printer projects for many years and finally applied for a patent in July 1996. And, in August 2000, Mathew’s patent was granted by the US patent office.
Until 1998, the Revolution printer was offered for sale, but soon after massive success of the revolution printer, Mathew Rhome left the company to start the development of the first Brother Direct to garment printer, which came to market in 2005. In that time period, after the release of the Revolution printer, there was a lot of development activity in optimizing the printing methods but not much sales activity in the market. Until 2004, a person named Mimaki introduced his printer at the ISS show in Chicago. Later that year, Kornit and US Screen displayed their offerings at the SGIA show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At Atlantic City show, in 2005, Brother International introduced direct to garment printer (GT-541) to the market. It was the very first “ground up” Direct to garment printer offered. The GT-541 printer had print heads, ink, and electronics developed specifically for high-quality printing.
In 2013, at the Chicago PRINT show, Epson introduced the F2000 printer. The launch of this printer was notable among many countries, as it addressed the solution for many issues related to direct to garment printing at the time. One of the most unique features of the Epson direct to garment printer F2000 was its ink, which was set as it had a two year shelf life and did not have the clogging issues at all, like the previously introduced direct to garment printing inks. Here’s a fact about home inkjet printer and DTG printers. Home inkjet printers, need to be set up for individual jobs at first, whereas Direct to garment printers do not need to be set up for individual jobs. And they can render millions of digital colors in short period of time. So taking this fact into account, the pros of direct to garment printer is that there are no setup fees, extremely unique detailed images and designs can be printed. Hence, you will not be charged for, full-color printing. Thus, the process becomes more affordable for the customer. During the printing process, the ink directly binds to the fibers so it feels more like it is part of the fabric.
At Dallas, we offer Direct to garment printing services in reasonable rates. We provide high quality services by using modern printing equipment’s. Our team is professional and we assist our customers in every possible way. So, if you have an image which you want to put on a garment item, we can help you out. So, if you’re currently searching for high-quality direct to garment printer service then look no further and contact our team of Dallas Shirt Printing. We provide the following services direct to garment printing service, screen printing, printing of team uniforms, and embroidery by using modern equipment’s and the latest technology to give you guaranteed best quality results. We work hard to create and develop unique innovative methods for printing. We use only premium quality inks and modern printing technology. Our mission is to assist our client in every possible way, as we go beyond our client’s expectations on every project we receive. We provide premium quality, service and value to our customers.