What Is Direct To Garment Printing?
Direct to Garment (DTG) is a method where a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology. It involves a special printer, which prints the ink directly onto the garment in the desired design. DTG uses specialty inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment.
Is DTG Printing Eco-friendly?
Yes. In most applications, the inks used in DTG printing are generally water based, pigmented inks that are naturally sourced and environmentally friendly.
How well does DTG hold up over multiple washes?
DTG prints will remain just as bright and soft and won’t crack when properly cared for.
Follow the tips and your shirt will last a long time with the same bright looking design.
Machine wash cold, inside-out, gentle cycle with mild detergent and similar colors. Only non-chlorine bleach, when necessary. No fabric softeners. Tumble dry low, or hang-dry for longest life. Cool iron inside-out if necessary. Do not iron decoration. Do not dry clean.*
Be wary of washing and drying on a high setting, especially when the garment is 100% cotton.
High temperature washes can fade and crack the print, and high temperature dryer settings can shrink the garment, as well as damage the print.