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DTG Digital Direct to garment t-shirt printing

Digital tee shirt printing

OurDTG Digital Viper, Large formate garment printer

Digital t shirt imaging. Also referred to as Digital Direct or Direct to garment decoration is the latest advancement in decorated apparel. this process has finally made it possible to get just one full color customized clothing item at an affordable cost. This is also being called Print on demand as it can be done without the set ups associated with the traditional Silk screen printing process. making it much faster to produce.

 Why choose Direct to garment Computer imaged tee shirts over silk screened?

 Here are just a few of the advantages.....

  • Get just one, full color item!
  • get a few full color affordably.
  • Water based inks ( environmentally friendly with a soft feel)
  • No set up charges. ( silk screen stencil )
  • No ink mixing. no press registration.
  • No mechanical art or films.
  • Hi resolution (4800 Pixels per inch).
  • Large format print ( 16" X36" )
  • Millions of colors at no extra charge.
  • Quicker turn around time.

We've made it even easier and more cost effective with our new online designlab. this software allows you to upload your photo or graphic, add clip art and text to it an much more all for FREE. saving you from an art charge to produce a high resolution professional file.

Our Viper print system uses a white ink management system that allows us to print on any color t-shirt including black and dark colors.

Full color custom photo shirtsFull Color one-off digital shirt print

custom photo tee shirt print

Custom art graphic t-shirt print

The disadvantages:

 process does not allow for quantity discounts.

Cannot print custom colors like neons glitters etc.

Pantone color matching not possible.

 Direct to garment is perfect for those smaller run orders especially those using full color. If you are in a hurry this is aslo the idea process for those custom t-shirts & Hoodies. Select the green check mark to the left and get started. With our online designlab, you can upload a preexisting design or create a new one. Use it to embellish a photo or design. All artwork comes through as print ready. We've loaded dozens of fonts to arch, color and manipulate as you like. There is a database of clipart to choose from or an upload area to load your own artwork or design. The designlab will show you all cost as you go. We except all major credit cards,Paypal or even phone in orders. As with all the custom decorated garments at Choice Image inc. All work is done right here in our Lakewood, Colorado facility.

 Most DTG custom shirts and garments can be produced in just a few days. This only depends on the demand. Holidays are typically a busy time as custom printed t-shirts are a great way to celebrate any occasion.

Unlike the heat transfer t-shirt imaging of the 70's & 80's this direct to garment prints do not leave a plastic window on the shirt. it can be printed on all t-shirt colors and the image is much brighter and higher in detail. Additionally, they do not require transfer paper or the extra heat transfer process, Making them even more cost effective.

 Want something more amazing then just clip art and typography? Our professional Illustrator design artist can create a professional image for you event. Just feel out our free design & Illustration quote form here to find out how.

 Or use our free online designlab to create your own  t-shirt art here..

What's the deal with this " Digital t-shirt printing"? Is it the same as " print on demand"?

 Digital t-shirt printing is starting to come of age. Since BASF has developed a White ink for use in bubble jet and ink jet printers along with a curable textile ink. Companies can now print onto garments or textiles using the same printing technologies as the desktop printer attached to your homes personal computer system.

 What are the Pros & Cons of Digital tee shirt imaging as compared to other processes like Heat transfers, Sublimation or silk screen printing?

 Unlike heat transfers or sublimation, Digital printing can now be done right onto colored garments as a White ink can be applied first. Heat transfers do come in white however each transfer must be cut out of the square or rectangular paper an applied. It leaves a big plastic window on the garment. Sublimation can only be don on Polyester goods and not 100% cotton.

 Silk screen printing was invented in Asia some 4000 years ago. It has come a long way since then using discoveries in modern technology and materials.. It is  THE standard in imaging anything textile.!

Here is a breakdown of some of the pro's & con's of Print on demand custom t-shirts as compared to the Industry standard of Silk screening.

 Pros....

 1.) PRICE: There are no set ups associated with this form of reproduction. This means mechanical color separated films and screens are not needed. This is a major cost saving factor and has made it affordable to do just one or two full color printed items. Please see the number one con as an opposite effect of this.

 2.) TIME: If you find a shop that does not have a lot of orders going on at the time, It is possible for shirts to be done While you wait! do to the lack of set ups required.

 Cons....

 1.) PRICE + TIME: Digital printing is a slow process as compared to silk screening. With the silk screen process, Once the job is set up , Hundreds of full color garments can be produced on just one press in 30 minuets or less.

Digital printing may take that long just to spray one shirt. Silk screening can reproduce t-shirt quantities at 500 percent faster then Digital.

This means you can get MAJOR price breaks for ordering quantities of silk screen printed shirts whereas digital printing does not give you a price break for quantities! this can be the difference from $3.00 bucks a tee compared to $8.00 to  $20.00 a shirt.

 Also in this area is the fact that you pay the same price for a one color digital print as a full color digital print. Screen printing charges per color and can generate Free mixed tertiary colors on press as well.

 

 2.) QUALITY: Digital printing Sprays the ink onto the garment whereas Screening uses a Squeegee with pressure to Push the ink into the fiber thus completely permeating the material completely. In fact most digital printers spray an alcohol down first just to get the ink to slightly absorb into the textile weave a few millimeters below the surface. Screen printing can also use different meshes of screen  to adjust thick or thinner deposits of ink.

These inks fade quickly from Sunlight, laundering and wear. Silk screened shirts....  I still have a Pink Floyd shirt from the seventies, The shirt is falling apart but the print still looks great.

 3.) SPECIAL EFFECTS: Unlike silk screening, Digital print on demand cannot print creative custom effect inks like.. glitters, shimmers, metallics, glow in the dark, neon,  florescent black light, puff & raised,Color changing ultra violet chromatic, clear gel gloss, Foils, sued, Light reflective, vinyl, Lycra & specialty material inks, as well as exact pantone color match inks.

 Color matching, Digital cannot do a color match! in fact re-orders may result in an image that is completely different in color.!

  Three-D effect, Digital printing does not offer killer effect that can be done by a screen printer like, High density printing, Fake process, Indexing, Flamingo printing and a whole host more.

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