Speed Media Direct to Garment (DTG) printing 101


So, Whats the skinny on Direct to Garment (DTG) apparel printing?  

Direct to garment printing offers a cost effective solution for your small volume & one off apparel needs. A direct to garment printer is essentially a larger version of your desktop printer setup specifically for printing on various type of fabrics for the apparel industry. Since the apparel is directly printed on, there isn't a need for screens, color separations or the large upfront costs of screen & artwork setup & inventory associated with the traditional screen printing methods. DTG prints are full color digital prints much like that of a photograph.

There are many pros & cons of DTG printing:

DTG Pros 

DTG Cons

– extensive color options

– can print detailed designs and photographs

– ideal for small batches and one-offs

-minimal upfront investment

 

– not cost-effective for extremely large batches

– limited design placement

 

 

Still have questions or an order over a quantity of 24 that you'd rather do in the traditional screen printing method? No problem, contact us for a personalized quote for your next screen printed apparel project.

 

Ok, so how do I submit my DTG order?

Ordering your custom DTG apparel couldn't be easier, just upload your design in place of the placeholder image as explained below. Thats it, simple as a few clicks!

1.) Select desire color, size & qty(s)

2.) Press the "Personalize design" button.

3.) Upload your graphic file to replace the placeholder image.

4.) Add to cart, checkout and wait for your special delivery to arrive typically in 5-10 business days. 

 This customized direct to garment process is the perfect solution for one off t-shirts for an event, fundraiser or sports teams looking for low quantity options while avoiding the high costs of traditional screen printing.

How do I know if my artwork is setup correctly?

Uploaded image must be a .png file format, in rgb color mode @300dpi. Max size for full front or back designs is 12" wide x 16" tall. for best results center your artwork within those dimensions with a transparent background so the shirt color shows thru the graphic in the unprinted areas. 

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