There are plenty of different methods and techniques to print clothes and each has their own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this blog post we go through some of the most popular methods so you can more easily choose what suits your idea.
Screen printing is a popular choice for t-shirts, hats and other types of clothing. The main advantage of screen printing is that it is relatively cheap, especially if you make a large edition of shirts. In addition, screen printing generally provides sharp results of high quality.
However, there are some disadvantages to screen printing as well. For example, the screening time for screen printing can be quite long, and the process itself is close to several hidden costs such as set time, color change, stencils and picking costs.
In addition, screen printing is not generally recommended for dark garments.
Direct to Garment (DTG) printing
Direct to Garment print (DTG) is a popular choice for small editions of shirts or other garments. DTG prints are similar to inkjet printers that you would use at home; But instead of paper, the inkjet printer uses fabric as its medium.
One of the main advantages of DTG printing is that it has a very short processing time; When the design is complete, it can be printed in just a few minutes.
In addition, DTG printing requires no installation time, so it is ideal for last minute orders and on-demand production. Another great advantage that made us chose DTG is that we have better control over details and colors can be obtained without extra costs. With DTG we can also offer individual prints, add unique names, numbers and change pressure size for larger garments - all at no extra cost.
With transfer, the subject is pressed separately from the garment and heated on the surface. Generally an effective way of pressing, but since the vinyl used most often can give a plastic impression, this is a technology we mainly recommend for work clothes and protective garments.
As you can see, there are a variety of factors to take into account when choosing the pressure method for your clothes. Screen printing is a good choice for large editions of shirts or other garments; But directly to the garment (DTG) printing can be a better option if you need a quick processing time or if you just make a small edition of shirts. In the end, the best choice for your company will depend on your specific needs and preferences.