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Direct to Garment Printing (DTG)

Understanding DTG

A relatively new process, some designs - due to complexity or colour schemes - can only be done using this technique. It is not ideal for high volume orders because it tends to produce very small variations from garment to garment. We would recommend Direct to Garment Printing for quantities of 50 units or less, samples, or designs with intricate colours - such as photos.

With DTG the ink is injected directly onto the fabric as opposed to other techniques where the ink is injected on top of it. Like your favourite t-shirt, the one that you look better in the more washed and older it gets, the finished product is soft to the touch.

General specifications

Artwork type Anything, from vector graphics to pixel based images (such as photos or collages)

Suggested softwares Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

File extensions .ai, .eps, .pdf, .jpg, .png, .tiff @ 300 d.p.i.

Maximum printing size Up to 35x45cm

Colour space CMYK

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What to avoid

Direct to garment printing, or sometimes known as digital t-shirt printing, is a relative new printing technique that requires more technology than the rest. But DTG is able offer a more high quality t-shirt printing finish since it prints the design directly onto the custom t-shirt or personalised jumpers. This printing technique give t-shirts a more fashionable look than the other printing techniques, but it is not recommended for bulk t-shirt printing as the complexity of the design required for direct to garment t-shirt printing makes it not the most cost effective option. DTG printing services might not be the best option for polo shirt printing, but is recommended for customised t-shirts that have a more personal used. Direct to garment printing can also be used on personalised hoodies to give them a more edgy look or even work uniforms to make your staff really stand out. With our wide range of products including Gildan, Bella Canvas, Fruit of the Loom, B&C, and much more, the options to make any of those into customised t-shirts and printed sweatshirts are almost endless. Since we are a direct to garment printing UK agency, we can get your personalised clothing to you whether you are in Bristol, Norwich, Belfast, or Newcastle. Even if you are really excited about getting your custom t-shirts as soon as possible, we offer next day t-shirt printing.

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