At Printsome, we use DTG (direct to garment printing) for small orders with complex designs. Using the latest printing technology, we can print full-colour images on a wide range of T-Shirts, hoodies and other types of garments.
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More often than not, DTG is the go-to technique when working with complex designs. We consider these to be artworks with tiny details and/or are rich in colour. The quality of the DTG print can be quite amazing. Not only does it provide realistic detail but can also be done on either white or coloured garments.
Because of the little setup required, DTG is also the printing technique of choice for print on demand services. If this is something you’re interested in, Printsome also offers an on demand T-shirt printing service.
When to choose DTG printing
Washcare: Because the inks used for DTG are water-based, they can fade a bit after a few washes. This technique is often used to create vintage-looking T-shirts for this reason. If having a vibrant, colourful print for a long time is important to you, then we’d recommend using screen printing instead.
A pretreatment liquid is sprayed on the garment to properly set the ink on the fabric. Sometimes it's manual and other times it's automated.
In order for the pre-treatment liquid to properly set, the garment must be left to dry for a while. Some people use a blow dryer to dry faster.
Using a special software, the artwork is transformed into a compatible file. For best results, artworks must be saved in at least 300 DPI.
In order to avoid white spaces, the garment must be laid completely flat. A single wrinkle in the wrong place can ruin the entire process.
Once everything has been set and done, the only thing left to do is print. The process is slow when compared to other printing techniques.
The Printsome experience is a modern take on T-shirt printing. With a solid grasp on printing techniques and a creative mindset, we represent the best of both the traditional industry and the contemporary agency.
We’ve always prioritised the customer experience, which is why from the first contact, our clients get assigned their very own printing expert who will guide them through the entire process. These are highly trained so they can offer a personalised attention each and every time. Not only them but if you need help with your artwork, our graphic design team will offer their hand as well.
Artwork must be managed differently for every printing technique. For example, DTG requires high-quality images but does not necessarily need them transformed into vectors like other techniques. Download our guide on how to prepare artwork below.
Our catalogue features a wide variety of garments from world-famous brands such as Gildan and Fruit of the Loom to more conscious companies such as Continental Clothing which creates all of their products in an ethical and sustainable fashion.
For those in a hurry, we offer different delivery options which can adapt to most deadlines. Our standard delivery is from 5 to 7 days while the express option will ship your garments in 48h. If you’re interested in the 48h option, please make sure to place your order before 12.00 pm.
If you ensure that your artwork is at 300dpi, at the desired print size. Then you can guarantee that it'll be at a high enough resolution to print.
If you convert all text to outlines, then we won't have to relocate any fonts, so they'll be as you designed them for print.
Vector based files (e.g. Adobe Illustrator files) work best for us, as they have no loss of resolution, no matter how big you scale up the artwork.
In case you don’t speak graphic design fluently, Printsome is here to translate. We’ve decided to take this tedious process and simplify it into this easy to follow PDF, available for download. Do you still need some extra guidance? Worry not! Contact us and we’ll prepare the artwork for you.
Printsome is an online T-shirt printing agency that was founded in 2012. Throughout those years, we have worked with some of the biggest brands in the UK and Europe. The BBC, Facebook, IKEA and Rockstar, just to name a few.
In a saturated industry, we make ourselves stand out with a business model that revolves around you — the customer. From the first moment you get in touch with us, one of our printing experts will become your guide through the entire process.
The way we come through in a pinch, communicate quickly and keep you in the loop as the order is processed is the reason why our customers keep coming back.
DTG printing, or as it is sometimes known digital T-shirt printing, is a relatively new printing technique that requires more technology than the rest but is able to offer far higher-quality in printing since it prints the design directly into the T-shirt. Direct to garment T-shirt printing has a more fashionable look than the other printing techniques. However, it is not recommended for bulk T-shirt printing as the complexity of the design required for direct to garment printing makes it expensive. At Printsome, we have a team of printing experts that are ready to give useful advice to any of our customers. We are here to make the printing process super easy for you and that’s how we are different in the market. We are an online T-shirt printing UK agency that will do the hard work for you, we are your printing Sherpa! The ordering process is super easy. At the moment we receive your quotation, within one hour tops we’ll get back to you by phone or by email to resolve your questions and start helping you. Going back to the technique, DTG printing might not be the best option for polo shirts, but it is highly recommended for custom T-shirts as they have a more personal use. Have you ever wondered how DTG works? The same way as your office printer, but with fabric instead. Basically, the ink gets injected directly into the material. It works great with garments made out of cotton, but it doesn’t work so well with a porous material such as the one of a polo shirt. As well as on T-shirts, direct to garment printing can also be used on hoodies to give them a more edgy look or even for workwear to make your staff really stand out. And what about other properties of this innovative technique? Let’s talk about it. First: Colour inks are injected into the fibres leaving no texture when you touch it. That means that over time it won’t fade easily (washing the garment with cold water is highly recommended) Second: It’s way easier to set up when compared to the other techniques. Third: It’s great for those looking for only one item to be printed (unfortunately at Printsome we have a minimum of 15 T-shirts to go ahead with the order). For bulk orders, DTG printing is not worth it because it takes quite a bit more to print. Fourth: no limits when it comes to colouring. Fifth: DTG can make some of the detailed highest quality printing. Although we can continue talking about the benefits of this technique, those there are the most important. Sounds great, right? But there is always a disadvantage and that’s our next point. Ready? Due to the cost of the machines, DTG printing it’s a bit more expensive. We also can’t forget that it is a new technology that has been around for barely 10 years and therefore hasn’t had the time to develop as much as the others. However, the opposite can be said about deliveries since T-shirt printing has become increasingly easy thanks to our online business model. We’re based in London but can and will sure deliver to all of the UK. It doesn’t matter if you are in Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast, Edinburgh, Scotland, we seriously deliver to anywhere else in the UK. Are you in a hurry? At Printsome we offer different shipping options for you. The Standard: 5-10 days delivery and the fast T-shirt printing Delivery takes only 2-4 days. Choose the one that best fits your needs. At Printsome we meet tough deadlines with a speedy turnaround and quick delivery, whatever your case is! The deliveries are normally made during weekdays from 9:00 to 19:00, but we can also make exceptions on Saturdays depending on the order details. Just let your account manager know, and we will do our best to be as flexible as we can with your delivery. Since we are an agency, the only thing you have to do is to get in touch and let us know what you need and we’ll take care of the rest. If you are not completely sure about what’s best for you, our team of printing experts will give the best advice depending on your needs. Our focus is always you and your satisfaction! Get in touch and happy printing!