What Fabric Is Best For Direct To Garment Printing?
Many friends have misunderstood in DTG printing, especially for fabrics that it can print. Which fabric is best for direct to garment printing? Today, I will briefly introduce fabrics for direct to garment printing and hope will be helpful to you.
The inks used in direct-to-garment printing are water-based inks and act like any liquid when it comes to application on fabric. Any garments that have a Teflon or stain resistant coating will repel the inks used for digital printing in the same way they are designed to repel coffee, cranberry juice, or any other liquid. Many aprons, tablecloths, and work uniforms, such as in the mechanic or food service industry, are not suited for direct-to-garment printing. Polyester and poly-blend fabrics, that are often used to make t-shirts, do not work well with digital printing.
Polyester fibers are essentially plastic, and as you probably know, water is not absorbed by plastic. Even if the image is transferred to a polyester or polyester-blend garment, the ink does not set and will lose integrity when washed. 100% cotton is by far the best material to use when it comes to digital printing. 50/50 blends of cotton and polyester simply don’t hold the ink as well over the long term.
However, it is important to remember that all cotton tees are not created equal. The visual quality of the print is noticeably degraded when printing on the cheaper, rougher generic tees that are available. For the best looking print, you want to stick with the smoother, softer shirts. There are other fabrics beyond cotton that can produce amazing results when printed direct-to-garment. Such fabrics include twill and canvas. Remember, this is printing with the textile equivalent of a laser printer like this one:
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