What Fabric Is Best For Direct To Garment Printing?

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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.

direct to garment printing

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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T-shirt Printing, DTG Or Sublimation Printing?

   When it comes to t-shirt printing, there are many equipment, and the most common devices are DTG printer and sublimation printer. Then, what’s the differences between them?DTG printer

   DTG is pretty much like using a printer to print on fabric. Because it works like a printer, it can support the most detailed design, with as many colors as you want. The printer can only print one garment at a time, which makes it perfect for printing one-off t-shirts.

sublimation printer

   Sublimation printing is the process of printing onto a special sheet of paper, and then transferring that image onto fabric. The ink is heated until it disintegrates into the corresponding fabric. That makes the ink long-lasting, and you’ll never have the unfortunate “peeling” effect of a well-worn t-shirt.

   If you want to print on cotton t-shirt, then we suggest you choose the DTG printer. If you print polyester t-shirt, then you can choose a sublimation printer.

 


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Can I Print on Phone Case with DTG Printer?

    DTG printer is the inkjet printer which can print on garment directly, it is kindly popular because of it’s easy operation and high quality printing quality. Many people asked me that is it possible to print on the phone case with a DTG printer. Then here is the answer.

DTG printer

   The DTG printer can be used to print on the phone case as long as you want, and not only phone case, it can print on all kinds of materials in theory, and what you need do is install an UV system. But we usually don’t suggest you do this, why?

   DTG printet uses textile ink, which is water-based and non-corrosive. If you want to print on the phone case, cup, frame, you should use UV ink. UV ink has a certain of corrosiveness. Put textile ink and UV ink together can create a chemical reaction and crystallize. The print head will get clogged. The print head is the core component of the DTG printer, is cost at least seven or eight thousand. So the result of doing so is not worth the candle.

phone case

   If you want to print on phone case , you can invest an UV printer.Witht the development of UV printing, the price of a UV printer is not as higher as before.


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