We have already introduced a lot of knowledge and content about DTG printing. Do you want to know the history of the development of printing technology? Today we will talk about the difference between DTG printing and traditional digital printing.
The unique advantages of DTG printing have fundamentally innovated the concept of traditional fabric production and management. It realized the green production of textile printing. Combined the traditional textile industry with modern high technology, promoted printing upgrades. And improved product quality and technical standards.
1.The two definitions are different
Traditional digital printing requires a digitally controlled nozzle. In the part where the dye is needed, the corresponding micro-dots of the dye solution are sprayed on demand. Many micro-dots can quickly form the desired pattern, achieving visually consistent and vivid patterns. However, due to technical limitations, the printing effect is average, the color saturation is poor. And the vivid hierarchy is not reflected. Some Yunjin is also more difficult to grasp.
DTG printing is the technical development result and essence of the traditional digital printing machine. It is printed directly by the machine and digital printing ink, with strong color vividness and saturation. The technology is more advanced, the operation is simpler. And the effect is better than traditional technology.
2.The process is different
The traditional digital printing machine has many processes and requires fine distribution. There are the following processes: color separation, screen making, color matching, sizing, printing, post-processing and so on. The process takes a long time and the production cost is very high. And the customer may need to modify it later. And the printing cycle is long, usually about a week.
Traditional printing and dyeing production has limitations. The design space of textile patterns is small. And the product grade is difficult to high-end. Traditional water toning pastes have high energy consumption and high pollution. This is very easy to cause deviations between the designer’s design and the finished product.
Traditional printing requires sheet metal processing, coloring and proofing. The more colors in the pattern, the more printing plates and the longer the preparation time. Therefore, the traditional printing method is not suitable for single, or small batch production according to customer requirements. And it is difficult to meet the individual needs of modern consumers.
3.The technology is different
DTG printing printing equipment has high precision, which can reach 2880dpi. While traditional screen printing can reach 200dpi. DTG printing directly sprays, the color is rich and natural, the pattern is clear. The dramatic increase in printing accuracy allows the creation of high-resolution printed fabrics. At the same time, it allowing designers to overcome the limitations of traditional fabric printing techniques. And use their imagination to the limit.
DTG printing is the development of the traditional digital printing process. As long as you print directly on the fabric, or if you want better color fastness. You only need to add white ink and perform pretreatment. Different designs can be accepted, and the design software on the computer can be used directly to quickly prototype the samples. Designers can change at any time according to customer needs, which can not only express the designer’s ideas. But also meet the needs of customers. Fully realize personalized customization, low production cost, and greatly satisfy people’s desire to pursue individuality.
4.DTG printing has more color options
DTG printing has more color options, theoretically it can show 16.77 million colors. When printing high-precision gradation, Yunjin and other patterns. DTG printing has incomparable advantages in technology. Low energy consumption, low pollution and low noise. DTG printing is that the use of dyes in the jet printing process is “distributed on demand” by the computer. No water and pigments are used in the printing process.Almost no dye waste and waste water, and low noise, clean production technology. Traditional printing needs to wash the template. Printed fabrics require a lot of washing and soap to remove suspended colors, which can lead to serious pollution and waste of dyes, supplements, water and energy. Realize green production.
No need for plate making, flexible placement, free of pattern restrictions, images can be modified arbitrarily. Single piece production, mass production and fast delivery are realized. In DTG printing, each color data is automatically memorized by the computer. During mass production, the color data of pure cotton direct injection remains unchanged to ensure the consistency of small batches and large batches. Really realize the small batch, fast response production process, mass production has no restrictions.
The combination of direct-injection printing technology and network technology will bring new management systems and marketing models. Traditional printing requires specialized drawing rooms, engraving rooms, large-scale printing workshops and post-washing workshops. The construction cost of production plants is high, which brings inconvenience to many small production enterprises. With the development of society, choosing DTG printing is a general trend, which is also a technological breakthrough to traditional thermal transfer printing.
5.DTG printing needs to pay attention to the loss problem
The most important problem for digital printing machines is the loss of the machine. The problem is the loss of accessory nozzles, so it is necessary to learn some maintenance skills:
（1）Freely install and remove the digital printer circuit without turning off the power switch and cutting off the main power supply. This behavior will damage the service life of each system and endanger the nozzle.
（2）Fill different batches of ink at will, or use ink or cleaning fluid of poor quality. The mixing of two different configurations of ink will change the color and quality of the ink. The ink with a poor quality will affect the printing effect and block the nozzle. The cleaning fluid with a poor quality may corrode the nozzle.
（3）Clean the nozzle vigorously with a high pressure air gun. If the nozzle is slightly blocked, it is recommended to use a vacuum cleaner to wash out the dust, and then perform detailed cleaning, do not use this method.
（4）Soak the entire nozzle in the cleaning solution. The cleaning fluid is corrosive to a certain extent, so generally only an appropriate amount is taken into the nozzle for cleaning.
（5）Leave the cleaning fluid in the nozzle for more than 2 days and 2 nights. Soaking in the cleaning fluid for a long time can remove stains more effectively, but if the time exceeds 48 hours, it will affect the nozzle holes.
（6）Clean the nozzle with self-prepared products without quality inspection. The nozzle is very easy to be contaminated and worn, so please use the product designated by the manufacturer and the product that has passed the quality inspection to clean the nozzle.
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