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  • Shirt Quality = Print Quality

    As printers, we all know that the quality of the shirt is a key factor in determining the quality of the print. With DTG this is even more important than with screen printing. I've learned to stay away from the open end cotton like you see in "cost-effective" garments. While the cost of the blank is less, you end up spending way more on ink, pretreatment and time to get as close to the quality of a print as you would if you used a ringspun or carted cotton ringspun shirt.

    What I've found is that you end up needing to put up to twice as much pretreatment down on the budget shirt for it to correctly hold down the fibers for printing white. This creates a really unpleasant stiffness to the shirt and on some apparel can cause a stain from so much pretreatment. If you absolutely have to print on a budget shirt, I find applying a lighter amount of pretreatment, curing and then applying a second coat of pretreatment can help. But now, we're talking about time as well.

    When it comes to the printing process, you'll find that you have to use more white ink or print slower with budget shirts. This not only costs more in supplies but much more in time.

    Another thing you'll find with many "budget shirts" is that the quality control in production is very minimal. This causes issues when printing and pretreating since some garments could have been re-dyed or come from a different factory vs. others in the order. I've had this happen a couple of times to me and it's just simply no fun.

    In our shop, and many other DTG shops I work with, we stick to only using premium apparel for DTG printing like Allmade, Bella Canvas and the 100% ringspun options out there.

    Anyone else have feedback on this or an experience to help others who may be learning DTG?
    Last edited by Alex; 03-14-2019, 09:22 AM.

  • #2
    i agree with you, shirt quality is directly proportional to print quality, that's why I always use the next level 6200 unisex poly/cotton crew for printing, have a look


    • #3
      In the event that you have effectively googled this inquiry, you know there are a few articles that give you a rundown of famous strategies and its upsides and downsides. That, I concur is tiring. Thus, I'll attempt and answer your inquiry in the briefest manner conceivable.

      There are 7 most printing strategies normal in shirt printing business

      * Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing

      * Screen Printing

      * Formed Printing

      * Warmth Transfer Printing

      * Move Paper Printing

      * Weaving

      * Sublimation Printing

      Out of these, heat move, screen printing, and DTG gives an alluring outcome. In screen printing, the inks are consumed profoundly into the texture. This makes it conceivable to get clear tones and most extreme toughness.

      DTG, the most current printing technique turns out astounding for printing complex plan. All you need to take care in this technique is that you utilize a decent quality printer. If not, there are odds of low goal and speck designs.

      Also, last, is move printing. With this strategy, the creation times are more limited, and the warmth press gives a characteristic print on the shirt that doesn't wash away.

      I recommend you pick a strategy as per your spending plan and that fulfills the need of your clients.
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      • #4
        It's no secret that you'll save money on shirts if you purchase generic brands (from Target, WalMart, Kohls etc.) — but will they give you a quality print? Or is it possible you're sacrificing some potential sales because your customer thinks your shirt feels cheap?i think- NO


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