HOW IT WORKS
Direct-to-garment, or DTG, is a printing method that involves the use of a digital printer that applies ink directly onto the garment. Water-based ink is applied in a single layer that quickly absorbs into the shirt’s fibres. Similar to your ink jet printer at home, except larger and faster. DTG printers are large and capable of handling all kinds of designs in many colours. The DTG printing method is precise and produces high-quality results.
To ensure the best print result use the guidelines below.
- Your artwork needs to be saved as a .PNG or .JPG file
- Bigger is better! Your artwork needs to be at least 150DPI but keep in mind, higher DPI value = higher resolution. 300DPI is a good rule of thumb for DTG prints.
- If you need multiple shirts (over 10 for instance) but aren’t sure how your artwork will print, we recommended that you place a sample order first to ensure a quality print result.
There aren't many things our amazing DTG machines cannot achieve. However, when choosing the colours for your artwork, it’s important to note that they may look different on a physical product than what you see on your computer monitor. Colours can appear different on various monitors depending on the display capability of your machine. Our printers will convert your submitted artwork file from RGB to CMYK colour mode. This colour conversion process changes the colour gamut, or range of colours that can be expressed, so keep this in mind when designing. You should also consider other factors like fabric material and garment colour when choosing colours in your artwork. Because of this range of factors, we cannot guarantee the same colour result between what you see on your monitor and the digital print result.