Direct-to-garment (DTG) printing is a modern method of printing designs directly onto fabric using specialized inkjet printers. It is a process in which an inkjet printer is used to print the desired design directly onto the surface of a garment, such as a t-shirt or a hoodie.
DTG printing allows for full-color designs with high resolution and is particularly well-suited for printing small batches of customized clothing items. It is also a more environmentally friendly printing method compared to traditional screen printing, which uses more chemicals and materials.
To perform DTG printing, a special printer is loaded with water-based inks, and the garment to be printed on is positioned on a flat platen. The printer then uses digital technology to precisely apply the ink to the fabric, creating the desired design. After printing, the garment is heat-treated to set the ink, ensuring the design remains vibrant and long-lasting.