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By Jack Sun | 07 January 2019 | 0 Comments

What is dtg direct to garment printing?

1. What does DTG mean in printing?
Direct to garment printing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Direct to garmentprinting (DTG) is a process of printing on textiles using specialized ink jet technology.

2. Is screen printing or digital printing better?
Digital printing is a much newer process that involves your artwork being processed by a computer, and then printed directly onto the surface of your product. ... The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing, which can not get the same breathing result as digital inkjet printing. also the screen printing is too difficulty to reach the same result as dtg printing for the grayscale and halftone printing.

3. Whats the difference between screen printing and digital printing?
Screen printing involves creating a stencil (printers call this a "screen"), and then using that stencil to apply layers of ink on the printing surface. ... Digital printing is a much newer process that involves your artwork being processed by a computer, and then printed directly onto the surface of your product.

4. How does digital printing machine work?
The printing process of digital printing is different to that of litho printing, which uses wet ink and transfers the same image via printing plates. ... The Inkjet printerproduces your image by mapping out minuscule droplets of ink onto your chosen paper surface – creating your image.

5. What is the process of dtg printing?
First you need to prepare a blank t shirt, better for over 60% cotton, then apply the pre treatment on the surface of the t shirt by a spray gun.  then put the treated t shirt to a heating press with 165 degree temperature for heating 1mins, then print the photo on the shirt by a direct to garment printer as Focus Athena-Jet dtg direct to gament printer.  Do the same heating press with 170 degree for 2mins after print.

6. What is the best DTG printer?
Today we're going to break down 2018's top five DTG t-shirt printing machine models:
  • Epson F2100. ...
  • Focus Polar-Jet (while use with the same tfp printing technology as Epson F2100)...
  • Brother GTX. ...
  • Focus Athena-Jet...
  • Kornit Breeze....
7. How much does direct to garment printing a t shirt cost?
1. ink cost: While, first, for all digital inkjet printers the ink cosume will arround 10-25ml per square meter, epson print head around 10-15ml/m2. the Seiko, toshiba head will cost about 20-25ml as the big dropet size . An average price for a 1 color print on a 100% cotton t-shirt ranges from $0.24 to $0.3 depending on the darkness of the image you print. and if you need print white ink, the cost will be double to $0.5 to $0.6.

2. Pre tearment cost. it will need avange 5ml pre treatment luquid to apply on a dark shirt with size 40*50cm, the cost arround $0.17
So it will cost about $0.24 for print on a light shirt without white ink and $0.67 for print on a dark shirt with white ink and pre treatment.

--Author:  Jack sun,   The vice product manager from Focus Inc.

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