What is Direct To Garment (DTG)?
Direct-to-garment, or DTG, is a printing method that sprays the ink onto the garment using inject technology. The inks then soak into the fibers of the garment. It’s sort of like printing on paper, except on clothing.
What type of designs work best with DTG?
DTG printers offer extensive color options which means you can print detailed designs and photorealistic images with virtually no color limitations. This can be important for those that want to experiment with color and design.
Is DTG printing right for your business?
Direct-to-garment printing is a hassle-free way to get the products ready quickly and efficiently.
We do not have order minimums for DTG products, so you don’t have to worry about ordering beyond your needs to reach a sensible price point. This printing method also enables businesses to use printing services on-demand.
With DTG, the entire design is printed in one go (unless you print color on dark fabrics—that requires a white underbase layer). And since DTG doesn’t have a color count, there’s no extra setup time to start printing, so your order’s fulfilled as soon as the print file comes through.
DTG sounds great! What's the catch?
Direct to Garment printing offers a lot of much needed flexibility in the shirt printing market with no minimums and no extra set up for multicolored designs. However, the process of direct to garment is a method that requires set up on a per shirt basis. Because of this you may find slower turnarounds on larger bulk orders as well as quantity price cuts tapering after 100 shirts. With that said, if you have an order of larger quantities we are always open to discuss options!
Do different shirts mean different prices?
Yes. Dark shirts require a white underbase to ensure truly vivid and quality colors. This white base adds an extra step into setup and effects the total cost. We will always run sample prints on your design to see if it necessary to apply a white base!
What is your typical turnaround?
Turnaround can be variable based on quantity, work load, single or double sided, dark or light garment and if this is a new design or one we've done before. Bulk orders we give ourselves 10 business days but we often deliver in half that. One off designs can be as quick as next day if the shirt is in stock! Contact us to see what we can do for you!
How does payment work?
We accept cash and debit/credit at our Grayton Beach based storefront. We can also send an online invoice that can be paid with a credit/debit card.
Do you offer any discounts?
While we don't offer your run of the mill discounts our pricing structure is set up in a way that you will save money with creative freedom. Normally with a screen printer if you wanted 10 shirts of 3 different designs those would be priced out independently of each other. With DTG, your 3 different designs on 30 shirts would still get you that 30 quantity price point.
What is your minimum order for Direct To Garment?
DTG printing allows us to print with no minimums! The only changes in price for lower quantity orders is if you were to require non standard apparel that we do not have in stock. This would add a $10-15 to the final to cover shipping from our warehouse.
Do you offer shipping?
We do offer shipping. We ship single garments via USPS or bulk garments through UPS. Shipping prices can be variable based on quantity of order.
Can I provide my own garments?
If you supply your own garments we will need need to use a single garment to run sample prints before confirming your order. Shirts can require different machine settings depending on the materials used as well as the color. We would make sure that your design prints out exactly how you envision it before proceeding!
What is the best way to provide artwork?
Your design needs to be complete and print ready as a PSD, PNG, or JPEG. If we need to alter the file beyond simple cropping and sizing there will be a design fee charge. Often if you are getting your logo from a graphic designer they will be able to provide all relevant files that work for us!