Digital printing, or DGT printing that works in a similar way to the printers used for office work. The procedure to execute digital printing is very simple; The printer injects the ink onto the textile material, just as the office printer does on paper.
The properties of digital printing (DTG)
Direct Digital printing or DGT has marked differences with respect to other printing techniques, and these are:
The ink is injected into the tissue
Digital printing or DGT is responsible for injecting color pigments into the fabric; and the fabric, despite having undergone a printing process, its finish remains intact. With digital printing or DGT, the ink offers greater durability and the designs in this type of printing are original since you can
customize them to your liking. However, we recommend that when washing your t-shirts you turn them inside out, and do so with cold water so that the colors of the printed design are maintained.
Digital printing, unlike other printing techniques, does not require as many steps in its configuration process, making its use very simple.
It is expensive
This type of printing for t-shirts is not very economical, due to the high costs of the digital printing machine, which can range between €10,000 and €200,000. These printers are very expensive, since the
software they use is state-of-the-art. It is expected that as other software is developed, its cost will decrease.
Ideal for producing few units
Digital printing or DGT is not the best option for customizing t-shirts in large quantities. This type of printing takes several minutes to complete the printing process per t-shirt, which is not profitable when printing large quantities.
No limits when it comes to color
Unlike printing through the screen printing technique, digital printing works with a multitude of colors and combinations, which is why this printing procedure is unlimited.
Complex and original designs
The digital printing technique or DGT is special for printing details in very complex designs, but of very high quality. The higher the print settings, the longer it will take to produce the t-shirt design. However, this will be subject to the speed and time required by each company or business.
To execute digital printing designs on t-shirts, the following parameters must be taken into account:
Digital printing, or DGT, uses water-based inks to print your designs. When this type of digital printing became fashionable, the inks were very expensive; As time went by, new techniques for this type of printing were introduced, and this caused costs to reduce.
RIP Software or image processor
This imaging software helps simplify processes in the workflow with this type of digital printers. This is responsible for maximizing the coverage of the prints, specifies the combination of colors and controls a group of printers in series from the computer.
Among the most used programs for such purposes are: Acrorip, Onyx, Colorburst, Image Print, EFI, Wasatch, Caldera and Ergosoft. although the one provided by the manufacturer is usually used.
Digital printing or DGT, unlike printing techniques such as vinyl and screen printing, is responsible for reproducing the design comprehensively, in one go. These printers are also compatible with TIFF and PDF formats, which preserve the quality of the images. It is also an excellent option if you work with Photoshop.
Now that you know how laborious and complex it is to print t-shirts, in addition to the entire process that this technique entails, we recommend creating your personalized t-shirt in just a few minutes, at Dallas Shirt Printing. As we are best in the market in providing custom shirt printing.