Tucson printed shirts, we use a certified digital t-shirt green process for printing. Screen Printing? Most screen printing inks use …
Tucson Custom Printed Shirts and Other Apparel
Custom Digital T-Shirt Printing
What is Custom Digital Garment Printing?
Or known as apparel printing, direct to substrate printing or DTG (direct to garment printing) or digital printing for custom printed shirts. The Decorated Apparel Industry was taken by storm in late 2004 when some of the first commercial based full color custom shirts were released. Before you can truly understand why DTG digital garment printing has become so popular, you will need to understand some background history.
For years, if you wanted to print a couple of custom printed t shirts you would use either digital transfer paper or try to screen print the order. Both of these decorating methods have their positives, but they also come with negatives. Digital transfers allow you to create as little as a one-off shirt via a standard desktop inkjet or laser printer. The result is not one with which you would be happy.
Comparing Direct to Garment with Screen PrintingWhen it comes to custom printed t shirts, screen printed shirts have traditionally been the decorating method of choice for most of the apparel that you see in retail stores. With screen printing t-shirts, ink is only dropped down on garment where the design is, thus eliminating the undesirable window that can occur with some digital transfer paper. However, a graphic must be separated (the process that breaks the down graphic into the different colors needed to print it), a screen must be burned for each color and it requires a screen printing press to be setup. This can become a very time consuming and expensive process when you only need a few custom printed shirts. Commonly referred to as a short run, which can be as low as 1 custom printed shirt to as many as 250.
That’s why Graphic Impact is unique. We use a proprietary water based system giving the apparel a soft feel and does not use toxic chemicals.
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