With Direct to Garment Printing There is No Set-up Charge

With Direct to Garment Printing there are no separations needed in our process. This means that the process is fast and accurate. Set up your design with your favorite graphics program such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Corel Draw. Simply download your file(s) to us and it’s ready to go. If you have questions about other software you’re using just give us a call.

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Eliminate Set-up Charges with Direct to Garment Custom Shirts

A major difference between preparing artwork for screen printing and for direct to garment printing is the most important one.  Cost!!! 

A choke is an enlargement of a background layer in your artwork in which a second image will print. … Or, in other words, the opening is “choked.” 

A spread is the slight enlargement of a layer—or “spreading”—of the image that will print within the choked image.

In screen printing, and, unless you have the experience in”chokes and spreads”, there is normally a set-up fee that is charged to get the job ready for printing.  Usually this fee is absorbed into the final price of the project.  Unless only one color is used the time for set-up and the cost involved can not be eliminated.

In direct to garment printing set-Up charges are eliminated

Artwork, prepared in full color and using readily available software such as Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop (others are available) is used and the design is transferred full size into a computer.  The software in this computer prepares your project for printing.  Make sure that the artwork is prepared with the necessary resolution .

What is Resolution?

Resolution is defined as the amount of detail in an image. Digital images are measured by the number of pixels per inch (ppi). For printing, resolution is measured by the number of dots printed in a linear inch (dpi). The higher the resolution, the larger the file size.  And the higher the quality of your printed image.