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September 04, 2019 1 min read

What is Direct To Garment:

With DTG printing, a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology. It’s sort of like printing on paper, except on a t-shirt. A special printer prints the ink directly onto the garment in the desired design. DTG uses specialty water-based inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment.


1. Pre-treat any colored garments (White garments are not pre-treated). Pre-treatment is required so that the white ink has something to stick to. Think of pre-treatment has a glue for the white ink. Once the garment is pre-treated, we have to heat press it to dry it off before printing (and also flatten the fibers).

2.Once your garment is pre-treated, it goes onto a high tech DTG machine. The operator will upload the artwork to printing software.

3. A white base is applied - Where you initially get the vinegary smell, until washed.

4.Color is applied.

5. Heat applied to cure.

Watch the video below to see it in action!

White Based


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