Direct to Garment Printing

What is Direct to Garment Printing?

Custom t-shirts are one of the best ways to advertise your business or commemorate an event.  

But with the online custom t-shirt design business growing over the years, how can your tee stand out in the crowd? Everyone seems to have a “custom” shirt. 

Consider direct to garment printing. This method of printing t-shirts caters to intricate designs. It’s also fully customizable.

Here’s why direct to garment printing is the best way to nail your unique t-shirt design.

What Is Direct to Garment Printing?

Direct to garment printing uses a machine to print your design directly onto the t-shirt fabric. 

It’s similar to an inkjet printer. Load your design and watch as a blank t-shirt moves through the printer. The shirt comes through with your design digitally printed on the material. 

Direct to garment printing is different than the more familiar method of screen printing. Your design breaks down into different layers of screens. 

Each screen is like a stencil. Each stencil is a different layer with a different color of ink. The ink is pulled over the screen to build the design, layer after layer.

Why Choose Direct to Garment Printing? 

With screen printing and other methods of printing t-shirts, you’re limited to only a few colors in your design.

If you have a bold design and need a larger batch of shirts, screen printing is a great option. The process of pulling the ink across your shirts in layers helps the colors stand out. 

But the labor-intensive aspect of screen printing means you’ll need larger batches of shirts to make it more affordable per shirt. The t-shirt shop creates custom screens for your designs. The price of your shirts includes the cost of screens.

Direct to garment printing is a more efficient process. All colors in your design print at the same time. It’s a better method for printing more intricate designs without concern for limiting the number of colors. 

Create One of a Kind Designs

The direct to garment printing option is ideal for small batches of shirts. Unlike screen printing, there’s no need to order larger quantities to reduce costs.

Because it’s a digital process, it’s also the perfect solution for customization per shirt. 

If you have a small event or a small business and need only a handful of shirts, direct to garment printing helps you design exactly what you need at an affordable price. 

Use Direct to Garment Printing for Your Perfect Tee

Be as creative as you want to be with your t-shirt design when choosing direct to garment printing. 

Bring your design to us at Austin Instant Tee Shirt Company. Or let us design something for you. We’ll create the perfect custom t-shirts for you, your business, or your event. 

We produce shirts using direct to garment printing, screen printing, embroidery, and heat press. We use socially conscious shirts from Allmade. You’ll feel good and look good, too. 

Contact us with any questions or to get started on your custom t-shirt order. 

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