Direct to Garment
Printing, DTG, Direct to Garment Printing Services, DTG
Direct to Garment Printing (DTG printing or digital garment
printing) is the process of printing garments using inkjet printers
to print an image directly onto a garment without the use of screens
like with silk screening.
In order to print on garments, the printers need
to be able to print larger volumes of ink, create white ink bases
for dark garments and provide controlled color management to ensure
high quality printing without blurring, fading, or transparency.
This is done through the use of a software Raster Image Processor
(RIP). Printers are driven from a computer through the use of this
software which allows high resolution images to be printed onto the
In comparison to screen printed garments, DTG
printed garments can be just as durable and more eco-friendly.
Screen printing also requires a lot of setup ie. creating screens
for each color. The only thing DTG printing requires is for the
image to be high resolution.