DIRECT TO GARNMENT
Direct to garment or DTG printers use water-based chemistry that require a unique curing process. Since direct to garment or dtg inks are water-based, they work best for printing on organic fibers such as cotton, bamboo, hemp, and linen. In addition, pre-treatment is typically applied to the garment before printing. The pre-treatment is heat-pressed into the t-shirt causing the fibers of the shirt to sit flat and allow for a clear print location] The pre-treatment also allows the water based inks to bond more fully to the garment. This is especially important when using white ink on dark garments. Once the custom t-shirt has been properly pre-treated, the garment is then positioned onto a platten system designed to hold the shirt in place. The shirt is then digitally printed.