What is DTG printing?
Digital direct-to-garment (DTG) printing is a popular apparel printing method used to produce vibrant, photorealistic images with shading and gradients in a full-colour spectrum. Perfect for small runs and on-demand printing. However, when you’re DTG printing, you need to know that not all T-shirts are created equal. The type of yarn, knitting density, fabric content and what finishes were used in manufacturing the garment all play a role in how a DTG print will look and feel.
DTG-friendly cotton t-shirts.
One of the most important variables in a vibrant DTG print is the garment choice. The better the garment quality, the better the print and product your customers will receive. CB Clothing garments are designed specifically for digital printers. We use 100% Australian combed cotton with a tighter weave – this means there will be fewer rogue fibers straying from the thread, resulting in a smoother printing surface and a much better looking finished print.
Design considerations for DTG.
- Images must be sent as .jpg, .psd or .pdf
- Colours: CMYK
- Pantone colour matching: not available
- Artwork type: vector or raster graphics
- File formats: .png, jpg, .ai, .eps, .pdf, .psd
- Ensure the print is 100% of the intended print size
- Design and save the graphic file at 300dpi
- Make sure to save any PNG files with a transparent background.