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Direct To Garment (DTG) Printing

DTG printing provides a cost efficient yet high quality alternative to traditional t-shirt printing methods such as silkscreen or heat transfer printing. However, do take note that DTG printing is only applicable on high quality grade 100% cotton material. 

With our in house DTG facilities, we have curated numerous personalised tshirts and custom designed shirts for online stores. 

In order to help you better make your decisions, our team at Imprint Singapore has summarised the advantages and disadvantages of the DTG printing method. 

Advantages of DTG Printing 

  • Cost efficient and well suited for small quantity orders <10 pieces with full colored artwork printing (eg. photo) 
  • Eliminates the need to keep stocks for online stores 
  • More comfortable to wear than heat transfer printing, as you will not experience the patchy/stuffy texture of the vinyl transfer paper which comes from heat transfer printing
  • Maintains the vibrancy and fine details from your artwork

Disadvantages of DTG Printing 

  • Printing on dark garments will costs more than white garments due to the higher costs and procedures involved when printing on dark garments. Pre treatment and white ink will be applied on dark garments to allow prints to be more vibrant. 
  • Longer lead time expected for DTG printing as we are only able to print in batches of 4 at once. 
  • DTG printed artwork will usually fade 10-20% gradually after numerous rounds of washing, giving it a vintage effect.
  • Not able to print individual names and numbers
  • Not suited for printing of single colored designs, sillkscreen printing should be preferred

Suitable Products 

  1. 100% Cotton T-Shirts
  2. Hoodies 
  3. Tote Bags 

We hope you will be able to make your decisions better after our summary of the DTG printing method. 

Do send in a Whatsapp/Website enquiry to our sales executive for a quick quotation and we guarantee a fuss free t-shirt printing experience!