Coit Technical Services

DTG vs Screen Printing

Screen printing– cost-effective for large batches
– ideal for simple designs with limited colors
– the more you order, the cheaper they are
– not cost effective for multiple colors
– can only print simple shape designs
– large upfront investment
– one design per batch
Direct to Garment (DTG)– extensive color options
– can print detailed designs and photographs
– ideal for small batches and one-offs
– minimal upfront investment
– not cost effective for extremely large batches
– limited design placement
With DTG printing, a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology. It’s sort of like printing on paper, except on a t-shirt. A special printer is used that prints the ink directly onto the garment in the desired design. DTG uses specialty inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment.
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