Digital T Shirt Printing
Digital T Shirt Printing or DTG in full colour refers to a method of printing from a digital-based image directly to T Shirt or garment using a DTG Printer. Adrenaline Printing uses the latest Digital T shirt printers in the DTG brand. Digital t shirt printing in high volume has slightly a higher cost per T shirt than traditional screen printing methods, but this price is usually offset by avoiding the cost of all the set up fees with making films and screens for every colour to be printed. Digital T shirt printing also allows for on-demand printing, with a lot shorter turnaround time, and even a modification of the image size used for each print without the need to make all new screens for every colour again. The savings in labour and the ever-increasing capability of digital t shirt printing machines means that digital printing is reaching the point where it can supersede a lot of the screen printing technology's ability. With a single pass printing un limited C,M,Y,K colours and White Ink directly to your T Shirt. This allows us to offer low minimum order numbers and urgent T shirt printing service with Digital T Shirt Printing. Digital printing is not a heat transfer as the ink is directly printed to the fabric of your shirt using one of our state of the art DTG Digital T shirt Printers. It is important to follow some basic artwork requirements for DTG printing t shirt.
To see a short video of our DTG Printers please see below
Digital T shirt Printing is very high resolution printing in contrast screen printing which is around 100ppi depending on the screen used and Digital T shirt printers print at 1440ppi. This allows for us to print photographs direct to the t shirt. Also images with a lot of fine detail can be printed a lot clearer using a DTG digital t shirt printing machine. Digital printing is best used for items that required high amounts of detail, and orders of a smaller quantity (up to 500 units). The fact that the digital printer does not use screens allows for a photographic print, with much more detail than traditional screen printing. As the ink is applied at a much higher resolution (to achieve such detail), digital printing can be used on light or dark coloured T-shirts with the special water based eco friendly Dupont textile inks allowing the design to be bright and colourful. The feel of DTG digital printed T shirts will feel a lot smoother and softer print compared to a screen print. The feel of the print is only really noticeable on digitally printed dark garments, which require a White under-base. White t-shirts have a soft feel, because the coloured ink is printed directly into the t-shirts fibres,
When printing with plastisol screen printing inks, these inks sit on top of the shirt and can feel slightly rough.
Inks that we use in the Digital Garment printers are Du Pont Textile inks which are the top of the line inks for Digital T Shirt Printers, with vibrant colouring and good washability As we have white ink printing capability on all of our Digital T Shirt printers we can print onto coloured and dark T Shirts with ease. For best results we recommend to print only onto 100% cotton.