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Direct to Garment printing problems

Direct to Garment printing problems. I am going to try and summarize some of the problems which  do occur with DTG printing. Purchasing a DTG Printer One big problem is purchasing a machine which is designed for hobbyists. I won’t name them but you can figure out who they are […]

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Marketing DTG and selling DTG

Marketing DTG printing Direct to garment printing is not exactly new to the decorated apparel industry. However it is starting to get recognized as a decoration of choice. The benefits for DTG need to be incorporated into any marketing program a decorator choosing. The best way if you are a […]

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Same day screen printing

Screen Printing vs Digital Printing The question always asked is what process is better for decorating tee shirt? Quality of the print One feature of digital to garment printing is the quality of the print. The detail on DTG printing is far superior to screen printing With dtg you can […]

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Tee, Tees and More Tees

Tees, Tees and more tees Our investment in a Kornit printer was a wise move. We purchased the unit with some reluctance because of the price. DTG Pricing You can expect to spend close to $300,000.00 for a new machine. We bit the bullet and purchased three.  We never looked […]

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Direct to garment printing has arrived

Direct to Garment printing is coming Direct to garment apparel printing is still a nascent industry. Right now it is so new that we have a hard time understanding of what DTG printing is. Essentially it is printing apparel using water based inks which contain no chemicals or toxic substances. […]

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The demise of screen printing

Screen printing is dying a slow death The last trade show I attended the big promotion was companies selling direct to garment printers (AKA DTG printers). The traditional screen print equipment companies were well represented but their booths were not as crowded as the DTG manufacturers. This new process draws […]

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Direct to Garment Tees are the way to go

Two proven methods of decorating tees There are two methods of decorating a tee shirt with ink. One is silk screening and the other is Direct to Garment printing. Silk Screening is a method where the ink is applied to the tee shirt via a mesh screen with the design […]

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Branded apparel increases sales

Branded Apparel increases sales. Direct to Garment printing (DTG) is a new method of decorating apparel. The most common item decorated using DTG is a tee shirt or a hooded sweat shirt. Historically apparel decoration was done by silk screening. This is still a popular method of decorating especially for […]

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How to make a DTG emblem

How to make a printed emblem. This blog is to explain how we at Northwest Custom Apparel make printed emblems. The advantage of a printed emblem is that it can be made much quicker and offers more detail in the the design. The first step in the process is to […]