What Is Direct Digital Printing on Fabric?

Direct digital printing is a technique that allows you to print directly on the fabric through a special printer. The ink is applied to garments with high definition heads. The technique allows you to reproduce color photographs and drawings with spectacular finishes and record production times. Interesting isn’t it? 😉

It is a technique that offers results similar to classic screen printing without resorting to the use of frames or the photoengraving process. It is also known as digital screen printing or DTG.

Digital screen printing process:

  • We prepare the file that the customer sent us
  • We start the machine and load the file
  • We arrange the garments manually
  • Let’s proceed with the pre-treatment of the garment
  • We print the graphics with the help of special inks
  • We manually remove the garments from the machine
  • We pass them to the drying tunnel to fix the print
  • The garment is ready to be shipped!

What is DTG?

Why is DTG called digital textile printing? Easy! Its name derives from the English Direct To Garment , which means direct on the garment . The ink is printed on T-shirts, bags, polo shirts or sweatshirts previously placed in the machine.

Direct to garment printing, as mentioned in the Wikipedia article , was born in the United States in 1996 with the first digital printer known as “Revolution”. The creation was the work of Matthew Rhome.

In Italy this type of printing is known as digital textile printing, direct printing, digital screen printing or DTG