Category Archives: Direct To Digital Printing

We love printing tshirts of all types from one offs, to company-corporate tees to even designer-wear and shop promo brands. Check out this close up of a recent DTG print we organised for one of our customers. Amazing artist as well. Check out http://www.pistolclothing.com.au/direct-to-garment-printing for more infor about their services.

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What are we printing today?

What are we printing today?

From time to time we get asked to help out with T Shirt printing for a charity or a non-profit organisation. When the Cystic Fibrosis approached us to help out with some T-Shirts for the Sydney Surf Classic Event, we could not say no. Printed on T Shirts supplied by our good friends at ASColour.

This was the outcome:

Nathan ‘Hog’ Hedge  - source: http://www.tracksmag.com

Nathan ‘Hog’ Hedge – source: http://www.tracksmag.com

Sydney Surf Clinic

Sydney Surf Clinic

And feedback from our client:

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for the T-shirts – we loved them! We had a surfing clinic with Nathan Hedge and and a couple of families that had kids with CF on Friday morning.  The kids had a great time and it was a joy to watch them have some fun!  Each of the kids got a T-shirt at the end. So thank you for putting these together for us at such short notice, I really appreciate all your help”.

www.cysticfibrosis.org.au

www.cysticfibrosis.org.au

 

Screenshot of Pistol Online TShirt Designer

Screenshot of Pistol Online TShirt Designer

We have just finished updating our online tshirt design tool at Pistol – http://www.pistolclothing.com.au/customise

The new online tshirt designer boasts new features including, increased browser support for browsers, faster loading times, increased upload file size, as well as many news styles added.

Custom Band Merchandise for Shock Daze
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We just finished up printing up these cool band merchandise printing for one of Sydney’s top cover band’s – Shock Daze.

    

Let there be Rock! http://www.shockdaze.com

5 reasons why you need a Digital T-Shirt Printer to Print your T-Shirts (DTG).

1) Your artwork contains alot of colours
So you just finished designing this awesome full colour design for a t-shirt. You get few quotes and realise how expensive it is to Screen print your image onto a tshirt and realise that your artwork will never see the light of day due the overwhelming cost to print. You also realise that turning this photo into only a 1 or 2 colour print will not work. Solution: Digital printing your t-shirts allows you to print your photo in full colour at a reasonable cost!
full colour tshirt prints

full colour tshirt prints

 
2) You only want 1 t-shirt printed
1 off custom tshirt

1 off custom tshirt

Yes its possible! Well with digital tshirt printing. Gone are the old days where you would need to get 500 tshirts screen printed only to have your tshirts sitting in a dark corner in your room to be lost to eternity. A digital tshirt printer allows you to print as low as 1 t-shirt. The cool thing is there is no setup cost – Basically a computer is connected to a digital printer which tells the printer where to print using a bunch of 1s and 0s. Oh and there are no messy screens needed to be setup which allows for a quick and smooth operation whilst printing.
 
3) You need it fast, Like today!
fast tshirt printer

fast tshirt printer

Generally with most screen printers, there is a 1-2 week turnaround time. This is due to the high volume of tshirts being printed as well as the setups take time. Sometimes as humans we leave things to the last minute or perhaps forget and then you need to have a tshirt printed for a certain occasion. With direct to digital printing you can produce a quick turn around when needed.
 
4) Your over thick rubbery prints on tshirts which crack
screen prints

screen prints

We all have those shirts in the closet which looked great when we bought it but soon realised that wearing it was a little uncomfortable due to the thickness of the ink on the shirts. In photo digital printing – the inks used a lighter and the printer, prints over the t-shirt staining the ink directly into the garment itself. This results in a more gentle, softer feel. You will find that on light coloured garments like white t-shirts, they require no under base, which means no layers of white on the tshirt and on darker garments will need to have 2 coats of ink – 1 for the underbase and the other for the colour on top.
 
5) You like keeping up with technology
close up of kornit direct to garment digital printer

close up of kornit direct to garment digital printer

So your the type of person who has the latest iphone, seen the latest movie and likes to keep up to date with worldy issues. Digital Printing on tshirts is a new technology. Its been around for under 10 years approx, started by a leading company called Kornit from Israel. Digital means easy to produce, and with this new technology it can only get better whilst new innovative features surround the digital print industry.

Need a digital tshirt printer? Get in touch with Pistol.

Sydney based underground / hip / indie clothing label Dirty Rotten takes advantage of using DTG on their prints. Inspired by art and surf culture – Dirty Rotten’s unique and wearable designs allows them to take use of printing.

Here are some photos from their FB page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dirty-Rotten/

Dirty Rotten

To order simply visit – http://www.dirtyrotten.com.au

Hoide Printing

Close Up of a Hoodie using DTG printing

Its taken along time to perfect using DTG to print onto hoodies. Our recent purchase of a Kornit DTG printer has allowed us to achieve better quality prints as well as have more flexible solutions to offer to customers. Above you can see a close up of an artwork printed onto a Hoodie. As you can see alot of detail has been achieved, thanks to the help of using the right print settings.