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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.