Common Misconceptions about DTG Printing


Direct to Garment Printer is recent in the market. DTG printers have opened new channels for digital decorators, yet there are so many myths about it going around. Here are the common misconceptions on the Direct to Garment Printer.

1. DTG printers are too slow for actual production

Yes, DTG printers are slower compared to screen printing. That is why they are recommended for low volume jobs. Alternatively, to increase production, you should consider getting multiple machines, which will increase your production potential.

2. White ink will always clog on the DTG printer

The truth about this is that clogging issues arise due to poor maintenance and the surrounding environment. DTG printers are relatively easy to maintain, thus making it simple to prevent ink clogging.

How does the environment impact clogging? DTG printers operate best in an area with 40% humidity levels, in the least. For better functioning, they should be run under normal room temperature.

Therefore, if there are extreme temperature levels or low humidity, the printer might overheat. In return, it will push the ink and cool it, resulting in clogging.

3. DTG printers do not work on Polyester

Depending on the Polyester material in play, DTG printers work fine on those that are printable, though people assume that these printers work well only on high cotton.

4. DTG inks are quite expensive

Your pricing strategy determines whether you make a profit or not. It is essential to consider all factors when calculating expenses. Many people compare DTG to screen printing without considering factors such as time spent in preparation and the post- printing process. Besides, DTG ink costs vary.

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