How does direct-to-garment printing work?

DTG printing has been around since the early 2000s. With this method, an inkjet printer applies digital designs directly to fabric. The main advantage of this process is there is very little setup time. This allows for the ability to print on-demand with smaller quantities and almost no color limitations.

Advantages of DTG printing:

  • No maximum number of colors
  • Can print detailed images and photos
  • Eco-friendly with use of water-based inks
  • Soft feel print on garment
  • Cost effective for small quantities
DTG Printing

What products work best with DTG printing?

Great option for orders with a quantity of less than 10 and for customers with complex full color designs. We recommend using garments that are 100% cotton to achieve best overall result.

DTG printing example
DTG printing example
dtg printing example

How long is your turnaround?

We suggest allowing 7-10 business days for production after artwork and pricing have been approved. At times, our schedule may allow for jobs to be printed quicker. Please give us a call and we can work with you!


Transparent PNG or vector files are best for DTG printing. Please ensure all fonts are outlined. We also suggest having your design set at the size to be printed.

Preferred file types are:
(.ai) – Adobe Illustrator vector format
(.eps) – Universal vector format
(.pdf) – Universal vector format
(.cdr) – Corel Draw vector format
(.psd) – Adobe Photoshop layered format – minimum 300 dpi
(.png) – Raster based format with transparent background – minimum 300 dpi

These file types may require additional design fees if artwork needs to be recreated.
(.jpg, .tiff, .gif) – Raster based images

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