DTG leaders since 2005. Industry innovators for over a century. 

As a pioneer in Direct to Garment printing, Brother always seeks to bring new features and advanced technology to an industry that demands to be on the cutting edge. But our history of supporting the garment industry dates back to our earliest days. Our relevantly recent merger of garment decoration and creation machinery with our sophisticated printing technology is simply the latest in long line of product introductions.

Perhaps that’s why screen printers, embroidery shops, fashion designers, online fulfillment companies and many other types of businesses have come to rely on Brother to expand their markets and apply their creations to items and in places where they never could before.


 
 

1908

Yasui Sewing Machine Co. the predecessor to Brother Industries, LTD, was established in Nagoya, Japan.

Sewing machine

1955

Brother International Corporation was first established in the US and offered both industrial and home sewing machines along with home knitting machines.

1971

Brother co-developed high-speed dot matrix printers with Centronics Data Computer Corp, becoming a early provider of desktop printing. Brother later developed its own in-house electronic control technology and print heads and applied it to fax machines and printers.

1999

Brother began research for direct to garment printing.

2003

The first beta testing conducted for Brother designed and manufactured DTG printers.

Brother DTG beta test machine

2005

Brother launched its GT-541 DTG printer at the ISS in Atlantic City. The model was CMYK only.

Brother GT-541 DTG printer

2008

Our first DTG printer featuring white ink, the GT-782, was introduced at the SGIA Expo. This high-production unit contained 2 platens.

Brother GT-782 DTG printer

2011

Brother’s new GT-3 series of DTG printers combined a compact design with industrial capabilities and featured CMYK+W inks to help companies of any size print full color garments.

Brother GT-3 series DTG printer

2017

Brother reveals the next generation of DTG printers – the GTX. This high volume production unit features newly developed Innobella Textile inks that dramatically increase the potential printed color spectrum.

Brother GTX DTG printer