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.



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

Sewing machine


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


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.


Brother began research for direct to garment printing.


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

Brother DTG beta test machine


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

Brother GT-541 DTG printer


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


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


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


Brother’s new GTXpro series increases efficiency and productivity.  The newly designed white ink print head includes an internal circulation feature resulting in up to 63% less waste in daily maintenance.

Brother GTX DTG printer