How is DTG printing different than screen printing?
Screen printing and dtg printing are both viable methods of decorating garments.
Screen printing typically requires more upfront work (i.e. separating artwork, creating screens for each color in the design, registering the screens on the press,…) and tends to be a better decorating technique for larger runs or designs with a limited number of colors.
Screen printing is not ideal for printing over seams, zippers, pockets and other items that make a garment not flat.
Unlike traditional garment printing, DTG printing jets ink directly on to a substrate without touching the garment and prints higher detail images with limiting the number of colors in a design.
DTG printing is designed to handle short to medium size runs; as well as printing photographic quality.