What is DTG?
DTG (Direct To Garment) is an exciting new technology in the garment decoration business. Very similar to an ink jet printer the garment is printed directly using specialist inks. There is a lot of development going on in this area.
“Direct to garment printing, also known as DTG printing, digital direct to garment printing, digital apparel printing, and inkjet to garment printing, is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. The two key requirements of a DTG printer are a transport mechanism for the garment and specialty inks (inkjet textile inks) that are applied to the textile directly and are absorbed by the fibres.
A primary advantage of DTG printing is the lack of set-up costs and instant turnaround time not associated with traditional garment printing methods such as screen printing. The comparative disadvantage of DTG is equipment maintenance and ink cost. Ink technology developments have significantly improved ink performance and lowered ink cost. Digital printing technologies are non-contact, meaning that media is printed on without hand contact, allowing for a more precise image. This prevents the image distortion that takes place in screen printing” from Wiki
There are several things you should bear in mind if you decide to invest in this area but one we can help you with is the need for a higher spec dryer at a very competitive price. This is because we manufacture our dryers ourselves so you are buying direct from the manufacturer.
The Panther 700L Texitunnel is based on the 700 dryer but with heating elements 50% longer making it about 60% faster than the 700 when in normal use :-
Highly efficient t-shirt dryer suitable for any medium size t-shirt printing company using Plastisol and waterbased printing inks. Good for t-shirts, sweatshirts, working clothes, umbrellas and many more substrates. Ideal tunnel dryer for digital printers including popular DTG printers such as Resolute, Viper DTG, Anajet and Brother
- Suitable for curing (plastisol inks) up to 700 garments per hour
- Suitable for curing air drying waterbased inks up to 700 garments per hour
- Suitable for curing Digitally printers waterbased inks 100 (dark garments per hour, with heavy white) and 120 (light garments)
- For heat cured water based inks 100 – 150 garments per hour
Option of a hot air circulation unit