Until now, when we thought about making a permanent print on 100% cotton with tonal transitions, in low and medium print runs, a cold shudder went through us.
Fortunately, those dark times are behind us! Since 2021, we have been printing for our customers with an innovative printing technique that even on the old exits is quite impressive.
Introducing: digital DTF printing
- ability to print on 100% cotton in any color
- appearance of the print
- captures even the small elements of the design
- perfectly suitable for printing multicolor photos
- tonal transitions
- repeatability of prints
- production from 1 piece
- high durability of print
This is one of the most obvious and also key aspects of printing. It is important that it represents your company or clothing brand in the right way, reflecting its character and consistency with the guidelines of the graphic identity. Vibrant colors are ensured by a white backing and proper processing of the graphic file.Just as important as the visual impression is the tactile experience. Here, too, it is good. The print is pleasant to the touch, there is no impression of “oilcloth”.
Another advantage is the ability to make a print of any complexity. It does not matter either the number of colors used or the size of the elements in the print – all will be done perfectly.
Tonal transitions from 1 piece, complex patterns
One of the common problems in printing are tonal transitions, or gradients. With some printing techniques, such as flex/flock, it is not possible to use them at all. With screen printing, on the other hand, in order for the tonal transitions to be made correctly, it is necessary to make a complex color separation (we also provide such a graphic service).
Printing 1 piece on screen printing does not make economic sense. The fixed costs of preparing the dies make screen printing affordable from about 20 pieces. And optimal pricing from 50 pieces upwards, which can be a problem for many smaller or prototype orders. At this point, we can use the DTF method and impress with the quality.
Maximum print size 29 x 40 cm
Print sizes are also an important consideration. As a rule, sizes up to A3 are made, which covers the need for most designs. There is usually no point in making the print larger. In the other direction, of course, there are no restrictions and the print can be as small as desired.
How to prepare a file for printing
Proper preparation of files for printing is essential to obtain a fully satisfactory marking effect and to avoid errors and corrections and prolonging the execution of a particular order. The most important thing to remember is that the submitted file should be “closed” (files in which elements are not curved, merged, etc. may not open correctly).
Graphics for DTG printing are saved in RGB colors. A different color notation (Pantone or CMYK) may result in colors printed on garments that look different than we expected.
Valid file saving is png, jpg, pdf, cdr, psd, ai, eps.
We prefer saving graphics to png, on a transparent background, in RGB color space.
Resolution 300 ppi.
Garments printed in the DTF technique should be washed at 30-40 degrees max, on the left side, and spun at the lowest possible speed. Iron the T-shirt also on the left side