There is a difference between DTG printing and Screen Printing

The most important difference is that DTG printing uses water based inks which are safe for the environment. The process does not use harmful chemicals.  Screen printing inks contain carcinogenic compounds which can be harmful to a person and have been known to cause cancer. Most important is that the government regulations prohibit the use of screen print inks in youth wearing apparel.

DTG is a new process

The DTG printing involves a completely new process which is faster and more efficient than the silk screen method. Silk Screen printing is limited by the number of colors used in the design. DTG printing will allow you to have an infinite pallet of colors in a design. Setting up a DTG order is as simple has transferring the design from a computer to the printer and pushing a button. Silk screen set up involves making a screen for each color in the design. This limits the amount of colors in the design to around 12.

Color limitations

Because of color limitations screen printing is limited to designs which do not require a lot of colors. This makes small orders very expensive when so many screens are involved. This same cost has to be repeated with every re-order. Digital Printing has a one time set up charge which is never repeated. Repeat orders can be as small as one piece.

There is a difference between DTG printing and Screen Printing28765 Puget Sound Enduro

The most important difference is that DTG printing uses water based inks which are safe for the environment. The process does not use harmful chemicals.  Screen printing inks contain carcinogenic compounds which can be harmful to a person and have been known to cause cancer. Most important is that the government regulations prohibit the use of screen print inks in youth wearing apparel.

The DTG printing involves a completely new process which is faster and more efficient than the silk screen method. Silk Screen printing is limited by the number of colors used in the design. DTG printing will allow you to have an infinite pallet of colors in a design. Setting up a DTG order is as simple has transferring the design from a computer to the printer and pushing a button. Silk screen set up involves making a screen for each color in the design. This limits the amount of colors in the design to around 12.

Color Limitations

Because of color limitations screen printing is limited to designs which do not require a lot of colors. This makes small orders very expensive when so many screens are involved. This same cost has to be repeated with every re-order. Digital Printing has a one time set up charge which is never repeated. Repeat orders can be as small as one piece.

If a order is to be repeated continually with small piece requirements digital is the way to go to save money and eliminate costly set up charges.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vby9KYPDIgI

Small run multi-color designs are the bread and butter of Digital Printing. It is more efficient than silk screening and involves a lot less labor.

Delivery

Delivery is much faster than silk screen orders. At Northwest Custom Apparel it is possible to received a order at 10am and deliver by 5 pm the same day.

So if a customer wants short runs, quick turn around and the ability to get fast re-orders digital is the way to go.

 

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Repeat orders

If a order is to be repeated continually with small piece requirements digital is the way to go to save money and eliminate costly set up charges.

Small runs

Small run multi-color designs are the bread and butter of Digital Printing. It is more efficient than silk screening and involves a lot less labor.

Delivery

Delivery is much faster than silk screen orders. At Northwest Custom Apparel it is possible to received a order at 10 am and deliver by 5 pm the same day.

So if a customer wants short runs, quick turn around and the ability to get fast re-orders digital is the way to go.