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Comparing the Best Production DTG Printers

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Comparing the Best Production DTG Printers

This article breaks down some differences amongst to brand DTG printers. Comparing the Best Production Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Printers:A Buyer’s Guide to DTG Printers from Epson, Brother and KornitThere are two main types of direct-to-garment (DTG) printers in the marketplace: those intended for smaller, infrequent printing and DTG machines engineered for large production level printing. Originally, production printers and large-scale online retailers used POD printing by grouping smaller, slower DTG printers around a conveyor dryer. As technology has advanced, there are a few different industrial DTG printers designed specifically for high volume, production direct to garment printing.The chart below is a...

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Comparison Chart of DTG Machine Warranties

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Comparison Chart of DTG Machine Warranties

Each leading direct-to-garment printer manufacturer extends a warranty to the consumer. A Comparison Chart of Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Machine Warranties:A Breakdown of Epson, Brother, Ricoh, Kornit and OmniPrintOne of the most important factors when choosing what is the best direct-to-garment (DTG) machine for you should be the warranty. Different DTG manufacturers offer varying warranties. All the major manufacturers (Epson, Brother and Kornit) have their DTG warranties published online for you to review. Some DTG printer brands (Ricoh and OmniPrint), do not publish their full warranty information.*While there are many different aspects of what to look for in a DTG warranty, the...

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Finding the Best White Screen Printing Ink

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Finding the Best White Screen Printing Ink

White screen printing ink is a valuable asset to your shop. Find the best one that works for you. How to Find the Best Screen Printing Plastisol White Ink:The Keys to Finding Great Screen Printing SuppliesChoosing the best plastisol screen printing ink is important to getting great screen prints on t-shirts, hoodies and everything in between. White plastisol ink is the most commonly used screen printing ink. No matter whether you are a part-time hobby printer operating out of your garage, or using manual screen printing presses or automatic machines, having the best white plastisol ink is important.White screen printing...

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Scaling DTG Production with Pod Printing

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Scaling DTG Production with Pod Printing

How to grow your production rate by adding more DTG printers to your shop. DTG Printing Profitability:Scaling Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Production with Pod PrintingEvery direct-to-garment (DTG) print shop or business owner is looking for ways to increase production and profitability. The simplest way to do this is by efficiently scaling your DTG printing capabilities with “pod printing.” Pod printing is how large DTG print shops scale up their production capabilities so they are able to print DTG in high volume of hundreds of shirts per hour.What is DTG Pod Printing and How Do You Set It Up? A DTG pod groups...

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How to Achieve Vibrant DTG Prints on Dark Colored Shirts

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How to Achieve Vibrant DTG Prints on Dark Colored Shirts

A common challenge for DTG printers is achieving a bright prints on dark garments. How to Achieve Bright and Vibrant Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Prints on Dark Colored Shirts:Tips & Tricks from DTG ExpertsOne of the most common challenges for direct to garment (DTG) printers is achieving a bright, brilliant print on dark or black garments. By nature, the CMYK water-based DTG inks are translucent. When printed on a dark background they lack any vibrancy and provide a very washout look. There are several keys to making DTG color look bright.Apply Pretreatment Solution Correctly and Consistently When printing DTG on dark colored...

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