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DTG Printing

DTG Printing

 

DTG printing machine

Direct to garment printing, also known as DTG printing, digital 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 fibers.

Some direct to garment printers are manufactured from pre-existing inkjet printers, namely Epson and Brother, but other companies, such as AnaJet, Kornit, Mimaki, and Durst have printers specially...


Heat Transfers

Heat Transfers

In simple terms a screen printed heat transfer is simply plastisol ink that is printed on a special “release” paper first and then partially cured in standard T-Shirt dryer, flash unit and even under a partially closed heat transfer press. This paper print is then transferred or applied to a T-Shirt or garment using a heat transfer press. If the transfer is made as a special “hot split” the print on the T-Shirt will have the same feel as a direct screen print. If the transfer is made like the “old”...


ScreenPrinting Info

ScreenPrinting Info

Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A roller or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas.

Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of silk or other fine mesh, with...


Tech Packs (Technical Packages)

Tech Packs (Technical Packages)

What is a TechPack?

A techpack is informative sheet which encompasses all the specifications of the requirements before embarking on the garment manufacturing process. It contains all the details of any specific style of the garment. This document is usually prepared by the designer and finalized in consultation with the merchandisers, and then forwarded to bulk sampling department or to the production department for the reference and guide for bulk manufacturing.

 

The Objective

The Objective here is, once techpack for any style is...


Clothing CADS (Computer Aided Designs)

Clothing CADS (Computer Aided Designs)

CADS

Clothing Cads are computer aided designs, (usually) created in Adobe Illustrator as vectors, and sometimes created in Adobe Photoshop, as bitmap images. These cads are best used as vectors, so that the pieces and shapes are editable and interchangeable, allowing the designer to come up with a series of different options when creating the layout of the garment. These type of cads are gathered together to create a full collection, or presentation. They are mainly used to submit designs to manufacturers as a colorway/fit/graphic guideline to produce the garments for sampling/production.

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