DTG (Direct to Garment) vs. Screen Printing

While there are quite a few options when it comes to printing t-shirts, but there are two options that are the most popular in the t-shirt printing industry. The two most popular t-shirt printing options include DTG (Direct to Garment) and Screen Printing. While DTG and screen printing are both great options, there are a few major questions any small t-shirt printing business must be asking themselves:

  • Is it cost-effective for what I want to do
  • Will my designs work with this type of printing?
  • Will I be ordering bulk of my inventory?

What is DTG (Direct to Garment) Printing?

Direct to Garment Printing is essentially the sense of using a printer directly onto fabric. DTG also works as a printer as well in the sense as it can support some of the most intricate and detailed designs and as well as support as many color options as you’d like; whereas other printing options can only use up to a maximum of 6 colors. While DTG printing isn’t as cost-effective as screen printing for bulk orders, it is very suitable for small batches and requires only a minimal upfront investment to start printing your t-shirts. DTG Printing operates best on 100% cotton tees, such as the kind you will find in our online shop- FunnyTShirtsShop.com

What is Screen Printing?
Screen printing consists of pulling a layer of ink over a screen to produce a specific design. Because screen printing is much for favorable with bulk orders and more cost-effective with large batches but is also highly favorable when you are printing strictly a certain color and design. Screen printing requires such a large upfront investment and only allows for one printing design per batch, as well as it is much more difficult to produce more detailed designs. Though with screen printing you are able to print nearly anything, you are limited to only a certain space on the area you are printing.

Our team at Funny T-Shirts Shop has done countless hours of research to find which printing option is best for our company and had decided that DTG printing best suits our needs and is what our customers want. With dozens of designs as well as a consistent trial and error we are happy to provide our customers with a quality funny t shirt they can be proud to wear. We have hundreds of funny shirt sayings and funny graphic tees to choose from, such as, funny cat shirts, funny dad shirts, funny women’s shirts, funny camping shirts and so much more! To view more of our funny shirts categories, click here!

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