DTG (Direct-To-Garment) digitial printing is the process of using a large format ink-jet printer to print directly onto fabric. Like the ink-jet printer you probably use at home or work, this process is capable of anything from simple one-color prints, to extremely high resultion photo-quality printing. In other words, pretty much anything you want printed on a shirt, hoodie, socks, bandana, pillow case, etc. can be done! There are no color limitations, quantity minimums, or setup costs, like you would find with other types of printing methods, such as screen printing. You can order as little as ONE custom printed shirt at a very reasonable cost. This printing method is best for smaller quantities, up to 24 pieces (where our screen printing minimum starts), samples, rush orders, or extremely high resolution prints. DTG printing is typically more expensive than screen printing (per piece) at quantities above 24 pieces, but offers great flexibility and fast turn-around times (as little as 1 day!) for smaller custom orders. Note: DTG printing uses water-based ink and works best with 100% cotton fabric. Blends can be printed but it should be noted that typically as the cotton content decreases, so does the print quality and vibrancy.
All Pacific Paradise Apparel DTG printing is done in-house, in our San Diego facility, on a Brother GT-361 printer, capable of printing with white ink on dark fabric.
Customer supplied garments - We prefer to supply the items to be printed, since we know the printability of the items we typically use. If a customer wishes to supply their own garments we can usually accommodate that but we cannot always guarantee the final result, and some garments may be wasted while testing the printability. Allowance of 2% or 3 pieces (whichever is greater) to be accounted for by customer for misprints, either by providing additional garments to cover potential misprints, or accepting lesser quantity at completion. Additional costs for unpacking, sorting, and handling will be applied to orders with customer supplied garments.