A high quality piece of artwork will produce a high quality digital t-shirt print. If your design has gradients, fades or transparency then the following must be taken into account: DTG Printers cannot print opacity or transparencies so it is important to ensure the opacity of your graphic is at 100%. Fades and glows can be problematic in DTG Printing, especially when printing onto coloured garments, because a white base layer is applied first. Make sure your graphic is designed using CMYK color settings, and for a better result save the design in 300 dpi and PNG. DTG printer’s use CMYK inks so bright lime green, super-hot pink or metallic colors will not render properly.
The results for Direct to Garment Printing differ depending on what color fabric:
Light Color Fabrics: Fantastic, full colour images with no set up costs. Excellent for short runs of less than 100 items.
Dark Color Fabrics: A white undercoat is used when printing onto colored garments to ensure the colors are bright and vibrant; this can mean that the print feels slightly thicker when compared to graphics printed onto lighter colored tees.