Pretreatment Methods for DTG – Best to Worse If it’s in your budget, buy an automatic pretreat machine. This will give you consistency with this critical step in the process. Be sure to check max pretreat area matches the potential print area of your DTG machine. Also check that the spraying process is completely enclosed. If not, be sure to spray away from your DTG machine.
Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. There are production concepts that are either dated (a good idea 20 years ago) or just flat out bad advice, but they continue to be passed down and passed along to unsuspecting new decorators. On this week’s program, we’ll be talking about the how’s and why’s… and what you should be doing instead on your production floor!
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Shirt Type – Choosing the right shirt in Transfers, DTG and other decorating methods is actually important. Need to have a good surface for decoration bonding with both transfers and DTG. My current favorite is the Fruit of the Loom HD Product.
How to cure a DTG Printed Hat – Use a Heat gun for curing DTG printed hats.
Curing DTG Inks – Use silicone paper compared with Teflon sheets in DTG curing to get better wash fastness and less of a gloss.
This episode was a very special one for us and was also the first time we have done the show live from another event. We came to you all live from the Impressions Magazine booth at the ISS Long Beach 2014 show. Here is the list of wonderful guests we had stop by and chat with us.
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Direct to garment printing has come a long way since it first hit our industry as a decorating method that is here to stay back in 2004. There have been many highs and lows and today you have a lot of choices all of which fit certain business models. The down side is the relatively high investment cost of the equipment at first which means you must have a market in place to quick realize any return on investment. So how do you get into that market and not run your self out of business first? Heat Transfers is the answer Continue reading