T Shirting Printing: DTG vs Screen Printing

Are you ready to start your own t-shirt line? Have you already begun thinking of all the designs you want to get imposed on your t-shirt? Before you do, did you decide on the method you’ll use to print your custom tees? In the t-shirt printing world, there are many different options available, each one with its advantages and disadvantages. Two of the most common printing methods for T-shirts are DTG and Screen Printing. Here is some information on both methods:

Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing :

DTG printing is the process of applying ink directly onto a t-shirt with inkjet techniques. This method is like printing on paper; a special printer is used to deposit the ink directly onto the garment to reproduce your design. The inks used in DTG printing are specialty water-based inks, which are easily absorbed by the fibers in the garment.

DTG printing allows printers to print higher detailed images and designs on clothing items because it is just as precise as your desktop printer. This also allows DTG printing to be the best option if you have multiple images or complex designs; there are endless options!

DTG is also more affordable than screen printing. Unlike Screen printing, there is no requirement to print a large quantity at once. Orders for DTG can be as little or as large as your company desires!

Screen Printing :

Screen printing describes the process of pushing ink through a mesh stencil called a screen onto fabric. In the stencil, your design is “cut out” creating small openings in the mesh where the ink will fall through to create the design only in these areas. Ink is deposited onto the screen and then pushed and pulled over the garment with a blade of a squeegee.

Unlike DTG, with Screen printing, only one color can be applied at a time. Because of this, screen printing is a good option for designs that have limited colors and are not greatly complex or detailed. Screen printing is a good choice for simple designs with one color and for large orders that are of the same design.

While the garment printing world can be a little confusing, here at Optamark we offer both services with experts in printing who can help assist in determining which method is best for your product!

Promo Products in Marketing

At first, it might be difficult to envision how using a cup with your logo or t-shirt with your logo could help your companies marketing practices. These are simple items, something that almost seems too small to have an impact. However, there are many reasons explaining why and how promotional products work to improve your companies marketing. Here are some of these reasons:

    • Customer’s love them!

One of the main goals of every company is to have a strong brand awareness with the public and their target audience. You want your brand to be remembered and recognized by all who see it. Promotional products work to increase your brand awareness. By sending customers or giving out promotional products with your company logo/branding there is a higher rate of customers remembering your brand! Not only does the one who receives the item remember your company, but all those who stop to admire will remember your company as well!

    • Promotional Products increase sales

It has been proven that promotional products increase sales. Customers generally don’t know what they need until someone tells them. Let your company be the one telling your customers through promotional products. Promo products encourage customers to look into your Brand, see all that you offer and see how they can find a way to buy your product or utilize your service.

    • Promotional products are cost-effective.

Marketing campaigns can get expensive pretty quickly. For that reason, promotional products can be a great, easy, and most importantly, cost-effective addition to your marketing campaign. Because promo products are often bought in bulk quantities, there is only little to spend for a large amount. Not to mention, they can reach a larger audience than other traditional methods.

These are just a few of the explanations on how promotional products can help with your marketing strategy. Need some more information or a quick consultation? Contact us here and speak to a member of our team!