STEP #1: ARTWORK PREPARATION: Once artwork has been submitted, it’s checked to identify and correct any issues that may negatively impact the printed result. This includes a check for compression artifacts, color profiling, and color correction to ensure that it pairs well with the selected garment color.
STEP #2: PRINTING: The design is printed onto the garment using an inkjet printer that has been specifically designed for DTG printing. Specialized inks created for fabrics are used and produce high-quality prints in a wide range of colors.
STEP #3: FABRIC & PRETREATING: Before DTG printing, the garment is pre-treated with a solution that helps the ink bond to the fabric. This is commonly done using a machine that sprays liquid onto the fabric.
STEP #4: CURING / HEAT PRESSING: After the design has been printed, the garment must be cured to set the ink and make it permanent. This is typically done using a heat press, which applies heat and pressure to the garment to fix the ink in place.
BENEFITS OF DIRECT-TO-FILM-PRINTING
PRINTED DIRECTLY TO CLOTHING: Direct-to-garment, or DTG printing, is a method that sprays ink onto garments and is similar to printing on paper. DTG printing technique is an excellent option for those who want to add complex, multi-color designs on t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, and other similar fabric items.
VIBRANT COLORS: DTG-printed designs soak into the clothing fibers, that way the prints:
Don’t sit on top of the fabric
Remain uncracked over time
Aren’t stiff and feel comfortable for the wearer
EFFICIENT PRINTING WITH WATER-BASED VEGAN INKS: At Kioko, DTG designs are printed using non-toxic vegan inks that ensure the garments are safe for adults and children. Have your designs printed with machines that are energy-efficient, produce zero wastewater, and are a sustainable choice for your brand.