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What is Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printing?

At Meowprint, this popular direct-to-garment (DTG) printing is the latest technology of apparel printing in Singapore.

Imagine having a big printer, and you print directly onto the garment, for example t-shirts, using modified inkjet technology. This method allows you to print your picture directly onto your apparel without losing any of the details.

This method of print is similar to digital heat transfer printing or Sublimation printing as it is also capable of printing real life images or complex designs on t-shirts without the hefty price tag of silk screen printing.

Let's explore this advanced method of print.

1. How did Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printing come about?

Direct-to-garment printing has come in the apparel printing scene in the year 1996. Yes, it is a relatively new method of printing as compared to silk screen printing or embroidery which dated centuries ago.

This method of printing was founded by a guy called Matthew Rhome. Upon this revolutionary idea of printing directly onto apparels, the first printer was founded, named "Revolution".

Since it is a relatively new invention as we're now only in the year of 2017, many companies have since then built upon the idea of DTG and produced magnificent state of the art printers to sell DTG printing.

Some well-known companies are Mimaki & Kornit. Despite all who managed to come up with the best printer, Epson emerged the top, and named to have created the best DTG printer on the surface of Earth in 2014.

Surecolor Epson F2000 Printer
Surecolor Epson F2000 Printer

2. DTG printing process (Step-by-step)

How long would you require to print a piece of paper? That's about the simplicity of dtg printing, as mentioned earlier, is like printing on a piece of t-shirt.

If you are printing on white garments, no pre-treatment will be required. However, if you are looking to print on dark garments, pre-treatment is required.

Why is this so? This is because a layer of white ink is required to act as a base for the coloured inks (of your designs) to sit on top of the white layer.

And of course, to prevent the white ink from penetrating the t-shirt, a pre-treatment liquid is applied to bind the t-shirt fabric together allowing the white ink to stay on top of the t-shirt.

Pre-treatment of the t-shirt (Manual)

  • First, place the t-shirt on a flat surface for easy application.
  • Prepare the pre-treatment solution.
  • Carefully spread the pre-treatment liquid on the t-shirts using a brush or spray.
  • Once done, apply a heat transfer paper on top to allow the t-shirt to go under the heat press machine for 35 seconds at 350 degrees to allow the fabric to bind together and complete the pre-treatment process!

Once pre-treated, you can now place the t-shirt onto the Epson DTG printer. Using the software that is applicable directly on your computer, position the design file to the location where you wish to print the design on.

During the process, as mentioned earlier, a white ink layer will be printed first, followed by the colored inks. After 3 minutes, you will have a t-shirt with full image printing with excellent finishing.

The ink is still wet. Therefore, don't forget to apply the heat press machine with a transfer paper in between for 1 minute at 350 degrees. Finish!

If that was too complicated, you can view the video below for visual reference!

3. Advantages & Disadvantages of DTG Printing

To help you make a better choice when deciding on the type of t-shirt printing services, we have also come up with some advantages and disadvantages of dtg printing.

Advantages

  • Print full-coloured designs without any loss of details.
  • Print at affordable prices for small quantities as compared to silk screen printing.
  • Ink is part of the apparel for white garments, and soft touch ink for dark garments, giving it the quality of t-shirts that branded retail shops sell.

Disadvantages

  • Price - Despite being cheaper to print full-colored designs than silk screen printing at lower quantities, it is relatively a more costly method of printing especially for bigger sizes like A4 or A3 sized design.
  • Printing on dark garments will add even more costs. This is because on dark garments, a first layer of white ink has to be printed on the apparel as a base, followed by the actual ink color of the design to give the full image printing effect.
  • Efficiency - Longer than normal bulk silk screen printing as only one machine can print one design at a time.
  • It is not suitable to create individual names or numbers at low cost. For this, you will need vinyl heat transfer printing method.

4. We can provide DTG printing for the following Products from our catalogue.

Apparels

  1. ✅ All T-Shirts
  2. ❌ All Polo T-Shirts
  3. ❌ All Outerwear
  4. ❌ All Singlets & Tank Tops
  5. ❌ All Caps & Hats
  6. ❌ All Corporate Uniforms
  7. ❌ All Workwear
  8. ❌ All Shorts & Pants

Promotional Products

  1. ❌ All Bags
  2. ❌ All Towels
  3. ❌ All Drinkware
  4. ❌ All Lanyards
  5. ❌ All Embroidery Goods
  6. ❌ All Personal Care

5. Recommendations for DTG printing by MeowPrint

DTG printing is recommended for customers who are looking to print full-colored designs with latest technology inkjet onto their apparel. It is recommended for customers who have small quantities to print these full-colored designs.

The costing does not significantly decrease over large quantity as the set-up costs is pretty much fixed due to the nature of DTG printing. This is the same as embroidery in terms of costing, although embroidery cost price decrease at higher quantities.

Although the quality of printing may be more appealing to many of our customers, but the price may not be the same case.

If you are working on a budget but wishes to print full-colored designs on your t-shirts, do check out our heat transfer printing method or the custom-made services create cut-&-sew apparels.

It is a much more affordable method of printing and we strongly recommend it.

⭐ Customer Reviews

Still have reservations on our Direct-To-Garment (DTG) Services? Let our customers' genuine feedback help you!
MeowPrint T-Shirt Printing
4.9
Based on 360 reviews
Xiao has assisted me through the stresses of a few projects on very short delivery schedules. This one during CNY!! But she kept her cool and delivered beautifully printed Jackets in time! Great Job Xiao!! Thanks!!! See you on the next high stress job!! hehehehe....
Michael
Michael
05:43 26 Feb 21
Second time ordering with MeowPrint, and as usual they did not disappoint. Silkscreen logo printed on our shirts. The shirt is comfortable, and my shirt that's been used for 1.5 years has not shown any signs of wear & tear.Working with Xiao Fen was also a smooth and good experience as she contacted me on Whatsapp to update, on top of emails.Also affordable pricing!
Gelien Chia
Gelien Chia
09:09 25 Feb 21
Excellent service from the beginning. Only quip, would love to see the different sized shirts physically to make decisions instead of relying solely on a size chart. Hope that this can be arranged for future showroom visits!
Lukbondoi Muay Thai
Lukbondoi Muay Thai
07:16 25 Feb 21
S4cred Conn8tion
S4cred Conn8tion
04:10 25 Feb 21
excellent service and quality. the staff was really friendly on the phone and assisted me by resolving any doubts I had
benn chew
benn chew
15:18 24 Feb 21
Overall good experience getting our company tees from Meowprint. Patient with our query and our tees look great! Thank you Meowprint!
Nthirah Haslida
Nthirah Haslida
08:08 23 Feb 21
Nice store, very patient.
Linxin Hou
Linxin Hou
12:29 18 Feb 21
I have engaged them twice and both times, it was a smooth experience. The staff are helpful and there is clear and timely communication.
Joanne Ng
Joanne Ng
10:16 04 Feb 21
The service was excellent. However, for a higher customer rating, it would have been great if Meow Print had provided T-shirt sample sizes to the customers ( without any cost incurred). These will then allow the customer ( in our case young students) to try the sample Tshirts to choose the most fitting T-shirt size. In this instance, we had to place our order based on the measurements template provided by Meow prints. Point to consider?
Zaithoon Ibrahim
Zaithoon Ibrahim
11:20 03 Feb 21
This review came kinda late - printed t-shirts three months ago but till today, the t-shirts are still in great condition even though we wears them almost every day! Awesome quality, super affordable prices, prompt replies and great service from the team :) Self collection was fuss-free too! Definitely will order from them again!
brownie points
brownie points
01:58 30 Jan 21
Marirose Feril
Marirose Feril
08:18 21 Jan 21
Was looking around for a customized tote bag and they have attended to my needs with good recommendations on the size and various type of printing. RJ had helped to resize my artwork accordingly. Happy with their quick around so we are in time for our giveaways.
Vlux Lighting
Vlux Lighting
04:12 18 Jan 21
Fantastic and speedy customer service. The delivery was fast too. Thanks xiao fen for processing my orders.
Esther Lim
Esther Lim
00:56 15 Jan 21
MeowPrint replies fast and helps with your order. They are not only clear but also patient when it comes to various stages. Really good service!
Arrick Ang
Arrick Ang
17:31 14 Jan 21
Great customer service, always prompt in whatsapp replies and kept to the tight deadline, just in time for my store's grand opening! Thank you team!
deanna lee
deanna lee
07:26 14 Jan 21
MeowPrint provided excellent and fast service for my personalised notebook orders. The products arrived on time and in good condition. The staff was also patient with my queries and requests. Thanks MeowPrint!
Iqbal Firdaus
Iqbal Firdaus
03:10 13 Jan 21
Belle Ang
Belle Ang
16:07 05 Jan 21
Honestly I just shirt "Custom Polo Shirt Printing Singapore" and this was the first suggestive page.Enter and explored their wide variety of shirts they offered.Sent them an email and things just went smoothly.No screw ups , no time wasted. Pay half before confirmation, pay remaining after confirmation.Got what I wanted within a week.I appreciate the swiftness and will order from them again in the future.
Ithiphat Suthin
Ithiphat Suthin
13:15 28 Dec 20
Good customer service. Very fast and supportive email response. Good quality products. I'll order and suggest for my friends. Thank you!
Kat Lam
Kat Lam
07:55 28 Dec 20
Thank you Meow Print for your great and prompt service. Appreciate that you rushed the order before Christmas. The quality of the masks is great and the embroidery is meticulously done. Love it!
Grace Heng
Grace Heng
09:00 25 Dec 20
fast and reliable. recommended.
Jerry Choo
Jerry Choo
00:33 24 Dec 20
MeowPrint T-Shirt is super professional and has standard protocols. They know what they are doing and delivery of work was super fast and efficient.Thanks a lot @ Janice!
Jolie Lim
Jolie Lim
11:50 17 Dec 20
Prompt customer service and good quality shirts.
Hilda Tan
Hilda Tan
03:32 17 Dec 20
Good quality masks, fast communication and speedy delivery!
Faith Lee
Faith Lee
17:54 16 Dec 20
The shirts we ordered on Monday needed to be done by the same week Friday. Despite the rush, they still managed to finish printing our shirt and send it to us on Friday. Furthermore, the person (xiao fen) was very polite and understanding to the situation and accommodate with us accordingly to speed up the process. Thanks a lot Meowprint and team!
Zisheng Chia
Zisheng Chia
06:23 11 Dec 20
It was a great experience buying from Meowprint. The communication process is seamless, and there are a variety of products to choose from!
Tan Jie Ni
Tan Jie Ni
06:05 10 Dec 20
Brandon Man
Brandon Man
00:27 10 Dec 20
Quick replies. Prompt delivery. The services were top notched and the company is really satisfied with the end product.
sheik adam
sheik adam
06:14 02 Dec 20
Juliana Ong
Juliana Ong
10:59 01 Dec 20
Bo Jing
Bo Jing
04:53 26 Nov 20
Replies are quick and printing turned out really nice as well! Second order from them!
Jesslyn [Asgard]
Jesslyn [Asgard]
09:29 25 Nov 20
Love how efficient and prompt these guys are at Meowprint! Solid service!
Lim Yao Peng
Lim Yao Peng
00:25 24 Nov 20
They are very kind with us and they have a lot of patience when they are helping us to search for product details and materials too.Very good, will recommend to friend and possibly next round! :D
Kang Tianqi
Kang Tianqi
04:07 23 Nov 20
Team is extremely friendly and got the orders done quickly!
Charlotte Lee
Charlotte Lee
10:00 20 Nov 20
The experience with MeowPrint was amazing. Communication was seamless through email with Janice (shoutout to her). They went through everything in detail before execution. The quality of the T-shirt is wonderful at an affordable price. I would recommend others to try them out!
Kangwei
Kangwei
10:17 18 Nov 20
Our company has been ordering from Meowprint for our company's corporate polo tees. This is our second order with them. Amelia has been wonderful in her customer service. Very helpful and friendly lady. Response in replies and time from order to collection is fast too. Just received our latest order last week. Everything was great! Will be back again for our third order when we need more company polo tees. Thanks!
Serene Lim
Serene Lim
08:25 17 Nov 20
Ordered tote bags for a school activity. Very good thick quality and fast delivery too. Was also accommodating to my requests. Recommended!
Nadiah Ml
Nadiah Ml
23:58 16 Nov 20
Ordered 25 tshirts and it came within the week!Design is good and will be back again.
Seriously Awesome
Seriously Awesome
06:05 13 Nov 20
Fast and prompt response during working days, nice quality of clothes. Design looks the same as the one suggested.
zi heng
zi heng
06:46 11 Nov 20
Fast response and friendly customer service. Would engage them to print our uniform again when require. Already recommend to my friends.
Fiona Pang
Fiona Pang
00:57 09 Nov 20
It was a straightforward and fuss-free experience.The turnaround time for the order is pretty quick and the staff is very helpful with all the enquiries, from the design, colours, mock-up to the actual embroidery designs. Highly recommend
WeiQi Chen
WeiQi Chen
08:25 06 Nov 20
MeowPrint is easy to work with. they even show a initial actual real sample before mass produce. Very please surely!!!
BRT Mktg
BRT Mktg
05:48 06 Nov 20
Quick,efficient and hassle free way to get my customized face mask for event. Would recommend them to anyone who is looking for such services. Keep up the excellent job.
Muhd Arifin Bin Yussup
Muhd Arifin Bin Yussup
04:55 06 Nov 20
The response was prompt and support was good. One minor hiccup was that after agreement, they realize shortage of certain colour and size polo-T and we have no choice but to accommodate. I feel this can be coordinated better within their organisation.
Wee Liang Lien
Wee Liang Lien
03:32 06 Nov 20
I bought some tote bags for my business and they are perfect. Clients love the bags. MeowPrint service is excellent, I went to their showroom (remember to book an appoitment), I chose the bags, asked for the quotation, and less than 5 days later I received everything. For sure, I will keep them as my prefer supplier!
Maria Rauzi
Maria Rauzi
03:15 06 Nov 20
Fast, efficient and hassle free! Fast replies also and were able to answer any questions I had regarding the product. Highly recommended!
Nursabrina Rafiqah Binte Abdul Rashid
Nursabrina Rafiqah Binte Abdul Rashid
01:19 22 Oct 20
Printed T-shirts with MeowPrint for many times! Good quality, cheap and awesome service! :)
Adeline Han
Adeline Han
14:00 19 Oct 20
Bought 110 masks from them. Customisation was easy and support was there without much delay. It was a joy doing business with you!
Jun Kaih Wong
Jun Kaih Wong
15:29 13 Oct 20
The experience with MeowPrint was great! Their sales representative was very friendly, from enquiry to order placement all process was smooth, . And most importantly, the final products are great too! Thanks and we'll come back again for sure!
darren.t
darren.t
01:38 12 Oct 20
Placed an order for tote bags with customized printing. The process is easy and they will ensure that the picture file sent in is clear enough to print. Due to administrative processes, they are patient and willing to accommodate to certain requests made. Communication is clear and fuss -free through WhatsApp. I am impressed with the turnout of the product. Thank you!
Evon Ng
Evon Ng
08:49 09 Oct 20

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