Direct to Garment

Print Full Color on Light and Dark Colors with No Setup Fees or Minimums!



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T-Shirt Printing and Prices

T-Shirts Available

Light color T-Shirts with a front or back design available for $20.00. Dark color T-Shirts with a front or back design available for $30.00. These shirts are with a basic custom design tailored to you and your specific occasions.




Get Personal

Have a T-Shirt made with your own custom design.

A custom T-Shirt is a great idea for birthdays, holidays, special events, and for the "I've got a great idea for a shirt". A custom white t-shirt is only $20.00 with a basic design. You can buy only one shirt at a time with no additional cost.




Direct to Garment T-Shirts

What is Direct to Garment Printing?

Direct to garment (DTG) printing works similar to your inkjet desktop printer. The unique patented garment ink is deposited directly onto the shirt, with no burning of screens, setup, or registration required.

DTG is a relatively new fabric printing method that prints an image directly onto a garment or fabric through what is essentially a modified version of a traditional inkjet printer. Think of a regular inkjet printer which has been modified to “accept” garments instead of paper. The ink is printed directly onto fabric which results in exceptional “hand” (common term in the industry referring to how a garment feels once the image or design has been printed on it), and offers more flexibility than screenprinting in terms of color variation and turn-around time (especially for smaller orders).

No Minimums Required!

There are no minimums to by with direct to garment. If you only want one shirt then that is all you have to purchase and the price is $15.00 for a light colored shirt with a design!

Full Color

We offer full color printing to t-shirts on both light and dark colored garments. There is not a need to create a design that will only be one or two colors unless that is the preferred design. One color is the same price as many colors. Full color photos can be used without any problems. One big advantage of DTG printing is that it does not matter how many colors there are.  They are laid down at the same time.

What apparel can be printed on?

It is best to use 100% cotton. We do print on 80% cotton and 20% polyester for sweatshirts, hoodies, and sweatpants.

Direct to Garment Vs. Silk Screening

Traditional screen printing requires the creation of one screen per each color layer.  This increases the cost for multiple color jobs, which can drive consumers to less than optimal designs.  Direct to garment printing allows for unlimited colors to be printed with no additional cost.  Photographs, drawings, complex images, and color gradients can all be printed with unrivaled clarity and vividness.

In addition, screen printing yields a maximum resolution of 72 dots per inch (DPI), while the direct to garment process can print an image with 8x to 10x precision (in excess of 600 DPI)--near perfect quality--with no halftone dots.









Is digital printing the same as the iron-ons you can make at home?

NO!  There are variety of digital printing methods available today.  For most shirts, we use a Digital Garment Printer, which is a large format printing machine that applies ink directly onto the garment.

Can direct-to-garment printing be applied on dark shirts?

It works great on dark shirts!  DTG-printing feels slightly different on dark versus light shirts, but that is due to a pre-treatment and (typically) an underbase.  The quality is the same.

Does direct to garment printing cost more on dark shirts?

Yes, the process is more expensive due to the pre-treatment and white underbase.  (The white underbase makes the colors more vibrant.)

What are your printed design size limitations (e.g., 16” x 20”)?

Screen printing can be very large;  however, our DTG printing process supports a maximum size of 16" x 20".

The advantages of digital printing.

The main advantages of digital printing over screenprinting are color and detail. You can create more vibrant, colorful, and detailed prints than on screenprinted products. Summed up, the strength of digital printing lies in its flexibility, order size variability, accessibility, and speed.
Digital printing, which includes direct printing and heat transfers, offers the most flexibility of any printing method in terms of color options and detail. Unlike screenpriting, colors are unlimited and gradients and shading are a snap.
Series or Order Size:
You can print off as little or as many prints as you want. Let’s say, for example, that you want to make a birthday t-shirt for your friend. You can print out a heat transfer or order a single shirt without the expensive set up fees that are associated with screenprinting (since an entire screen print has to be made). If you don’t like a part of the design in the final product it’s easy to go back to your digital file and correct any mistakes. Also, if your t-shirt turns out so well that you want to print a birthday t-shirt for everyone at the party, it is very easy to do so.
In this day and age people are likely to have some form of access to a computer. So, exceptions aside, most will already have (or have access to) the basic “materials” or equipment needed to design and produce t-shirts the digital way. The startup costs therefore are very low.
The whole process from design to finished product can take less than an hour if you know exactly what you want and have all the materials at home. Even with direct printing, which you will most likely have to outsource, t-shirts can be made and delivered in a very short time. (Note that whether with screenprinting or digital printing, bulk projects will take you longer to produce).