What Is Direct to Garment Digital Custom T-Shirt Printing Technique?

Direct to Garment Printing

In the early 1950s, numerous companies in the United States began painting t-shirts with the names of local resorts and other tourist destinations. Around the same time, screen-printing, the most prevalent method for t-shirt printing, became popular.

A new flexible ink was introduced in 1959, allowing for a larger range of designs and lettering styles. Plastisol and water-based textile inks later became the main screen-printing and coating inks.

Individuals can now utilise bespoke t-shirts to convey their political and social beliefs, advocate for issues, or simply amuse spectators as a form of personal expression. T-shirts turn clients into “human billboards,” making them an almost indispensable aspect of most large organisations’ corporate marketing strategy.

Custom-made t-shirts are now within reach of almost any business, organisation or group, regardless of size or budget, thanks to advancements in printing technology as well as the ease and convenience of internet ordering.

EveryTees- Malaysia’s prominent custom t-shirt printing service shares a mini-guide on one such t-shirt printing technique- Direct to Garment (DTG) printing.

Direct-To-Garment (DTG) T-Shirt Printing Technique

Digital printing, often known as DTG, is a relatively new fabric printing technology that uses a modified version of a regular inkjet printer to print an image directly onto a garment or fabric. In terms of colour variance and turnaround time, DTG outperforms screen printing (especially for smaller orders).

When your image contains a lot of colours, DTG is the finest solution for apparel customisation. The image quality will be better and DTG will be less expensive than screen printing, especially for smaller quantities.

Direct To Garment DTG T Shirt Printing Technique
DTG Printing file type

Direct To Garment (DTG) T-Shirt Printing File Types

When designs are too complicated for standard screen-printing procedures or when the highest level of detail is required, digital T shirt printing is necessary.


EveryTees DTG printers employ the highest quality inks to evenly distribute the ink across each precise artwork. There are two image formats to choose from: Raster graphics and Vector graphics

 Pixels are used to create raster graphics. The bigger the number of pixels, the higher the resolution and, as a result, the quality of the image print. Pixels, in combination with scaling, can alter an image’s quality. The larger the picture can be without looking pixelated, the more pixels it includes.

To produce geometrical shapes, vector pictures require mathematical calculations between two points. The technique creates images by using lines rather than pixels, allowing the images to be indefinitely huge.

The image’s quality will never deteriorate regardless of its size. Images are usually viewed on a computer screen with a 72 PPI resolution (Pixels Per Inch). It’s perfect for watching movies on the computer. When it comes to t-shirt printing, the higher the PPI count, the better the printing. Customers should provide photos or artwork at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch (PPI).

AI, EPS, PNG, PSD, PDF, JPEG, and TIFF are some of the most often used DTG file formats.


Direct To Garment DTG T Shirt Printing Process

Direct-To-Garment (DTG) T-Shirt Printing Process

Step 1: EveryTees team of graphic artists/designers and digital printing experts gives each order a professional design assessment. We work closely with you to ensure that the finished product meets your expectations. To begin, we’ll need the highest resolution photograph you have. The higher the resolution of the image, the better!

Step 2: EveryTees designers will gladly work with whatever image you provide, even if it requires some polishing. We’ve perfected the art of turning ideas into masterpieces. You can work on design customisation with our in-house designers for perfection.

Step 3: For quality assurance, each design is rigorously reviewed prior to printing. When we send you the final design proofs for your approval, you’ll be able to evaluate the finished layout. Get in touch with EveryTees custom t-shirt printing facility in Cheras and speak with one of our project specialists if you have any questions concerning your individual artwork.

Now that you are aware of the popular DTG printing technique, we are glad to inform you of other clothing customisation techniques that we offer including- professional silk screen printingembroidery, heat transfer printing and sublimation printing.

Customers can choose from a variety of design, response time and budget alternatives thanks to our comprehensive array of services. We work on a variety of clothing, including sports caps, polo shirts and normal button shirts, in addition to custom t-shirts.