DTG: Direct-to-Garment Printing

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You Have an Idea? We Can Print It!

DTG is the new era of garment printing, allowing us to create beautiful products that are durable and affordable. It also opens up more options for photos, graphics and more to be put on products.

Since the DTG printer is as precise as, well, a printer, you’re able to print images in much higher detail than screen printing, and you’re not limited in color. Because the printer can print any image you have a lot of options to customize your design.

What Is DTG Printing?

Direct-to-Garment printing, also known as DTG printing, is a form of digital printing for apparel and t-shirts where a digital image is printed directly onto a textile, creating a vibrant image that is built to last. This process of printing is extremely similar to a paper printer, so there are reduced limitations with what can be done, as well as limited mess.

There are two mechanisms involved with DTG printing. One is a transport mechanism for the clothing and the other is inkjet textile inks, which are absorbed by the fibers and applied straight to the clothing.

DTG printing is extremely cost and time effective while still being able to create beautiful product designs. At Viking, we fully utilize direct to garment printing to create affordable, attractive, and durable products for our consumers in a timely manner with our state-of-the-art technology.

Additional Information

How to Order a DTG Printed Shirt

You can place an order here at Viking! Though it is our newest print method for t-shirts, we’re confident you will love your purchase.

Cleaning DTG Printed Garments

100% cotton is the best material to use for DTG printing. All clothing should be washed before first wear and always washed inside-out in cold water, to keep the design from fading over time.

Art Department Requires:

Bitmap / Raster Files:

  • Accepted formats: .psd, .tif, .pdf or .jpg
  • RGB color mode
  • Minimum 300 dpi
  • Transparent background

Vector Files:

  • Accepted formats: .ai, .eps or .pdf
  • CMYK color mode
  • ALL fonts converted to outlines/curves

**Color matching is not available for DTG printing, and we are not able to guarantee color matches to your monitor PMS colors, or paper proofs. Please choose screenprinting if color matching is a priority. We also use a pretreat for DTG on dark shirts, which may be visible on some garments until washed and is considered a part of the process and not a defect of the product.**

Additional Information

How to Order a DTG Printed Shirt

You can place an order here at Viking! Though it is our newest print method for t-shirts, we’re confident you will love your purchase.

Cleaning DTG Printed Garments

100% cotton is the best material to use for DTG printing. All clothing should be washed before first wear and always washed inside-out in cold water, to keep the design from fading over time.

Art Department Requires:

Bitmap / Raster Files:

  • Accepted formats: .psd, .tif, .pdf or .jpg
  • RGB color mode
  • Minimum 300 dpi
  • Transparent background

Vector Files:

  • Accepted formats: .ai, .eps or .pdf
  • CMYK color mode
  • ALL fonts converted to outlines/curves

**Color matching is not available for DTG printing, and we are not able to guarantee color matches to your monitor PMS colors, or paper proofs. Please choose screenprinting if color matching is a priority. We also use a pretreat for DTG on dark shirts, which may be visible on some garments until washed and is considered a part of the process and not a defect of the product.**

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