With DTG (direct-to-garment), you can choose any base garment colour, and the design is printed directly onto the garment using a special inkjet printer (a bit like the one you have at home, but specially designed for fabric).
- Great for complex designs, precise logo placement, unlimited colours
- Not so good for block colour on black. If you’re looking for super sharp, you’ll want screen printing which is more expensive and requires large minimum order runs.
With sublimation printing, the design is first printed onto special transfer paper. Then, the blank (white) product is ‘sandwiched’ between two sheets, and the design is applied to the whole piece using heat and pressure.
- Great for patterns, gradients, designs incorporating white
- Not so good for designs requiring precise placement, dark colours (these may look faded on white, and there can be creasing in the design) sharp lines (these may blur as the ink is absorbed by the fabric).