Tips to prep your design for DTG printing

DTG printing offers seamless printing on both light and dark garments, with superior quality on both cotton and polyester blends. With DTG, you can achieve full-color prints in a single run using the right practices and techniques! When thinking of prepping your design for print, there are a few things to consider like the color format being used, the material of the shirt, as well as the resolution type that works best for that specific design.

Tips to prep your design for DTG printing

DTG printing offers seamless printing on both light and dark garments, with superior quality on both cotton and polyester blends. With DTG, you can achieve full-color prints in a single run using the right practices and techniques! When thinking of prepping your design for print, there are a few things to consider like the color format being used, the material of the shirt, as well as the resolution type that works best for that specific design.

DO


Always use a file that is 150 DPI (dots per inch) for optimum quality and use smaller sized images in print file formats like PNG and EPS.

DON'T


Don't enlarge the file size without considering the effect of the image itself and avoid using transparent images unless necessary.

Best Practices for DTG Printing (Things to know)

Always Save as CMYK

Saving as CMYK is the main format used by DTG printers. If using photoshop, you can export the file using these colors.

Fabric should match printing needs

This is very important to consider when printing on a dark garment. If you are printing on a black shirt, the image may appear lighter

Consider Image Resolution

Avoid resolutions 72 dpi or lower. Your image size should be between to 200 to 300 dpi.

Use Solid Background Intentionally

If using a solid background with your design, make sure the color is intended to be different or stand out from the color of the shirt.

Some Great Examples of DTG Designs


T-Shirt

Wear your favorite printed T-shirt for your next event and stand out among your friends! Prints look great on shirts, rather than polos!


Canvas Tote Bag

Make colorful prints like these on your favorite canvas tote bag for your next Summer beach trip!


Sweatshirt

Printed sweatshirts can reflect your style in seconds! Wear your printed sweatshirt to a concert or family trip!


T-Shirt Sleeve

Show off your favorite team logo, or a simple design on your T-shirt sleeve!

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