posted on 2018-05-25 11:28:10
"A comparison between two digital printing methods: Direct-to-Garment and Dye Sublimation. This is to help guide you with your choice of printing method for your business model, listing the pros and cons of each method, the material needed, the feasibility of each method.
Direct-to-Garment:100% cotton ,a blend with polyester
Dye Sublimation：polyester and polymer-coated substrates( 100% polyester ,polymer-coated substrates,a blend with cotton)
DTG Pros and Cons
Print on cotton Not industrial solution for polyester garment
Easily customized design Print durability-60 washes
Very quick easy Pretreatment for dark garments
Small working area Wet prints
Good color pop on print
dye-sublimation Pros and Cons
Produces vibrant tones Only on light colored substrate
Easily customized design Not suitable for Cotton
Print durability(indefinite) Color pop after transfer
Printing cycle is clean
No pretreatment needed
Print on hard materials
DTG Pretreating Made Easy
Print better shirts
Perfect pretreating every time
All in all, both printing methods cannot replace each other. It all depends on your targeted market and applications.
DTG is the ideal solution for Print on Demand projects Fast, easy, and prints on cotton t-shirts.
dye-sublimation is the ideal solution for Polyester products. Both textile and hard surfaces(Polymer coated)