Printing the tshirts using Direct To Garment (DTG) printing, the process of printing onto cotton-based fabrics (eg Tshirts) using large format inkjet printers, is far superior to screen printing, the process of pressing ink into the fabric through a stencil. It’s more environmentally friendly, less time consuming and more cost-effective to run smaller.
DTG shirt printing is more environmentally friendly than screen printing. You can visit https://budgetscreenprinting.com.au/t-shirts to know more about t shirt printing services.
DTG uses water-based ink to print directly into clothing, this means that there is no excess of ink used in actual printing and the only waste that occurs is from cleaning the print head occasionally – it should also be noted that head cleaning does not involve external material only ink.
Of course, the main head cleaning can be avoided by routine maintenance of the printer, and thus one day cleaning head – milliliters problem – usually enough.
So as long as the waste ink is properly disposed, printing shirts using the DTG method should have almost no environmental impact.
However, screen printing has excess ink from stencil parts that are not printed on the shirt and when the screen is cleaned the excess ink is then washed into the gutter.
The screen printing process involves making a stencil and then pressing the ink through the stencil onto the fabric. Stencils can be made by hand or photo emulsion, and for each design color a new screen is needed.
DTG only uses software and computers to send designs directly to the printer and this can take several seconds with all colors printed at once. (On a darker cloth there is a white layer printed first and then the remaining color). DTG is far less time-consuming with regard to settings, and this is very useful when printing joggers.