What’s the difference?
T-Shirt decal/printing options:
HTV – Vinyl
Use heat transfer materials to customize a variety of apparel including sports jerseys, T-shirts, performance apparel, bags, jackets, and more! This is great for a small number of articles being made with simple designs.
Solid colors are standard, cost will increase due to color layers, prints, mirror and glitter.
Direct To Garment – DTG
The best way to think of DTG is like at-home printing from your computer, except that the paper is replaced with a shirt. The inks bind directly to the fibers of the garment’s material, which is why cotton – a fibrous material – is better for DTG printing than polyester – a much smoother material.
With DTG we can print extremely detailed images. With DTG we do not charge by the color, making full-color printing affordable and the ink binds directly to fibers so it feels more like it’s part of the fabric.
If you want to print on mugs, license plates and other popular hard surface items then Dye Sublimation printing is the answer! Dye Sublimation, as a process is really very simple. It is the method of applying an image to specially coated ceramics, metals and polyester cloth. This is a permanent process great for clothing and items used indoors!
Again this process is used to customize a variety of apparel including sports jerseys, T-shirts, performance apparel, bags, jackets, and more! This is great for large orders with 1 – 6 colors.