- What is DTG printing? When do I choose this type of print in my order?
DTG stands for Direct To Garment. The DTG printing technology enables printing garments with full colour images which are not possible using the Screen Printing Technology.
You should choose DTG printing for an artwork if it has one or more of the following attributes-
2) images with large number of colours
3) images with effects such as shadows, gradients, contours, etc.
4) ordering smaller quantities of t-shirts/sweatshirts. Typically, less than 10.
- What is Screen Printing? How is it different from rubber printing?
Screen printing is the oldest and still the most commonly used printing method for printing garments worldwide. Screen printing gives printing results that are absolutely vivid, sharp and last for ages. Look for any printed t-shirt in your wardrobe. There is a 99 probability of it being Screen Printed.
Rubber printing is a term used in some parts of India because of the nature of the ink that gives a rubberised hand feel to the print. There is nothing called rubber printing in the Garments Industry. What you call rubber printing is just screen printing using plastisol ink, which gives the famous rubberised hand feel.
- Why is DTG printing so expensive?
Well DTG printing is a very complex technology and is still evolving. The equipment and consumables used for DTG printing are very expensive and thus the cost of printing.
- How long will the print on my customised t-shirt last?
We at MCS use state of the art technology and raw materials to deliver printing results that are sharp, colour accurate and robust. As long as you are following the wash-care instructions written on the garment label, you do not have to worry about the life of the prints. We guarantee all our prints for 52 washes. Also, ironing is one of the key reasons for prints going off or sludging. So make sure to never iron on the print. However, you can iron inside out.
- How does your pricing work? What is the minimum I can order?
When it comes to pricing, we have a very simple rule- the more you buy, the less you pay. So as your order quantity climbs, the pricing declines.
You can order as low as a 1 custom t-shirt/sweatshirt with us.
- Give me some tips to save cost!
So follow these rules and you can expect great quality customised garments at very affordable prices-
1) Control the colours- The more number of colours there are in your artwork, the more expensive the printing becomes. So be creative and use colours with restraint.
2) Print size / locations- More is not always more. People tend to overdo when it comes to the area covered under print. If you take the advice of experts, minimalistic, appropriately placed designs make the garment look better compared to garments with prints in all possible locations. And it also saves you a lot of money
3) Compare DTG / Screen printing- For every element in your artwork, compare how the price changes with changing the printing method. Choose the printing method that gives you the lowest cost overall.
- Can I have a t-shirt in which part of the design is printed through DTG and part through Screen printing?
Oh yes you can. Just make sure that the 2 elements are not placed overlapping or touching or very close to each other. For then there may arise issues in the print quality
- Why are you guys charging shipping additionally on customised product? While for the rest of the products on your website, the shipping is free !!
Well that’s because in customised products, every order is different and needs different approach.
If you have an event in 4 days and you want your t-shirts to reach in time for the event, the only option left in such a scenario is to ship your order by air. And needless to say, transportation by Air is expensive
While on the other hand, if you are ordering t-shirts for your college’s photography club, a day or 2 here and there does not make a difference while the cost does. In such a scenario you can opt for shipping by surface and save on your order.
Thus, for customised products, we leave the choice to you.