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How To Prepare Artwork For Direct To Garment Printing

It’s easy to assume the same rules that apply to screen or litho printing also apply to direct to garment printing. However, there are some important differences with a digital workflow. Here are some tips on how to create the best artwork and optimize it for DTG printing.

File Formats

When saving art for direct to garment printing always assume you will need a transparent background. To print on dark garments with white ink, your image must have a transparent background.

What to Charge for Direct to Garment Printing

The most popular question I receive from customers is "How do you determine what to charge for DTG printing?" Direct to garment printing is the cutting-edge of garment decoration and can easily justify a successful business with a single printer. DTG is fun, exciting, creative and just cool—but to run a successful business it’s all about the money. 

5 Reasons Every Screen Printer Needs a DTG Printer

“Screen printing is a dinosaur.” I heard that in 2007 when I bought my first DTG printer from the production manager of one of the largest screen print outfits in the country. 

There have been some amazing advancements in recent years in screen printing but my friend was right, screen printing has its limitations in the modern garment decoration world.

How to Market Your T-Shirt Printing Business With the F2000

You do not need a massive marketing budget to spread the word about your garment printing business. Building industry relationships, a website, basic knowledge of online marketing, and creative prospecting can take your business to new heights.

The Benefits For Epson F2000 Owners

 

 

It's the world's most reliable printer

Comparing the Best Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Printers

There are numerous DTG printer manufacturers on the market. Each one claims their printer has advantages and features that set it apart from the competition. 

With a saturated market, it is hard to tell which printers truly offer the right needs for your printing business. It’s easy to get hung up on special features and technical modifications, but it is important to understand how the printer is made and if it can reliably do the job it is intended to do. 

How To Start a T-Shirt Printing Business—The Plan

THE BUSINESS PLAN: WHY YOU NEED TO CRAFT ONE

You have great contacts and tremendous design ideas. All you need to do is start your own t-shirt printing company, right?

Let’s look at some important questions you need to answer when you are considering how and where to start.

First, it is extremely important that you craft a business plan. Notice that I say “Craft,” and not “Create.”

Best Shirts To Print On When Using White Ink, and Why

“For best results, use a T-shirt that is 100% cotton with thick and tightly-woven material, and a cotton blend ratio of 100 to 50%. Since the print quality cannot always be guaranteed for some types of fabric, perform a test print first.”

Okay that’s nice, but what does a “thick and tightly-woven shirt” look like and how do I know which brand offers thick and tightly-woven options? 

Three Ways to Make MORE MONEY with the Epson F2000

Most businesses follow the standard checklist for marketing and advertising their services. Set up a website, work on your google ranking and SEO, advertise online and traditional media, etc.

If you own an Epson F2000 you can increase your product sales with little to no advertising budget. Create a website, do free SEO work, register your business, yes, yes, and yes, but also do the following 3 free things that are only possible with the Epson F2000.

1. Let your competitors market for you.

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