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Digital Direct-to-Substrate

Digital direct technology has proven its versatility, making its way into shops as a supplement and stand-alone.

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2014-09-01
The sports team jersey has certainly changed and evolved over the years. It all started in baseball on April 4, 1849, when the New York Knickerbockers took the field in blue wool pants, white flannel shirts, and straw hats. Then, it wasn’t until 1903 that uniforms...
2014-08-01
The process of printing a T-shirt with today’s direct-to-garment printers is getting almost as close to printing a document from a home computer. It’s simple. Printing a dark garment may be a little harder due to the pre-treatment process, but once you pass the...
2014-08-01
The process of printing a T-shirt with today’s direct-to-garment printers is getting almost as close to printing a document from a home computer. It’s simple. Printing a dark garment may be a little harder due to the pre-treatment process, but once you pass the...
2014-06-01
They don’t have any higher-quality art? Not even a cleanly-printed business card? Do they at least know the name of that typeface? Either you’ve said it yourself or heard it from your struggling art staff, but no matter what part of this business you’re in...
2014-06-01
Today’s method of direct-to-garment printing has made the process of applying an image to a garment quite simple. Sometimes, the learning curve of the process is quite short, yet some veterans of the process still run into washabillity issues from time to time. There...
2014-03-14
There are a multitude of variables with any production process that can cause chaos and frustration if they aren’t correctly controlled and understood. This is especially true with the digital direct-to-substrate/garment (D2) printing industry. Though it has been...
Select the right technology With the growing popularity of digital direct-to-substrate/garment (D2) technology, a very common question that many garment decorators have is whether they should add screen printing equipment, sublimation, or a D2 printer to help expand business...
2013-03-01
Create Visual Value Through Graphic Management Who uses clipart, design templates, stock designs and stock photography? Everyone! Almost everyone connected to artwork, photography and designing content in our industry uses clipart, design templates, stock designs and stock...
Inside a D2 business I love my digital direct-to-substrate printer. But sometimes I hate it, too. When I’m honest with myself, those bad feelings come from what I didn’t know going in—information I wish I’d known before I paid the money, trained the...
2012-09-01
Is screen printing or D2 right for the job? It is easy for those who were in the industry back in the mid-2000s to remember the introduction of D2 printing. Walking a trade show exhibit hall back then meant walking past a D2 printer in almost every aisle. The ads by those...