Using computers to create a digital print image that is then printed directly onto the printing substrate, digital printing is a relatively recent development in printing. Digital printing uses either a laser jet or an inkjet printer to apply ink directly to the printed material.
Printing with screen printing is an age-old method that is still widely employed today. There are numerous layers of ink applied to the print material in the screen-printing process using a stencil design on a fine mesh or polyester cloth.
How is screen printing superior to Digital printing?
1. Large, high-volume orders are better served by screen printing.
2. Printing regions that are unusually large or small.
3. Text and logos can be printed in one colour.
4. Intense hues against a backdrop of dark fabric.
5. When precise colour matching is essential.
What are the advantages of DTG printing over screen printing?
1. Using a direct-to-garment printer is better for small, uncomplicated orders: (including single pieces).
2. Basics such as printing ink and paper sizes are provided by most printers.
3. The printing is done on 100% cotton.
4. A lot of detail in the designs.
5. Photographic components such as gradients.
Color saturation and brightness work together to create a sense of vibrancy. Despite recent developments in Digital printing, it still has a slightly less vibrant appearance than screen printing.
Screen printing stands out as the printing method of choice when you want your design to shine out on the shirt.
Color mixing is the process of combining a small number of colours to produce more complex gradients and a wide variety of hues. Even with a print quality of 1200 dpi and diffusion dithering, the dots are barely noticeable to the human eye. The same amount of colors can be used in screen printing, but the “simulated process” technique uses Plastisol to combine halftones of various hues. It is more difficult to achieve color blending accurately, but it is also less efficient, especially for smaller quantities.
Digital printing is substantially superior to screen printing at handling fine details. Fine lines, little text, textures, and other minuscule features can all be found in the design’s tiniest facets. In addition to being able to hold the finest of details, DTG is able to do so consistently throughout the printing process.
Screen printing has a hard time retaining fine details. Customers are sometimes given the option of making a small adjustment to their artwork as a result of this. Increasing the font size is one such example.
Digital or screen printing can be used to start and grow your garment business. It’s entirely up to you. Consider your brand’s image, the complexity of your designs, and your product quantity needs before making a final decision.
you’re willing to put money into the stock right away
Digital printing is the way to go for us because it is more environmentally friendly, has an infinite color palette, produces excellent prints, and allows us to create intricate designs that attract the eyes of a lot of companies.