Double B uses Direct to Garment (DTG) printing techniques on all its products. DTG is different from traditional screen printing.
What’s the difference between DTG and screen printing? Screen printing is a more traditional technique that involves pushing the ink onto the fabric through a stencil, while direct to garment is a newer method that uses a printer to apply the ink to the shirt.
DTG is a printing method that sprays the ink onto the garment using inject technology. The inks then soak into the fibers of the garment. It’s sort of like printing on paper, except on clothing.
Our experience shows us that DTG printed shirts are just as durable as screen printed shirts when it comes to washability.
We use Kornit and Brother printers for all DTG printed garments and we use genuine Brother GT-3, water based pigment inks. GT-3 inks are CPSIA compliant and Oeko-Tex™ certified, which means they are safe to print on youth/children’s clothing and reduce environmental waste. Also, GT-3 inks provide a high washing colorfast AATCC rating of 4.
If you’re looking for the most opaque result, please choose from one of our 100% cotton options. This fabric generally has a bit more vibrant result due to its tight weave.
We also offer printing on poly blends and tri-blends. Our fulfillment team has worked hard to develop a system that allowed us to print on such garments without compromising print quality. Due to the looser weave and combination of fabrics, these garments will have a faded/vintage outcome with DTG printing. This is a pretty cool effect, but may not be ideal for you if you want a more opaque outcome.