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Custom direct to film overview

Digital printing, a cutting-edge and adaptable method, leverages digital technology to imprint designs directly onto apparel. This technique, unlike traditional screen or offset printing, bypasses the need for physical plates or screens, instead utilizing digital files to control the printing process directly. Renowned for its ability to generate intricate, full-color prints with exceptional detail and clarity, digital printing is ideal for small to medium print runs due to its cost-effective solutions that require minimal setup.

By fusing speed, flexibility, and quality, digital printing has revolutionized the printing industry, enabling businesses and individuals to print on a garment one piece at a time. This modern approach to printing not only enhances print quality but also boosts efficiency, making it a game-changer in the industry.

See the chart below for more detail on the advantages and disadvantages of each decoration type.

fequently asked questions

Aspect Screen Printing Direct to Film Printing Vinyl
Full Color Designs (10+ colors) Limited, dependent on the design Yes. Great for photos, realistic images Yes. Great for one color logos
Durability Very High High, less durable due to water-based inks Very High
Cost-Efficiency (Order Size) Most cost-effective for mid- size (1-3 print colors) to large orders (1-6 print colors) Most cost-effective for 1-5 piece orders (1 color to full color prints) Most cost-effective for mid-sized orders (1 color prints)
Print Feel Great feel when using dark colors inks. Good breathability with light color inks and large ink coverage Great feel, soft and breathable Great feel
Synthetic Materials Certain colors and materials not recommended Can be used on all materials A great option for syntical materials
Vibrancy Very Vibrant Very Vibrant Very Vibrant
Specialty Prints/Inks Limited: Glow-in-the-Dark No Yes: Foil, Glitter, and more

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