Cost-effective digital printing with attention to detail
Interested in the latest technology in digital printing? Even without expensive printing plates or printing patterns, digital direct printing is possible, which it achieves the better results of textile prints in the high photo quality. This is particularly suitable for single pieces and short runs, because this method allows quick and easy creation.
In this article we show the functionality of digital direct printing. On a checklist, all their peculiarities are summarized to help you decide which benefits you will derive from it.
Without costly or expensive preparations, an automated process is seamlessly integrated into the production, so that in a good price / performance ratio of the digital direct printing for large orders and unique items are unrivalled for the customer.
The operation of digital direct printing
If you want to apply digital illustrations and vector graphics true to detail and colourfast on textiles, you have the opportunity to benefit from the advantages of digital direct printing. It works in a similar way to ordinary paper printers, but allows for photo quality prints and fine gradients. Unlike traditional printing processes, there are no additional costs involved in setting up the textile printer so that production can begin immediately upon receipt of the data as it supports common file formats of the software known on the Internet. Once the design is aligned, textiles previously prepared for printing can be printed directly.
Fast and easy finishing of textiles
Due to the perfect ratio of price to performance, this printing process is just right for your small orders. Also, without special time pressure large orders can be carried out quickly when using the digital printing. Promotional items, as well as clothing and bags, are printed immediately after receipt of the order, so you get the ordered goods delivered after only a few hours after receiving your order. With digital direct printing, many complex motifs can be realized without additional effort, which can not be achieved with conventional printing processes.
The finished textiles are washable in the washing machine up to 40° C due to the particularly tear-resistant imprint. Thus, the textile will shine even after many years of wearing still as new. In the production no presettings are necessary, that you can also create small series cost-effective. Digital direct printing is one of the most widely used methods for enhancing its textiles with photos and motifs. Interesting color gradients and outstanding motifs irritate the technology and make every product a real eye-catcher.
Powerful Brother printers are often used for textile printing. They allow a particularly true-to-original contour sharpness and color intensity. Each imprint is fixed in a second step using a drying tunnel. This ensures that the required light increases the wash resistance and thus improves its elasticity. The result may be reminiscent of a screen printing, but in this case has significantly filigree color gradients and contours.
Thanks to its innovative technology, the color result radiates a special shine even with dark textiles. Various file formats, such as tiff, jpg and png, can be printed in any structure and hue without further editing. The manufacture of the textiles themselves is ecological and sustainable, since when used in the selection of printing materials on the application of harmful chemicals is omitted. This not only protects nature, but also your skin.
Preparation the files
Textile printers can handle almost all file formats. You should be careful to choose at least a resolution of 300 dpi. This prevents motive from being rendered "pixelated", which would otherwise make the expression on the T-shirt look weird. You should also use a transparent background. So not only completely dark or bright, so that no rectangular edge is created and the motif shines in its full beauty.
In its particularly elaborate production of flex and Flockdruck is one of the most commonly used Plottdruckverfahren. Specially cut films provide a fascinating look when using flexographic printing, even if the photo print is sometimes velvety and matt.
Small and medium transfer printing
For small and medium runs of transfer printing, flex and flock printing is of particular interest. For textiles made of complicated materials for printing, the transfer printing impresses with its brilliant colors and longevity.
For motives with few color areas, the flex and flock printing is therefore particularly suitable. Even highly detailed motifs are cut at high volumes of precise machines. The cutting plotter will prepare a special foil for each color layer, which will then be "latticed" by hand. An optimal cut of the desired motif is created, which is applied to the product with the printing press to produce the final product.