The Epson manufacturers have launched the DTG printer to enhance the overall productivity. This printer can work with less maintenance. So, you do not need to waste your precious time for maintaining this printer. The abbreviation for DTG is Direct To Garment, which means that you can print your favorite pictures on your clothes like T-shirts, hoodies, socks, and more.
I know that you are curious to know how to print T-shirts with the Epson DTG printer. Refer to the following steps for easy procedure to print your favorites pictures on T-shirts. Using this printer, you can also print on hoodies, koozies, onesies, socks, shoes, hats, wood, etc. This printer delivers printouts with unbelievable print quality.
Simple Procedure to Print a T-Shirt by using the Epson DTG Printer
Choose your T-shirt & apply pretreatment solution
For best results, choose your T-shirt which is made of combed and ringspun cotton, Bamboo, Polyester, or Linen.
Keep the T-shirt on a flat surface and apply pretreatment solution on the print area of it.
The pretreatment process delivers a vivid and crisp output. The pretreatment solution can be purchased from the manufacturer’s store.
After applying the solution, leave the T-shirt to dry for a few minutes. You can air-dry the T-shirt at medium pressure.
Place the T-shirt on the respective place of the Epson DTG printer
Before placing the T-shirt, run a nozzle check for the printer.
Connect the Epson printer to your computer.
Keep your T-shirt on the pallet of the DTG printer. Smoothen the T-shirt by applying the hoop on the print platen.
Choose your image to print by using the Garment Creator software
Open the Garment Creator software on your computer which is connected to the Epson DTG printer.
Click the File menu at the top left corner of the display.
Navigate to Open and click it. Choose the image you need to print on the loaded T-shirt by clicking it.
Adjust the size of the picture according to the loaded T-shirt.
Configure the print settings to print your T-shirt
Choose your desired settings under the Preset menu at the top-right corner of the screen.
Change the other print settings that are available in the software.
Use the Print key at the bottom right corner of the screen and begin to print your T-shirt.
Wait until the printer prints the T-shirt.
After printing the T-shirt, load it in a heat press for drying it up.
Now your T-shirt is printed successfully.
Why pretreating is an essential process?
The pretreating process lets the Epson DTG printer to print vibrant colors. Also, the process helps in delivering high-quality printouts. The liquid used for pretreating prevents the ink from soaking into the T-shirt during the printing process. The liquid lets the ink to apply on your garment properly. It occupies the space between the weaving of the T-shirts fibers to prevent your cloth from ink soaking. So, it is necessary to pretreat your T-shirt for best results.