T shirt printing machine options that offer high quality prints on dark
Many of you have likely found this article after searching for “t shirt printing machine”, which means that you are probably new to the idea of setting up a custom t shirt shop. You have absolutely found the right place! ColDesi helped bring direct to garment printers, which is what the apparel decorating industry calls t shirt printing machines, to the US and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs start their custom t-shirt businesses.
The DTG brand product line embodies the decade of experience that ColDesi has in the marketplace. These 3 printer models fit the start up custom t shirt business, the screen printer wanting to add large capacity digital printing and everything in between.
Here are the 3 Best DTG Printers:
1. Viper – the Viper is the most budget friendly professional DTG Printer on the market with the kind of features and flexibility that make it a favorite for start ups and big custom t-shirt shops as well. Many competitive t shirt printers at the same price only print on white or light colored textiles. The Viper, like all of the DTG Printer product line, prints on both dark and light garments – and produces simply amazing quality images like the ones featured in this article. Other Viper features include:
- 4-2-1 Platen System – which means that you can actually print on up to 4 garments at a time. The “4” might be a left chest logo, small design or children’s wear job. The “2” means that you can print on 2 adult sized tees at once and the 1 will actually allow you to print a HUGE 16.5” X 29” image. That’s a big print on a BIG t shirt, or beach towel, or hoodie.
- WIMS Filter – direct to garment printers that print on dark tees do so by laying down a layer of white ink first, then printing on top of that white image. If it didn’t do this, then all of your printed images would be tinted by the color of the t-shirt itself. BUT, white ink has a tendency to settle and separate so it needs to be agitated or circulated on a regular basis. ALL of DTG brand printers do this with the White Ink Management System to avoid stopping printing and agitating the ink manually during the day.
. M2 – The M2 is the most popular t shirt printing machine in the line-up today. It hits the sweet spot between the pricing of the Viper, and the volume capacity of its big brother, the M4. The M2 is the first DTG printer built from the ground up to print t-shirts. Up until the M2, garment printers had been modified large format Epson paper printers. Where the M2 is superior to the Viper is in the way it prints 2 garments at a time. The Viper works on a conveyor style system that actually prints the complete image on one shirt, then advances and does the next. The M2, on the other hand, runs the 2 platens through simultaneously so it actually prints both tees at once. This results in a faster print time with the same great quality output, and in the custom t shirt business FASTER is BETTER! Here’s what else makes the M2 stand out:
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Mail fraud laws are strong and time tested, a perfect vehicle to piggyback on for retaining artists' rights to profit from our own creativity.
To help you follow the thought pattern here, think this through
1 - dude has a t-shirt company and instead of paying for art to screen on his t-shirts, dude cruises the web and picks up images (steals them) from artists' art marketing websites.
2 - dude does slick photo manipulation and up-pixelates the stolen images and screens them onto his t-shirts
3 - dude sell the t-shirts on the web and then distributes them through THE MAIL
4 - dude gets tried for mail fraud and goes to prison for 20 years
Repeat the above for people who take pics off artist's websites and prints the pics on canvas and gives it a layer of paint (machines can do this now) and sells the stolen ima…