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Old July 8th, 2012, 08:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Good luck screenprinting an order for 12 shirts 5 color logo on darks. With a dtg you make 10-20 bucks a shirt and it takes about an hour to run thats $120-200 hr average after ink cost not so bad for 1 person. what about running sample shirts for the sales persons to take out to accounts they are trying to get are you going to setup screens for even a 2 color logo for a job you may never get an order for meanwhile 15 min to run a sample on a dtg is no biggy. Also I use the fact I'm using waterbased inks as a selling point its popular now to be enviromentally concious plus my dtg prints on a youthful type American apparel or District threads ring spun jersey knit is a way nicer looking feeling print that last just as long. You can not be tell the difference between my white prints on darks or a screen print on darks. Ever had a customer call back and say they need 2 more shirts for late signup If you run the to shirts quickly you might have a customer for life setting up the press takes way too long and you stop current production for 2 shirts even if you have the screens still burned. I beleive dtg will take over all screen printing in the future almost all paper media now is digital. It make take 20 yrs but it will happen, Screens are old fashion no matter how you cut it.
Very well said. I have been doing dtg since 2005. I have not seen any drop in the market for the dtg. True some people still like the screen printing but most don't know the differance especially with the new white ink capabilities. However when they see the bottom line, they almost always go for the cheaper process.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Very good points. In fact, those very issues you address has led us to go with DTG next year hopefully. We were going to go this year, but just can't.
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Invested more time in training operators and tinkering with the machine before attempting to take orders. Fine tuning the settings on a DTG is a long process and requires a huge amount of patience.
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