The Facts about Pretreating

Everyone knows you need an actual direct-to-garment printer to do garment production, and most new users understand you need to heat set the ink once the garment is printed, most commonly using a heat press. The confusion usually arises over whether or not to pretreat the shirts before printing.

All direct-to-garment printers use a water base ink system and special treatment is required when printing dark shirts. The rule is: When you print white ink, you must pretreat the shirt first. Without pretreat solution on the shirt, the white and color inks will simply disappear into the fabric after printing.

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How To Start A Direct-to-Garment Printing Business

Maybe you’re an up-and-coming entrepreneur. Maybe you have your own screen printing or embroidery business. Now you’ve decided that you want to start a direct-to-garment business. It’s easier than you think. Check out this guide.

What do I need to start out?
Hardware: First things first: you need a direct-to-garment printer, like the Equipment Zone Veloci-Jet XL Printer. Next, you need a computer. You also need a heat press. These components are the basics of any direct-to-garment business.

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