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Old July 10th, 2008 Jul 10, 2008 9:33:56 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default DTG doesn't last?

In the spreadshirt site it says that DTG method doesn't last that much after the wash. Is this true? Is this the industry norm?
 
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Old July 10th, 2008 Jul 10, 2008 9:53:25 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

If there printed and cured corectlily there as good as any, my opinion.
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Old July 11th, 2008 Jul 11, 2008 12:09:56 AM -   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

^yeah prolly depends on the quality of the printer and who does it
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Old July 11th, 2008 Jul 11, 2008 2:25:53 PM -   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

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In the spreadshirt site it says that DTG method doesn't last that much after the wash. Is this true? Is this the industry norm?
Can you show us where on their site it says that?
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Old July 11th, 2008 Jul 11, 2008 4:46:45 PM -   #5 (permalink)
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Can you show us where on their site it says that?
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

Thanks for the link, but I think it was the personal view for the writer, not real life.
 
Old July 11th, 2008 Jul 11, 2008 5:34:44 PM -   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

well the writer is compairing it to cut vinyl and flock.. and yes.. the vinyl or flock will out last the dtg print..
and compairing those two.. the dtg will fade in comparison
but to me.. its really not fair to either of those methods to compare them to each other..
 
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

I totally agree Sue Screen printing will also fade after time compared to vinyl. In fact most vinyl from what I hear will outlast the shirt

I do dtg and have no problems with my prints lasting. Once you learn how to print correctly it should not be an issue of the print lasting. Because it is being printed with ink, of course over time it will fade like any other ink will fade, but it has pretty good durabiity.
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

if done right your image will last a very long time before any fading. It isnt really fading, it is the fabric fibrillating and coming thru the graphic making it appear faded.

When comparing dtg to vinyl.......well the vinyl transfer will very likely outlast your shirt! You arent going to get a full color graphic with vinyl. It all depends on what you want, and how you want it to feel.
 
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

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. The digital print is not quite as durable as the flex or flock printing methods and with time the colors will fade with washing
That doesn't mean "doesn't last much after the wash"...it just means that the colors will fade with washing. Not fade as in "disappear", more like get "slightly lighter".

Here's a good thread with a picture that shows a DTG print after washing: https://www.t-shirtforums.com/direct-...ng/t35996.html
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Old July 12th, 2008 Jul 12, 2008 9:34:14 PM -   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

Thanks for pointing this out, as something that can be unclear. The experts here got what we meant which is "in comparison" to vinyl transfers. And yes, I get that this isn't "fair", but this is what people ask us... why one over the other.

I'm going to send this link to our content team and see what they can come up with that's better! We've been thinking about a matrix for awhile.

Thanks!
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

Thanks...i guess i took it too literally
 
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

you also have to consider the type of dtg that is being used. This seems to make a big difference in peoples perceptions of dtg and fading.
 
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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

Robin, When you say "type" do you mean brand of the machine, or are there other types to be specified, like with a white underlay? I'm asking to help us clarify on our site better.

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Default Re: DTG doesn't last?

yes, the machine and process used.

Ive seen alot of complaints about dtg prints that fade.......We have our own prints done by the brother, and we have another print done on white by a system from sawgrass (I dont remember the name of the machine). Both have been wonderful in keeping their vividness.
 






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