DIGITAL PRINTING – LONG-LASTING PRINT QUALITY
Digital printing is a printing technology in which print data (pdf) from a computer program is sent directly to a digital printer. Unlike sublimation printing, there is no need for sublimation paper.
The principle of printing is simple.
It can be compared to a conventional home printer, but in a slightly larger version. Before printing we check the motif and upload (pdf) to the printer. Then we put the T-shirt or other textile into the frame and start printing with high-quality transfer inks that dry only at high temperatures. The ink is applied to the textile by direct injection, so the print achieves softness and adhesion to the textile. The resulting print is finally ironed on.
Advantages of digital printing
The main advantage of digital printing is that it is printed directly onto the textile, which guarantees the permanence of the print. The printed surface is soft and delicate to the touch, but also very resistant to washing and ironing. It can be printed on both light and dark textiles in high resolution – photographic quality. Printing is possible down to the smallest details, shading and colour transitions. This technology is easy and above all fast. Suitable for printing from 1 piece.
Did you know that…
with inkjet, a beam of ink with a diameter of approximately 0.25 mm shoots from the moving head directly onto the printed material. The diameter of the beam is constant. In this digital technology, there are two other types of printing, depending on the principle by which the ink jet is ejected: Bubble printing and Piezoelectric printing.
Material suitable for digital printing
100% cotton textiles are suitable for printing, unlike sublimation printing, where we print on a cotton/polyester blend. This printing method can be used to print, for example, T-shirts, canvas bags or other textiles from the brands we distribute.
Extraordinary Technologies: Digital Printing is part of our series of articles focusing on explaining the principles of the branding technologies we use in our workshop. You can also read the article “(Un)Ordinary Technologies: Sublimation printing“.
Interested in more about digital branding? Do not hesitate to contact our sales representatives and see for yourself its quality.