(Quoted from Philip Wanzong & Printwear Magazine. Full article here.)
Most textile screen printers today are well aware of the advantages of adding a direct-to-screen (DTS) system into their pre-press workflow. While they can be an expensive addition to a screen shop, in most cases they pay for themselves rather quickly by eliminating film, and reducing labor and overhead costs. A DTS can also provide an immediate quality improvement if it replaces an inkjet or toner-based film workflow.
So what’s important to look for when shopping for a DTS system? In today’s market there are several options, which is good for the buyer, but can make it more difficult to be sure you are purchasing the right product for your shop. To help decide what system is your best match, let’s start by defining the types of DTS equipment available today.
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