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The Basics of DTG Art Prep

The Basics of DTG Art Prep

A review of the different kinds of graphic files available to achieve optimal results.

Author: Lindsay Merwald/Thursday, May 5, 2016/Categories: Industry News - Textile

(Quoted from John Ledrew & Impressions Magazine. Full article here.)
You probably have seen a variety of shirts with designs that include incredible detail, vibrant colors and beautiful, bright prints. They make you do a double-take and wonder, "How did they do that?"
Unless you are a master screen printer with years of production and art-separation experience, one of the best ways to achieve such incredible results is with digital direct-to-garment (DTG) printing. But the key to success goes beyond the kind of printer or shirt brand used. Starting your job with the right type of art is critical for these "wow-factor" prints. 

To that end, let's look at the basic types of art needed for DTG printing, the correct formats to use and how to optimize files for best results. 

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