At AS Colour we really like innovation. Whether it be new fabrics, hot fashion trends or a even just a new way to print a t-shirt, if it’s radical and fresh we want to get involved. The new developments in digital garment printing are something that we have been getting excited about lately. There are a few companies in New Zealand who are currently offering direct to garment printing as part of their service so we wanted to give them a special mention here on our printers page along with a bit more information on direct to garment printing and how it could work for your business.
Why choose direct to garment digital printing over screen print?
Digital printing is ideal for small runs or one-off printing as the set-up costs are much lower than traditional screen printing. It’s ideal for small sample runs and printing shirts to order, photo based prints also look amazing in digital. The feel of a digital print is very fine and soft as the ink sets right into the garment rather than sitting on top like a screen print.
Direct to garment printing will work on any fabric with at least 50% cotton, including tote bags, denim and babies wear. Because digital garment printing uses inkjet technology the print heads do not touch the fabric which means you can print over seams, pockets and zips with ease. Of course, AS Colours fine cotton t-shirts print better than most on a direct to garment printer.
What kind of garments can I print on?
Can I print on all colours?
Most inkjet digital printers aren’t equipped to print white ink so you are currently limited to light colours. In our range we have at least 50 colour options that you can use and the next generation of printers will have white ink by the end of 2010 digital printing on black shirts should be a reality.
Sounds good, where do I go to get some digital garment printing done right now?
Well that’s easy, just see one of the companies below.
61-69 PATIKI RD
Ph 09 3611159
Shop S064 (Beside ASB BANK)
WESTFIELD MANUKAU CITY
10/28 Moselle Ave
20 Worley Place
Ph 07 8382868
State Highway 1
Ph 04 8341130
Nineteen A Ltd
Andy : 021-077-9615
Jessie : 021-121-0385