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WORKFLOW SUGGESTIONS

Small eCommerce business

  • Using DTG Q1, Pre-treat, Heat Press & Draw dryer 
  • Workshop production forecasts of 50 garments per hour 
  • Flexible production 

Production crew suggestions:

  • 1-2 Staff running DTG Q1 
  • Pre-treat equipment 
  • Organising, folding, bagging and shipping 

Production Suggestions:

For volume printing – and clean workflow it is recommended production staff have staggered working hours, for example:

  1. The warehouse should start pre-treating all products ahead of the production run
  2. Drying garments as they go, via a Tunnel dryer or Heat Press
  3. Passing onto the Shopfloor staff for printing and curing printed garments
  4. Last stage, returning to production floor to fold, bag and ship the garments

DTG Q Series Maintenance

  • DTG Q Series should be kept in a dust free, clean environment
  • Humidity and temperature need to be at moderate levels for optimal printing

DTG Q Series Operational Temperatures

Manufacturer recommendations for optimal operational temperature & humidity:

  • 20-35ᵒC (20-25ᵒC ideally recommended)
  • Humidity 40-80% (50-60% ideally recommended)

Large eCommerce business

  • Using Multiple 4 x DTG Q1’s digital printers
  • With dual 1900 twin belt dryer
  • Multiple Pre-treat, Heat Press and Folding Machine
  • Workshop production forecasts of 200 garments per hour 
  • Flexible production 

Production crew suggestions:

  • x2 Staff running x2 DTG Q1’s and Dryer 
  • x1 Staff organising Pre-treat equipment 
  • x1 Staff organising folding and bagging and shipping 

Large eCommerce business

  • Using Multiple 2 x DTG Q1’s and x1 DTG Q2 digital printers
  • With dual 1900 twin belt dryer
  • Multiple Pre-treat, Heat Press and Folding Machine
  • Workshop production forecasts of 200 garments per hour 
  • Flexible production 

Production crew suggestions:

  • x1 Staff running 2 x DTG Q1’s and Dryer 
  • x1 Staff running DTG Q2 and Dryer 
  • x1 Staff organising Pre-treat equipment 
  • x1 Staff organising folding and bagging and shipping 

Large eCommerce business

  • Using Multiple 2 x DTG Q2’s digital printers
  • With dual 1900 twin belt dryer
  • Multiple Pre-treat, Heat Press and Folding Machine
  • Workshop production forecasts of 200 garments per hour 
  • Flexible production 

Production crew suggestions:

  • x2 Staff running x 1 DTG Q2 and Dryer 
  • x1 Staff organising Pre-treat equipment 
  • x1 Staff organising folding and bagging and shipping 

General DTG Product Information

DTG Q Series Fabric Inks

Designed for DTG Q Series Fabric Inks use a clean, disposable, degassed pouches system, developed to reduce ink wastage, maximising ink usage, and increased product efficiency. User replaceable in 1.0 L ink bags – Configuration CYMK W + Flush Liquid.

White ink allows for the reproduction of the same vibrant CYMK colour range to be printed on dark background fabrics.  Q Series Fabric Inks are a premium high-quality water-based digital textile ink. Developed to keep printed areas flat, and soft to the touch. Prints have a brighter colour yield, producing a much wider range of colours, tones, and special effects, producing highest quality print onto fabrics.

Q Series Fabric Inks are super reactive, give superior wash-fast and rub-fast!

DTG digital fabric ink and colour production quality

DTG Digital – Direct to garment printers uses Q-Inks in cyan, magenta, yellow, black, white – this colour range allow for millions of true colours to be generated. White ink which is used as a base on dark backgrounds allows for the reproduction of the same true colour range to be printed. What is the RIP (Raster Image Processer) and how does it work?

The RIP generates the white ink under base for dark backgrounds, it controls the amount of white ink and colour ink used in the print, it creates true colour space as well as calculations i.e. ink cost per print. The New DTG will arrive fully fitted with true colour RIP programme.

Fixing Printed Ink

Proper curing in either a heat press or heat tunnel will ensure excellent wash-fastness. Better graded fabrics and or garments used will give a better wash-fast than lower mixed graded textiles. Times and temperatures vary depending on the type of garment or curing application used with average time/temperature is 1-8 minutes at 165 – 186ᵒC 0r 340ᵒF.

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