Screen Printing is the “classic” way or producing a shirt, that involves running a squeegee over a pre-cut template to dye shirts one color at a time.
The process is time intensive and expensive to set up, but once you are set up, it can create thousands of shirts rather quickly and at a low cost over time. [Creating a single shirt would be extremely inefficient]
In contrast, DTG printing uses digital printheads to print with every color under the sun inline, simultaneously. Because of this process, DTG can provide rich, high quality, photo realistic prints.
DTG also allows shirts to be printed individually, so each print made can be a totally different design without affecting overall cost.
While screen printing can offer better cost efficiency for low-color orders in the thousands, DTG is revolutionary in offering not only a full color spectrum, but also the ability to print and ship individually. This effectively wipes out the cost of inventory and eliminating overstock waste entirely. With DTG, there is no risk.