Direct to Garment Digital Printing

TPassion takes pride in knowing that we have one of the most technologically advanced digital printing facilities in Asia, two jumbo Kornit digital printing machines Kornit Storm 931 & Kornit Avalache 951 in the Hong Kong factory. Our printing department is known for being one of the most efficient in the business.

  • Qualified staff with experience
  • Eco-printing (GOTS certified) 
  • Strict quality control 
  • Oversized printing capabilities, including non-contact printing maintains high revolution over seams, pockets, zippers and more 
  • Very fine gradient printing 
  • Environmentally friendly Oeko-Tek 100 approved inks 
  • Ecologically and socially responsible production practices

Direct to garment printing, also known as DTG printing, digital direct to garment printing, digital apparel printing, and inkjet to garment printing, is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. The two key requirements of a DTG printer are a transport mechanism for the garment and specialty inks (inkjet textile inks) that are applied to the textile directly and are absorbed by the fibers.

Direct to garment (DTG) printing is most commonly implemented on garments that are made of cotton or cotton blends, although recent developments in technology have allowed for superior performance on light colored polyester and cotton/poly blends. As of this writing digitally imaging directly to dark garments is not commercially viable, though a number of companies are working on developing this technology.

DTG was seen as a viable solution for low-quantity orders previously not possible because of the expensive setup process of screen printers. This opened a new market of quantity-one consumer driven purchasing of digitally printed direct to garment goods and a surge of large online fulfillment operations to meet this growing demand such as Cafe Press, Zazzle, Skreened, and Custom Ink. These large fulfillment centers dominated the market until 2007 when 'design your own' online designer solutions entered the market and allowed smaller fulfillment centers to afford similar technology for their own websites.