How does fabric blend effect print quality?

DTG printing process is best suited for garments that are 100% cotton. So if you’re looking for the most opaque result, 100% cotton is your best bet. This fabric generally has a better result due to its tight weave.

 

Bella Canvas 3001
Bella + Canvas 3001 100% cotton shirt

 

However, there are exceptions to this. If a cotton is too thick, it can absorb the ink and result in a more faded look (for example, the Gildan 2000 is a thicker cotton).

 

gildan_ultra_cotton
Gildan 2000 100% Ultra Cotton T-Shirt

 

We also offer printing on poly blends and triblends. Our fulfillment team has worked hard to develop a system that allowed us to print on such garments without compromising print quality. Due to the looser weave and combination of fabrics, these garments will have a faded/vintage outcome with DTG printing. This is a pretty cool effect, but may not be ideal for you if you want a more opaque outcome.

Gildan blend
Gildan 18500 Unisex Sweatshirt

 

Bella triblend
Bella + Canvas 3413 T-Shirt

 

If you have any further questions regarding printing on a specific fabric, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team at support@printful.com!

 


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