What is the best t shirt printing machine?
There are several products on the market today that you can call a T Shirt Printing Machine, or T-Shirt Printer, we’ll take a look at which one is the best t shirt printing machine.
If you want to get into the custom t-shirt business and are serious about it, there’s really only 2 reasonable choices for under $30,000. One is the heat transfer, which just uses a good quality printer (usually about $12K that has white toner) and really limits you to what you can “print”. None of the big online custom t shirt businesses use this because it’s too slow and may wash off the shirt.
The other method, and our favorite, is Direct to Garment Printer – these are ink jet printers that have been adapted to printing directly onto a t shirt. These custom t shirt machines are also called:
- DTG Printers
- Direct to garment printer
- T shirt printing machines
- Garment printers
- Textile printers
Some of the brands are:
The particular brand of printer, which we think is the best t shirt printing machine available today. The DTG brand.
DTG has 3 printer models:
- The DTG Viper – it’s the cheapest t shirt printing machine from DTG, but still prints great. The big difference with this whole brand is how well they print on black t shirts. They use a white ink management system that makes this easy.
- The DTG M2 – more expensive, but we really think this is the best t shirt printing machine or best dtg printer on the market. It’s got 2 platens, so you can print 2 custom t shirts at the same time. And it’s really fast!
- The DTG M4 – same thing as the M2, but bigger and with 4 platens, so you can print 4 shirts at a time. It’s an expensive machine, but is probably the best t shirt printing machine if you have a screen printing business and you’re used to high volume printers.
This is a comparison that company did between the M2, the Brother Grafittee and the Anajet t shirt printing machines.
This company has 2 websites. One is http://www.dtgPrintermachine.com, the other is http://www.coldesi.com
As an alternative, here’s a link to more information on screen printing.