Ok, before we get started I would like to clarify a few things first. This is not the end-all, be-all of Garment Printing, so please don’t run down to your local Screenprinter and start bashing his means of income. Like he is rubbing to sticks together and you just discovered matches.
Although this is huge leap forward in the way we apply graphics to garments. There are still some things you can do with screenprinting that you cannot do with Digital Shirt Printing or (DTG) and vice versa.
With all that being said lets get down to some key differences between the two. One of the first questions any consumer typically asks is how much is it going to cost me. That is a great place to start the comparison. If you are looking to just get a couple of things printed, say under 10-12 pieces. Then the most economical route is definitely DTG.
If you are looking to do more than that, then screenprinting would be the way to go.
I know, I know what about quality though. Well that just depends on exactly what you are looking to do. If you are looking to reproduce a photograph, then (DTG) is exactly what you want. Direct to Garment Printing can reproduce a photo with crisp, clean detail with no limitations on the number of colors. The one thing I really like about this process is that it is always soft to the touch no matter how many colors there are.