Introducing DTG Fridays at J.Carroll

DTG Friday is one part silly art department, one part equally silly front office staff, and one part 'why the heck not?'

Every Friday we'll be printing something that strikes our fancy onto shirts or apparel using our DTG Printer, and for a limited time, the shirts will be available for sale. 

Of course now you ask, what is "DTG"? DTG is the Direct To Garment method of printing on apparel. 

It's basically a gigantic version of your little desktop ink jet printer, but instead of printing on paper, we're printing on t-shirts! Direct to Garment is great for doing small runs of full color prints, as there is less setup time and cost involved than regular screen printing.

Let's say you have some artwork that you kept from your child's kindergarten years, and want to give them a unique present for their high school graduation. We can scan that artwork and print it on a shirt, tank top, hoodie, or even a tote bag. As long as the fabric is 90-100% cotton, and light in color (the printer does not print white ink), it will come out just like the artwork!

This week's DTG Friday 'design' started with our graphics department's love of Grumpy Cat and a mild obsession with the octopus. The Grumpy Kraken was created by one of our designer's husbands, who opened the email containing the image and immediately said (ok, shouted) 'THIS NEEDS TO GO ON A T-SHIRT!'. A few were made, and in the process, DTG Fridays were born. 

The Grumpy Kraken is printed on a Gildan 6.1oz Ultra Cotton T-Shirt. Click here to purchase your very own Grumpy Kraken!

Here is Mason, Graphic Designer Extraordinaire, stylin' in his Grumpy Kraken T.

Here's a closer look at the 'art'.

You know that you need to have this. Click here to order yours now for only $8.99. Youth sizes are available too. 

May 24, 2013 by Kristina Albrecht