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For the branded apparel business, the choice of garment decorations is ever-expanding. Today’s well-known options include traditional screen prints, embroidery, applique, transfers, and the increasingly popular digital direct-to-garment (DTG) printing.
DTG is one of the most widely used printing technologies in the garment printing market. And with the growing preference, numbers, and types of models are evolving. With so many models and features, it’s easy to get confused when figuring out which one is best for you.
So, we’ve compiled all of the information for you to help understand which model fully satisfied your business needs. Here, we present 2019’s top five DTG T-shirt printing machine models:
1. Epson F2100
The first one on the list and our favorite are Epson F2100. At roughly 3’ by 5’, the Epson F2100’s footprint is more rectangular than the GTX from Brother. And at just over 1.5’ high, it’s certainly smaller. The Epson F2100 allows you to print higher quality images at a faster pace, which means more garments out the door and more money coming in. Overall, the F2100 is a quietly operating machine with a polished, that works as easily in a home-based business as it does in a full production environment.
2. Brother GTX
The very next worth considering the print machine is the Brother GT3, which gives you eight print heads, providing you marvelous print quality. At 4.5’ by 4.25,’ the GTX is a little boxier and immediately conveys an industrial look with its predominantly metal exterior. If your business demands a printer capable of handling high-volume work, the Brother GT3 is worth a look.
3. Col-Desi (DTG Digital) M2
Next up is a unique digital print machine as it is distinct from others by being the only dual platen printer of this group — meaning there are two platens to load T-shirts instead of just one — the natural thought would be that it has a much larger footprint. The printer is a beast at 4’ x 3,’ it occupies a similar space as the Brother, but with a much larger shadow as it’s nearly a complete rectangle. A great machine for those considering something with an extra-large imaging area.
4. Kornit Breeze
Kornit Breeze is the biggest print machine on our list with a 4’ x 5 framework and is the most modern-looking by far. The integrated pre-treatment system – is the stand out feature, which is a liquid solution that makes light-colored inks show up better on dark T-shirts. Kornit’s inks are cured with a gas dryer, which serves as the base table for this printer.
5. M&R M-Link-X
Last is the M&R M-Link-X being the only free-standing unit in this group. It’s also the biggest one at 4.5’ x 5.5’ rugged steel frame and squared off edging makes the most industrial looks and feels. If your business grows and you need to up your game, this is a nice option to have. But for a home-based business, it’s quite expensive.
In A Nutshell,
All the above mentioned are the best shirt printing machines (digital machines) and consist of unique features differentiating from one another. We hope our research helps you finalize the DTG printer machine fulfilling all your needs. With printing there arises a topic of custom designing. For that, you should check out SetuBridge’s T shirt designer extension for Magento 2. The tool supports multiple industries and products.
Sagar Panchal is the CEO of SetuBridge, a creative agency specialized in Web development, mobile app development, e-commerce etc. He has many years of experience within the web design industry and has a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He loves to write on technology & passionately promotes digital best practice.