DTG Write Ups & Disclaimers


Best Direct to Garment Print On Demand

Must-follow Guidelines

  1. Submit PNG or JPEG files with at least 150 DPI
    We recommend PNG if you want to have a transparent background and JPEG for everything else.
  2. Export files as sRGB
    Make sure your print file is set to the sRGB color profile. 

Tips for Best Results

  • Semi-transparent graphics (or elements with lowered opacity) don't translate well in DTG printing. We advise you use solid colors. Watch the video below for more info!
  • Simply typing in a new resolution into the file won't result in a higher resolution print. If your graphic's resolution is too low, the best solution is to recreate it.
  • Black ink will appear grey on black garments because of the white under base we print. Leave these areas transparent when designing for black garments.
  • Avoid using graphics with perfect borders for sleeve printing, since the print can warp slightly when the sleeve is being pulled off the pallet.

DTG Disclaimers

  • We don't print white ink on white shirts. That means if you upload a white graphic for a white garment, nothing will print. We recommend using different colors on white garments. 
  • Slight discrepancies in print placement are possible with DTG.
  • We can't guarantee 100% color accuracy if your files haven't been adjusted using our DTG color swatches.
  • We are not responsible for the use of un authorized graphics used to print by Empyre9 LLC
  • Please only submit artwork that is owned by you and avoid copyright artwork or phrases

For the Best Quality Prints 

It is best to print over a flat surface. Simple garments such as shirts usually have no problems with this. Other garments such as sweatshirts, hoodies and zip ups pose some potential problems. Because the seams, pockets, and zippers don’t lay flat, printing becomes inconsistent when a graphic prints over these areas. Zippers can also draw attention to a design that is a little off-center but is considered normal.

Social Proof