Direct-to-garment (DTG) printing is a method of printing on textiles using specialized inkjet technology. While DTG printing has some advantages, such as the ability to print highly detailed designs and a wide range of colors, it is generally considered to be inferior to screen printing in several ways.
First, DTG printing is typically more expensive than screen printing. This is because DTG printers are more expensive to purchase and maintain, and the ink used in DTG printing is typically more costly than the inks used in screen printing.
Second, DTG printing is not as durable as screen printing. The inks used in DTG printing are not as resistant to fading and washing, so DTG printed garments may not last as long as screen printed garments.
Third, DTG printing is not suitable for printing on certain types of fabrics, such as those with a high percentage of spandex or other stretchy materials. In contrast, screen printing is capable of printing on a wide range of fabrics, including stretchy materials.
Overall, while DTG printing has some advantages, it is generally considered to be inferior to screen printing in terms of cost, durability, and versatility.