DTG Printer Machine Comparison Under $30K T-Shirt Printers

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This Presentation from ColDesi reviews the differences between the M2 DTG Printer from ColDesi, the Anajet mPower M5 t-shirt printer and the Brother Graffittee 381. All of the tee shirt printing machines are under $30,000. There is also a section on "dtg vs. screen printing" and "what is a dtg printer"

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DTG Printer Machine Comparison Under $30K T-Shirt Printers

  1. 1. www.dtgprintermachine.com DTG Brand DTG Printers vs. Anajet DTG vs. Brother DTG Printers Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Brand
  2. 2. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com  Introduction  What is DTG  The Difference – DTG vs. Screen Printing  Interface Time vs. Printer Speed  Machine Comparison  DTG, Anajet and Brother  Conclusion
  3. 3. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com This short presentation compares the best DTG Printers for under $30K All systems reviewed are designed to print directly on to textiles including; t- shirts, bags, scarves and more. DTG Printers are the basis for many online custom t-shirt businesses as well as local custom apparel shops. Data is drawn from publically available sources.
  4. 4. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com  Inkjet Technology  Print directly onto (garment) DTG stands for “direct to garment”, so a DTG Printer is a device that will print directly onto a t-shirt, or textiles in general, just like your home inkjet printer does on a piece of paper. You can learn more about the process here, but DTG Printers all have these things in common: The next slide is a short video demonstration of a DTG Printer
  5. 5. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com Screen Printing, or “Silk Screening” involves applying Ink to “screens” of the image you want to produce, one for EACH COLOR
  6. 6. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com  Must create screens  Always a set up fee  More Colors, more cost  Cheaper for large runs The downside to Screen Printing is the mess, the set up costs go up the more colors you print, and room the equipment takes up. Screen print’s advantage is that it is very cost effective for large runs of 100 shirts and up
  7. 7. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com  Short Set Up Time  No Additional Set Up Costs  Always FULL Color Images  Cheaper & Faster for Short Runs  Easy Computer-Based Printing The BIG advantages to Direct to Garment Printing are:
  8. 8. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com DTG Printer Comparison
  9. 9. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com The measurement that most Direct to Garment printer manufacturers use to differentiate performance is “print speed”. Print speed measures how quickly the t-shirt printer can produce an image on a garment.
  10. 10. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com Print speed is important, of course, but it is NOT a measure of productivity. INTERFACE TIME includes the time it takes for an operator to print multiple shirts, a real world order of 50 shirts for example, as opposed to printing just one.
  11. 11. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com The Key to productivity is Interface Time. The DTG M2s platen system give you the ability to print MULTIPLE shirts at one time, so you don’t have to stand by the printer waiting to start the next job.
  12. 12. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com  Don’t tie up an operator  Reduce Errors from Print to Print  Productivity time  Taking orders  Answering Calls  Helping Customers
  13. 13. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com  Fast Print Speed  Single Platen System  Cartridge Inks - White needs to be agitated every day  Head Cleanings every 6-8 hours  Print area 14” X 18”
  14. 14. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com  Easy to Use – No RIP Software  Single Platen System  Cartridge Inks – High waste ink levels, must be agitated  Print Area 14” X 16”
  15. 15. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com  LARGE 17.7” X 24” Print Area  2 to 8 Shirt Platen System  WIMS White Ink System – no agitation needed  Bulk Ink System  2 Year Warranty  LOWEST INTERFACE TIME
  16. 16. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com Item DTG M2 Anajet mPower 5 Brother GraffiTee 381 Print Speed – Single Shirt FAST FAST Medium Interface Time BEST Worst Medium # Garment per Job 1,2,3 or 4 1 1 Warranty 2 yr 1yr 1y White Ink Management WIMS Daily Hand Agitation Daily Hand Agitation Training Classes Free In-House Classes in FL, CA, NJ Free In-House Classes in California Charge On-Site Training Online Free NA NA Price (MSRP) Machine ONLY $26,970 $30,000 *$25,000 *training charges & additional year of warranty costs can add significantly to price
  17. 17. Direct to Garment Custom t-shirt printing DTG Printers T-shirt printers Screen Printing Equipment Anajet mPower DTG M2 Machine T-Shirt Business Ideas Brother GraffiTee Custom T-Shirt Business M4 High Output DTG Apparel Decorating Making Custom Tees DTG Printers www.dtgprintermachine.com  Better INTERFACE Time  Dual Platens + vs. 1 fixed  More Shirts per Job  Better Warranty – 2 Years  More Training Options  Better White Ink Systems = Less Downtime
  18. 18. www.dtgprintermachine.com The best in direct to garment printing machines For more information about direct to garment printing visit: dtgprintermachine.com Or Call ColDesi at: 1-877-793-3278

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