A Digital Printing Network
I've had a request from a potential client who would like to design some prototype clothing and is asking for direct to garment printing onto lycra or spandex style material. Is this something a VS could achieve?
I am not set up for garments as I lean heavily to the sign writing side of things, so I don't have anything like heat presses etc.
Simon I will doubt if you get any answers, but my starting this will get you some and some thoughts. So my question is - are you printing to clothes or to that type of material. If clothes you will have alignment issues - If material you have a better shot. You do not need to be set up to do garments - you just need to change the paradigmn and think outside of the box. So for material - laminate it on the wrong side to give it some stability and then do a test. Of course I do not think it will work - you will have some run issues, but those can be minimized with changing profiles. These types are projects get me up early in the morning or staying up late at night - but anyone can print to sign vinyl. Let me know how it works for you. Otherwise - the versart UV printers can do the job starting at 30K.
Thanks for the reply Irv.
I was hoping someone might have had experience but understand that it might be an odd request.
The client wants to print directly to the material, then cut & sew into the garment post printing, so it should be slightly easier that way.
Heheh, yes, the VersaUV would be fantastic, but they start at $60k here in Australia ;)
I might do some testing with flag material and see if she can make that usable.