There’s a new kid on the block in the direct to garment printing market – and that’s the Brother GTX Pro. And not only is it the new kid but its top of the class! This machine is a huge player within the industry and is the most advanced printer of its kind.
This machine appeals to businesses of all sizes – so, whether you’re a small startup or a large enterprise business, this machine can take your production line to the next level. It’s compact, so you needn’t worry about having large premises to be able to house it.
So without further ado, we’re going to dive deeper into the machine, it’s main features, how it works and everything you need to know – read on to find out all about it!
- What is Direct to Garment Printing?
- What Can You Print With the Brother GTX Pro?
- Features Brought Forward From Old Models
- What’s New on this Model?
What is Direct to Garment Printing?
Also known as DTG, direct to garment printing is exactly what it says on the tin – it’s the process of applying ink directly onto the garment to result in striking colours and high-quality designs. It’s thought that this method of printing is one of the best for bright and bold colours – so, if you’re looking to create eye-catching t-shirt designs, DTG could benefit your business massively.
It’s a popular printing technique – and it’s easy to see why. Although the printing process may be long, it produces incredible results on a wide range of products. However, you need a specialist DTG printer to achieve maximum results. These printers require a level of investment but they’re absolutely worth it – after the initial purchase, it’s very cheap going forward.
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DTG printers work in a similar way to your average everyday printer, except instead of paper you feed in clothing garments. It couldn’t be easier and once you’ve agreed the desired artwork, it’s pretty much a one-step process. It’s possible to achieve high-quality DTG printing results and turn them around on the same day.
One of the main advantages of DTG is that white inks are used throughout. In other methods of printing, white spaces are usually left blank. But with the introduction of white inks it’s now possible to make your designs pop and stand out. This especially helps on coloured fabrics and materials.
What Can You Print With the Brother GTX Pro?
DTG printing can produce amazing results – especially on products that are 100 percent cotton. It’s ideal for clothing companies and you can produce amazing designs and patterns on t-shirts, hoodies and other popular clothing items. That’s the beauty of DTG, it’s versatile and can lend itself to a multitude of different garment types.
DTG is the perfect printing method if you’re looking to make those intricate details stand out from the crowd. That’s the difference between top tier clothing and bang average – if you take care of the finer details and finicky details, it shows that you’re willing to perfect the little bits that impress your customers and audiences.
Eye-catching colours are a huge advantage of DTG. If you’re printing colours onto clothing you want them to stand out, don’t you? With this method of printing, you’re able to print multiple colours at the same time. Whereas, with other methods, such as screen printing, you have to print the colours one by one and layer them. It’s a much more effective way of printing.
So, if your business wants to step up your product range and create amazing quality printed garments, the Brother GTX Pro should be considered. It’s a specialist DTG printer that guarantees incredible results. That way, you can make your designs come to life with a bang! Then they’re guaranteed to make a statement and get noticed by a wider audience.
Features Brought Forward From Old Models
Ink Supply System
The innovative ink supply system on the Brother GTX Pro ensures that all of your ink gets used and there’s little wastage. So, you can be confident that you’re getting pure value for money and are utilising as much ink as possible. This helps keep your business cost-efficient and environmentally friendly – both are big plus points for companies.
To ensure maximum ink usage, the cartridge mechanism is programmed to automatically roll up the pouches. It stretches as far as it can go to make sure that no ink is spared. That means you get the maximum amount of printing jobs out of your allotted ink and nothing gets unnecessarily wasted.
Wet Capping Station
When you’re looking for a consistent quality job, the last thing that you want is dried up nozzles. If this happens, you can expect the quality of your DTG to drop incredibly, as dried up nozzles will mean an uneven covering and patchy design. That’s not something that people want to walk around wearing on their garments, is it?
To prevent that from happening, this machine submerges the nozzles in a maintenance solution while idle. That way, it keeps the nozzles moist and eliminates any risk of ink drying inside of them causing problems for your printing. Ink drying within the nozzles is no more – thankfully!
Built-in Temperature and Humidity Sensor
You needn’t worry about the machine overheating or not performing due to temperatures fluctuating. This machine has a built-in temperature and humidity sensor that helps regulate the performance based on external factors. That way, external components, the garment and the ink are protected in all different conditions.
If the machine didn’t have this built-in, you’d be constantly needing maintenance to regulate your machine and get it back up and running. Not the Brother GTX Pro though – it’s a machine that will stand by your side no problem.
What’s New on this Model?
New Maintenance Unit
The new maintenance unit within the machine allows you to simplify the cleaning procedure. It’s intelligent and has removed the need for unnecessary steps, so you can clean the machine a lot quicker and save time.
Operators can also access parts a lot easier. So, should they need to replace items from natural wear and tear, it’s a lot more accessible than previously. The last thing you want is a broken machine that’s hard to repair, isn’t it? That’s a waste of time! Well, there’s no need to worry about that with the Brother GTX Pro.
Optimal Platen Height Sensors
Platen height sensors are the perfect guide for the machine operator. Rather than getting to the end of a print and realising that the quality isn’t all there, sensors will inform the operator of the optimal position for an incredible print. So, rather than going in blind, your operators have the perfect guide to allow for maximum efficiency.
This rules out the likelihood of often mistakes. Sure, mistakes will still naturally happen, your team members are only human after all. But if you’ve got a guide and sensors to assist you, it leaves the guesswork out of printing and assures top quality all round.
Equip Your Business Properly With the Right Industrial Machinery!
So, there you have it – an overview of DTG and the features of this amazing machine. Are you ready to take the plunge and equip your business with the Brother GTX Pro? Or, do you still need a little more convincing? Either way, that’s fine! That’s what we’re here for.
At Midwest, we have plenty of Brother GTX Pro’s in stock and ready to ship! So, waste no time and get in touch to secure yours today. Or, if you have any questions or queries please feel free to get in touch as well.
Our expert team is always on hand to help you with anything you need – honestly, there are no silly questions at this point, so if you need anything clarifying or clearing up, please just pick up the phone! We look forward to hearing from you.