How It's Made
Ezra's printed designs are created with Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing. DTG technology brings printing to the 21st century. While both traditional screen printing and the newer DTG printing can yield great, long lasting results, DTG has a few distinctions.
- Eco-Friendly Water-Based Inks
- Softer feel
- Unlimited color usage and greater detailed prints
- Can print detailed designs and photographs
- One-off printing, no minimum order required
In DTG printing, a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology. Think printing on paper, except on a t-shirt. The specialty water-based inks are absorbed by the fibers of the garment.
Since the DTG printer allows for such precision, images appear in much higher detail than screen printing, and without limitations in the number of colors. DTG is the perfect option for printing small quantities without the bulk order requirements or setup costs of screen printing.
When unpacking a new shirt or hoodie with a direct-to-garment (DTG) print, you may notice a vinegar-like smell or an off-white residue. Don't worry, that's not unusual - it's from a fixation agent applied during the printing process and it's not permanent.
Fixation agent (sometimes known as pre-treatment) is used for all DTG prints across the industry. It helps the ink bond with the fabric, and without it, the ink would flake off the garment. The solution is simply to wash the garment! Neither the residue nor the smell is permanent and both should go away after one wash. Learn more about caring for your clothing here.
Printing isn't just for clothes anymore. You'll also find great items like cell phone cases, home goods, and more in our collections.
Once you've placed an order from Ezra's, your item is created on-demand and shipped within 2-7 business days at the shipping speed selected by you.
Head over to the homepage now to shop our collection of faith-inspired apparel and gifts.
Have your own logo or design? We'll print it! Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a church, school, or non-profit and want your own online product line and store experience? We can do that too!