Digital Textile Imaging™
Digital Textile Imaging™ (also known as DTI™ printing, digital direct to garment printing, digital apparel printing, and inkjet to garment printing) is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. The two key requirements of a DTI™ printer are a transport mechanism for the garment and specialty inks (inkjet textile inks) that are applied to the textile directly and are absorbed by the fibers.
DTI™ printing is most commonly implemented on garments that are made of cotton or cotton blends, although recent developments in technology have allowed for superior performance on light colored polyester and cotton/poly blends.
DTI™ is seen as a viable solution for low-quantity orders previously not possible because of the expensive setup process of screen printers.