Direct to Garment printing (DTG) with digital printers is a growing market that has still several
challenges. One of the main ones is to achieve good color saturation and vividness. The 3-
dimensional structure of the fabric makes very difficult for ink droplets to penetrate the
different layers of the fabric.
The solution described in this article improves the output quality of digitally printed white textile
substrates by printing a white ink layer below the color ink layer, helping the ink droplets to
stay on the surface of the garment, this improves the vividness and saturation of the color.
White ink also helps to improve the print resistance to wash.
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INC, HP, "WHITE INK USAGE TO BOOST COLOR GAMUT IN WHITE GARMENTS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 14, 2021)