Why was DTG Pre-Treat™ Paper created when there are several automatic pretreaters to choose from?
This is a natural question for any GT user to ask. The answer is pretty simple. DTG Pre-Treat™ Paper gives GT users an easier-to-use solution with a faster return on investment compared to an automatic pretreater.
Easy-to-Use for Everyone, Everywhere!
Any GT user that has printed with white ink understands the importance of properly pretreating the garment. But a lot of steps go into doing this. Applying the correct amount and a uniform coating of pretreat fluid based on the color of the garment can take practice. DTG Pre-Treat™ Paper comes already with the proper amount of pretreat fluid evenly spread across it to make it much easier for every GT user to do this process.
In addition, pretreating other areas besides the front and back of the garment can be challenging with most automatic pretreaters. Some require the purchase of specialty platens in order to hold the garment in place during the pretreating process. GT users can cut a piece of DTG Pre-Treat Paper to fit the non-traditional print location (sleeve, off the shoulder, pants leg, hoodie,..) and easily apply it to the desired print location without a specialty platen.
Many GT users would love to do onsite event printing where the average selling price of a GT printed garment is at a premium. However, bringing an automatic pretreater is not something that most can do because of the space and additional electrical requirements. With the Pretreat Paper, onsite event printing is very easy and requires not additional space or electricity.
Costs & Return on Investments
When it comes to looking at the total cost of pretreating, everyone is quick to look at the amount of pretreat fluid that is used and what that cost will be. While this variable cost is important, it is also important to look at these factors as well:
- Cost of the automatic pretreater
- Cost and noise of an air compressor (if required by equipment)
- Space needed for automatic pretreater
- Require time for maintenance and waste to keep it running properly
- Overspray of pretreatment (required on some equipment)
- Replacement parts (i.e. nozzles, filters,…) over time
When you start to add up all of these factors, you will really start to realize what your true Return on Investment is for using an Automatic Pretreater. And while using a manual sprayer might be a lower upfront cost on equipment, you will land up wasting more pretreat and application process will not be precise. Thus, typically resulting in a higher overall cost for the pretreatment process.
DTG Pre-Treat™ Paper makes your ROI much easier to determine and faster to recover. Just simply build into the cost you charge the customer for the cost of the Pretreat Paper.
Thus, DTG Pre-Treat™ Paper provides a faster ROI and makes it much easier to pretreat garments for most GT users. For these reasons, this is why for most GT users DTG Pre-Treat™ Paper is better for their business than an automatic pretreater.