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FIREBIRD Gen3 Pretreatment - The Latest & Greatest

Ruby Dann

What is Gen3? Gen3 is an updated line of pretreats improving on previous FIREBIRD formulas. We now offer a Gen3 version of our GTX Optimized, Epson Optimized, and Universal formulas*. Unlike other brands, we are constantly testing shirts and tweaking chemistry. Our goal is to always guarantee that our customers...

5 Things to Know When Starting DTG

Ruby Dann

1) Don’t Go All in at Once One of the best parts of Direct to Garment printing is that you can run it in a small space. Setups in home garages and spare bedrooms are common and allow for orders to be fulfilled without the need to pay rent. A printer,...

How Much Ink and Pretreat Do I Need?

Ruby Dann

DTG is subjective. You and your competitor have completely different standards of what can be sold to a customer and different methods for getting that sale-worthy print. This can make it difficult for new printers to know how much ink or pretreat they need. FIREBIRD is here to help with...

Why You Should Pretreat White Shirts

Ruby Dann

The idea that white shirts shouldn’t be pretreated is a common myth. Most of the training that comes with a printer tells you the ink looks good enough by itself on white fabric. Pretreatments can also stain light shirts; either as soon as you press it, or later in the...