Ruby's DTG Blog

Why is My Pretreated Shirt Staining?

Ruby Dann

Many DTG shops run into the same issue; shirts stain anywhere that pretreatment was applied. Here at FIREBIRD, we’ve taken some big steps towards eliminating this issue with our FBX-100 stain resistant pretreatment as well as our T-Shirt Matrix of suggested shirts. Despite this, we still hear questions from our users about shirts becoming ruined....

Canvas Printing With Your DTG Printer

Ruby Dann

In this post we’ll be taking a look into the steps and tools needed to print a great looking canvas with FIREBIRD Direct To Garment Inks. Canvas is just another cotton substrate, which allows the DTG machine owner to expand their product offerings.   Choosing Your Canvas            ...

Why Shirts Crack, Peel, or Flake After Wash

Ruby Dann

Wash Tests: What happened to my print? DTG printing poses many challenges; pretreating, getting bright whites and colors on dark garments, correct image location, printing front and back, etc. While this may all seem overwhelming at first, most DTG users will master the skill given enough time. Possibly the truest...

How to Perform Your Own Pretreatment Tests

Ruby Dann

Pretreatment is the most important step in DTG, but can be a cause of many problems. Most stains, poor quality prints, and wash issues can be attributed to difficulties with pretreating. However, too few shops are doing their own testing. Even when you are given settings to follow, you should...