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HIX Direct-To-Garment Equipment

We make direct-to-garment easy!

  • Direct to garment printing, also known as DTG printing, is a process of Textile printing on textiles and garments using inkjet technology. Aside from the transport mechanism for the garment, the key requirement of a DTG printer is the specialty ink that is applied directly to the substrate where it is absorbed by the fibers.

    Like screenprinting, it is a direct printing technique that does not require the intermediate step of printing the artwork first on a carrier (transfer) paper.

    Direct-to-garment printing technique is mostly used for cotton and cotton-blend substrates. Their one-at-a-time setup process provides the flexibility of catering to smaller demands as well as to large fulfillment houses and mass-customization, a market previously beyond the reach of a more expensive and laborious screenprint process.

    Getting Started
    Once you have selected your Direst-to-Garment printer, HIX offers a variety of curing solutions for all sizes, quantities and types of needs.

    For smaller quantities, flathead presses and/or Verticure ovens are most adequate. For larger quantities and/or for substrates requiring enhanced curing needs (as a result of pre-treatment, large amount of inks or the needs of a softer textile feel), a conveyer-type oven is a more adequate choice. In this product line, especially the longer type 36” and 48” ovens in our Premier line are best equipped for these applications.

    S-650 Clamshell Press

    Get the coverage your designs need with the HIX S-650 auto-open clamshell heat press. This outstanding press opens automatically without the need of an air compressor. It’s the perfect press for high traffic, high volume, and increased productivity. Direct-To-Garment applications are also a large driving force in the success of the auto-open feature, allowing you the freedom of loading your printer while the previous print is curing, eliminating any risk of scorching or compromising transfer quality due to overheating.

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    Verticure Ovens

    The HIX Verticure vertical electric cure oven is designed specifically for curing direct-to-garment solvent or water-based ink jet inks. HIX Verticure vertical electric cure ovens are available in 2 drawer and 4 drawer models. Individual drying chambers allow for maximum throughput. With HIX Verticure you can cure both light and dark garments.

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    Premier Series Ovens

    The HIX Premier Series of dryers offers you the most advanced technology and construction available. From a small production shop to large scale drying operation, the HIX Premier Series offers many options. The Premier Series are multi-purpose dryers that can handle water-based textile inks as well as traditional plastisol and solvent-based evaporative inks. It’s perfect for your direct-to-garment operations and eliminates the need for more expensive gas conveyor dryers.

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