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What is the difference between digital printing and screen printing if I want to custom silk scarves?
Firstly let’s see what is screen printing and digital printing.
Screen printing involves creating a stencil (printers call this a "screen"), and then using that stencil to apply layers of ink on the printing surface. Each color is applied using a different stencil, one at a time, combined to achieve the final look.
Digital printing is a much newer process that involves your artwork being processed by a computer, and then printed directly onto the surface of your product. Digital printing is not a heat transfer or appliqu'e, as the ink is directly adhered to the fabric. Each printing process has its strengths.
Below is the comparisons between digital printing and screen printing
The design could be precise, so small, intricate details. it’s the go-to choice for sharp photographic prints or other complex artwork or images.
It’s suitable only for simple lines and patterns.
The quantity could be 1pcs
As the printing plate cost need to be considered, so the MOQ is higher, regularly it’s 100-200pcs each design
It does not has printing plate cost, if you do small order, the price is reasonable
If you do small quantity, the cost is higher as the printing plate cost should be included, but if you could do 300pcs above, the cost may lower than digital printing way.
Digital printing allows for greater variability without driving up costs and production times. If you wanted to print the same design with multiple captions, this type of variability would be costly with screen printing. With DTG, it is simply a Photoshop manipulation.
Not so flexible
The digital printing process doesn’t require a lot of different materials, equipment or chemicals. This means there is less waste and no worry of chemical disposal.
It will have water pollution