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Garment Printing Directly


​DTF printing, or Direct to Garment printing, is a digital printing method that involves directly applying designs onto garments using a specialized printer and ink. In contrast to screen printing, which utilizes a stencil to press ink through onto the garment, ​DTF printing is particularly well-suited for designs featuring numerous colors, transparency, and gradients. It excels at producing high-quality, photorealistic images. At The Lab Factory, we employ one of the top-notch ​DTF printers, capable of handling large designs up to 24 INCH × 5 FT inches. For optimal results, we recommend using 100% cotton garments, and our exclusive curing method ensures that the prints boast longevity equivalent to screen prints.

​DTF Benefits

⦿ Unlimited Colors ⦿ Vibrant look ⦿ Shorter Setup Time


These dimensions apply to the front and back torso areas of tees, long sleeves, crewneck sweaters, and hoodies.

Front/Back: Up to 17X20

To keep graphics above a hoodie pocket, max height is approx. 10.5″


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  • What are your minimums?
    Our minimum Dye Sub is 30 pieces.
  • What is your turnaround time?
    Typical turnaround is 7-14 business days.
  • What types of products can you print on?
    We can print on tents, table wraps, step and repeats, and 1000’s of promo products.
  • What are the minimums?
    The minimum is 50 pieces.
  • Does The Lab Manufacturing accept custom design ideas from customers?
    Yes, The Lab Manufacturing welcomes custom design ideas from customers. In fact, we encourage it! Our team of skilled designers and engineers are always up for a challenge and take pride in bringing unique ideas to life. We understand that sometimes, the most exceptional designs come from the imagination of our customers. Whether you have an idea for a wild product design or need a modification on an existing product, we can collaborate with you to ensure your vision is brought to reality. At The Lab Manufacturing, we believe in cultivating a positive relationship with our customers, and we take care to listen and implement any ideas or requests you may have. Contact us to learn more about how we can help turn your unique ideas into a tangible product.
  • What is The Lab Manufacturing's minimum order quantity for custom products?
    The Lab Manufacturing understands that each client's needs are unique and therefore does not have a set minimum order quantity for custom products. However, due to the nature of manufacturing and the costs associated with setting up and running a production line, smaller orders may result in higher per-unit costs. For this reason, we recommend reaching out to our team to discuss your specific requirements and receive a personalized quote that takes into account your desired order size, timeline, and budget. Our team is committed to finding solutions that fit our clients' needs and budget while maintaining our high level of quality and service. Contact us today to learn more
  • What is the turnaround time?
    At The Lab Manufacturing, our turnaround time for product orders typically ranges from 2-4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the project and the quantity of the order. We pride ourselves on producing high-quality products and ensuring that each order receives the attention to detail it deserves. We understand the importance of timely delivery and work diligently to meet our customers' deadlines whenever possible. Additionally, we offer rush options for certain orders for an additional fee. If you have specific timing needs, please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can accommodate them.
  • How do I get started?
    Complete the form above, and our production manager will reach out to you within 48 hours. Alternatively, you can schedule a meeting or inquire for further details by emailing
  • Can you sew in my own labels?
    Certainly! You have the option to supply your own labels, or we can create them for you.
  • What are your minimums?
    Our minimums are 30 pieces.
  • Do you offer samples?
    Yes, we offer samples for our clients before moving forward with the production. We understand that it’s important for our clients to see and feel the product before placing a bulk order. Samples can be ordered for the product you’re interested in and will be produced prior to the main production run. We make sure that the sample matches the final product and meets the requirements of our clients. Once you approve the sample, we will proceed with the production of your final order. This process ensures that you’re satisfied with the final product, giving you peace of mind that you’re making the right investment. Contact us to request a sample or to get more information about our samples process.
  • What’s your turnaround time?
    Our turnaround time is 5-7 business days depending on the order quantity
  • What types of garments can you embroider on?
    At The Lab Manufacturing, we can embroider on a variety of garments, including t-shirts, polo shirts, jackets, hats, bags, and more. Our team has experience working with different fabrics and materials, ensuring high-quality embroidery regardless of the garment type. We utilize advanced technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to achieve precise and intricate embroidery designs on any piece of apparel. Whether you need custom uniforms for your team or personalized gifts for your loved ones, our embroidery service can make your vision a reality. Contact us today to learn more about our embroidery options and get started on your project.
  • What is the turnaround time?
    For custom orders, our usual production timeframe is 7-10 business days, beginning upon receipt of full payment and when all required blanks are in stock. Please note, extra services or special requests might extend this timeline. Our commitment is to fulfill each order efficiently while maintaining the highest quality standards.
  • What are your minimums?
    Standard screen print mimics are 30 pieces.
  • Does The Lab Manufacturing offer samples of their screen printed products?
    Yes, The Lab Manufacturing offers samples of their screenprinted products. Clients can request to see a pre-production sample, which is a printed item that is representative of the final product. This ensures that clients can review and approve the design, colors, and placement of the print before the final production run. Additionally, The Lab Manufacturing has a showroom where clients can view a variety of their products and materials to help guide their decision-making process. Samples are an important part of the screenprinting process as they allow for quality control and client satisfaction. The Lab Manufacturing values transparency and strives to provide the highest quality products to their clients.
  • How accurate are ​DTF colors?
    In ​DTF printing, the CMYK color process, incorporating cyan, magenta, and yellow, creates a spectrum of over 16,000 colors. For optimal representation in ​DTF printing, adjust your graphics editor software's color mode to CMYK (typically defaulting to RGB). Keep in mind, extremely fluorescent or neon colors may exhibit slight variations in ​DTF printing compared to their appearance on your screen.
  • What’s your minimum?
    There are no minimums on ​DTF printing!
  • What’s the difference between ​DTF and screen print?
    At The Lab Factory Manufacturing, we employ two distinct printing processes for custom apparel: ​DTF and screen printing. ​DTF printing relies on water-based CMYK ink, while screen printing utilizes plastisol ink. These methods differ significantly, resulting in distinct outcomes. For intricate or photorealistic designs, ​DTF printing often emerges as the preferred choice due to its ability to faithfully replicate the original digital image compared to screen printing. Although both methods deliver top-notch results, certain artwork may align better with one over the other. Not to worry—our experienced sales representatives can guide you, recommending the ideal printing method tailored to your specific design. This ensures the utmost quality for your custom apparel project.
  • Why should I use ​DTF printing?
    For intricate or photorealistic artwork, ​DTF printing stands out as the perfect choice, capturing every detail and color from your original design. Its limitless color capacity allows effortless replication of transparency within your artwork. Beyond delivering high-quality prints, ​DTF printing boasts faster production compared to screen printing due to minimal setup requirements.
  • How long do your prints last?
    : DTF Printing is known for producing high-quality prints that last for a long period of time. The lifespan of your prints will depend on several factors such as the type of material used, how frequently the item is used, and how it is cared for. With proper care, you can expect your DTF printed items to last for several years without fading or peeling.
  • Do you offer samples?
    Certainly! We enthusiastically accept sample orders, particularly for intricate artwork or specific color preferences. It's important to note that even with 100% cotton garments, ​DTF printing may respond differently due to the dye used in the fabric, potentially impacting the final print quality. Hence, we highly recommend testing any garment with unique dye before proceeding with a full production run.
  • What’s your turnaround time?
    Our standard production time for ​DTF printing usually spans 7-10 business days, commencing upon receipt of full payment and ensuring all required blanks are in stock. Kindly be aware that adding extra services or project add-ons may extend the turnaround time beyond this window.
  • Can I mix screen print with ​DTF?
    It's advised against combining ​DTF and screen print due to potential color variations between the inks used. Opting for one print type over the other is the preferable choice.


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