The rise of Direct to Garment (DTG) printing has opened up lots of new opportunities for decorators, making printing quantity one affordable.
Wilcom’s EmbroideryStudio has a feature called Capture Virtual Decoration Bitmap which allows you to create a high-resolution printable file of the embroidery design, which is perfect to print on a Direct to Garment printing machine.
The result is a soft, virtual embroidery design that looks like the real deal, and prints in a matter of seconds.
How to create a virtual printable embroidery design
- Open EmbroideryStudio e4
- Open your embroidery design you want to print
- From the File menu, select Capture Virtual Decoration Bitmap
- Select your printing resolution from 96 DPI up to 600 DPI
- Click OK
A .PNG file with a transparent background will be saved which you can print on your DTG machine.
Video – Printing an embroidery design on a Ricoh RI 6000
At a recent APPA Convex show in Sydney, we showcased printing an embroidery design on a Ricoh RI 6000 DTG machine.
In this example, the ink cost to print this design was only $0.05, with a print time of approximately 30 seconds.
Enjoy, and happy stitching! (or printing!)