Why You Should Know About Direct to Garment Printing

At GraphicLab Promotional Products, we've been around long enough to know which printing methods are tried and true, and which technologies deliver the best results for our clients. While we're masters of our crafts, and specialize in screen printing and embroidery services, we're happy to offer direct-to-garment printing as an option as well. Direct-to-garment, often referred to as DTG, digital printing, or small batch printing, is ideal for smaller orders and designs with intricate colors and details. 


Direct to Garment Printing

Is it right for your project?

Direct to garment printing involves processing a design through a computer and printing it directly onto a shirt with a laser ink printer. While screen printing involves the creation of a stencil, and the application of colors in layers manually, DTG printing allows for designs involving photographs, or a high level of detail, to be printed quickly and with great accuracy.

Small batch printing works best on light colored, cotton clothing and is perfect for smaller orders for a family reunion, bachelor or bachelorette party, launch party, or any other type of event. Our printing gurus at GraphicLab Promotional Products can help you decide if direct-to-garment printing will work best depending on your deadline, budget and type of project. Call us to learn more!

Client Spotlight: Little Italy Food Hall

One of the most anticipated summer restaurant openings is Little Italy Food Hall in, you guessed it, the Little Italy neighborhood of downtown San Diego. This concept, spearheaded by Grain and Grit Collective (the amazing minds behind Carnitas Snack Shack), is bringing together 6 very unique food concepts under one, beautiful roof. 

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Little Italy Food Hall is located on downtown's only pedestrian-only street, the new Piazza Della Famiglia. It boasts indoor and outdoor seating, a full interior bar and outdoor bar cart—count us in! Our GraphicLab team was honored to continue our relationship with Grain & Grit (we also work together on Carnitas apparel), to create not only the staff apparel and merchandise for the food hall, but Not Not Tacos, as well!

In case you're curious, Not Not Tacos is the brainchild of Sam the Cooking Guy and the name actually does say it all... Check out their menu and see what we mean!

GraphicLab Promotional Products works with a number of San Diego restaurant groups and breweries to outfit staff members and fans. In fact, we consider it a specialty. Our ability to custom print and embroider both large and small quantities means we can accommodate the variety of merchandise orders a restaurant business typically needs like a larger first order, smaller follow up POs and the variety of for-sale logo apparel restaurants need to keep on hand.

For Little Italy Food Hall and Not Not Taco specifically, we produced staff t-shirts, hats, reusable canvas tote bags, and reusable water bottles. For Carnitas Snack Shack, we've created everything from hats, to t-shirts to embroidered aprons and more. For more information on how we can outfit your restaurant in logo apparel, glasses or signage, call us at 858-437-9100!

Little Italy Food Hall is opening to the public Thursday, July 12. We for one can't wait!