Printing for Artist Shop Products
All Artist Shop products are printed using on-demand printing technologies. Each product type uses unique printing processes ranging from Direct-To-Garment printing to Dye Sublimation to Giclée Printing for Wall Art. Because our custom printing is done in the USA, we're able to eliminate waste and give opportunities to the local economy and artists worldwide. Safe and environmentally responsible products are a continuing commitment for our vendors. Through compliance and a proactive stance on meeting or exceeding industry standards, our vendors subsequently receive relevant certifications providing assurances their products are safe and sellable everywhere.
The printing process we use for apparel products (DTG) uses a water-based NeoPigment™ inks are 100% non-hazardous, toxin-free and adhere to the strictest human health and environmental standards. Because the ink is water-based, it is 100% biodegradable, contains no animal by-products, and is completely vegan-friendly. The printing process is also a completely waterless, dry process which allows for a low environmental footprint, so no water is used or wasted in the printing process. The ink technology is certified for use on apparel by the following organizations:
- Oeko-Tex 100 safety applications for infant wear
- Global Organic Textile (GOTS-3V) Residues Standard List (RSL)
- American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)
What is DTG?
Direct-to-garment (DTG) is a method where a digital printer is used to print a design directly onto a garment using inkjet technology. Picture a futuristic inkjet printer the size of your bathroom that costs more than a house! It's like a giant inkjet printer, but using blank garments instead of paper- that’s essentially how on-demand printing works.
Since DTG is printed using a digital printer, it has less color limitations than screen printing, which allows for more versatility since you are not required to match colors by inks and pantones. Because of this, the print stays pretty close to true color. Additionally, with DTG, customization is super simple. Since you are able to print an image directly on a garment, DTG does not require any up-front investment, inventory commitments, or set-up requirements. DTG helps us invest more in artists and less in inventory, providing more opportunities for artists to be creative and take design risks while giving them more canvases to explore.
Check out our Design for DTG blog to find out more about DTG printing, how DTG stacks up to traditional screen printing, and how to create a design file that makes your printed design look absolutely amazing.
What is Giclée?
French for "sprayed ink", Giclée is a sophisticated digital process optimized for fine art, design, and photographic printing using archival inks on high-quality paper and canvas. The extra-fine image resolution achieved in this printing process permits retention of a high degree of fine detail, rendering deeply saturated colors with broad ranges of tonal values.
Keep in mind, additional processing time may apply- usually around 2-5 days. The processing time will be noted in the 'Shipping Methods' section of checkout.
We want to be sure you’re satisfied with your order, which is custom made especially for you. If your order is wrong, you’re not happy with the prints, or it isn’t what you expected for any reason, our Shop Support Team will gladly replace or exchange any items free of charge.