What should be on every DTG printers’ equipment and supplies list?

DTG printers will always want to have a full set of extra inks on hand. That way, if they get an order which drains some of the colors much faster, they won’t have to hold up production waiting for a delivery. Some of the DTG ink supply companies offer discounts when you buy a full set of inks. Additionally, look into discount ink clubs and paper saver clubs for savings on supplies.

The same goes for pre-treatment supplies. You’ll want to have backup bottles of the different types of pre-treatments and post-treatments you like to use.

Also, DTG equipment owners will want to have maintenance supplies on hand for making sure the DTG printer is in peak performance. This consists of cleaning solution(s), syringes, release papers, flushing solutions, etc.

It’s also a necessity to make sure the company you choose for your equipment has a good warranty on the machine. Look for a two-year warranty, free unlimited training, free technical support, and a company that has lots of helpful resources on YouTube and their support website.

It’s a good idea, but certainly optional, to keep extra parts on hand as well. A spare print head, wiper(s), and a backup capping station can make all the difference when you’re at the tail end of a large order that needs to be delivered on time.


Tom Rumbaugh

Tom Rumbaugh

Tom Rumbaugh, ColDesi, has 26 years experience in the decorated apparel industry. Having started as an on-site trainer and installer, he has trained and advised over 3,000 apparel startups. He has served in capacities of district sales manager and product manager for industry leaders as well as president and CEO of his own embroidery, direct-to-garment, and screen-printing facilities. Rumbaugh currently provides content, authorship, and promotion for ColDesi Inc. and other group related companies.

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