DTG, Laser, and Vinyl
Since these printing methods are gaining popularity, it is good to mention them here. To date, although these methods have their advantages, they still do not match traditional screen printing inks’ results overall. DTG and Laser prints are awesome for a less inexpensive solution for designs with lots of colors with a low quantity run. Their main draw back is the ink washing out or cracking eventually after 4-10 washes. If printed properly, plastisol inks pretty much last the life of the garment. Vinyl prints are pretty limiting because the colors are basic. I would guess that it is only a matter of time before these methods become the norm, whether the quality is superior or not. EVERYTHING is going digital! Future generations will look at a paintbrush and wonder what it was for.