DTG printing process is best suited for garments that are 100% cotton. So if you’re looking for the most opaque result, 100% cotton is your best bet. This fabric generally has a better result due to its tight weave.
Bella + Canvas 3001 100% cotton shirt
However, there are exceptions to this. If a cotton is too thick, it can absorb more of the ink and result in a faded look (for example, the Men's Premium Heavyweight Tee | Cotton Heritage MC1086 is a thicker cotton).
We also offer printing on poly blends and tri-blends. Our fulfillment team has worked hard to develop a system that allowed us to print on such garments without compromising print quality. Due to the looser weave and combination of fabrics, these garments will have a faded/vintage outcome with DTG printing. This is a pretty cool effect, but may not be ideal for you if you want a more opaque outcome.
Gildan 18500 Unisex Sweatshirt
Bella + Canvas 3413 T-Shirt
If you have any further questions regarding printing on a specific fabric, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team at email@example.com!
To learn more about fabric differences and what affects print quality, check out our DTG file guidelines.