Why do so many people go around today wearing boring, plain shirts? In a time when everyone personalizes their music playlists, their cell phone apps, and their computer wallpaper, why would people still go around with a plain white t-shirt everyday? For that matter, why do people continue to walk into stores, day after day, and buy shirts that have the exact same print on them as the ones next to them? I mean, how many times have you walked into a room and thought, "dang, that loser is wearing the same shirt as me." Why in the digital age that has brought us "social networking", where people record every single action they take from going to Disneyland to scratching their nose, and grown men post their thoughts about baseball and Justin Beiber all in the same day, would people continue to wear shirts that have the words and thoughts of others? Are we not INDIVIDUALS? Do we not have SOULS? Are not DIGITALLY PRINTED THOUGHTS available for our clothes?
The answer I have found is DTG, or Direct-to-Garment printing. BelQuette, Inc makes the Mod1, with the Edge Pretreament system. I just wish more shops had them. The next time a thought comes to your head, don't just put it on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter. Put it on a shirt. Contact your local screen printer, and ask if they have a Mod1 DTG printer. Think about it, what if you put that thought on a shirt, how many more "friends" could you get? Maybe other people like Key Lime Pie just as much as you! What a great conversation starter! But it won't happen if we don't put our thoughts on our shirts people! DTG is real, so let's put that social network to good use and get the word out!
Direct-to-Garment Awareness on Facebook