Printing into garments has been an age-old process that people have been doing many years before it had become widespread. The process is long and complicated and needs expertise to be able to achieve right result.
With development in technology came process of sublimation, which paved way to transferring decorations in garments. This is simpler compared to traditional direct screen printing. Just like traditional screen printing, sublimation transfers have been done before people printing companies came to know about its possibility. This has given people another option in decorating variety of products in full colors and in small amounts.
With use of inkjet printers as screen printing methods comes another addition to transfer of prints into garments. The fact that this method has been proven as much more effective and result-oriented than traditional and sublimation process has made people wonder if this will be able to replace those other methods in long run.
Printing on garments using these printers is less time consuming as only process involved here is loading of materials needed. With inkjet, full colored prints are printed in a matter of minutes, from start until finish. This is just like putting graphics into prints, without use of paper. The cost involved in this process is not as expensive as that of sublimation and direct screen printing. Inkjet printers can be considered competitive garment printers with only cost of initial printer cost to take into account.