Got mine in yesterday; AFAIK, these are the first new prints since the implementation of DTG printing at GoodJoe.
- The contrast is not as vibrant on screen vs. the print, but the same can be said as some of the prints here at Woot. Par score.
- Nathan said in his blog post "T-shirts with multiple-colored designs and a heavy use of ink may result in a little scent when you receive them. No need to freak out, it is not harmful. Just give it a wash, and everything will be fine." A little scent is an understatement ... it was definitely noticeable. I also know that it's just the nature of the beast that's DTG and the necessary pre-treatment process. So leave it in bag until laundry day; you don't want to wear it before washing.
- There's a bit of gloss in the resulting print. Think eggshell instead of flat finish.
- Water based inks and underbase, and unused amounts of mixed ink and plastisol aren't going to waste like in traditional screen printing. +1 to the environment.
- Long term durability is unknown on my end, so I'll trust Nathan when he said "We've tested these prints out extensively, and we are very pleased with both the quality and durability. Here at Goodjoe, we are very picky with our T-shirts wear, and finally this DTG printing quality meets our expectations!"
- Color variety ... not everyone likes Asphalt, so it's nice to have some options. +1 to choices.
- AA blanks ... +1 to GoodJoe, -1 to Woot.