djauhay wrote:Does anyone know what the digital printing feels like? Is it thick and stiff or soft and thin?
Since this seems to have launched just today, the only people who are likely to be able to weigh in are the staff (which is to say, the people who thought Anvil blanks were still pretty awesome and comparable to AA).
What I've noticed in DTG prints I've bought over the years, or had sent to me, there have been two basic styles... one is like if you were to use your printer on a piece of fabric. it feels pretty much like the shirt, but is faded and gets more so fairly quickly as you wash it, much in the same way a pen mark on a white shirt will fade, but paint caked onto it will not unless it eventually breaks down and chips off (as a screenprinted tee would do over time). The second type tends to be like a thin decal... it looks like any other print, but feels a little slick, a little stiff, and there's a shine to it if light hits it the wrong way. Printings like this, regardless of the method, are basically a never-again situation.
What woot's DTG is like obviously is up in the air, and will rely on people brave enough to buy, weigh in, and come back after a couple washes. It seems like lots of people are already doing so. Hopefully by cyber-monday, and the start of the Consumeristmas season, there will be enough data points to find out which type of process woot's using, or if they have some better/worse/different technology being brought to bear.