Garment Deli is a fully functioning packaged website and shopping cart solution that dynamically renders images of YOUR art
Garment Deli offers the standard web experience consumers have come to expect. The solution can be deployed at a top-level domain (www.YourDomain.com) or at a sub-level domain (www.GarmentDeli.com/YourDomain). Garment Deli is owned and operated by the technology partner of Great Apparel For You/GAFY, LLC, the industry’s leading full-service print-on-demand shirt fulfillment services company. As such, once deployed, the Garment Deli solution is already fully integrated with the Great Apparel For You fulfillment services model (order-on-demand, print-on-demand shirts, drop-ship to consumer).
Garment Deli must be deployed on our hosting server, and you must join the Great Apparel For You fulfillment program before you can integrate the Garment Deli solution. Contact Great Apparel For You for additional details regarding their shirt fulfillment services program.
Since, as a prerequisite, you must enroll in Great Apparel For You’s fulfillment services, we already know what styles you offer and we already have your production art. We take that information and pre-configure your site with every possible product permutation (all of your designs on all of the styles on all of the colors & sizes). We’ll deliver your Garment Deli shopping cart almost ready-to-use. As a Garment Deli client, you have access to certain functionality to adjust product offerings, appearance, pricing, and SO much more. You do not have access to core shopping cart & rendering functionality; however, out-of-the box Garment Deli comes with an incredible amount of customization options so you can create your own unique look and feel. View our Garment Deli Instructional Videos to learn more.
Garment Deli uses its parent company, Great Apparel For You for order fulfillment (ordering/printing/shipping). All print-on-demand shirts are created using the direct-to-garment printing technology which is further described in these FAQs.
We do ship directly to your customer, and since our parent company manages all internet shirt fulfillment, we package & brand the products so your customers think their garments are coming from you!
Garment Deli uses print-on-demand technology. Great Apparel For You (our parent company) provides all fulfillment services. Great Apparel For You has a very detailed and contractual refund policy. In summary, since we order blank garments on-demand and print on-demand, unless there is a material defect with the item (defective print, hole in garment, stain, etc.) you are responsible for the entire cost of production. If we determine a garment is defective, we will cover the replacement cost. Please contact us
In addition, screen printing yields a maximum resolution of 72 dots per inch (DPI), while the direct to garment process can print an image with 8x to 10x precision (in excess of 600 DPI)–near perfect quality–with no halftone dots. (Garment Deli items are printed at 300 DPI by default.)
Finally, direct-to-garment printing can be scaled. In other words, very unlike screen printing, we can print a design at 100% scale for a large men’s shirt, and at 50% on a small youth shirt which renders a perfectly proportional garment. (The Garment Deli solution actually integrates scaling into its image rendering process!)
It works great on dark shirts! DTG-printing feels slightly different on dark versus light shirts, but that is due to a pre-treatment and (typically) an underbase layer of ink that keeps the color layer bright and visible. The quality and durability is the same.
Yes, the process is more expensive due to the pre-treatment and white underbase. (The white underbase makes the colors more vibrant.) The pre-treatment process requires the pre-treat liquid and 30 seconds of curing. The underbasing process requires two full passes of the ink head, utilizes a completely different type of ink, and requires an extra 60 seconds of curing (relative to non-underbased garments).
While our DTG printing machines and presses support a maximum size of 15″ x 19″, the maximum allowable size for art within Garment Deli is currently 12″ x 15″ (including the incremental hangpoint). If you want to print something outside of the allowable range, contact Great Apparel For You and you may be able to place the order outside of the confines of Garment Deli!
Within 0.25” typically–closer may be possible but would be determined on an individual basis. We do not typically print over seams, because it could damage our printing systems.
Yes. One big advantage of DTG printing is that it does not matter how many colors there are. They are laid down at the same time. Size, however, can impact pricing because of ink costs and production time.
In a word, VERY. Our direct-to-garment printing process is designed to ensure print quality and placement is consistent. Every Garment Deli print job is computer-scripted, guaranteeing the proper art is printed in the proper location at the proper scale.