Printing Techniques for Backpacks

Let’s talk about the printing techniques available to personalise your new backpacks. Here we will guide you through some of the most important information about silkscreen printing and full colour DTG (direct-to-garment).

The two techniques are both useful but serve different needs. This blog will illustrate to you everything you need to know to make the best choice for your upcoming marketing campaign.   


Make the difference

Choosing the right printing technique is very important. Different materials, designs and timings, request different printing techniques. Since the print on the backpacks is going to represent your business, it is very important to make the right choice. It is about allowing us to make the best job in order to make your business look sharp. Everybody is going to want to have your backpack and will automatically be exposing your brand to everyone else.   


Printing Techniques options

Silkscreen printing

This first printing technique is very diffuse all over the world. It has been used for centuries and centuries, but it never gets old enough not to be used anymore. Let’s see how it works.

It is a very simple system. A mesh is created for the design. The ink is then passed through the mesh to wet the material. It can be adapted to different types of materials and dimensions. With the silkscreen technique, only one colour can be used at a time. However, it is perfect for Pantone colours.

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Full colour – DTG

The direct-to-garment technique works similarly to a standard printer by spraying the ink on the backpack. It is a very quick technique with no colour limits. Since it uses CMYK colours (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) you can print difficult designs full of colours like photos. Nevertheless, it is more difficult to generate high-quality Pantone colours.


The right choice for you

To sum up, if you wish to personalise only a few backpacks in no time, the full colour DTG technique is the best option for you. Instead, if you are looking into ordering in bulk, serigraphy will serve you best. Both in terms of quality and price. Also, if your design uses Pantone colours always go for the silkscreen printing technique if you wish to have the best results.



Now you should know everything there is to know about silkscreen printing and full colour DTG (direct-to-garment) printing techniques. Differences are extremely important to take into account during the decision process. With this little information, we are sure that you will be able to make the right choice for your business.

Yes, it is time to start personalising your backpacks! Your next events are going to make your clients and employees excited. If you need any extra help with some marketing ideas, on our blog we have already talked about how to increase your Brand Engagement with Personalised Backpacks. Go check out to get inspired and find the best way to make your personalised backpacks be seen.

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