Designing for DTG

Hello designers
Just wondering if you had any “best practices” or “common pitfalls to avoid” when creating a design for direct to garment printing.
I have limited experience with this, but it seems very versatile.
Thanks!

Just the color of the shirt.
You may have to underspot white. Account for that in your design if the the printer tells you to do it. Sometimes they don’t want you to, but I’ve found if you want something very specific it’s best to at least give them the attempt.
White ink is usually represented on its own layer in either magenta or cyan spot color, but it’s best to ask your printer how they want it.

I’ve found too, that not all DTG inks are created equal. Some are more laundry-friendly than others. Cracking is all too common.

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