How to Print on Canvas Bags (and Other Awkwardly Shaped Items)

Looking to go Beyond T-Shirts with Your DTG Printer? Try Printing on Canvas Bags and Other Awkwardly Shaped Items

In time you will most definitely be asked to print on awkwardly shaped items like handbags, kids clothes or polos with buttons. Some of these items are easy to print if you have the custom table designed to raise the print area; but in the event you find yourself needing to print a specific area of an item that doesn’t fit your table, below you will find a helpful guide.

But first, let’s here’s a recent video showing the printer in action printing a simple canvas handbag.  In this example the bag is able to fit nicely on the platen with the hoop and does not have any raised seams or obstructions.  After the video we’ll cover the steps to deal with items that are a bit more irregular.

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Step 1 - Raise Your Print Area

Determine your print area and find an object of similar size. If you need to print one side of a bag, like in this example, you can use a book to prop up a flat area for printing.

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Step 2 - Adjust Your Table Height

Adjust the table height so that the flat area is near the print head. You should be high enough to trigger an obstruction sensor. Once the sensor is triggered, lower the table until the sensor is cleared. This will ensure your print area is at the appropriate height to get the best-looking print!

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Step 3 - Print

Once the table is set to the appropriate height, you are ready to print. Simply load your graphic, print and cure the same way you normally would, and enjoy your new bag!

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