Inksterinc Vs NeatoShop DTG Print Quality Comparison. Both are fairly new to the Pop Culture T-shirt market. I ordered the samples in this comparison myself. As a disclaimer I will state that I am an affiliate of NeatoShop. I have no grudges against either brand and I am quite fond of both for their services, products and said affiliate programs. This is a Print Quality Only comparison but images of the product tags are shown for informational purposes only.
InksterInc Vs NeatoShop.
InksterInc uses the Direct to Garment printing technique only and does not have Screen Printing. While their tees are at the industry average for DTG quality and do not surpass all of their DTG competitors. They are fairly new to the business and therefore still growing their collection. Most of the time you can usually find the same designs elsewhere such as NeatoShop.
NeatoShop does not have Screen Printed shirts as they specialize in Direct To Garment printing only. Their DTG printed T-shirts are the best in the Print On Demand industry to date that I have personally seen.
Most of the designs that you see on the Limited Edition Shirt-of-the-Day type sites (featured on the TeeFetch homepage) can be found at at these sites eventually as well as at other Print On Demand services not shown in this comparison.
This is a side by side InksterInc Vs Neatoshop DTG print quality comparison of the same design from these two brands.
NeatoShop wins for ink coverage and ink thickness. InksterInc's ink looks and feels thinner and does not appear to be as concentrated as NeatoShop's (although they do beat places like Zazzle and Cafepress). Once again, NeatoShop reigns supreme for color vividness as InksterInc's print looks muted. Just look at the Reds and that will sum it up with no debate. Think of it like a photo printed on Regular Printing Paper versus the same photo printed on Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper. On the InksterInc version, the Gray shroud blends into the tee, which I must admit I like the way it looks... kinda stealthy. But that is not how it is supposed to look. On the NeatoShop version the shroud stands out from the background as it is much brighter. The same can be said about the skull-like features such as the teeth and other Gray facial features that are non-existent on the InksterInc version. Clearly, NeatoShop's sample comes closer to matching the actual design thumbnail shown on their website where as InksterInc's did not. NeatoShop also printed the design a little larger than InksterInc did. Both brands have black tees to work with here so what it comes down to are the brand of Printers, the Printing Technique & Skill and the Inks themselves.
This is the first sample that I've seen from InksterInc. I'd rate it a 3.5 as the Reds are weak.
Neatoshop is always consistent with their DTG printing and quality control and so far I've always rated their printing 5 out of 5 stars. This is no exception.
I rate DTG on its own merits and I do not compare it to Screen Printing which is also based on its own merits. Both printing methods have their pros and cons. This has been a DTG vs DTG Brand Vs Brand print quality review.