6 Cool Ways to Print on Denim

July 26, 2019


Over the decades, denim has undeniably solidified it’s position as one of the most fundamental items within a wardrobe, next to the trusted T-Shirt of course!

Classic denim garments, such as the wardrobe staple denim trucker jacket or functional classics like denim jeans or denim shorts are the backbone of most wardrobes, changing fit and color with fashion trends but always the same core styling.

Fashions preoccupation with blue denim, has meant that printed denim has come and gone with trends and has been quiet for awhile.  But in world where statement dressing and eye-catching customiszed looks drive numbers on Instagram, its made a strong case for printed denims comeback. Also thanks to printing technology there are endless possibilities for printing on denim garments to create unique looks.

One method that is quick, has no set up fees and no minimums is direct to garment printing. Also known as DTG printing or digital garment printing. DTG printers are designed to print directly onto ready made garments and denim is a great option to T-Shirts.  Denim is 100% cotton which is ideal for DTG printing providing a unique canvas for unlimited color, photorealistic, illustrated, highly detailed digital creative print designs to make denim garments stand out.

So it’s time to look beyond the blank T-Shirt and explore denim as a creative printing canvas. Check out these statement making ways of printing denim garments.



The back of denim jackets provide the perfect canvas for placement prints . The wider the back centre panel the better to print larger designs.




Instead of printing directly onto the denim jacket  itself a great alternative is to print a cotton cut and sew patch and them stitch it to the back of the jacket. This makes a great customized look.




This is a more specialised technique but is a great way to use larger scale prints or seamless patterns to decorate the whole jacket.




Printed pockets on jeans, shorts or skirts is another great way to add creative print details to denim. Print over the pocket or print a cut and sew panel.




Update the classic denim jean with bold prints and quirky placements.



Typography and slogan prints have been a staple statement making print option for T-Shirts for decades, why not do the same on denim!


 (All images are sourced from DownloadT-ShirtDesigns and Pinterest. The images above are mood boards only and not for resale)


Check out some of Download T-Shirt Designs prints on denim to get you inspired.


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