Direct to Garment is used for pieces you want to dye directly into the garment for a smooth and seamless feel. Examples of good candidates are when you want a picture or multi-colored image into wearable garment. The better quality artwork, the better quality of your final product.
There are various factors to help you decide which medium works best for a project. Here is a basic list for this technique that might help...
You might want to use this method if:
using 100% cotton garments for best result
utilizing one placement (front center, back center)
quantity of order is lower
you like the look/feel of direct to garment on product
This is a great way to print your garments. For your specific project, there may be a better way for your bottom line, turn-around time and/or product quality.