The Summit DTG 520 Tshirt Printer

MESA has discontinued production of the Summit DTG 520 but we have kept this page for our customers that may be looking at a pre-owned printer.

  • Prints with CMYK and white inks / prints on light and dark colored t-shirts, garments and more
  • Maximum print size: 16 x 20 inches with included platen, 16½ x 45 inches with custom platen
  • 1 inch wide ink-repelling print head helps keep print head clean for longer life
  • Bulk Ink System - 8 (4 oz.) easily refillable, wide mouth bottles
  • Includes a 4-in-1 configurable platen - configure as 1 large adult platen (16 x 20"), 2 youth platens (9 x 16"), 2 sleeve platens (7 x 20"), or 4 child platens (7 x 9")
  • Purchase of extra platens allows higher production rates - load a 2nd platen in while the first is printing
  • Automatic platen height adjustment ensures garment is correct distance from print head
  • Includes RIP Software
  • RIP software can be used by one operator on up to four printers
  • Includes our White Ink Management System, which constantly circulates and filters ink to prevent settling or clogging
  • Bulk ink system offers significant savings over cartridge ink systems - buy ink in bulk and save big on ink costs
  • Serviceability - Award winning service department that backs the products with knowledge and knowhow
  • Toll free phone support that can walk you through many simple maintenance or schedule an appointment with a certified technician when needed
  • Parts availability - We carry a large inventory of parts to give our customers added peace of mind. Again, we back what we sell!
  • Warranty - Two year limited warranty covering parts

Watch the Summit DTG Printing a Black T-Shirt

Blazing Print Speeds with One Pass

White Ink Management System

Summit DTG's exclusive White Ink Management System is now included on all Summit DTG Direct to Garment printers. Our White Ink Management System constantly circulates and filters the white ink, practically eliminating white ink separation and clogging issues, resulting in better prints on dark garments and drastically reduced maintenance time.

Machine Photo Gallery

Summit Screen

Machine Specifications

60 dpi to 2880 dpi
8 x 12 inch design at 720 dpi prints in aproximately 60 second (single pass)
Print Direction
Bi-directional or Uni-directional
Maximum Image Size
16 x 20 inches
Connectivity Interface
USB 2.0
DTG water-based inks
115v (Standard wall plug)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
33 x 24 x 48 inches
Weight (uncrated weight)
Approx. 220 lbs
Weight (crated weight)
309 lbs
Two Year Limited

Platen - 4 Platens in 1

4 Child Platens
2 Sleeve Platens
2 Youth Platens
Adult Platen

New 4-in-1 configurable platen lets you leave one 4 youth platen in place and just add lightweight attachments to configure for 2 youth platens, 2 sleeve platens, or 1 large adult platen.


Printing unique designs with the Summit DTG 520 is easy!

checkmark T-shirts
checkmark Pockets
checkmark Denim
checkmark Sleeves
checkmark Towels
checkmark Jigsaw Puzzles
checkmark Banners
checkmark Mouse Pads
checkmark Placemats
checkmark Flags
checkmark Baby Bibs
checkmark Aprons
checkmark Tote Bags
checkmark Pillows
checkmark Pants
checkmark Signs
checkmark Canvas
checkmark Tiles
checkmark Curtains
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