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DTF Transfers - Printing Full Color On Any Fabric

Jun 14

Printing Full Color on Any Fabric

Direct-to-film DTF Transfers are a quick and easy way to add full-color designs to garments, bags, and other textile products. This process involves printing a design on a sheet of PET film, then coating it with hot melt adhesive powder. The transfer is then ready to apply to the fabric using a heat press machine, or can be cut out by hand for smaller applications. This method eliminates the need to pretreat the garment before printing, which saves time and money.

It also allows for a higher level of print quality, including smooth gradients and shading, extremely fine details with no outline, and neon colors. Additionally, it can be used on light and dark fabrics alike. Unlike DTG, which can leave unsightly scorch marks, DTF produces a soft, lightweight result with no additional weight to the garment.

With minimal set-up and processing, DTF can be used to fulfill orders quickly. This reduces production times and helps you meet strict deadlines while delivering the highest quality prints to your customers. DTF transfers are also versatile and can be applied to a variety of hard goods, such as tumblers (plastic or metal), cups, bags, hats, and even some electronics.

The DTF printing process is very similar to DTG, but it uses a special printer and film to create the transfer. A digital design is printed on the film in a similar manner to a DTG machine, then the film is coated with hot melt adhesive powder. Once the transfer is dried, it can be cut out by hand or with a cutter. Some machines offer a one-stop solution that integrates the DTF printer with a powder shaker, which can save even more time and space in your shop.

A major benefit of DTF is that it can be used on a wider range of fabrics than DTG, making it an ideal option for shops with many different customer demands. This versatility opens up new markets and helps increase profits for your business, as you can offer more options to customers.

DTF prints are also much more durable than other printing methods, such as screen printing. They're designed to withstand repeated washing and drying, meaning they'll hold up well over time. Additionally, the use of a PET film means that your print is water-resistant, which further increases durability.

Easily Make a Gang Sheet

With a simple setup and easy application, DTF can be used on any kind of fabric for a wide range of applications. The simplest way to apply your DTF prints is to place them on the garment with the image facing down. After applying the heat, let the design cool for a few seconds before peeling it away from the fabric. To help with the process, it's a good idea to pre-press the garment to remove any moisture and wrinkles before applying the transfer. To get the most out of your DTF, follow the manufacturer's recommended temperature and pressure settings for your specific printer, garment type, and film material.