What are Direct To Film (DTF) Transfers?
Digital Transfer Film (DTF) is the latest technology of heat transfers in the digital printing world. DTF Transfers are often baked with a special powder which provides an exceptional hold to any color/material including: cotton, poly, denim, silk & more. When heat pressed to the garment, the designs are soft, stretchy, vibrant, durable and long lasting.
DTF transfers are more affordable and accessible compared to Direct to Garment (DTG), screen printing, or laser white toner transfers. It also gives you the advantage to print on any color tshirts and any material including: Cotton, poly, denim, silk & more. When heat pressed to the garment, the designs are soft, stretchy, vibrant, durable and long lasting. Press directions are normally Medium pressure at 300 degrees for approximately 10 seconds and peel cold.
DTF is also referred to as Direct Transfer Film, and it works by printing transfers that are heat pressed to a variety of garments (and other substrates). There are many compatible fabrics including cotton, nylon, leather, polyester, and 50/50 blends. This is unlike Direct to Garment (DTG) technology which only works on cotton fabrics. Therefore, these transfers work on a much wider substrate, making it the most versatile digital transfers in the market. DTF printers work on both white and dark garments and can get the job done without requiring you to press on costly A+B paper, as is the case with the white toner printers.
Direct Transfer Film printers also combine reliability, unmatched quality and high productivity. They can handle large production volumes, which is essential in this fast-growing industry. DTF transfers are preferred by most people because they are affordable and require no pre-treatment. For quality results, you will need a DTF Printer, DTF powder, DTF transfer film, and of course, DTF Ink.