DTF? We're not sure what that means, but we know this: it's a game changer.
Direct to Film printing, or DTF, is a new technology that allows users to print designs onto special films after which a white or black powder is applied to the printed sheet. The powder, which is also called the adhesive, is then cured using a heat press. During this process the powder will actually melt into the ink. When the transfer is applied with the heat press, the powder is re-activated and provides an enhanced bond to the shirt. Images can be printed on both hot and cold peel transfer papers, based on manufacturer specifications.
That means your designs aren't just printed on paper anymore—they're printed on film! And then they get pressed onto your clothes so they look like they were made for only YOU!
DTF is like a superhero. It can do it all!
DTF prints look great with bright colors, good gradations, and fades too. But direct-to-garment produces the best quality prints. And it is unique in its ability to create fades to nothing, and smoke or flame effects because it prints directly onto the shirt.
Nonetheless, DTF is very versatile in its transferring mediums. Some items that DTF prints can be transferred on are: t-shirts, polos, sweatshirts, backpacks, aprons, flags, sports uniforms, company dress shirts, safety vests, bandanas, denim, scrubs and certain binders; the list goes on and on.
Additionally, DTF printers probably produce the softest feel of any transfer technology. It does not feel “plasticky” at all. But you can still tell that it’s there.
The greatest benefits of DTF is that it can be virtually applied to any color garment with any placement, applied in about 10 seconds.
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