Recently, you may have encountered a discussion about DTF transfer and DTG printing and wondered about the advantages of DTF technology. While DTG printing produces high-quality full-size prints with vibrant colors and a very soft hand, DTF transfer printing definitely has some advantages that make it the perfect addition to your apparel printing business. DTF transfer printing involves printing the design onto a special film, applying and fusing a powder adhesive onto the printed film, and then imprinting the design onto the garment or merchandise. You will need transfer film and DFT hot melt powder, as well as software to create the print, no other special equipment is required.
While direct-to-garment printing works best on 100% cotton, the DTF PET TRANSFER FILM ROLL is suitable for many different garment materials: cotton, nylon, treated leather, polyester, 50/50 blends and light and dark colors fabric. The transfer can even be applied to different types of surfaces like luggage, shoes and even glass, wood and metal! You can expand your inventory by applying your designs to a variety of merchandise with DTF PET transfer film.
If you already own a DTG printer, you're probably very familiar with the preprocessing process (not to mention drying times). The hot melt capability applied to DTF bonds the print directly to the material, which means no pretreatment is required. DTF PET FILM ROLLS requires less DTF white ink, about 40% white, while DTG printing requires 200% white. White ink tends to be the most expensive because it's used more, so reducing the amount of white ink used for printing can save a lot of money.
There's no denying that DTG prints have a soft, almost print-free feel as the ink is applied directly to the garment. While DTF transfer printing does not have the soft feel that DTG has, it is more durable. DTF TRANSFER FILM SHEETS transfer directly to clothing fabrics and are flexible, meaning they won't crack or peel, making them ideal for frequently used items.
DTF TRANSFER FILM SHEETS means you can place your designs on hard-to-reach or awkward surfaces. If the area can be heated, a DTF transfer design can be applied to it. Because only heat is required to adhere the design, you can even transfer your prints directly to your clients, allowing them to easily place the design on any surface or object of their choice without the need for special equipment.