Direct-to-Film (DTF) printing is a new printing technology similar to Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printing. The main difference is that DTG technology is limited to printing on cotton garments. DTF TRANSFER FILM is much more versatile and can be printed on a variety of garments such as nylon, polyester, denim, silk and of course cotton. Due to the increasing number of printing applications, DTF transfer printing is fast becoming one of the most popular methods for printing T-shirts and apparel.
Many believe that it is only a matter of time before DTF transfer printing surpasses screen printing as the most popular printing method. The DTF PET TRANSFER FILM process is very similar to the Printable PU process in that both use water-based transfer paper to print images. The transfer image is then pressed onto the garment using a heat press. Direct transfer films have proven to involve sophisticated computer technology capable of producing highly detailed, colorful prints for your T-shirts and apparel. Computer-aided technology has also made direct transfer film a fast and cost-effective way to print high-volume T-shirts and apparel.
One of the features of DTF transfer printing is that no pretreatment is required; powdered glue does that for you. Soft, water-based inks can be applied to fabrics within 15 seconds of hot pressing. Thermal transfer works best on polyester and other non-cotton fabrics that are difficult to print with regular DTG printing. DTG is mainly used for cotton garments; DTF TRANSFER FILM will never replace DTG in cotton printing; but due to the low investment in the transfer of funds for mass production of the independent version, it is a good choice in the early days of the company.
Direct transfer film printers deliver reliability, unmatched quality and outstanding productivity. They can manage massive amounts of data, which is critical in this fast-growing industry. Unlike DTG technology, DTF printers are chosen by most people because DTF inks are cheaper and do not require any preprocessing. To print high-quality transfer films, you need DTF powder, sheets, and of course ink.
DTF transfer printing is suitable for almost all types of fabrics; suitable for small fonts; no pretreatment like DTG required; no screen block like Silkscreen required; DTF transfer has no color restrictions and can print any color; no cutting or weeding required; As low as one sheet of A2 size; the fabric feels very light and colorful; DTF PET TRANSFER FILM is used, so the designed fabric has good washing characteristics; the process of DTF transfer printing is faster and easier than DTG printing.