DTF printing is a relatively new technology that has been gaining popularity in the industry due to its versatility and high-quality results. DTF printing involves printing a design onto a special film, which is then transferred onto the garment using heat and pressure. Unlike traditional screen printing, DTF transfers can reproduce highly-detailed and colorful designs with ease, making it an excellent option for those looking for a premium finish.
At our shop, we use Epson DTG printers to create DTF transfers. Our printers are highly versatile and can be used for both direct-to-garment printing and DTF transfer printing. This means that we can offer a wider range of services and can easily switch between printing methods depending on the needs of each project.
Creating DTF transfers is a straightforward process. First, we print the mirrored design onto a special film using our Epson DTG printer. The film is then dusted with a hot-melt powder that will act as the bonding agent between the printed design and the garment similar to screen-printed transfers. The films are cured using a high-temperature belt dryer and then either used immediately or they can be stored for later use. Once ready to use, the film is then placed on top of the garment and heat is applied using a heat press, which transfers the design onto the fabric. DTF transfers are ready to press, which means they do not require weeding or additional steps to prep like vinyl transfers, making the application process quick and easy.
One of the biggest advantages of DTF printing is that it allows for customization on a wide range of materials. Whether you're looking to decorate cotton, polyester, or blends, DTF transfers can provide excellent adhesion and durability. This makes it a great option for sports teams, businesses, and individuals looking to create custom t-shirts, hoodies, and other apparel items. However, there can be some potential drawbacks to this option depending on your project.
To order DTF transfers, simply contact us and provide us with the details of your project. We will work with you to make sure DTF is the best solution for your needs and fits your budget.