DTF or Direct to Film transfers are very economical, durable, easy to maintain, and easy to use solution for custom transfers. Direct to Film transfers are taking over the custom transfer industry because they have less restrictions on materials they can adhear to, they look great on light and dark garments, and DTF equipment requires less frequent easiers maintenance. Direct to Film also offers great possibilities for small orders and short turnarounds at your shop.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are dtf transfers ?
DTF or Direct to Film transfers are transfers printed onto a PET film, get a hotmelt adhesive powder applied to the transfer, and then they are applied with a heatpress.
What is dtf printing ?
Direct to Film printing allows you to print onto PET Film, so you can make a cost effective durable transfer.
How to make DTF transfer ?
The first thing you need to make direct to film transfers is a good DTF printer, check out our selection above and see what best fits your needs. You will also need high quality PET film and DTF inks. Once you have you artworking printed you just need to apply the hot melt adhesive and press away!
What is DTF powder ?
Thermoplastic Polyurethane Powders (TPU) is a hotmelt adhesive with flexible properties making it ideal for most textile applications.
How to use DTF powder ?
You must apply the DTF powder to a print while it is still wet. You want to evenly cover the entire printed area for best adhesion to the garment. Once the design is thoroughly covered and the excess powder is removed you must cure the powder at 315F to make the finish transfer ready to press onto your garment.
Is DTF powder toxic ?
TPU is a completely inert material and does not off-gas toxic compounds however during the heating process there is potential to release Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate which has an NDPA Health Rating of moderately hazardous so ventilation or N100, R100, or P100 respirator is recommended.
What is Black DTF powder used for ?
Black DTF powder is made to stop dye migration and block colors of the garment from showing though the transfer.
What is a DTF Printer ?
A DTF or Direct to Film printer is a printer specifically designed to use DTF inks and print DTF transfers.
What kind of printer do I need for DTF transfers ?
You need a printer specifcally designed for the DTF process, we recommend the Prestige A3+DTF Printer.