What is DTF?
What is DTF ink?
DTF Inks are water based inks formulated for use when DTF printing. These are water based inks are formulated for easy storage, transferability, and durability of the finished garment. DTF ink is available in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and White color pigments (CMYK W), which makes full color printing look great. The white ink acts as a foundation of the print on the film, and the other colors in a design would be printed upon it.
What is DTF printing?
DTF is short for Direct To Film. Rather than applying artwork directly to the garment via DTG printing or Screenprinting it, the artwork is applied to a special film. There are many advantages to DTF printing, including having the artwork ready to be transferred when needed. The Film used in DTF printing can be stored with that artwork/graphics on it, which makes printing on demand of garments quick and easy. When a garment is selected to have the artwork applied, the DTF sheet can be placed in position and pressed with heat and transferred to the garment where it remains with excellent durability.
What is DTF transfer?
Direct to film printing is an incredible printing technology that facilitates printing art and graphic designs onto special films that can then be transferred onto fabric/apparel. DTF printing uses heat and pressure to transfer the artwork onto the chosen apparel. DTF printing is long lasting, durable and can last as long as traditional silkscreen printing.
DTF transfers are a vibrant, soft, and lightweight alternative to traditional screen printing. They are an ideal way to print complex, multi-color designs on apparel, hats, tote bags, wood + more. Another advantage of DTF transfers is the easy setup. Since this process doesn’t involve the use of screens, there are no setup fees. This process allows us to provide you with high quality, eco-friendly prints on practically any material.
* Can be applied to any color fabric
* Unlimited Colors
* Super Soft Feel
* Incredible Quality
* No cracking
* Durable – even after 50+ washes
How does DTF compare to other transfer options?
DTF vs. screenprint: DTF transfers have no color limitations, and you can print unlimited colors at no additional cost. That makes DTF more cost-effective. There's NO minimum requirement.
DTF vs. HTV: you don't need to cut and weed your images anymore! You can print small text and fine lines without a problem. Multicolored DTF prints are cheaper than HTV!
DTF vs. Sublimation: you can print on fabrics other than polyester (cotton, blend, nylon, some leather, and even wood). You can print on ANY color materials instead of being limited to white or light-colored shirts. DTF can be heat-pressed at lower temperatures to eliminate the dreaded scorch mark when sublimating.
How to wash a DTF Printed shirt? Turn your garment inside out and use cold water and a gentle cycle on your washing machine. DO NOT use Bleach. Air dry your garment or use the LOW or NO heat setting on your dryer.