When it comes to the finest of details and colors coming out exactly as they should, DTF (“Direct to Film”) Printing is unbeatable. With transfer printing, your motifs are printed on film, provided with adhesive then pressed onto the product under pressure and heat; in other words, transferred.
The benefits of DTF:
- Available for all file formats
- Extremely stretchy and durable
- Appropriate for both dark and light textiles.
- Compatible with cotton, polyester, blended fabrics and many other materials
When to use DTF?
In DTF printing, motifs are pressed onto products with moderate temperatures and pressure, making them compatible with both rather coarse and fine fabrics, as well as blended fabrics.
There are more robust materials as well, including baseball caps, hats, bags and backpacks. T-Shirts and hoodies are also no problem. In addition, DTF printing is ideal for sport and functional shirts as the relatively low pressing temperatures preserve the finer polyester fibres.
What should I watch out for?
Essentially nothing. In principle, the same recommendations and requirements apply to DTF printing as to all other printing techniques.
- Transparent backgrounds
- Best possible resolution
- No semi-transparent prints
- Lines must be at least 1mm thick, as this can fade away on coarser materials.