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DTF print: a big leap for the textile industry

In fact, DTF print has taken the textile industry by storm. While similar techniques also achieve good results, DTF transfers are in a league of their own. We have delved into the most important aspects in the article What is DTF printing? In this article, we focus solely on the function of the transfer. In another piece about the DTF printer, we specifically explore the technical details and processes involved.

DTF Print

How DTF printing works

The entire process of DTF printing starts with the design. Afterward, you position your motifs in a print template (maximum width of 560 mm) to get the desired number of designs. Pay attention to accurate color fidelity; the higher the resolution, the clearer the DTF print. Next, a special PET foil, CMYK and white inks, as well as adhesive come into play. These elements serve as the preparation for the actual DTF transfer.

Later, the transfer is applied to the material using heat and pressure. There are few differences compared to some traditional methods. However, the secret largely lies in the printer itself. We take a closer look at the transfer printing process in this article.

Best suited materials for DTF print

Practically all materials are well-suited for DTF print, including those traditionally considered challenging in the textile industry. Thus, printing on various materials like cotton, polyester, or mixed fabrics is no issue with our specialized foil. Polyester, being synthetic, often results in prints that may look grainy or inferior. However, DTF transfer print promises high-quality results.

Other printing techniques specialize in light textiles or dark colors, meaning more devices are required. With Direct to Film (DTF) transfers, color is irrelevant. This method also works with white colors. Moreover, we can make color adjustments using our special software to correct any color inaccuracies.

What does this mean for the end consumer?

The technology behind DTF printing is fascinating, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. DTF is a printing technique designed for the finest details and highest-quality prints. Your favorite designs will look sharper, and the colors of logos more vivid. Complex patterns and details appear clearer and more high-quality, a level of detail that other printing techniques can’t achieve. Thanks to the ink’s binding to the material, you’ll get a long-lasting shirt, resistant to fading or “washing out.” So, it doesn’t matter if you’re using cotton, polyester, or mixed fabrics.

Small batches are possible

Generally, DTF print suits us as providers and you as consumers. Traditional methods like screen printing require high setup costs, which are eliminated here. Similarly, those techniques are financially viable only for large batches. We aim to offer you smaller batches – and that’s exactly what we do. The printing process allows us quick and flexible production. Just send us your DTF print template with your designs, and the printing can begin.

Conclusion on transfer printing

DTF transfer printing represents an exciting advancement in the textile industry. The technique opens up a plethora of new possibilities. Specific materials can be printed on; DTF prints are clear and vivid and offer perfect colors. The high-quality prints are long-lasting and resistant to fading.

DTF TransferYard goods 560 x 1000 mm

from 10,92 €plus VAT & shipping

DTF TransferDIN A3 297 x 420 mm

from 5,35 €plus VAT & shipping

DTF TransferDIN A4 210 x 297 mm

from 2,68 €plus VAT & shipping

DTF TransferFree size

from 0,04 € cm²plus VAT & shipping