Traditional transfer technology cannot meet the customer’s requirement, so some new technologies are born in the market. Except the heat transfer paper, sublimation paper, heat transfer vinyl and etc, a new techology was shown in the markter, that is DTF print. It is not the same as other transfer paper, it is totally different, why does it so popular these days? Because DTF printing definitely has some advantages that make it the perfect addition to your apparel printing business. today I will introduce this new technology for you and will also show you how to use it, we will introduce dtf for you from several aspects,
what is DTF print?
Direct film printing involves printing the design onto a special film, applying and fusing a powder adhesive onto the printed film, and then pressing the design onto the garment or merchandise. You will need transfer film and hot melt adhesive powder, as well as software to create your prints – no other special equipment required!
The advantage of DTF print
Firstly, dtf is suitable for a variety of materials. While DTF direct-to-garment printing works best on 100% cotton, at the same time, DTF is suitable for many different garment materials, such as cotton fabrics, nylon, treated leather, polyester, 50/50 blends, and light color and dark fabrics, etc. He can even transfer to different types of surfaces such as luggage, shoes and even glass, wood and metal! You can expand your business by using DTF to apply your designs to a variety of commodities.
Secondly, Although DTF printing does not have a particularly soft hand, it is more durable. The transfer process is very flexible and convenient. After the transfer, the pattern will not fall off or crack, and the quality is very good.
Thirdly, the application range of DTF is very wide, because its operation is directly print onto film, then transfer it. so you can place designs on hard-to-reach or awkward surfaces. As long as the place you need to transfer is high temperature resistant, you can apply the DTF design to it! Because only heat is required to adhere the design, it has a wide range of applications.
Fouth, DTF technology is used for faster production process, which saves you a lot of time, whether you are transferring large batches or selling small batches, this is the best choice. Because you can eliminate the steps of pre-treating and drying the garment, DTF technology has a shorter production time compared to other technologies such as sublimation, heat transfer, etc.
When we want to use DTF, what should we prepare in advance ?
Before we use dtf print, we should prepare dtf transfer film, textile pigment ink, hot melt adhesive powder, heat press machine, dtf printer, roll feeder and powder shaking machine. Let me introduce it one by one.
DTF printer: it is a direct transfer film printer,which has specially developed for those customers who pursue high quality and do not need large-width machines.
VISION DTF Printer has higher stability of continuous printing,It is compatible with more software, printing fineness is better.You can enjoy a half-year warranty.
DTF powder is a hot melt powder made of polyurethane resin and grinded into adhesive powder,which is designed for printing on DTF film .DTF Powder is used to cover the print before the process of pressing begins.
VISION DTF powder has superb adhesive, great washability and stick precisely to ink and not the film,which has been Specially formulated thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) hot melt adhesive powder.DTF powder is also referred to as PET film powder,adhesive powder. It is a soft and stretchy powder with warm feel.
DTF inks, also known as film transfer textile pigment inks, are used to print onto DTF films via DTG or DTF printers. DTF Ink is a new technology of garment thermal transfer – digital thermal transfer. DTF inks can be transferred to a variety of textiles and fabrics, as well as other substrates.
DTF ink by VISION dtf printing factory is a water-based paint ink, which belongs to water-based ink. DTF ink is suitable for various EPSON printers for special digital printing, printed on white ink printing paper. DTF ink is dispersed on the surface of fabric, leather and other objects under high temperature heating.
DTF powder is a hot melt powder made of polyurethane resin and ground into a binder powder, specially designed for printing on DTF film. DTF powder is used to cover the print before the pressing process begins.
Vision DTF printing powder has superior adhesion, good wash fastness, adheres precisely to inks rather than films, and is a specially formulated thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) hot melt adhesive powder. DTF powder is also known as PET film powder, binder powder. It is a soft and stretchy powder with a warm feel.
How to use DTF transfer print?
At first, use the dtf printer to printer the image that you want, and spread the powder on the dtf transfer film, then spread the powder evenly on the transfer film, and put the transfer film on the heat press machine to pre- heat it. Next, use 165-180 degree and 15 seconds to transfer, then peel off the film. Then you will get a finished product.
I believe that you must have a good understanding about the dtf film, and if you are interested in it, we would be happy to provide free samples and more details, like picture and video to help you know our product, please do not hesitate to contact us,thank you.