DTF printing is a unique printing technology that prints the designed pattern on a special film first, and then transfers it to the garment. DTF printing is a thermal transfer process that lasts as long as conventional screen printing. Below, we discuss a few things you should know before using DTF technology again.
1.High quality equipment is essential
If you are a printing company, you should make sure that your printer and ink are of the same quality. This is crucial in DTF printing. Like other heat transfer processes, high-quality printers and hot presses need to be invested for best results.In addition, you also need high-quality ink to ensure that the print head is not blocked. We recommend the ink specially used for DTF printing because of its high color density and saturation, excellent performance and durability.
2.Not all PET films can be cut
DTF printing requires PET film, but this does not mean that every type of PET film is suitable for DTF process. For best results, select printable double-sided cold peel film. Lower quality untreated films may be less expensive, but they don’t match the properties of double-sided cold peel films – they can get dirty, don’t accept adhesives, or destroy your clothes. After special treatment, the cold stripping film can withstand the high temperature and pressure of the hot press; It is also compatible with all desktop and large format printers. This film can be purchased as cutting pieces or rolls, and can be used for large-scale work.
3.The fabric does not need DTF technology for pretreatment
One of the many advantages of DTF printing is that clothing can be transferred without any pretreatment. This can simplify your work and possibly reduce your costs. In general, DTF printing process is faster and requires less labor than DTG printing.
4.DTF printing has greater versatility
When the pattern is printed directly on the textile, your choice is limited. DTF gives you more flexibility because you can print on a variety of fabrics, including cotton, polyester, rayon, nylon, silk, leather, etc.
We are ready to assist if you’d like to learn more about DTF technology. We can help you learn whether it’s the right fit for your printing business and the benefits of using this type of technology. Or you can browse our DTF printing products on our website.