DTF Powder

What Is DTF Powder?

DTF powder

DTF powder is a kind of adhesive for the heat transfer process. We also call it a hot melt adhesive that has been specifically formulated for use with DTF printing. And it acts as the role of pasting. Only by using hot-melt powder can the image be pasted on the clothing.

The DTF powder offers excellent adherence and great washability and precisely sticks to the ink instead of film. It’s so soft and suitable for t-shirt printing. If you are unsure about it, you can order a small sample.

Generally process

First, print the color picture on the special film, then print a layer of white ink on the color picture. Furthermore, sprinkle a layer of hot-melt powder on the white ink. And finally bake the powder in the oven to dry, and use a heat transfer machine to transfer pictures to clothes or other products.

This kind of powder can be cured at 150C and pressed for 10-20 seconds. You may get the best feeling if you put a sheet of parchment paper on top when you press completed transfer once again for another 5 seconds.

The details of using DTF powder

We can cure the DTF powder in the oven by using a heat gun or under a heat press. You need to follow these steps to cure the transfers under a heat press.

1. put the transfer on the heat press foam

2. lower the top heat plate and make them 1 cm away from the transfer

3. cure the powder for almost 2 min. I will be sparkly and then melt to form an even surface.

During the process of heat transfer of textile ink to film, we can do it on a variety of fabrics such as cotton and polyester. When using DTF or DTG printing, you need to print on the film. And then put the DTF melt powder to cover the print before curing. You need to wear protective masks when operating the DTF equipment and processes and operate in a well-ventilated room with a filtration system.

Preservation and Maintenances

Please keep the powder in an airtight bag to get the best results. Because they tend to absorb moisture in the air and may not perform as well when damp.

DTF melt powder


Different from regular heat transfer, you can print one layer of color and one layer of white and transfer them to dark textiles. You can also print in color and then transfer it to white textiles. By using powder, you will achieve high quality, breathable, and durability. Besides, the colors will be more clear than the heat transfer process.

Thus, in order to transfer to the textile successfully, you need a DTF pet film and DTF powder. DTF printing is popular among many people because it doesn’t need to be pretreatment. Which is common in DTF printing. It is thanks to the use of DTF pretreat sheets and DTF pretreat powers.

Having been in the industry for several years, you can be sure that SUBLICOOL can supply you with a film that has excellent ink absorption for high-quality printing.  Especially, our DTF powders are slow drying and easy to cold peel. This revolutionary technology will support your exceptional transfer results.

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