Direct To Film Printing

DTF Printing enables you to grow your business by providing a flexible way to print onto on items that you can’t do via traditional DTG Printing.

How does DTF work?

Direct to Film (DTF) printing allows users to print their logos and/or artwork onto a special type of coated PET film. The film is coated with an emulsion that acts similarly to the pretreatment for DTG printing – in that it helps to “gel” the ink so that it doesn’t run off the film.

A lightweight powder adhesive is then applied manually or by using an automatic powder shaker to distribute the adhesive evenly across the artwork and film.  Melt the powder in a pre-heated curing oven or under a (hovering) heat press – the resulting product is ready for transfer now, or can be stored for later use.

The printed image can be transferred onto textiles by pressing in a heat press for 15seconds at 157-162° celsius, allowing the fabric to cool to room temperature afterwards before removing the film.

Why is DTF so special?

Two Options to get into DTF...

Get the Kit

Get the Printer

The STS/Mutoh VJ-628D DTF printer is a quality modular desktop model perfect for both new-start and existing businesses.

 With a low price point – this is a great option for anyone entering the DTF arena.

Payment Info

We offer several payment options at checkout, for your convenience:

Bank details for direct deposit / bank transfer will be provided at time of checkout, and also in the order confirmation email that is generated when your online order is received.

Those details are:

Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation
Account Number:  219562
BSB: 032-111

If making payment by direct deposit / bank transfer, be sure to use your order ID as the payment reference and to email a copy of the bank receipt confirming payment to orders@dtgsolutions.com.au.  If the email confirmation of payment is not received, your order will ship only when funds have cleared to our bank account.

Shipping Info

Please note that Couriers Please and Fastway collect the day following the day that booking is made. Most other courier options require booking before 11am for same day collection (which means we’ll need your order by 10.00am to be able to have it ready in time).

We cannot ship to PO boxes using courier services. Please select one of the Australia Post (Express Post or Parcel Post) options if you wish to ship to a PO Box.

How Quickly will I Receive my order?

We do our best to pack your order ready for shipping on the same (business) day once payment has been accepted. This is subject to stock availability, public holidays and weekends. Due to courier booking cut-off times, orders with a Courier shipping option received after 10am on any business day will generally be dispatched the following business day. Express Post or Regular Parcel Post shipping orders received by 2pm will generally be dispatched same (business) day.

Courier options (eg Couriers Please, Startrack, TNT etc) are generally a 1-2 day service to most capital cities and major regional locations within Australia, however shipments to more minor regional areas will require additional transit time.

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on staffing levels and high parcel volumes, you may experience delivery delays. Our network of courier partners are endeavouring to ensure that you receive your delivery as quickly as possible.

Which Shipping Service should I Choose?

You will be able to select from various shipping options during Checkout (before you finalise your order).

Please ensure you refer to the freight calculator to understand the cost for delivery to your postcode at Checkout.

Courier services denoted with ATL are “authority to leave” services – which means that if you select one of these shipping methods, you elect to have goods left without signature, and you accept liability of your purchased items being left at your delivery address door. It’s recommended that you consider where you will be during business hours, to ensure you put down a relevant delivery address if you have selected a Courier option. For example, if you are working, we recommend you have your order delivered to work where you can sign for receipt of delivery.

NOTE: we cannot ship to PO boxes using courier services. Please select one of the Australia Post (Express Post or Parcel Post) options if you wish to ship to a PO Box.

Parcel Post and Express Post services are provided by Australia Post.  Due to social distancing measures introduced in 2020/2021, Australia Post WILL leave your parcel in what they consider to be a safe location if no-one is available to take delivery.  

What if I Don't Receive my Order?

We do our absolute best to ensure that your goods are delivered to you as quickly as possible, but sometimes things do go wrong and your shipment delivery may be delayed . Once the goods have been collected by the couriers or lodged with the Post Office, we have no control over the parcel’s trip to you. Needless to say, we will help with tracking and follow up with the courier company if needed.

Of course, should it become evident after full investigation that the parcel is lost in transit with no hope of recovery, we will replace the order.