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.