What is Direct to Film (DTF)?
Direct To Film (DTF) printing is a specialty printing process that creates high quality prints on a wide variety of promotional materials and apparel. It utilizes a specialized ink-jet printer with pigment-based inks and printed materials come out dry to the touch, with no need for curing or other post-processing. DTF printing is perfect for creating high-quality prints on t-shirts, hats, tote bags, canvas bags, blankets and more. The process begins by prepping the material that needs to be printed – such as a t-shirt – by cleaning it. Then the design is loaded onto the printer’s software and transferred to the printable media – usually paper or vinyl film. The printed design is then heat transferred from the printable media directly onto your desired material using pressure and heat. The result is a long lasting print without any noticeable texture or edge buildup. DTF printing offers vibrant colors, precise detail and great durability – making it perfect for use in customizing promotional items and apparel!
What is the difference between direct to film and direct to garment?
Direct To Film (DTF) printing and Direct To Garment (DTG) printing are two popular methods of digital printing on apparel and promotional materials. The main difference between the two is that DTF uses a specialized ink-jet printer with pigment-based inks, whereas DTG uses water-based inks. DTF prints come out dry to the touch, with no need for curing or other post-processing, which makes it perfect for high-quality prints on a wide variety of materials. In contrast, DTG requires a pre-treatment process before hand in order to ensure that the colors don’t get blurred during printing. Additionally, DTF offers much higher resolution images than DTG due to its ability to print fine details at a greater level of precision.
What are the best uses for Direct to film printing?
Direct To Film (DTF) printing is best used for creating high-quality prints on a wide variety of promotional materials and apparel. It’s great for personalized items like t-shirts, hats, tote bags, canvas bags, blankets and more. You can also use it to create designs with fine details at a greater level of precision such as logos or detailed artwork. DTF is also durable, so it’s perfect for creating long-lasting prints that won’t fade or crack over time.
Other advantages of Direct to Film is that it doesn’t require any set-up and can be produced in low quantities. Is an excellent choice for logos with multiple colors and small details.