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What is DTF printing?How it works?

2022-09-09 10:10:44
DTF printing is a new technology to replace the old screen printing way. In the old way, we need to screen the white base with a screen printing machine on the t-shirt first and then print the colors on it if we want to print on t-shirts with dark colors. With the high cost and taking longer time to work . Zoomjet DTF printer ,As a top manufacturer of the 30/70cm DTF T-shirt Digital Printing Solutions for 15 years.

1. Applicable to a variety of materials

Even if direct-to-garment printing works best on 100% cotton, still DTF is suitable for many different garment materials: cotton, nylon, treated leather, polyester, 50/50 blends, and light and dark fabrics. Even can even be applied to different types of surfaces like luggage, shoes and glass, wood and metal! You can apply your designs for a variety of items to expand your inventory by using DTF.

2.No need preprocessing.

If you already own a DTG printer, you're probably very familiar with the preprocessing process (and also drying times).

3. Save white ink

DTF requires less white ink - about 40% white, while DTG printing requires 200% white. White ink tends to be the most expensive because it is used more and the pigment is titanium oxide, so reducing the amount of white ink used for printing can save a lot of money.

4. More durable than DTG printing

There is no denying that DTG prints have a soft, almost non-touch feel as the ink is applied directly to the garment. While DTF printing doesn't have the soft feel that DTG boasts, the transfer is more durable. Transfer directly to film washes well and is flexible - meaning they won't crack or peel, making them great for heavily used items.

5. Easy to apply

Printing onto film transfers means you can place your designs on hard-to-reach or awkward surfaces. If the area can be heated, you can apply a DTF design to it! Because only heat is required to adhere to the design, you can even sell the printed transfer directly to your client and allow them to place the design on any surface or item of their choice, with no special equipment required.


6.faster production process

Since you can eliminate the steps of pre-treating and drying your garments, you can significantly reduce production time. That's good news for one-off or low-volume orders that have traditionally been unprofitable.