What is DTF (Direct to Film)?
Susie Graves

What is DTF (Direct to Film)?

DTF (Direct to Film) printing is a printing method that involves printing designs directly onto a film that can then be transferred to various surfaces, including fabrics, metal, plastic, and more. Here are some advantages of using a DTF printer:

  1. Versatility: DTF printers can print on a wide range of surfaces, including fabrics, metals, plastics, and more. This makes them a versatile printing option for various industries, including fashion, home decor, and promotional product manufacturing.
  2. High-quality prints: DTF printers produce high-quality prints with vibrant colors, fine details, and excellent durability. The prints are also resistant to fading, cracking, and peeling, ensuring a long-lasting product.
  3. Cost-effective: DTF printing is a cost-effective printing method compared to other printing methods like screen printing or sublimation printing. It allows you to produce high-quality prints at a lower cost per unit, making it an ideal option for small and medium-sized businesses.
  4. Faster turnaround time: DTF printing offers a faster turnaround time than other printing methods. The process is relatively quick and straightforward, allowing you to print and transfer designs in minutes.
  5. No minimum order quantity: DTF printing does not require a minimum order quantity, allowing you to print one-off designs or small batches of products without incurring additional costs like with screen printing.
  6. Easy to use: DTF printing is an easy-to-use printing method that requires minimal setup time and maintenance. The process involves printing designs directly onto a film, which can then be transferred to the desired surface using a heat press or other transfer method.

To see the process in action, watch the video below.  It’s a video we did a while back, so we now have different printers, heat presses, and products to choose from, but you’ll get the idea!  Learn more about our current products here