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DTF Printers Are Capable Of Printing With No Outline

Jun 14

One of the most popular methods for adding vibrant, full-color designs to apparel, bags, and more, DTF (Direct-to-Film) transfers are a great solution for businesses looking to expand their product offerings without investing in costly screen printing equipment. Essentially, DTF Transfers prints are made on PET film and applied to garments using heat and pressure‚ÄĒtypically in a heat press machine. The resulting transfer is easy to peel away, with the design fully bonded to the fabric underneath.

DTF transfers offer several benefits over traditional heat transfer printing, including higher print quality, superior fade resistance, and a wider range of fabric compatibility. They are also significantly faster than screen printing, enabling you to quickly fulfill orders within tight timeframes.

The key to DTF printing is the use of white ink as the base color, with additional colored pigments printed on top to improve vibrancy and coverage. The result is a high-definition print that stands out on both light and dark garments, even when used for full-color artwork or complex gradients.

In addition to the ability to handle CMYK colors, DTF printers are capable of printing with no outline, making them ideal for logos and other designs that require fine detail. The lack of outline also means no need to worry about weeding or smudging inks when applying the transfer.

Once your design is printed, a layer of hot melt adhesive powder is applied to the PET film. The adhesive bonds to the wet ink, creating a durable and long-lasting bond that can withstand the heat of the heat press machine. A curing oven or heat press is required to apply the necessary temperature and pressure, allowing you to fuse the printed design with the fabric and resulting in a vibrant, durable finish that lasts through repeated washing.

Your shirts and other apparel are often the first point of contact with your customers, so they need to look good. DTF prints are known for their exceptional wash-resistance, which helps to ensure your products stand out from the competition and keep customers coming back.

DTF is also highly versatile, with the ability to be printed on a variety of garments, from cotton and polyester to knitted fabrics and denim. Additionally, DTF can be printed with both sublimation and direct-to-garment (DTG) techniques.

Ordering DTF transfers with EazyDTF or Transfer Express is easy and convenient. There are no minimum order amounts, allowing you to easily offer your customers full-color apparel options without breaking the bank. Whether you are offering a unique customer experience or building your brand identity, these custom DTF transfers are an excellent choice for any business.