Can DTF Transfer Printer be The Replacement of DTG?

DTG, known as direct to grament printer, is the revolutionary technology in digital printing for its directly printing on the fabric. Different with traditional printing, DTG Printing has the high resolution of 2880 dpi compared with 200 dpi of traditional printing. Infused by innovational ideas, DTG has its irreplacable and unique advantages than other printing method. It will not produce waste water and gas like screen printing, which is also quite environmental friendly printer. So why DTF transfer printer takes place of DTG?

DTF Transfer Printer is the replacement of DTG

How does DTF printer work? Designed patterns are printed on the PET films with pigment ink made by  water based. Then film go into the shake powder machine. What’s the function os powder? Literally speaking, it’s the glue to make sure the patterns would be glued to the fabric tightly after heat transfer. You set up the appropriate time and temperature on the heat press machine, and the whole transfer process is only about 13 seconds. Doesn’t it sound convenient? Due to its special demand, DTG printer must have pretreatment process. The principle of pretreatment is like painting the wall. To avoid paints saturates the wall, you have to make a base or primer before starting painting. Otherwise, the ink soaks into the fibre, which lead to the whole hue looks dull and dark. Clients are not willing to buy products like these. The other vital function of pretreatment is to make a smooth and easy-print surface so that other inks will not mix with the white ink. As DTF printers, they have smooth print surface naturally because the PET films are smooth. The biggest factor of transfering tightly is whether the powder be spreaded on the film evenly. If not, the patterns can’t be glued to the fabric without enough glue. Compared with time of pretreatment, adjusting the pace of shaking machine is easier and cheaper than DTG pretreatment.

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Actually, DTF Printer doesn’t have fabric limitations. For one thing, it’s a ideal tool to make DIY cotton T- shirts and the patterns will not crack like screen printing. Even cheap cotton T-shirt can also look good. For another, it can also be applied to polyester, such as workwear, canvas and cycling outfits. As for small sized polyester fabric, DTF printer did as great as sublimation printer, especially on light colors. Sublistar 6002 ProMax DTF printer has dual printheads, with 15-20 ㎡/h. It can make sure high resolution under the high printing speed.
Good Opportunity for SMES and End Constomers
Many measures had been rolled out to development the DTF printing technology. Due to its easy working press, DTF transfer printer is easy for the end customers and SMES. Every machine also has its standard procedures, so does DTF printers. Strictly obeying the instruction manual can not only ensure machines working stable and efficient, but also extend the serive life. Due to its easy-understanding working steps, even the novice can be familiar with the manual as soon as possible. Therefore, it’s also perfect option to deal with one-off order without taking much costs and labour force.

About Consumables

In most cases, to guarantee the printing quality, customers are asked to buy the DTF printer relevant consuambles, such as powder, film and ink, from the printer supplier and people will take it granted for that it’s the bundling sales. Actually, it’s not. The original ink is always the first option to your printer, otherwise, ink from different suppliers may lead to printhead clogging or ink leakage. After finishing the printing, cleaning the ink tank regularly can prevent the sediment and precipitation into the pipeline and block the nozzle.
In a nutshell, maintenance is also important. If you buy a fancy car but not take care more often, the car will become tons of scrap eventually. The same can easily go for the DTF printing business.

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