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Custom Printing: Direct Transfer Film Printer

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To begin with, textile custom printing is becoming increasingly popular (and colorful, if you note the vibrant hues in the photo above). Commercial printing on cotton, polyester, and other textiles is gaining popularity, whether it’s direct transfer film printer imaging or printing on fabric and then transforming the bolt of material into clothes.

I believe that means it is smart to learn everything you can about all aspects of fabric printing, including technologies and trends. If you’re a designer, it may entail researching technology and trends in order to extend your firm to incorporate fabric design (just as many designers expanded their print design businesses to include web-page design). Education in new technology is an excellent investment.

Direct Transfer Film Printer for Natural Fibers

Direct transfer film printer is recommended for printing on cotton. The inkjet printer’s nozzles will spray droplets of ink onto the fabric’s surface. Pre-treating the fabric before applying ink and post-treating the cloth with heat will aid in the bonding of the ink particles to the substrate, whether it is a pre-made t-shirt or a bolt of fabric.

These are the technology’s advantages and disadvantages:

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  1.  Cotton can be printed on. You can’t print on cotton using dye sublimation unless you first coat it with a polymer coating.
  2. You can print on larger substrates (Inkjet maximum width is roughly 16 feet, whereas dye sublimation maximum width is closer to 10 feet, according to Reid Broendel of Ironmark in “Advantages of Direct Transfer Printing vs. Dye Sublimation”). This means that inkjet printing requires fewer sewn-together parts of the printed fabric.)
  3. Several inkjet printing jobs can be readily ganged together, providing for higher throughput, cheaper costs, and the ability to conduct short print runs affordably and rapidly.


  1. Colors are not as vibrant as in dye sublimation printing. Detail sharpness is sometimes poorer than in dye sublimation printing. (As Reid Broendel of Ironmark points out in “Advantages of Direct Printing vs. Dye Sublimation,” ink kinds, fabric types, pre-treatment procedures and materials, and temperature can all have an impact.)
  2. Dye sublimation printing outlasts inkjet printing on textiles. Inkjet printing largely applies ink to the surface of the cotton fabric, whereas dye sublimation printing actually penetrates and adheres to the polyester fibers. The printed graphics on an inkjet-printed shirt will fade after several washes.

DTF Film: The Canvas for Your Design

Consider a direct transfer film printer to be the experienced chef in your kitchen, responsible for creating your delectable designs. It is a customized printer that prints directly onto DTF films with exceptional precision and vibrancy. You can bring your elaborate and colorful ideas to life with a DTF printer, just like a chef turns raw materials into a culinary masterpiece.

DTF inks function similarly to spices in that they provide taste and color to your cuisine. These inks are designed exclusively for DTF printing, guaranteeing that your prints are long-lasting, vivid, and detailed. They are available in a variety of colors, including white, and may be used to create a variety of eye-catching designs on both light and dark materials.

The DTF film acts as a blank canvas, holding your artwork together. It’s a special film made to accept DTF inks and provide a smooth and solid surface for your drawings. After printed, the film serves as a temporary carrier for your design, allowing it to be effortlessly transferred onto your chosen fabric.

Adhesive powder is the secret sauce that brings your dish’s flavors together. After printing your design onto the DTF film, sprinkle it with sticky powder. When heated, the powder melts and attaches to the cloth, guaranteeing your design stays in place and looks great wash after wash.

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