DTF (Direct to Film) Printing – Step By Step DTF Process

The DTF measure is as straightforward in its filling in as its name recommends – Print on a film and straightforwardly move onto texture. The most conspicuous factor that makes this interaction deserving of utilization across a bigger number of individuals is the opportunity to pick practically any texture. Be it polyester, cotton, silk or manufactured filaments like rayon or terrycloth, the DTF printing interaction will do something amazing for them.

1.Print on Film

Rather than customary paper, embed the PET film in the printer plate. First print the whole picture in white on the PET film. After this, utilizing the fitting shading settings the in printer, print the necessary picture on the white picture layer. The significant highlight recollect is that the print on the film should be an identical representation of the genuine picture that requirements to show up on the texture.

2.Spread the Powder

This progression is the utilization of hot-liquefy powder on the film that has the printed picture on it. The powder is applied consistently when the print is wet and the overabundance powder should be eliminated cautiously. The significant thing is to guarantee that the powder is equally spread everywhere on the printed surface on the film. One normal approach to guarantee this is to hold the film at its short edges to such an extent that its long edges are corresponding to floor (scene direction) and pour the powder in the film start to finish to such an extent that it shapes a roughly 1 inch thick load in the middle from the top to the base. Get the film along with the powder and somewhat twist it inwards to such an extent that it shapes a slight U with the sunken surface confronting oneself. Presently rock this film from left to right gently to such an extent that the powder will gradually and equally spread all over the outside of the film. Then again, one can utilize robotized shakers accessible for business arrangements.

3.Melt the Powder

As in the name, the powder is dissolved in this progression. This should be possible differently. The most widely recognized route is to put the film with the printed picture and the applied powder in the Relieving Broiler and warmth. On the off chance that the restoring stove is inaccessible, place the film inside the warmth press and bringing the highest point of the press near the film yet not contacting it. There ought to associate with 4 to 7 mm hole between the film and warmth press top plate. One can utilize a metal wire to affix the press top to such an extent that it doesn’t thoroughly close over the film and leaves a vital hole. For best outcomes, it is strongly prescribed to pass by the maker determination for powder softening. Contingent on the powder and gear, the warming is by and large accomplished for 2 to 5 minutes with the temperature around 160 to 170 degree Celsius.

4.Pre-press the Texture

The progression includes pre-squeezing of the texture before move of picture by the film. The texture is kept in the warmth press and compressed under heat for around 2 to 5 seconds. This is done to smooth the texture and furthermore guarantee de-humidification of the texture. The pre-squeezing helps in appropriate exchange of the picture from the film on to the texture.

5.Heat Exchange

This is the core of the DTF printing measure. The PET film with the picture and the softened powder is put on the pre-squeezed texture in the warmth press for a solid bond between the film and the texture. This interaction is likewise called ‘relieving’. The relieving is done at a temperature scope of 160 to 170 degree Celsius for roughly 15 to 20secomds. The film is presently solidly appended to the texture.

6.Cold Strip

It is significant that the texture and the now joined film on it cool down to room temperature before one pulls the film off. Since the hot-liquefy has a nature like amides, as it chills off, it goes about as a folio that hold the shaded color in the inks in firm grip with strands of the texture. When the film is cooled, it should be stripped off the texture, leaving the necessary plan imprinted in ink over the texture.


This is a discretionary advance yet is enthusiastically suggested for best outcomes and superior boundaries like wash and rub quickness. In this progression, the last texture with the moved plan is squeezed in the warmth press for around 10 to 15 seconds.

DTF(direct to film) measure basically lifts all limitations that are usually experienced in other material printing measures particularly with regards to picking the texture to print on. Accordingly generally speaking expense of printing is cut down henceforth offering a higher overall revenue. DTF is a decent decision for material printing!

5/5 - (1 vote)

Leave a Reply

Talk to Our Expert

Be The First to Learn About Our Amazing Product!

Discover the Print Difference.