Industry Leading Direct-to-Film Printer, More Popular in 2024

In 2024, more printing business owners choose SUBLISTAR DTF printer as the best affordable, cost-effctive, more profitable T-shirt printing solution.
Equipped with DTF powder shaking machine, integrates vinyl powder coating & drying, SUBLISTAR DTF transfer printing machine is ideal for large volume, high-quality printing on T-shirts, cotton, poly, denim & more.
The most comprehensive DTF printing solution for small business and industrial apparel printing services.

The DTF Printer is also referred to as “Direct To Film Printing,” and it works by printing transfer films that are heat pressed onto a variety of garments (and other substrates). Unlike DTG printing which works only on cotton fabrics, sublimation printing works only on polyester fabrics, DTF printing solution is widely applied to cotton, polyester, nylon, canvas, denim and more.
DTF printer is also well known as a T-shirt printing machine, and the t-shirts printed by DTF printers are called DTF shirts. In general, the prices of DTF printers vary by size, performance, appearance, and functions. If you want to start up your own printing business with DTF transfer printing, you should read “What Is a DTF Printer and How To Use It?” 

DTF Printer for Small Business

Best DTF printer for small business and beginners. Equipped with EPSON F1080 (XP600) or I1600-A1 printhead and fully automated small shaker, the Sublistar A3 and A3+ DTF printer transfers awesome printing on A4, A3 and A3+ size with lower cost. Choose the most affordable DTF printer for more profits to printing business.

Small desktop DTF printing machine with small size and complete function. Idea DTF printer for small business & beginner.
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DTF-A3 Ultra A all-in-one DTF printer integrates DTF printing and TPU powder processing, creating a new digital DTF film printing process.
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A3 STAR-IV Desktop DTF Printer is a reliable and affordable way to start your t-shirt customization printing business.
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DTF-mini 600 Ultra uses the latest technology of Sublistar DTF Ultra-series, and configures a mini 60cm(24″) shaker.
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L1800 DTF printer delivers superior print quality and vibrant colors for diy printing t-shirts, hoodies, fabrics.
(2 customer reviews)

DTF Printer for Medium Business and Commercial Printing

The most popular DTF printing machine with shaker provides 24″ print format, with leading white ink printing process and excellent post-processing technology, make the Direct to Film transfer printer a ideal game changer for customize T-shirt printing apparel printing businesses.

DTF-600series STAR IV series is an advanced 24“ DTF printer and shaker, excellent performance, stable output, and minimum maintenance cost.
(1 customer review)
Ultra II DTF printer and shaker helps you seize the market with its superior performance, core technology and excellent appearance design.
DTF-600series Star III is a 24″ DTF printer with a dual/four printhead design that mixes CMYK colors, suitable for almost any kinds of fabric.
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24″ 600series ECO STAR III DTF printing machine with complete functions, affordable price and high stability.
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600mm superior DTF fluorescent printer to meet the customer’s demanding color printing needs, 9 colors or multiple fluorescent colors can be achieved.
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Top-End DTF Printing Machine, Professional Solution

The top-end Direct to Film printing machine is designed to meet the diverse and mass production needs of apparel fabric professionals.
High-speed print output,  powerful structure, large format printing and industrial-grade post-processing technology, all make the cutting edge DTF printer maximizes all the advantages of DTF printing.

47″ DTF printer with a dual/four printhead design, integrated double-oven dual-purified shaking powder treatment for mass production.
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New generation of powerful DTF machine, integrated double-oven dual-purified shaking powder treatment, born for industrial production.
(1 customer review)

Find out more DTF printing supplies and accessories from sublistar company.

Sublistar’s high-quality, low-cost, and durable DTF supplies & DTF consumables can make your DTF-printed products more satisfying. Want to build a successful printing business with low investment and high profits? Sublistar will always be here to help you. Our Sublistar DTF solutions include DTF Ink, DTF PET Film, DTF Hot Melt Powder, and DTF cutter.

360° Rotary DTF Heat Press Machine

360° rotary DTF heat press machine makes DTF printing more possibilities! Support roll material heat transfer, continuous heat transfer, seam heat transfer and unlimited length heat transfer.

360° Rotary Heat Press Machine
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DTF Vinyl Cutter

DTF Cutter special design for DTF cutting jobs! Support roll media cutting, reverse side cutting, full cut and half cut available. One-click precise cutting, very suitable for mass production, saving your labor costs.

DTF Hot Melt Powder

Unlike DTG technology, DTF requires no pre-treatment.The most important factor is DTF Powder.  DTF powders are specially designed to use with DTF printing process. The powder comes with 1kg/pack. Our DTF powders are slow drying and easy to cold tear. Which will help you get excellent transfer printing results.

dtf hot melt powder


 Our DTF films produced with multi-layer coating, have excellent ink absorption for high-precision printing. Use our film you will achieve high-quality, breathable, and smooth prints. The types of films we offer including: hot-peeling, warm-peeling and cold-peeling.

DTF Textile Ink

Special for DTF printing. Good stability, excellent fluency, no clogging, no mis-inkjet, ink particle size is evenly distributed and less than 300nm(<0.3um). Washing fastness 4-5 grade, dry rubbing fastness 4-5 grade, wet rubbing fastness 4-5 grade, light fastness 4-5 grade.

Why DTF Printer is So Popular for T Shirt Printing?

Why is the DTF printer so popular as a T-Shirt Printer?
1. No pre-treatment is required;
2. Premium silkscreen quality;
3. Cost-effecitve;
4. Suitable for all fabric;

Only 5 simple steps are required to use a DTF printer to print on a T-shirt:
1. Print the design;
2. Spread powder;
3. Melt and dry;
4. Cut to piece;
5. Heat press;

 More than Just T-Shirts

What Can You Make with DTF Printing?

DTF printing is a new multifunctional printing technology, suitable for almost all types of fabrics. Works on both white and dark textiles. No pre-treatment is required.

Why Sublistar DTF?

All services in one place

Onboarding Service

We offer a dedicated team of professionals to share video/screen share to ensure you get set up and print right away.

On/offline Training Support

We provide important after-sales support and training, free online training, and on-site coaching to customers worldwide. There are several video programs available as training resources.

"Heads and All" Warranty

We provide a 3-6 month free warranty for print heads, and all printers are backed by a standard 24 months. You can also extend the warranty for peace of mind.

Buy 1 Get More

Buying Sublistar Ultra DTF machine, you will get a DTF Supplies bundled package valued at $300 for free, including 100m DTF film, 2kg DTF powder, 1set DTF inks. 1set cleaning kit.

One-stop printing solutions

We offer a wide range of environmentally friendly inks and coatings, and offer print media designed for a variety of printing needs. With our supplies, you will get a finished product with good hand, excellent color gamut and strong wash fastness.

Frequently Asked Questions

The DTF(direct to film) process is as simple as its name implies-printing on the film and directly transferred to the fabric. The most prominent factor that makes this process worthwhile for more people is the freedom to choose almost any fabric. Whether it is polyester, cotton, silk or synthetic fibers such as man-made fibers or terry cloth, the DTF printing process will definitely do magic to them.


  • DTF printing is more durable.
  • DTF printers transfer designs onto garments via a special film, while DTG printers print directly onto the fabric. 
  • DTG printers are best for natural fibers, while DTF printers can print on a wider range of materials
  • DTF printers generally produce more vibrant colors on dark fabrics, but DTG printers are faster for individual garments. 

Similarities between UV DTF printers and DTF printers: Both DTF and UV DTF printers call for the design to initially be printed on a PET film before being transferred to the item.

Differences: UV DTF printers use a different type of ink than DTF printers do. Unlike DTF printers, UV DTF printers employ UV ink.


UV printers and UV DTF printers both use UV heating technology and UV ink, which is a similarity. As a result, both printers can generate prints that are of a high enough caliber.

UV printers work directly on an object’s surface, which is where they differ. The UV printer might not deliver adequate results when printing on an object with a sloped surface.


Benefits of Sublistar DTF

The highest quality print of any direct-to-film printer on the market.

Heavy professional production machine. Can be used 24/7.

The lowest maintenance cost of any direct-to-film printer.

DTF printing on dark color shirt
customize printing on sling by DTF printer

Prints on any kind of fabric. Cotton, Polyester, TriBlends, 50/50 Fabrics.

Get free DTF supplies, Rip software and online technical support.

Free training by Sublistar Expert Technician! No Extra Charges.

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