A3 DTF printer

How to operate an 11’’ A3 DTF printer?

Positive aspects of using an A3 DTF printer

Positive aspects of using an A3 DTF printer

The A3 DTF printer powder shaking machine offers instant manufacturing capability for customised product customization, and many practical designs make the direct film printer generally welcomed by users in this modest but affluent economic period.

1. DTF A3+ printer saves space and doesn't take up any real estate.

Small batch production clients have been considered throughout the creation of the A3 DTF printer, including some humanized design and straightforward operation procedures.

2. Effectiveness and speed

The A3 DTF printer’s printing head is an Epson product from Japan. You can observe that the end result has a high degree of printing precision and that the lines and small LOGOs are reproduced clearly when using a high-quality print head. Washing the finished product at a high temperature and rubbing it with hot water might test its durability. enduring fastness, unaffected by sublimation, fading, or ripping.

3. Low price and cost

The cost is relatively low. With the falling price of PET film and ink, the production cost of A3 dtf printer will only become lower and lower.

4. DTF printers can accommodate different materials

The direct to film printer (A3 desktop DTF printer) is used for printing on a broad range of materials, including canvas, leather, masks, and T-shirts. For users to evaluate, we may also offer printed samples, allowing everyone to see and feel the finished product’s quality.

Sublistar offers a mature A3 DTF printer as well as excellent after-sales service using cutting-edge and useful technologies. You are welcome to buy.

How can I use a desktop DTF 11" A3 printer?

11" A3 printer

First, print the film

Instead of using plain paper, place PET film in the printer tray. On the PET film, first print the entire image in white. Then, using the printer’s proper color settings, print the desired picture onto the white image layer. The most crucial thing to keep in mind is that the picture that has to appear on the cloth must be a mirror image of the print on the film.

Secondly, powdering

In this process, the film that the picture is printed on is covered with a hot melt powder. Care must be taken to remove extra powder because it will coat the print evenly when it is wet. Make sure the powder is dispersed uniformly across the printed surface of the film. The concave side should be facing you as you pick up the film with the powder and bend it slightly inward to make a little U. Next, give this film a gentle shake from left to right to let the powder spread slowly and uniformly across its whole surface. Alternately, you can employ an automatic powder shaker.


Thirdly, melt the DTF powder.

The powder is melted in this step, as the name suggests. There are several ways to go about doing this. The most popular technique involves heating both the film with the powder applied and the film with the image printed on it in a curing oven. If there is no curing oven available, place the film in the heat press and keep the press’s top extremely near but not touching the film. The distance between the film and the top of the hot press should be between 4 and 7 millimeters. The top of the press can be secured with a metal wire so that it does not entirely close over the film and leaves the required gap. It is strongly advised to melt the powder in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results. Heating is typically carried out for 2 to 5 minutes at temperatures of 160 to 170 degrees Celsius, depending on the powder and the apparatus.

Fourthly, pre-treatment the A3+ size DTF film

The cloth is pre-pressed in this process before the film is applied to the image. The fabric is kept in the press while being heated for 2 to 5 seconds. This is done to guarantee that the fabric is dehumidified and flattened. Pre-pressing aids in accurate image transfer from the film to the fabric.

DTF A3 printer

Fifthly, transfer the DTF pet film

This is where the A3 DTF printing process begins and ends. To create a solid binding between the film and the fabric, the PET film with the image and molten powder is placed on the pre-pressed cloth in a heat press. Another name for this procedure is “curing.” For roughly 15 to 20 seconds, curing takes place at temperatures between 160 and 170 degrees Celsius. Now the film is firmly fastened to the material.

Finally, peel off the Cold DTF film

Before removing the film, it is crucial that the fabric and the one that is now affixed to it cool to room temperature. The hot melt adhesive’s amide-like characteristics cause it to act as an adhesive when it cools, which enables the colored ink pigments to firmly adhere to the cloth fibers. The film needs to be scraped off the fabric after cooling, leaving the desired design behind.

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