Nowadays, digital printing industry has set off a frenzy of direct-to-film(DTF) printing. DTF printer is very popular in the market now. Sublistar recently launched a new technology – UV DTF printing
. The biggest advantage of this new technology is that after printing, it can be directly attached to the substrate to be transferred without other processing.
What’s UV DTF?
The new technology requires a UV flatbed printer(Sublistar DTF 6090 UV Flatbed Printer) and two kinds of films- direct transfer film and PET film. The printing ink is UV hard ink (C/M/Y/K+W). direct transfer film has a special glue to allow the ink to adhere.
What materials can be transferred on?
Hard material substrates such as glass, wood, metal, plastic, etc.
Let’s see the printing process of UV DTF printing:
1.Print the pattern on the direct transfer film first, and print in the order of white ink, color ink, and varnish.
2.After printing, put the PET film on the direct transfer film. It is recommended to use a laminating machine to press it. Of course, it can also be operated manually.
3.Cut out the desired pattern and paste it on the material to be pasted.
4.Press the pattern repeatedly, slowly tear open the film, finished.
UV DTF VS. DTF
Compared with DTF printing, DTF requires a DTF printer, a shake powder machine and a heat press. UV DTF requires a UV flatbed printer and a laminating machine. DTF is mainly used for the transfer of fabrics, the new technology is mainly used for the transfer of hard materials.
Sublistar UV DTF printers are currently available in A3 size with 4 print heads. Mainly divided into economical, basic or high-end machines. Corresponding to use is TX800/4720/I3200 print head. You can choose according to your needs.
In the field of digital printing
, Sublistar has been exploring good products suitable for the development of the industry and the market. It is responsibility for us to provide users with more application solutions, and has made achievements in the fields of digital printing and more. With the launch of new technology UV DTF
and products, Sublistar hope to bring you better user experience!