Direct to Film (DTF) printing is a method that rivals Direct to Garment (DTG) and allows users to print their logos and/or artwork onto a special type of coated PET film. This film is then used to transfer the printed image onto textiles using a light weight powder adhesive that is applied to the film. With this added step, the transfer process is made possible.
Embroidery Solutions has everything you need to get started.
Follow the directions below to transfer the printed image.
- Set heat press temperature to 160 deg Celsius (325 deg Fahrenheit) and a Medium Pressure
- Place the garment in the heat press and a short pre press to remove moisture.
- Position the transfer image on the garment.
- Use a silicone parchment paper (or Teflon sheet) to cover the transfer and shirt.
- Press for 15 seconds.
- Remove from heat press and let cool
- Peel PET film from garment.
For a softer feel, re-press with a silicone sheet for 5 seconds.
That's it. The garment is good for 40-50 washings
Variations for Polyester fabric Note: Please conduct your own tests at this temperature and fabrics for best results
- Every polyester is different. Most are using 130deg C (270deg F) for 15 seconds
Our low temperature powder will start to adhere at as little as 118deg C (245deg F) At this temperature please increase the time to 20 to 30 seconds.