Why DTF is Growing so much?

Why DTF Printing Is So Important?

To understand why direct-to-film (DTF) printing matters so much, ask yourself two questions? Why has the plastisol transfer had such enormous success for decades? Why does it still have loyal customers today?

The answer is that it’s a viable decoration method that solves inventory problems for garment decorators. It also disconnects the printing (via the transfer paper) from the application process, and pretreatment isn’t needed. As a result, transfers enable high throughput per hour with only a desktop heat press.

This technology dominated the 1970s, 1980s and mid-1990s. The latter time frame saw that an ecosystem of mass customization was assembling, driven by the Internet. More people learned how to use design software and, as a result, innovation occurred. Customization was in demand and the equipment market came up with a revolutionary answer.

Benefits of DTF printing

Years and years development, DTF printing (directly to film) has become an necessary part of the process of garment digital printing. In addition to traditional printing companies, more and more apparele e-commerce and customization workshops began to choose DTF printing.

In addition, compared with the first generation of equipment two years ago, today’s DTF printer and powder shaker have experienced several generations of changes, and their functions and effectiveness have been greatly optimized.

The topmost advantages of DTF printing substantially concentrate on three aspects: less investment, low threshold, rich printable materials, high efficiency and good quality. The materials he can print include cotton cloth, high elastic cloth, nylon cloth, chemical fiber cloth, swimwear, denim, PVC, EVA, etc., and there are basically no restrictions on fabrics. In addition, the traditional screen printing process has been upgraded to break the disadvantage of laborious lettering film. 

If you already own a DTG printer, you’re probably very familiar with the preprocessing process (not to mention drying times). The hot melt capability applied to the DTF transfer bonds the print directly to the material, meaning no pretreatment is required. DTF requires less white ink – about 40% white, while DTG printing requires 200% white. White ink tends to be the most expensive because it is used more and the pigment is titanium oxide, so reducing the amount of white ink used for printing can save a lot of money. Transfer directly to film washes well and is flexible, Which means they won’t crack or peel and great for heavily used items. Printing onto film transfers means you can place your designs on hard-to-reach surfaces. If the area can be heated, you can apply a DTF design to it! Because only heat is required to adhere the design, you can even sell the printed transfer directly to your client and allow them to place the design on any surface or item of their choice, no special equipment required!

At present, DTF printing has started positive PK with DTG digital printing. Industry insiders predict that DTF printing will appear in more printing plants in the coming five years or further.

Although DTF printing has numerous advantages, how to choose an excellent DTF printing solution? Welcome to Textek to choose the right machine for you.

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