Understanding DTF Printing Technology

DTF transfer technology is among the technologies that are being used in more and more areas day by day. To understand this printing technology, it is necessary to first understand its working principle. DTF works through special printing machines and inks. Since it has a different technology than traditional printing methods, the prints are of higher quality.

Special printing machines are used in DTF printing technology. Using the inks in these printing machines, pre-prepared designs are transferred to films called gang sheets. It is then applied to the material with a method called heat press. DTF printing is used in the following areas:

  • T-shirt and clothing prints
  • Decoration
  • Bedding and textile prints
  • Prints on materials such as shoes, hats and masks

Moreover, with the method called custom gang sheet, all the prints to be made are prepared in advance. In this way, printing can be done immediately as soon as the order is placed.

How Does DTF Printing Printing  Work?

This printing, applied with the custom heat transfer method, is much easier and more permanent than other types of printing. DTF technology working principle is based on heat. Prints transferred to special films are transferred to the material through these films. However, there are points to be considered during heat transfer.

When applying heat press, the scale of the heat to be applied and the application time are important. If heat is applied for too short a time, the ink in the film will not adhere well to the fabric. For this reason, the printing process does not occur successfully. Additionally, if too much heat is applied, the ink may melt and disperse. It is important to know the features of the DTF printer before you start printing. Which settings will yield successful results can be learned by trial and error. Additionally, the heat settings given in the machine's specifications can also be used.

During the printing process, an adhesive powder is applied between the fabric and the ink. Thanks to this powder, the ink adheres to the fabric more tightly. The ink adheres firmly to the fabric and lasts for much longer periods of time. The application amount of this adhesive is also important. It should neither be used too little nor too much.

Special inks are used in DTF printers. Thanks to the adhesive properties and permanence of these inks, more successful results are always achieved in DTF printing. Presses are too humid for DTF to be applied properly. For this reason, it is necessary to be careful when printing a DTF printer.

Benefits of DTF Printing Technologies

DTF printing is much easier and higher quality than other printing technologies. One of the biggest reasons for this is that you can be extremely free in terms of design. Moreover, these designs can be transferred to fabric in high resolution. Unfortunately, in other traditional printing methods, it is not possible to apply every desired design to the fabric. However, with DTF printing systems, even the most complex designs can be clearly transferred to the fabric.

Custom DTF printing has many advantages thanks to these features. Moreover, they also ensure protection of the environment. Because the materials used are recyclable. Moreover, they do not harm the environment.

Another advantage of DTF transfer technology is that it is very easy. The desired pattern and model are immediately transferred to special films. These films are then transferred to the fabric with the help of heat. After the film and ink are allowed to dry, the film is peeled off from the fabric. After the final checks are completed, the product is now ready.

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