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DTF stands for Direct To Film. This technique involves printing your design directly onto a film and then transferring it to, say, a T-shirt made of cotton, polyester or their blends, regardless of their color, as it can work with white ink.
A major advantage of this technique is that the white ink layer is printed simultaneously with the colored ink.
If you are working with DTF, please know that the valid formats for printing your designs are the following: eps, ps, pdf, bmp, tif, jpg, png and psd.
What you need
Let's start by listing the equipment and machines you will need:
DTF printer - with 6 ink channels CMYK+White:
Special inks for DTF printing: These highly elastic inkjet inks prevent the print from cracking when the garment is stretched after printing.
DTF film: A transfer film on which you print your design.
DTF Powder: It acts as an adhesive or glue between the ink and the cotton fibers.
DTF RIP software: Required to print CMYK and white color layers correctly. Often comes along with the printer, but you should always check that.
Heat press: The glue on your transfer film is activated with heat, so this must be used. We recommend a press with an upper plate that is lowered vertically to facilitate the curing process of the DTF film.