Direct-to-Film (DTF) transfer is a method for transferring designs onto fabrics and other materials using a specialized printer. The process begins by printing the desired design directly onto a special DTF transfer film. The film is then placed on top of the fabric, and heat and pressure are applied to transfer the image onto the fabric. The DTF transfer method is different than traditional heat transfer methods, as it eliminates the need for a separate printing step and allows for a higher level of detail and color accuracy. This method is commonly used for creating custom designs on T-shirts, bags, hats, and other items. The DTF transfer film is easy to handle and apply to the fabric, and produces a high-quality and vibrant image on the fabric.
DTF is a revolutionary new printing technique that's more affordable and accessible compared to DTG, screen printing, sublimation or laser white toner transfers. DTF required a special printer and DTF ink to print the image on PET transfer film. With DTF you can transfer to 100% cotton shirts without pre-treatment, saving a lot of money and time. DTF is washable unlike laser toner transfers and it feels a lot better to the touch.