The cost of your custom apparel depends on factors such as the style of garment you select, the quantity of your order, and the complexity of your design. We're delighted to offer volume discount pricing on all bulk orders.
Direct To Film (DTF) Printing
Direct-To-Film (DTF) printing is a method wherein a custom image is meticulously printed onto a high-quality film before being transferred onto your chosen apparel. This cutting-edge printing technology allows us to process any volume of orders and reproduce radiant, full-color designs at a cost-effective rate. With DTF printing, we promise superb quality, unmatched consistency, and affordable prices for every order.
Direct to Film DTF Printing - Past Customer Examples
The quality and unique result of the DTF printing process we provide for our clients is what makes them come back time and time again.
The Direct to Film Printing Process
The DTF Process Broken down in 6 Easy Step
Step 1: Design Preparation:
First, we prepare your custom design digitally. It's crucial to ensure the image is high resolution for optimal printing quality. We can accept any design, no matter how intricate or colorful.
Step 2: Digital Printing:
Using specialized DTF printers, we print your digital design onto a transfer film. These machines make use of high-end CMYK ink, including white ink, which ensures the reproduction of vibrant, full-color images.
Step 3: Applying Adhesive Powder:
The printed film is then coated with a heat-activated adhesive powder. This powder will allow the design to adhere securely to the fabric in later steps.
Step 4: Drying Stage:
The transfer film is then passed through a heating unit, usually a conveyor oven, to dry and cure the adhesive. This step is crucial to ensure proper adhesion to the apparel.
Step 5: Transfer Process:
The film, now adorned with your design and adhesive, is laid onto your chosen apparel. An industrial heat press is used to apply pressure and heat, allowing the design to transfer onto the fabric.
Step 6: Final Cure:
Finally, the printed apparel is passed through a conveyor dryer for its final cure. This ensures the image is durable, washable, and long-lasting.
Best File Types & Design Tips
Vector file formats like .ai, .svg, and .dxf are the preferred choice for DTF printing projects due to their scalability without loss of quality. Unlike raster images, which can become pixelated when resized, vector files maintain their integrity, ensuring sharp and clean print results. Additionally, these formats allow for easy manipulation of individual elements, making color separations and adjustments more straightforward for the DTF printing process.
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DTF Printing - Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about Direct to Film Printing on Apparel!
How much does Custom DTF Printed Apparel cost?
Is there a Minimum Order Quantity for Custom DTF Printing?
Yes, due to the process involved, we have a minimum order requirement of $250 on bulk orders. However, we offer single unit sample orders and low minimum order options for those needing only a few items.
Can I get my Company Logo Printed on Apparel using DTF Printing?
Absolutely! We specialize in printing company logos on various apparel, making them perfect for promotional events, corporate gifting, and branded merchandise offerings.
Can I get a Sample Apparel DTF Printed before placing a Large Order?
Absolutely! We understand the importance of quality and customer satisfaction, so we offer sample products for review before committing to a larger order. You can explore all our sample options on our website.
Why is DTF Printing becoming so Popular?
DTF printing has risen in popularity due to its ability to print high-quality, vibrant, and full-color designs on different fabrics at a reasonable cost. Additionally, it's eco-friendly, versatile, and great for small run orders, making it a favored choice for businesses and individuals alike.
What are the Benefits of Direct-To-Film Printing?
DTF printing offers detailed and vibrant prints, cost-effectiveness, great for both light and dark fabrics, versatility in design options, eco-friendly process, and short production times.
What is the Difference between Direct to Film and Screen Printing?
While both DTF and screen printing are popular methods for printing on apparel, they differ in several ways. Screen printing uses individual screens for each color in a design and is best for solid color designs and large orders. DTF printing, on the other hand, can print full-color, intricate designs in one pass and is more cost-effective for small orders.
What are Some Popular Use Cases for DTF Printed Apparel?
DTF printed apparel is versatile and finds use in various contexts. They're popular as corporate gifts, promotional event giveaways, branded merchandise for businesses, personalized gifts for special occasions, team uniforms, and much more.
Who all Buys DTF Printed Apparel?
From businesses looking to elevate their brand visibility, sports teams wanting matching uniforms, to individuals desiring personalized gifts, DTF printed apparel caters to everyone's needs.
How Many Custom Shirts Should I Order?
The number of custom shirts you should purchase depends on your requirements and budget. We offer bulk volume pricing, helping you save more with larger orders. Whatever your needs, we strive to provide the best value for your investment.
What are the Care Instructions for DTF Printed items?
To maintain the vibrant colors of your DTF printed apparel, we recommend washing them inside out in cold water, and line drying or tumble dry on low heat. Avoid ironing directly on the printed area.
How is my Design added with the DTF Printing Process?
Your design is digitally printed onto a transfer film, covered with adhesive powder, and then heat pressed onto the garment. This ensures a vibrant, durable print that can withstand regular wear and tear.
How Long does it take to Receive my Order of Custom DTF Apparel?
With priority processing, we aim to ship your custom apparel order within 1-3 business days. Shipping times may vary based on your location.
Are DTF Prints Permanent, or will they Fade Over Time?
With proper care, DTF prints are long-lasting and resistant to fading, ensuring you enjoy vibrant designs even after prolonged use and multiple washes.
What if I'm Not Satisfied with my Custom DTF Order?
Customer satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not completely satisfied with your order, please contact our customer service team. We'll work with you to address any concerns or provide a suitable solution.