direct to film


The direct-to-film process produces brilliant full-color prints. It's like nothing you've ever seen.

  • No color limitations - including gradients
  • Vibrant & highly detailed designs
  • Lightweight, stretchable, & soft feel
  • Lasts through dozens of wash cycles

Direct-to-film (DTF) printing is a way to make very high-quality, full-color digital transfers for application to fabrics of all kinds.

DTF printers lay down the colors in a blend of CMYK colors with the first printhead and then lays down a white under base on top of the colors. The alignment is on the film, rather than on the bumpy fabric of the shirts so it creates a crisp design edge that you can't even get with traditional screen printing. It can be compared to a reduced version of screen printing.

It’s the unique powder adhesive coating that gives DTF prints their signature soft touch. Instead of thick transfer films, or vinyl, the direct-to-film process has only two ingredients. The ink, and a thin coating of powdered adhesive.
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