DTF (Direct to Film) Printing

What is it and how does it work?

Direct to Film printing, or DTF, is an emerging technology that allows us to print your custom designs onto special films which are then heat pressed onto your chosen garment. It’s a unique process combining the best of digital inkjet printing and transfer printing.


Considered the holy grail of the direct-to t-shirt market, direct-to-film printers create designs with bright colours and clear patterns, which end up looking similar to a traditional Screen Printed shirt. The shirts have a nice texture, and the ink can hold up well on all kinds of fabrics  including cotton, leather, nylon, polyester, and tri-blends or 50/50.


You can get premium-quality printing with DTF Printers and the specialty ink they use. If you wish to bring out the brightness and delicacy of the colour tones in both dark and light fabrics, looking for bright, vibrant prints that “pop” and look great on all sorts of fabrics. Direct to Film does that and more!


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As the experts in custom clothing with over 30 years experience, you'll be with the right team throughout the whole process. Flick us an email or give us a call to chat with one of our friendly team to get started.


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