what is Direct to Film and other frequently asked questions


What is Direct to Film (DTF) printing?

Direct to Film (DTF) printing is a cutting-edge digital printing method used to transfer high-quality designs directly onto films. It’s an alternative to DTG with a very similar process. The printing process offers vibrant colors and intricate details with precise accuracy.

What materials can be printed using DTF technology?

DTF technology allows printing on a wide range of materials, including cotton, polyester, blends, and other fabrics. Additionally, it works well on various rigid substrates like wood, metal, and ceramics.

How does DTF compare to traditional screen printing?

DTF offers several advantages over traditional screen printing. It eliminates the need for costly screens, allows quicker setup, and reduces ink consumption. Moreover, it provides a higher level of detail and color vibrancy, resulting in superior print quality.

Is DTF printing eco-friendly?

Yes, DTF printing is considered eco-friendly compared to some traditional printing methods. It uses water-based inks, which are more environmentally friendly and produce fewer harmful emissions.

Can DTF prints withstand frequent washing and wear?

Absolutely! DTF prints are highly durable and resilient. The prints adhere strongly to the fabric, ensuring they withstand repeated washing and maintain their vibrant appearance even after extended wear.

Are there any limitations to the colors that can be printed with DTF?

DTF technology offers a vast color gamut, allowing the printing of a wide range of colors, gradients, and shades. It supports vibrant and accurate color reproduction, ensuring your designs come to life exactly as intended.

Can I submit my custom designs for DTF printing?

Yes, we welcome custom designs! You can submit your own artwork or collaborate with our design team to create unique and personalized prints for your products.

What file formats do you accept for custom designs?

We accept various file formats, including PNG, JPEG, PDF, and AI. For the best results, we recommend submitting high-resolution files (300 dpi) with transparent backgrounds for optimal print quality.

What is the turnaround time for DTF orders?

Our typical turnaround time for DTF printing is 4-5 business days. We may accommodate faster turn around times from 2-3 business up to same day printing but this depending heavily on the complexity and volume of the orders on hand. Rest assured, we strive to deliver your products as quickly as possible without compromising quality.

Can I request a sample print before placing a large order?

Certainly! We understand the importance of quality assurance. Feel free to request a sample print to evaluate our DTF printing’s quality and ensure it aligns with your expectations.