Direct-to-Film (DTF) Printing
Welcome to our comprehensive guide on Direct-to-Film (DTF) Printing – an advanced method that brings intricate and vibrant designs to life on your garments. Discover the DTF printing process, its benefits, limitations, and how it compares to silkscreen printing for your custom apparel needs in Malaysia.
What is Direct-to-Film (DTF) Printing?
Direct-to-Film (DTF) Printing is a cutting-edge technique that directly transfers designs from a special film to fabric using a heat press. This method enables detailed and colorful designs with a level of precision that’s hard to match.
The DTF Printing Process
1. Design Creation: Begin by creating or digitizing your design. This digital design is then printed onto a special DTF film.
2. Film Application: The printed DTF film is placed on the fabric, and a heat press transfers the design from the film to the fabric.
3. Ink Adhesion: The ink on the film adheres to the fabric under heat and pressure, resulting in a vivid and durable print.
4. Peeling: After the heat press process, the film is peeled off, leaving behind the vibrant design on the fabric.
Pros of Silkscreen Printing
Cons of Silkscreen Printing
DTF Printing vs. Silkscreen Printing
Comparing DTF printing and silkscreen printing highlights their distinctive attributes:
- DTF Printing: Offers intricate details, including gradients. Ideal for small quantities and designs with complex artwork.
- Silkscreen Printing: Provides vibrant colors and is suitable for larger production runs. Best suited for bold, impactful designs.
Lead Time and Ordering
Our lead time for DTF printing is between 7-14 working days, depending on the complexity and quantity of orders. Experience the innovation of DTF printing and elevate your apparel. Feel free to contact us for more information or to discuss your specific custom printing needs in Malaysia.