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Unlock the Brilliance of Direct To Film Transfer Printing

Why opt for anything less when you can have excellence and affordability in one with us?

DTF printing offers the perfect solution for your next garment printing needs. With this innovative process, your chosen design is printed onto transfer paper and then seamlessly transferred onto your garment using heat.



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The Process of Direct To Film Printing

How it Works?

In digital transfer printing, the selected design is printed onto transfer paper. Once this has been done, the image is transferred via heat onto the garment.


Design Preparation

Line Design is Made for cutting with Roland Plotter

Create or select a design for printing. Ensure the design is in high resolution and the desired dimensions for the t-shirt.


Printing on Film

Line Design is Made for cutting with Roland Plotter

Print the design onto the film using a DTF printer. The printer uses DTF-specific inks, including CMYK and white ink. The white ink layer is printed last to serve as a base for the coloured inks.


Applying Powder

Line Design is Made for cutting with Roland Plotter

Apply DTF powder (hot melt powder) evenly over the wet ink on the printed film. This powder acts as an adhesive, bonding the ink to the fabric during the heat transfer process.


Melting the Powder

Direct To Film Printing is the process of printing images and transfer onto fabrics and garments

Melt the powder by curing the printed film with the applied powder. This is done using a curing oven in a tunnel above and below the film without touching it. The melting process activates the powder's adhesive properties

Pre Pressing the Fabric

Pre-Pressing the Fabric

DTF printing is the process of printing images directly onto fabrics and garments

Pre-press the t-shirt using a heat press to remove wrinkles and moisture. This ensures a smooth surface for the transfer and improves the quality of the final print.


Transferring the Print

DTF printing is the process of printing images directly onto fabrics and garments

To transfer a printed design onto a t-shirt, place the film with the printed design and melted powder onto the pre-pressed t-shirt and use a heat press to apply heat and pressure, activating the adhesive, bonding the ink to the t-shirt.


Peeling and Finishing

DTF printing is the process of printing images directly onto fabrics and garments

Peel off the film after the transfer. Do a hot or cold peel based on the film type. Post-press the t-shirt with a heat press for better durability.



DTF printing is the process of printing images directly onto fabrics and garments

To ensure the durability of printed t-shirts, cure them by letting them dry and set for about 24 hours before washing.

See what makes Direct To Film Printing stand out

Advantages of Direct To Film Printing

Unparalleled Flexibility

Our services provide ultimate flexibility, allowing for versatile customisation options tailored to specific needs.

Applicable to Various Fabrics

DTF is compatible with a wide range of fabrics, including cotton, polyester, nylon and Lycra, ensuring adaptability across different materials.

Fine Colour Appearance

The colour output of DTF transfer is vibrant and fine as delivering high-quality prints with excellent visual appeal

Easy to Learn

DTF printing offers a user-friendly process, making it accessible for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.

Smooth & Professional Finish

It delivers a sleek and polished finish elevating the overall quality and appearance of printed materials.

Cater Complex Photographic Designs

DTF printing stands out for its ability to handle intricate photographic designs with fresh & bold colours offering a wide range of printing possibilities.

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Ideal for Branded Merchandise

DTF is particularly suitable for creating branded merchandise, allowing businesses to customise their products with logos, slogans and other branding elements to boost brand visibility and recognition.

Potential Limitations of Direct To Film Printing

What are the Possible Disadvantages?

  • Bulk Order Limitation
  • Temperature Sensitivity
  • Single-Color Design Constraint
  • Exact colour matching is not possible.
  • Limited Color Matching
  • Rough Outline Challenges
  • High Costs for Large Orders
  • Durability Concerns
  • Complexity in Artwork

Certain Hues can look different on a Computer Screen and on Print

Some Colors can look Different in Real Life

There aren't many things our incredible DTG process cannot achieve! However, when choosing the colors for your artwork, it’s important to note that they may look different on a real product than what you see on your computer monitor. Even if you have calibrated your monitor to a specific color profile, there are various factors that influence the final appearance of colors on a printed product. Because of this, we can’t guarantee color accuracy 100%.

Our printers will convert your submitted print file from RGB to CMYK color space. This color conversion process changes the color gamut, or range of colors that can be expressed. You must be very cautious when using bright neon and pastel RGB values in your print files. Some examples include hot pinks, lime greens, construction orange, highlighter yellow, Easter egg shades, etc. You should also consider other factors like fabric material, garment color, and whether your print will require a white under base layer when choosing colors.

If color accuracy is important to you, we suggest ordering our pre-made color swatches on a sample product. You can use those swatches to decide which RGB values best compare to the desired results when printed on a physical product.

Some amazing prints produced using Direct To Film Printing

Print Examples


Frequently Asked Questions

DTF transfers, also known as Direct to Film transfers, are a modern way of printing. They let you print designs straight onto a special dtf film. Afterwards, the film is transferred onto fabric using a heat press.

DTF prints offer superior color vibrancy, intricate detailing, and durability compared to traditional printing methods, making them ideal for custom apparel and accessories.

Our DTF printing service in Australia provides quick turnaround times, high-quality results, and the ability to print on a wide range of fabrics, catering to diverse customer needs. We are always up to serve you with best full colour digital transfers.

UV DTF printing involves using ultraviolet light to cure the ink, resulting in faster drying times and enhanced colour saturation compared to traditional DTF printing methods.

DTF iron-on transfers offer a convenient and cost-effective solution for adding custom designs to clothing, bags, and other fabric items at home, allowing for endless creative possibilities.

DTF heat press refers to a specialised method in which designs created using the DTF printing technique are transferred onto the fabric using heat and pressure. This process ensures vibrant colours, intricate detailing, and long-lasting results on custom clothes and accessories.

DTF labels offer excellent colour reproduction, durability, and flexibility, making them ideal for branding clothing, accessories, and promotional merchandise.

DTF transfers ready to press eliminate the need for extensive setup and preparation, allowing for faster turnaround times and increased efficiency in garment production.

Printing T-Shirts and Clothing can be complicated. We make the whole process easy!

Which Printing Method is Best for you?

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Request a Quote

When it comes to selecting the right clothing and printing technique, we understand the intricacies involved. If you require further information about various printing methods or wish to obtain a quote, we encourage you to reach out to us through our Quick Quote Form or via Email. Rest assured, our dedicated team will make every effort to promptly respond to your inquiry, typically within 24 to 48 hours of receiving your request.

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