DTF, short for ‘Direct-to-Film’ is a printing technique that is gaining rapid adoption in the Textile & Apparel industry. Designs and logos are printed on special media called ‘DTF film’ using an inkjet printer with dedicated DTF inks (heat transfer pigment ink), which is often backed up with a white ink layer. A soluble ‘hot melt powder’ is then applied, which adheres to the wet ink layers, and acts as the glue between design and fabric.

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