Manutech-Print equips textile printing companies that use direct to garment printing (DTG) , screen printing, heat transfer as well as DTF or direct to film printing. Discover quality supplies, such as DTF transfer film, ink, powder at the best price! We offer a complete, premium quality DTF direct to film printing solution, from the automatic DTF line, to DTF supplies and cleaning solution.
Direct-To-Film printing is exceptionally a unique and recent printing technique. It consists of printing designs on a transfer film to apply them to clothing.
Within our DTF printer selection, we offer the most recent generation of printing systems and an innovative range of patented USA vertical DTF powdering/drying units, ensuring top performance.
The Importance of Quality Printing Equipment or a DTF Printer.
For those of you working in the textile printing industry, you already understand that the quality of your printer and inks significantly influences the ultimate output. This principle holds even truer when it comes to Direct To Film printing.
Just like with other marking techniques such as direct digital printing or heat transfer, it is essential to invest in reliable and durable equipment. Indeed, a quality DTF printer, DTF powdering and drying unit, as well as a heat press, all enhance the excellent quality of your prints and your overall work.
A fully automated DTF printing setup quickly pays off due to more affordable textile inks and lower equipment costs.
The DTF Printer.
Since 2021, we've tested numerous DTF equipment and printers for DTF transfers from various manufacturers. The results of our testing allow Manutech-Print to offer you the best quality-to-price selection on the market.
DTF printers are also known for their reliability, excellent print quality, and high level of productivity. They are particularly well-suited for managing production volumes, a crucial aspect in the rapidly growing field of textile printing.
Unlike DTG technology, most users prefer DTF printers. Direct To Film printing offers higher printing speeds, requires no DTG pretreat, and has lower production costs.
For beautiful textile transfers, make sure to use premium DTF supplies: DTF powder, DTF transfer film sheets, and DTF ink. The DTF printers available on manutech-print.com come with either 2 or 4 Epson I3200 print heads. The 4-head printing system increases your production capacity by 60 to 70%.
The price also includes the Cadlink Factory DTF RIP for optimal results and ease of use.
DTF Auto-Powder Application and Curing Unit.
The DTF powdering and drying unit performs a crucial role in textile transfer production. Infrared drying and heating enhance and protect colour reproduction. Maximise the automation of your DTF printing line with a DTF powder application unit. They are suitable for high-speed DTF printers with 2 or 4 print heads.
Explore our range, including the vertical DTF powdering / drying unit. Patented in the USA, it occupies minimal floor space in your workshop, measuring just 120 cm x 98 cm. Efficient and powerful, it's suitable for 2 or 4 head DTF printers. Additionally, you can control the two heating zones independently.
Our selection of equipment for DTF transfer includes A2 and A3 DTF ovens. These are indispensable for successful textile transfer printing on A3 sheets with a DTG printer like the Brother GTX Pro Bulk. The DTF drying oven uniformly and smoothly bakes the DTF powder, ensuring better adhesion and resistance to washing of the transfer.
Choosing the right DTF Transfer Film – Hot Peel or Cold Peel.
Direct To Film printing requires a PET film (similar material to plastic water bottles or credit cards). However, not every type of hot peel or cold peel transfer film is suitable for the DTF process. Select a film with quality coating that adheres scrupulously to the ink.
Transfer films with fewer coating layers are of lower quality and might be cheaper, but they simply don't match the performance of Premium DTF films. They can stain fashionable clothing, prove incompatible with the ink, or damage your garment. Your elegant design might in addition have a more limited lifespan and peel off quickly, often leaving stains on the designs.
Our DTF transfer film is specially treated to withstand elevated temperatures and pressure from a heat press. It's compatible with all DTF printers. Manutech-Print offers DTF transfer film in two formats:
DTF Transfer Sheet A3 - Cold Peel.
DTF Transfer Film Roll 60 cm x 100 m - Both Hot Peel and Cold Peel.
High-quality inks are also crucial to ensure that the I3200-A1 print head doesn't clog or leave visible streaks regularly. Manutech-Print typically recommends using inks designed exclusively for DTF printing, particularly our Premium DTF ink.
To guarantee successful printing, our DTF inks are carefully selected and tested, ensuring accurate colour reproduction and compatibility with all our DTF supplies. Manutech-Print offers an extraordinary range of DTF inks with high colour density and saturation, delivering excellent performance and excellent durability.
On Manutech-Print.com, we rigorously test and precisely control DTF ink.Our quality standards are stringent to achieve flawless colour and detail reproduction.
DTF ink is used to print on DTF film (Direct to Film transfers). Manutech-Print offers two lines of ink.
DTF transfers can be applied to various textiles (organic cotton, cotton-polyester blends, polyester, lycra, and more) and other promotional materials. Naturally finding the right DTF ink can be precisely a complex task. While our DTF inks work with a variety of DTF transfer films, we recommend using them with the ones we offer.
High-quality pigmented DTF inks are suitable for all DTF printers, including those using Epson DX5 printheads, Epson i3200-A1 / 4720.
Explore a full range of ink colours for DTF printing:
DTF Cyan Ink ;
DTF Magenta Ink ;
DTF Yellow Ink ;
DTF Black Ink ;
DTF White Ink.
DTF powder or hot melt powder.
Direct To Film printing doesn't transfer directly onto shirts or hoodies. To fix your design, use a special DTF powder. This hot melt DTF adhesive binds the design from your printer to the surface of the textile being printed.
Once fixed, your design conserves a soft transfer feel. The excess DTF powder can be easily stored and reused.
Additionally, consider using a smoke extraction system, either mobile or closed-loop with a simple suction motor and rigid hoses.
Manutech-Print has selected two types of DTF powders:
Medium White DTF Powder ;
Black DTF Transfer Powder.
DTF accessories and spare parts for DTF printers.
Discover precisely an excellent selection of DTF accessories and spare parts for DTF printers, designed to meet your needs. Our comprehensive range offers exceptional quality products to ensure beautiful DTF transfers.
Explore our DTF accessories including DTF Transfer Starter Kit, DTF Powder Sieves, I3200-A1 Printheads, all selected to ensure exceptional results.
Whether you're looking to perform quality DTF transfers or extend the life of your equipment, MTP is here to provide you with reliable solutions.
At Manutech-Print.com, our commitment to customer satisfaction goes beyond simple supply or equipment for textile printing. We are here to offer expertise and practical advice. Enjoy a successful DTF printing experience since 2021.
Advantages of DTF (Direct to Film) Printing.
One of the various advantages of DTF printing is that garments don't need Brother or Epson pretreat for a successful transfer. This reduces your steps and potentially lowers your production costs.
Overall, the Direct To Film printing technique is faster and requires less labour than DTG (Direct-To-Garment) printing.
DTF transfers offer excellent wash resistance, akin to screen printing.
Other advantages include more affordable supplies and consumables for DTF. Also, DTF printing uses up less ink, around 40% to 50% less.
How does DTF printing work or how to print a DTF Transfer?
Direct To Film printing is a unique and recent marking technique. It involves printing designs on a transfer film for application to clothing using a heat press.
Specifically, DTF or Direct-To-Film printing is a textile marking process involving heat transfer. DTF is a revolutionary technology allowing users to print patterns on a special transparent polyester film using water-based digital inks.
Next, a hot melt powder is applied to the ink. The DTF transfer film is then dried, and the powder dryer.
Two ways to fix DTF powder and harden it.
Manual: Print your DTF sheet. Cover the ink with powder, remove excess, and harden it employing a heat gun or an A2/A3 DTF transfer sheet oven.
Automatic: A complete DTF printing line consisting of a DTF printer and a powder-drying unit automates these steps. It requires a roll of DTF transfer film. When the printed transfer film comes out, it goes to the DTF hot melt powder applicator and shaker. Excess powder is collected for reuse. The transfer is then conveyed to the drying oven for quick powder hardening.
After this step, the operator heat-presses the transfer design directly onto the textile.
With quality DTF supplies, this type of textile customisation is as durable as screen printing and can be applied to various materials.