Manutech-Print, specialist in supplies, spare parts and machines for DTF (Direct-To-Film) printing, offers a selection of the best DTF films. Our range of films for DTF opens the doors to textile personalisation like never before.
DTF transfer film remains much more than a simple printing medium. It's a blank canvas for your designs. Used with our inks and powder, our selection offers exceptional results and unrivalled versatility. On manutech-print.com, we highlight high-quality PET films, ready to transform your ideas and the inspirations of your customers into textile reality.
How to choose the film for DTF transfer?
There are several DTF film formats, this choice naturally depends on the printer used. Printing on a 60cm x 100m DTF roll demands a large format DTF printer. This system is suitable for textile printing workshops with medium or high production capacity.
The A3 DTF sheet, more versatile, is used with a desktop printer converted for this printing technique.
The DTF transfer sheet also allows you to print with a DTG printer like the Brother GTX PRO BULK or an Epson F2200. You can use its DTG machines as a DTF printer without changing the ink, but by adapting the RIP (printing software) settings.
A DTF film compatible with the different inks for DTF.
Our DTF films are compatible with the majority of inks used in DTF printing. By using our DTF inks as well as our hot melt powder, this ensures a good quality result.
Using our film for DTF, you produce precise prints with amazing detail, vibrant colours and faithful reproduction of designs.
DTF cold peel film or DTF cold peel transfer film.
The DTF cold peel film comes off the garment after it has completely cooled after pressing it. Usually about 20-30 seconds, you can use an aluminium block to cool the DTF transfer quickly.
This method is repeatedly utilised for projects that need a glossy, professional finish. Benefits include bright, attractive colours, with strong adhesion between transfer and garment once cooled.
Film for hot peel DTF or DTF hot peel film.
The DTF transfer film is peeled when hot, they come off the garment shortly after application. It has the advantage of eliminating the wait for complete cooling.This allows you to quickly fulfil orders from your customers, ideal for jobs requiring rapid and, above all, efficient production. However, the colour rendition may be slightly different, a more matte side compared to cold release transfers.
Difference between DTF hot peel film and DTF cold peel film in Direct to Film Printing.
The main distinction is the cooling time demand for the textile transfer to peel. DTF hot peel film offers a quick solution, while cold peel film offers a brighter and more vivid colour quality but makes a longer wait.
How much does a great film cost for DTF transfer?
DTF hot peel film remains a bit expensive due to its more complex manufacturing process. This DTF transfer film has a more complex coating layer to apply. As well, it calls for strict control to get a uniform coating offering excellent ink adhesion.
Efficacy of hot peel DTF film and cold peel DTF film.
The DTF hot peel allows for almost immediate removal after using the heat press. This offers a much shorter production time. This makes it possible to carry out more orders.
DTF cold peel, although a superior in quality is less effective because of the extended wait time before film removal.
Difference in washing resistance between DTF hot peel film and cold peel film?
DTF hot peel film uses a coating with a slightly shorter wash resistance. But the DTF transfer resists many washes! While cold peel film offers better wash resistance, colours hold up better.
Film for the best performing DTF transfer? Hot peel or cold peel?
This specific choice depends on your priorities. If you prefer lower cost and brilliant colours, opt for cold peel film. Although it demands time for the DTF transfer to cool.
For rapid and efficient production, DTF hot peel film may be more suitable for your operational needs.
Other features of Movies for DTF.
Beyond the difference between cold peel and hot peel, DTF films exist with a coating on the side or single side and double side. Currently, innovative products are arriving on the market like films for fluorescent DTF, with an oiled effect, etc.
Get a DTF film sample, test it out.
Testing DTF film samples is the best way to prefer the right transfer material for your textile printing shop. Our sample contains DTF hot peel film, printed with our Premium DTF ink.
What is film for DTF transfer?
DTF transfer film is a PET film with a special coating which provides good adhesion to the ink. It allows the transfer of visuals onto a vast majority of textiles.
How to use DTF transfer film?
If you are not using a roller but are printing on DTF sheets, first locate the printable side. Moisten your finger and run it over a corner of your A3 DTF sheet. The side that is most eye-catching is the printable surface.
The DTF transfer film is easily stored in an environment between 10°C and 30°C and without humidity.
In addition, find a selection of Direct To Film equipment and supplies such as ink for DTF transfer, maintenance fluid for DTF printer: