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Why Use DTF?

DTF provides a vibrant Full color image that is ready to be applied to almost any fabric. It is not limited by colors in the logo or setup charges like screen printing. Unlike screen printing low quantities are very cost effective for full color images.

What Is DTF?

Direct To Film or (DTF) is a printed method in which artwork if printed onto film and an adhesive powder is added to the printed image. The Film, artwork and adhesive powder are ran through a dryer to cure. The Artwork is now ready to be applied to your garment with a heat press.

What can DTF be applied to?

DTF is extremely versatile. It can be applied to a wide range of fabrics including 100% Cotton, 100% Polyester, Cotton Poly Blends, Tri Blends, Canvas and so much more.

How do I apply the transfer?

The DTF transfer should be applied at 280-290 degrees F with medium pressure for 15 seconds with a Teflon sheet. Our film is hot or cold peel. Once peeled we recommend a quick 3-5 second post press. In some cases it maybe necessary to pre press your garment to flatten and release any moisture from the garment. We always recommend testing the transfers on new fabric before completing a full production run. Check out this video here.

What file type should my artwork be?

We recommend PNG if possible. We can also accept Jpeg, jpg, gif, and SVG. Whatever file type you decide to use it is VERY IMPORTANT that the resolution be at least 300 DPI. Anything lower than this will cause a blurry image.

Why is my artwork blurry when I upload it?

Check to make sure that your artwork is at least 300 DPI in the size that you are looking to print. For example - if you are looking to have a 10" wide shirt back printed then you will need to size your original artwork to that size and save it with a resolution of at lease 300 DPI in that size.

Can timberline apply the transfers?

Yes! We have been doing this for years and would love to help you out. Reach out to us directly on the contact us page and we will be more than happy to see how we can help.