DTF Transfers Vs UV-DTF Labels Vs Dye Sublimation?
|Shirts, Jackets, Bags
|Bottles, Jars, Packaging Material
|Poly Shirts, Hard Goods
|Heat & Pressure
|Peel & Stick
|Heat & Pressure
|Flat items made from: Cotton, Poly/Cotton Blends, Poly, Nylon, Leather, Cardboard, Wood, etc.
|Items made from: Films, Acrylic, Crystal, Plastic, Metal, Ceramics, Glass, Leather, Wood, Paper, PVC Board, etc
|Light Color Poly Shirts, Glass, Mugs, and many other items made for dye sublimation.
Standard flat rate shipping is $12.50. Orders going to the Northeast US are shipped via UPS ground and should be delivered the next day. Orders shipping outside of the Northeast US are shipped via FedEx 2 day express service. Next day shipping is available at an additional charge. Tracking info will be emailed to you when transfers are shipped. At this time, we do not ship outside of the United States.
What Is The Price?
For full pricing see our pricing
We only work with companies that are active in the decoration and sale of garments, promotional products, and other printed material.
Cold Peel vs Hot Peel?
The advantages of cold peel film are: Easier to know when to peel, durable transfer, holds small detail better, applies easier to difficult materials, and the transfer itself will hold up to rough handling. The advantages of hot peel are: Faster application and slightly brighter prints. In general we suggest cold peel. However, hot peel is faster and will allow you to do larger jobs quickly. In the final results, there is not that much difference between the two.
How To Apply Cold Peel DTF Transfers?
Transfers should be applied with a commercial grade heat press. The temperature should be set to 310 degrees fahrenheit with medium to firm pressure. PrePress for 3 seconds. Press for 12 seconds and peel cold. It is not required but we do recommend a 2nd 12 second press using either a parchment or teflon sheet to cover the design. These times and temperatures are what we find works with most heat press equipment and fabrics. For poly that may bleed, temperature can be lowered to 275 and time reduced to 10 seconds. You should test and adjust the time and temperature you use based on your equipment and materials.
How To Apply Hot Peel DTF Transfers?
Transfers should be applied with a commercial grade heat press. The temperature should be set to 300 degrees fahrenheit with medium to firm pressure. PrePress for 3 seconds. Press for 12 seconds, wait 2 to 3 seconds and quickly peel. It is not required but we do recommend a 2nd 12 second press using either a parchment or teflon sheet to cover the design. These times and temperatures are what we find works with most heat press equipment and fabrics. For poly that may bleed, temperature can be lowered to 275 and time reduced to 10 seconds. You should test and adjust the time and temperature you use based on your equipment and materials.
How To Apply UV-DTF Labels?
Labels will work best when warm. If they are in a cold room or you just received them, it is a good idea to warm them before trying to peel the backing. Once warm, peel the backing slowly making sure the label design fully transfers to the clear film. Align label on item and press to stick. Press hard to make sure the label adheres well. Peel the clear film slowly making sure label has adhered to the finished item.
How To Apply Dye Sublimation Transfers?
Dye Sublimation Transfers should be applied with a commercial grade heat press. The temperature should be set to 400 degrees fahrenheit with light pressure. PrePress for 3 seconds. Press transfer for 60 seconds, and quickly peel. Paper should be used between the item being pressed and the heat press to protect the heat press. For mugs and other round items, there are special heat presses or dye sublimation ovens should be used.
Do UV-DTF Labels Work On Drinkware?
UV-DTF labels can be used on drinkware. However, they do not hold up well in a dishwasher. Items should be washed by hand.
How Does It Wash?
You will see little to no change in DTF Transfers for the first 30 washes and the transfer will continue to look good for at least 50 washes. In fact, most people like the feel and look better after garments have been washed. UV-DTF labels are protected with a coating of varnish and hold up well on hard items.
How Does It Feel?
The feel of DTF transfers will depend on the design and how it is applied. The feel is soft and breaths well. For softer feel, try not to have large solid areas in your design. UV-DTF labels feel like a polyester label and have a glossy look from the varnish coating.
Available DTF Transfer Print Sizes?
Small - 11" x 12.50"
Medium - 22.50" x 12.50"
Large - 22.50" x 25.00"
Extra Large - 22.50" x 60.00"
Available UV-DTF Label Print Sizes?
Small - 11" x 6"
Medium - 11" x 12"
Large - 11" x 18"
Extra Large - 11" x 24"
Maximum file size is 100 megabytes
Minimum 300dpi and Maximum 600dpi
File types: .png, .tiff, .pdf, and .ai
All designs will print as sized in the file
All text should be converted to curves
Thin lines and small detail do not print?
To prevent the white ink that is printed on the back of the transfers from showing, it is reduced in size by up to 3 pixels on all sides. Therefore, a line that is only 6 pixels wide will not get any white ink printed behind it and may not show when the transfer is used. Make any thin lines and small text a little bolder. When there is only white in all of the designs in the file, we do not reduce anything and you can print thinner lines.
Transparent colors do not print well. We suggest changing any transparent colors to a solid color. You can use halftones to get a similar effect. We can not be responsible for how designs with transparent colors will print. As an additional service our art department can create the halftones for you. Email email@example.com
for more information on this service.
I get white showing around colored parts of my design?
This can occur if the design has transparent pixels around what you want to print. They may be very light at not easy to see. However, when the white underbase is created the computer sees them and does put white behind them. You see this in designs that are created in Photoshop and other raster based design programs.
Are Gang Sheets Ok?
Yes, we will print exactly what you send. Gang your designs together before you upload your file with the designs ganged to fit the print size you selected.
Can You Knockout Colors?
Our standard service will print exactly what you send. If you want to drop out a color, it should be done before the design is uploaded. For instance, if you are printing on a black shirt you can remove all black in the design file to let the color of the shirt become part of the design. As an additional service our art department can knockout colors for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on this service.