October '22

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1 8 G R A P H I C S P R O • O C T O B E R 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G D irect-to-film (DTF) transfer printing is creating quite a buzz in the decorated garment marketplace. However, with the DTF process being so new, many have been unable to find answers to questions on this emerging technology or information they need to know before making the decision to implement DTF into their business. When looking to start or expand into DTF transfer print- ing, businesses have a variety of factors to consider. TRAINING & WARRANTIES While making a DTF transfer is a relatively simple process, proper application and equipment training can help determine how fast a business can start producing a sellable product. Knowing who is going to train you and how much experience they have with the equipment they are providing is very important. Be sure to ask about training, how extensive it will be, what type of training (in-person, online, videos, etc.), how long the training will be, and so forth. DTF Checklist DIRECT-TO-FILM (DTF) TRANSFER PRINTING HOLDS A LOT OF PROMISE AS A PROFITABLE PROCESS B Y M A T T H E W R H O M E

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