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How durable are DTF transfers in the wash?

DTF transfers are remarkably durable in wash cycles. In our observations, transfers can undergo up to 50 washes before any noticeable decline in quality. For longevity, the key is in the application: using an adequate press that ensures even heat and pressure distribution will maximize transfer resilience.

    What’s your minimum order amount?

    Zero, zilch, nada! Order 1 or 1001, we don’t discriminate against numbers. Every quantity is a good quantity in our books!

    How do I press DTF Transfers?

    Ready to make some magic? Let’s turn that design into wearable art!

    Step 1: Pre-Press Warm-up Give your garment a 5-second pre-heat. This pre-heat removes those pesky wrinkles and chases away sneaky moisture.

    Step 2: First Press

    • Temperature: 300-310 degrees.
    • Duration: 10-15 seconds (not too long, not too short—like a good nap!).
    • Pressure: Medium. Remember: Every heat press has its own personality. A little trial and error might be needed to find that sweet spot.
    • Placement: Click here to download our Placement Guide.

    Step 3: Peel Our transfers are hot peel transfers. Peel within 10 seconds after the transfers comes out from the press

    Step 4: Second Press

    • Cover Choice: For a shine look, use Teflon. For a matte look, go with parchment paper.
    • Temperature: Still rocking 300-310 degrees.
    • Duration: A brief 5-10 seconds.
    • Pressure: Medium.

    Pro Tip: Ensure even pressure for the best stickiness, and keep any garment features like pockets, seams, and zippers out of the pressing area.

    Special Fabric Instructions:

    • Polyester/Blends: They’re heat magnets! Lower the temp to 300-310 degrees and reduce the time to 3-8 seconds. If your design’s playing hard to get, you can give it another press.
    • 100% Polyester: This one’s a bit finicky. Go cooler at 250-285 degrees and quicker at 3-8 seconds. It’s like baking a new recipe—might take a few tries to perfect! If it’s not sticking, press again after a cooldown.

    There you have it! Now, go turn that transfer into a money!

    What is a gang sheet?

    A gang sheet is a printable document that has multiple designs on it. So you can arrange your designs in a gang sheet that is up to 10 ft long using our Gang Sheet Builder, which allows you to get more transfers for your money. The gang sheet comes rolled up and you will need to cut the individual designs out of the sheet.

    What is a DTF transfer?

    DTF, short for Direct To Film, is a precision printing method. Designs are printed directly onto a specialized film, which is then transferred to materials such as cotton, polyester, or linen using a heat press in just 15 seconds. Benefits of using DTF include vibrant full-color prints, sharp detail accuracy, compatibility with various materials, and elimination of manual processes like weeding. It’s an efficient and high-quality solution for diverse printing needs.

    What type of press is required?

    Whether it’s the household iron collecting dust in your closet or a top-tier industrial heat press, you can use a range of tools. However, for optimal results, it’s crucial to use a press that can uniformly apply the right amount of pressure across the transfer. For a detailed guide, visit our “How to Press” page.

    What file format should my artwork be?

    • Format: PNG files are preferred. acceptible file formats: PNG, AI, EPS PDF
    • Resolution: Aim for 300 DPI or higher.
    • Files: Ensure all imported files are embedded.
    • Imaging: Please refrain from mirroring images.
    • Background: Use transparent backgrounds exclusively.
    • Smallest Text: 10px (.85mm | 0.03in)

    Application Instructions

    Important Note: Heat presses can vary in temperature and pressure settings, so the following are general guidelines. If you are a first-time customer, we recommend ordering a few extra designs to test and determine the optimal temperature, time, and pressure for your press. Please note that a household iron is not suitable for these transfers.

    Warning: Do not press the color ribbon running along your transfer roll, as it will not come off the shirt.

    Step-by-Step Instructions:

    1. Pre-Press the Garment: Before applying the image, pre-press the garment for 5 seconds to remove wrinkles and any moisture trapped in the fabric.
    2. First Press: Set the heat press to 290-310 degrees Fahrenheit and apply medium pressure. Place the image in the proper position and press for 7-10 seconds. Note that each heat press may vary, so some experimentation may be necessary for optimal results.
    3. Peel Hot/Cold: Our Transfers can be peeled hot or cold. We recommend Hot Peel. For Hot Peel, peel within 3 seconds in one solid motion. For Cold Peel, wait until the transfer has completely cooled and peel with one solid motion. Rubbing the film with a cloth is recommended before cold peel.
    4. Second Press: Cover the design with Teflon (for a shiny finish), use the backside of the transfer paper (for a shiny finish), or parchment paper (for a matte finish). Set the heat press to 290-310 degrees Fahrenheit and apply medium pressure for 5-10 seconds.

    Note: Applying firm and even pressure is crucial for good adhesion. Avoid pressing over pockets, seams, buttons, zippers, etc.

    Adjustments for Different Fabrics:

    • Polyester/Blend Fabric: Reduce the temperature to 280-300 degrees Fahrenheit and shorten the press time to 3-8 seconds. These fabrics absorb heat faster. If the transfer is not adhering to the fabric, you can press multiple times, allowing the fabric to cool in between.
    • 100% Polyester: Lower the temperature to 250-285 degrees Fahrenheit and reduce the press time to 3-8 seconds. This fabric may require some adjustments to determine the best settings. Practice is recommended to find the proper settings. If the transfer is not adhering, press multiple times, allowing the fabric to cool in between.

    Artwork Guidelines

    • Format: PNG files are preferred. acceptible file formats: PNG, AI, PDF
    • Resolution: Aim for 300 DPI or higher.
    • Files: Ensure all imported files are embedded.
    • Imaging: Please refrain from mirroring images.
    • Background: Use transparent backgrounds exclusively.
    • Smallest Text: 10px (.85mm | 0.03in)

    Shipping Info

    Our DTF transfers are printed in the United States. We ship from Spring Hill, Fl. which is about 30 minutes north of Tampa. 

    Turnaround Times: We will print and ship your order within 3 business days. 

    How do I Build a Gang Sheet?

    Unleash Your Creativity with Our Simple 6-Step Gang Sheet Creation Process!

    1. Choose Your Canvas: Kickstart your design journey by selecting the perfect size and quantity for your gang sheet. This is where your vision begins to take shape!
    2. Initiate the Magic: Hit the ‘Build a Gang Sheet’ button. This is your gateway to unleash creativity and bring your ideas to life.
    3. Craft Your Masterpiece: Dive into the world of design with our Gang Sheet Builder. Here, you can let your imagination run wild and create something truly unique.
    4. Save Your Progress: Once you’re happy with your design, click the ‘Save and Exit’ button inside the builder. Your creation is now ready for the next big step!
    5. Perfect Your Vision: Head over to the cart page for a final glimpse of your gang sheet. Feel free to tweak and fine-tune your design here. It’s all about getting it just right!
    6. Seal the Deal: All set? Great! Proceed to checkout and get ready to see your custom gang sheet come to life.

    Here is a step-by-step video:

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