Direct-to-Film (DTF) printing is an innovative technique that has revolutionized the world of textile printing. This method allows for high-quality prints on various fabrics, offering a versatile and efficient solution for custom clothing and promotional items.

What is DTF printing?

DTF printing involves printing designs onto a special film (transfer film), which is then transferred to the fabric. This method combines traditional inkjet printing technology with special DTF inks and films. This method provides vivid colors and high print quality, ideal for both promotional and artistic purposes. When applied correctly, DTF can be an effective tool for creating personalized products and unique designs.

The process usually involves the following steps:

  1. Design creation: A digital design is created using graphic design software. It can include a wide range of colors and intricate details.
  2. Printing on film: The design is printed onto PET film using a DTF printer that uses special DTF inks. These inks are typically vivid and durable, ensuring high-quality prints.
  3. Applying adhesive powder: After printing on the film, an adhesive powder is applied. This powder helps in sticking the design to the fabric during the transfer process.
  4. Curing the design: The film with the adhesive powder is cured using a heat press or an oven. This step sets the adhesive, preparing it for transfer.
  5. Transferring the design: The cured film is placed on the fabric and heat pressed again, transferring the design from the film to the fabric.
  6. Removing the film: After cooling, the film is removed, leaving a vivid design on the fabric.

Advantages of DTF Printing

If you are looking for a printing technology that combines high quality, versatility, and efficiency, Direct-to-Film (DTF) printing might be the perfect choice. Here are detailed reasons to consider this innovative method:

High Print Quality

  • Vivid Colors: DTF printing uses special inks that are incredibly vibrant and durable. This ensures that prints retain their vivid colors even after multiple washes.
  • Detail Precision: DTF technology allows for creating intricate designs with a lot of detail, which is hard to achieve with other printing methods.


  • Variety of Fabrics: DTF printing can be used on various fabrics, including cotton, polyester, blends, and dark fabrics. This makes it an ideal solution for a wide range of projects, from casual wear to sportswear.
  • Adaptability to Different Products: Whether you are printing on t-shirts, bags, or accessories, DTF ensures high-quality prints on every product.


  • Quick Process: Thanks to advanced technology, the printing and transfer process is fast, allowing for the fulfillment of large orders in a short time.
  • Low Waste: The precise DTF printing process generates less waste, leading to greater production efficiency and lower costs.

Low Costs

  • No Need for Screens: DTF printing does not require expensive screen preparation, significantly reducing production costs, especially for small runs.
  • Material Savings: The special inks and films used in the DTF process are efficient, further reducing printing costs.


  • Less Chemicals: DTF printing generates fewer harmful chemicals and waste, positively impacting the environment and workers' health.

Ideal for Different Order Sizes

  • Small Businesses: DTF printing is economical even for small runs, allowing small businesses to create professional products without large investments.
  • Large Enterprises: For larger companies, DTF offers scalability and efficiency, enabling quick and economical fulfillment of large orders.

Applications of DTF Prints

Direct-to-Film (DTF) printing is an extremely versatile technology that finds applications in a wide range of industries and products. Thanks to the ability to print on various fabrics and materials, DTF prints are an ideal solution for many projects. Here are some key applications:

Fashion Apparel and Accessories

  • T-Shirts: DTF prints are perfect for personalizing t-shirts with unique designs, graphics, and text. The high-quality prints ensure that colors remain vibrant and durable even after multiple washes.
  • Sweatshirts and Hoodies: DTF allows for creating intricate designs on sweatshirts and hoodies, ideal for clothing brands looking to stand out in the market.
  • Caps and Bags: With DTF printing, it is easy to personalize caps, bags, and other accessories, making it a great way to promote a brand.

Sports and Technical Wear

  • Sports Jerseys: DTF works excellently on sportswear, providing durable and flexible prints that do not crack or fade during intensive use.
  • Leggings and Shorts: With the ability to print on polyester, DTF is perfect for producing leggings, shorts, and other sportswear items that require flexibility and durability.

Workwear and Uniforms

  • Corporate Uniforms: Personalized uniforms with DTF prints can include company logos, employee names, or other important information, helping to build a professional company image.
  • Protective Clothing: DTF allows for durable prints on protective clothing, which is especially important in industries requiring employee identification and visibility.

Promotional Products

  • Advertising Gadgets: DTF printing is ideal for creating various advertising gadgets, such as bags, caps, t-shirts, which can be given away at trade shows, events, and conferences.
  • Corporate Gifts: Personalized products with DTF prints can make excellent gifts for clients and business partners, helping to build relationships and brand image.

Home Decor

  • Pillows and Curtains: DTF printing allows for creating unique designs on home textiles, such as pillows, curtains, or tablecloths, adding a distinctive character to interiors.
  • Furniture Upholstery: Thanks to durable and aesthetic prints, DTF can be used to personalize furniture upholstery, introducing unique design to residential and commercial spaces.

Children's Clothing

  • Kids' Apparel: DTF prints are ideal for children's clothing, offering the ability to create colorful and durable designs that withstand intensive use and frequent washing.
  • Children's Accessories: Personalized accessories, such as bibs, hats, and blankets, can also be decorated with durable DTF prints.

Thanks to its versatility, durability, and quality, DTF printing is an excellent choice for a wide range of applications, both commercial and personal. At Kams Technologies, we offer comprehensive DTF printing services, tailored to your individual needs and requirements.


We invite you to take advantage of our DTF printing services at Kams Technologies. See for yourself how this innovative technology can enhance the quality of your products and meet your




How does DTF printing differ from other garment marking methods?

DTF printing offers many advantages compared to other marking methods, such as screen printing, embroidery, or DTG printing:

  • Versatility: DTF printing works on almost all types of fabrics, while other methods may have limitations.
  • Durability: DTF prints are more resistant to washing, cracking, and color fading than prints made with other techniques.
  • High Quality: DTF printing provides extremely detailed and clear images with vivid colors, which is not always possible with other methods.
  • Impressive Finish: DTF prints are soft and pleasant to the touch, ensuring comfort in wearing.
  • Quick Turnaround: DTF print orders are completed faster than some other methods.

Is DTF printing safe for clothing?

Yes, DTF printing is completely safe for clothing. The inks and adhesives we use are non-toxic and do not damage the fabric.

What materials can be used for DTF printing?

DTF printing works on almost all types of fabrics, including: Cotton, Polyester, Silk, Satin, Leather, Denim, and many others!

  • Cotton: Ideal for casual wear, t-shirts, bags, and other accessories, cotton is one of the most commonly used materials in DTF printing.
  • Polyester: Excellent for sportswear, flags, banners, and other items requiring durability and weather resistance. DTF printing on polyester ensures intense colors and long-lasting quality.
  • Fabric Blends: DTF printing also works on blended fabrics that combine different fibers, offering flexibility and comfort. This method allows for durable prints on various material blends.

  • Dark Fabrics: One of the biggest advantages of DTF printing is the ability to print on dark fabrics without losing quality and color intensity. This allows for creating bold prints on dark clothing and accessories.

How long does the DTF printing process take?

The printing and transfer process is relatively quick, allowing for the fulfillment of orders in a short time.

Can I order small quantities using DTF printing?

Yes, DTF printing is economical even for small runs because it does not require expensive screen preparation.

Is DTF printing environmentally friendly?

Yes, DTF printing generates less waste and uses less water compared to traditional printing methods.

How do I care for fabrics with DTF prints?

Fabrics with DTF prints should be washed in cold water and dried on a low heat setting to maintain the quality and durability of the print.

DTF printing is a versatile, efficient, and economical method that offers high-quality prints on a variety of fabrics while minimizing environmental impact. If you have more questions about DTF printing or want to place an order, contact us at Kams Technologies. We will be happy to assist you with your project!