Direct to Film or DTF Printing

DTF printing is an exciting new way to print designs on T-shirts, Apparel, and many other surfaces.

Looking to create custom apparel for your team or business? Want a printing technique that can easily transfer your designs onto any fabric, including cotton, cotton/poly blends, or microfiber? Look no further than DTF printing (Direct to Film printing). This innovative and efficient printing process doesn’t require weeding and can produce high-quality prints on T-shirts, apparel, and a variety of other surfaces.

DTF Printing

DTF is an acronym that stands for “direct to film”. DTF Printing Technology is a digital printing technique that involves printing a design or image onto a transparent film carrier, which is then transferred onto a garment or other surface using heat and pressure.

This innovative method allows us to print on a wide range of fabrics, including T-shirts, hats, masks, shoes, towels, bags, non-woven pouches, and more, providing excellent durability and flexibility.

Our team is proud to offer DTF printing as part of our printing services in Sydney and across Guildford, and we specialize in delivering top-notch results with all of our printing techniques.

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DTF Printing Advantages

Wide range of colors

DTF printing offers versatility in printing on any garment or substrate, as it can work with white ink regardless of the color of the fabric. In addition, DTF ink comes in a variety of colors, including neon and metallic shades, providing endless possibilities for designers and customers to explore.


DTF printing is highly versatile as it allows for printing on a wide range of textiles, including cotton, nylon, leather, polyester, microfiber, and even 50/50 blends. On the other hand, DTG (direct-to-garment) printing is limited to cotton fabrics only. This makes DTF printing the most versatile digital printing technology in the market, as it can operate on a far greater variety of substrates and surfaces.

High retail quality

DTF (Direct-to-Film) printing technology allows for the production of high-resolution, vibrant, and long-lasting images. The DTF transfers are flexible, durable, and have excellent washability, ensuring they won't crack or peel, making them ideal for heavily used items. The Self Weeding transfer is designed to peel when it's cold, making it easy to use.

Easy application and Faster production time

Printing with DTF technology allows you to apply your design on surfaces that are hard to reach or awkward, as long as the area can be heated. The process is simple, as all that is required is heat to adhere the design, without the need for pre-treating or drying the garment. This makes the production process significantly faster compared to other printing methods

Environmentally friendly

DTF printing offers several environmental benefits over traditional printing methods. The ink used in DTF printing is non-toxic and contains fewer chemicals than other printing inks. The printing process produces very little waste since the ink is applied directly to the film without the need for excess paper or materials. Overall, DTF printing is a more eco-friendly option for those looking to reduce their environmental impact.

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FAQ About DTF Printing

DTF, which stands for Direct to Film, is a printing process that produces full-colour, weedless and cutless transfers. This process involves laying down a layer of ink on a clear DTF film, topped with a layer of white ink, and covering it with DTF powder. After curing the powder, the transfer is applied with heat to any colour or type of fabric garment, and the DTF film is peeled away, leaving the transfer on the shirt.

DTF inks are applied to a carrier film and coated with adhesive powder before being cured. The resulting transfer is then heat-pressed onto the item to be printed.

DTF transfers are ideal for a wide range of applications, including workwear, sportswear, fashion, performance fabrics, and promotional garments. The water-based ink used in the printing process results in a print that doesn’t crack and has a soft hand. The transfers offer exceptional durability, are stretchable, and have vibrant colors that should last the life of the garmen

We believe that DTF printing surpasses DTG printing. Unlike DTG, DTF printing does not necessitate pre-treating the garment. Furthermore, DTF printing is highly adaptable when it comes to image placement on the garment. Since DTF prints are cured before being applied to the garment, the print is more flexible and durable.

Your First Choice for Professional Printing in Australia

At TAS, we take pride in our experienced team of printing specialists who are dedicated to providing the best quality printing services. We only use the highest quality DTF printers to ensure that our customers receive the best possible results. Our printing services are available in Sydney, Guildford, and surrounding areas.

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We have established partnerships with top Australian suppliers of various types of merchandise, ranging from workwear to mugs and more.
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We offer the option to either design your own artwork or to have our team of professional designers create a design for you.
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We provide both full-color digital printing for individual garments as well as wholesale bulk gang sheet printing, with no minimum order quantity required.
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We pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality DTF prints, inks, and supplies.