DTF Transfer FAQ

What is DTF?

DTF transfer are full colour digital transfers printed on transparent PET film and applied with a commercial heat press to various fabrics.  The transfers are easy to apply at low temperature in seconds. DTF transfers are perfect for fine-detailed designs with unlimited colours, gradients and free floating texts.

How to order DTF transfers?

The process is easy, just select the transfer sheet size, upload your design and complete the checkout.

What file format should I use?

Vector format works best.  Raster can also be provided but it must be at least 300 dpi resolution, saved at print size on a transparent background.   NEW:  for 22x24" gang sheets please save your file as pdf to upload.  Please double check your file size when uploaded (on the right hand side of the designer)

Our preferred file types are .PDF,  PNG

Can you help with artwork?

Yes, we can help you with your artwork, we offer vectoring services and artwork assistance for $25.00.

What is the best way to prepare my artwork?

-you should only upload exactly what is to be printed. All artwork is printed as submitted.

-layers, comments or background rectangles should be removed

-while you can upload designs with tiny details, thin lines and very small text, keep in mind that under certain line thickness these details may not have enough adhesive to transfer correctly.  All line thickness should be at least 0.02".

-the designs should have hard edges, no transparency, no drop shadows or fading, soft edges as those will not print and transfer properly

-if uploading vector files, all objects should be on one layer, outlines and texts should be converted to objects

Will the printed colours be an exact match?

No, while the colour conversion is very good, colour matching is not guaranteed.  If exact colours are needed we suggest to sample it first or order our Colour Chart DTF sheet available for $10.00.

The prints will not match your monitors, each computer monitor varies in calibration and display colours differently.

What size transfers can I order?

You can order multiples of a single design.  Price is based on image size and quantity ordered.  These designs will arrive to you pre-cut.

You can also group your designs for 11x12" or 22x24" sheets and upload your grouped images as one file.  These transfers will be shipped un-cut, rolled in a tube for protection.

Do these transfers last?

DTF transfers hold up well after 40+ washes. These prints typically don't crack or peel.  To extend the life of any decorated garment wash in cold water and hang to dry.

How difficult is it to apply these transfers?

The transfers are printed on a transparent film which allows for easy positioning.  Pressing time is 8-12 seconds with medium pressure and peeled warm. Heat pressing instructions are included with each transfer order.


Contact us if you have any other question

We can be reached by email at orders@dtfcanada.com or by phone 204-505-5440.

DTFCanada.com is a division of iBrand Design Ltd.


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