So what are some of the advantages of DTF technology versus DTG printing?
- No pretreating of garments is required, and no messy mixing of the pretreat solution like DTG.
- No clogged DTG pretreatment machine or daily clean up of pretreatment machine.
- No pretreatment or the pretreatment "ring / staining".
- Adheres well on most substrates: Cotton, Polyester, Nylon, Poly Blends, Leather, Rayon, Hemp, almost any fabric. - even sanded wood.
- Can adhere to garments at lower temperatures... as low as 225 degrees depending upon the material and press times.
- Should a print error occur, it is only on transfer media and not on the garment.
- Contractors won't mess up customer's garments and then have to replace them.
- Prints can be saved to transfer later (over a year).
- Cost is +/- 65% less to print with white ink on dark garment vs Brother GTX with OEM ink and other DTG systems
- Transfers will adhere to curved shapes with iron (allows for transfer on ball caps, leather goods, etc).
- Tag/labeling applications done easily and without damaging already constructed garments.
- Cost of about $0.85 per fully printed 12" x 12" section of film.
- Superior all around color gamut than DTG
- Capable of producing smaller print and the details within an image than with DTG
- The only consumables consist of: Adhesive Powder, CMYK+W Ink, Transfer Film / Media
- Print speed of about 55 linear feet per hour ....
- Arcus DTF has an automatic full white ink recirculation system and periodic white ink agitation, as well as wet mode for safe shutdown