DTF is a new digital textile printing scheme —Low cost customized printing on T-shirts without MOQ limit

DTF printer

DTF is a new digital textile printing scheme, as a supplement to screen printing, it could 100% meet your customized printing requirements without MOQ limit.

DTF full name is Direct to Film, the printing principle is to have a well designed pattern printed on the media film through an inkjet printer, and then apply on the white ink layer with hot melt powder before the film be cured by the dryer, after that the pattern transfered to the cloth through the physical heat pressing way by heat press machine.

This scheme is mainly used for pure cotton material, widely used in T-shirts, pillows, hats, aprons and other fabric.

Unlike the DTG which only works on cotton fabrics, or sublimation which only works on polyester fabrics, DTF scheme can work on many different garment materials: cotton, nylon, treated leather, polyester, 50/50 blends, and both light and dark fabrics.

The transfers can even be applied to different types of surfaces like pillows, aprons, luggage, shoes and caps etc.


We are offering one-stop DTF printing solutions. The whole product package/assortment includes: DTF printer, powder shaker and dryer machine, smoke purifier, ink, film and hot melt powder.

LINKO DTF printing finished products is bright and vibrant, fastness up to grade 5(grade 5 is the highest), and it has become the most popular choice for personalized customization.


Now let me introduce the specific product parameters for you. :


DTF printer: LINKO printer works with original Epson XP600/I3200 print head, ensuring the fine and high definition printing performance. Every printer is equipped with white ink circulation system to prevent ink precipitation and nozzle clogging. We attach great importance to the efficiency and stability of the printing, so the component adopted like main board, guide rail and motor of the machines are from top brands in the industry. LINKO printers apply 2cm height Japan imported THK guide rail, printing platform 10cm wider than standard, and metal plate 2mm thicker than standard, to ensure the machine remain stable while carriage running as well as a longer service life.

Powder Shaker: Auto conveyor belt can save labor cost as well as improve working efficiency. The extended heating tunnel prevent oiling with better curing effect, and larger cooling system to cool down the film fast ensuring the consistency of high- speed printing.

Smoke purifier: Featuring on 3 layers filters, it will remove oil, smoke and smell. Service life up to 6~8 months.

For the heat press machine, we recommend automated heat press machine with an upper platen that lowers vertically to make the DTF film’s curing process easier.

Printhead anti-clogging & high fastness DTF ink: The raw materials we use are from the same vendor of Epson ink. It flows fluently so that not easy to clog the printhead. It is worth mentioning that our white ink is with excellent purity, and its high elasticity effectively prevents the print from cracking even stretching the garment very hard.

DTF film: Transfer rate up to 99.99%, and with excellent color performance.

DTF hot melt powder: it acts as an adhesive between the ink and the fibres. We offer a unique powder for DTF printing that is durable enough to withstand more than 100 hand washes, all while keeping the transfer feeling soft.

RIP software: We offer Print factory/photoprint/maintop software. Among them, print factory is our most recommended software. It has perfect calibration system and supports multiple languages, cuttting down on ink consumption up to 20% and convenient operation. Moreover, we can make ICC file to meet customers’ requirement in different color printing.


With a low starting investment and short payback period, DTF have benefited many start-ups.

If you’re already familiar with dye-sublimation printing, DTF is the perfect complementary technique to increase your performance and make your business even more profitable.

Would you like to include it in your personalisation business? You can share your idea with us!

LINKO provides full set solution, strictly test product matching for a long time, ensure the stability of printing quality, and all products are traceable to their source. One on one technique support after sales to guide you using the printers from the very beginning.

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