DTF Transfer Instructions

Applying a DTF (Direct-to-Film) transfer is a straightforward process, and it's commonly used to customize clothing and other textile items. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to apply a DTF transfer:

Materials You'll Need:

  1. DTF Transfer: This is your printed design on a DTF film.
  2. Heat Press Machine: You'll need access to a heat press machine. Heat your press to 305 F
  3. Garment or Textile: The item onto which you want to apply the transfer.
  4. Parchment or Silicone Paper: To protect the transfer and garment during the heat press process.
  5. Teflon Sheet: To prevent sticking of the transfer to the upper platen of the heat press.


Prepare Your Garment:

Ensure your garment is clean and free from any wrinkles. It should be flat and smooth.

If necessary, pre-press the garment for a few seconds to remove any moisture or wrinkles.

Position the DTF Transfer:

Place your DTF transfer film on the garment with the printed side facing down. Position it where you want the design to appear on the garment.

Protect with Parchment Paper:

Put a sheet of parchment or silicone paper over the DTF transfer. This paper acts as a barrier between the transfer and the heat press.

Heat Press Settings:

Set your heat press machine to 305 F and press using heavy pressure for 10 seconds. 

Apply Heat and Pressure:

Close the heat press machine and apply even pressure.

The heat and pressure will cause the ink from the DTF transfer to adhere to the garment.

Once the heat press time is up, carefully lift the press and remove the parchment paper.

Peel Carefully:

Ours transfers can be peeled hot or cold. If peeling cold, allow the DTF transfer to cool for 20-30 seconds, then gently peel away the transfer film. The design should now be permanently adhered to the garment.

Final Check:

Examine the transferred design for any issues or imperfections. If you notice the image is still attached to the film, stop peeling and return the shirt to the heat press. Repeat process.

Always do a 10 second additional press, covering the design with parchment paper, or any protector between the design and the heat press. 

Cool Down:

Allow the garment to cool completely. Once cool, your custom DTF transfer design is ready to wear or use.