DTF Transfer

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DTF Transfer | Custom Apparel | Shirt Co.

DTF Transfer

DTF transfer. Offering vibrant colors, intricate details, and versatile applications, DTF transfer at Shirt Co. has emerged as a game-changing technology in custom apparel. DTF – or Direct-to-Film – is a cutting-edge printing technology that allows our talented team to print your designs directly onto a special film, which is then transferred to fabric, like a t-shirt or hat, using a heat press.

Unlike some of our conventional methods like screen printing or direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, DTF transfer at Shirt Co. offers superior flexibility, enabling you to achieve high-quality prints on the fabric of your choice. If you’re looking to expand your quality product offerings or ramp-up your unique designs, you’ve come to the right shop.

Call the DTF transfer experts at Shirt Co. as soon as possible at 636-926-2777 or reach out for an online quote on your custom design.

STL Shirt Co is physically located in St. Louis, MO, but we offer rush shipping to anywhere in the continental U.S. in just a few days! Contact us now for more details and tell us about your project!


DTF Transfer at Shirt Co.: How Does it Work?

Whether you run a t-shirt or other custom apparel business, a print shop, or you’re a hobbyist who simply enjoys creating game-changing graphics, DTF transfer at Shirt Co. could be your solution. The process follows these steps at our shop:

  • Design Preparation: The first step in Shirt Co.’s DTF transfer process is preparing your design. Whether you’re using graphic design software to create your artwork, or you need some help from our design experts, we make sure it’s done in high resolution to guarantee crisp and clear prints. Ideal for intricate logos, photographs, and artistic illustrations, DTF transfer paves the way for complex designs with multiple colors and fine details.
  • Printing on DTF Film: Once your unique design is ready, we print it onto a special DTF film using a DTF printer. These printers use pigment-based inks that provide vibrant colors and excellent durability. The printer applies a layer of adhesive powder to the printed film, which helps the design adhere to the fabric during the transfer process.

  • Curing the Film: After the printing process, the DTF film is cured to set the ink and adhesive powder. This is typically done using a heat press, a heat gun, or a curing oven. This ensures that the design is ready for transfer and will adhere properly to the fabric.
  • Heat Transfer: The final step is transferring the design to the fabric. Our team places the cured DTF film onto the garment and uses either a heat press or heat gun, based on the size of the design, to apply heat and pressure. The adhesive melts and bonds your design to the fabric, resulting in a vibrant, durable print.

Call our skilled staff right away with any questions at 636-926-2777 or start the DTF transfer process with an online quote.

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DTF Transfer at Shirt Co.: What Are the Benefits?

The benefits of choosing Shirt Co. for all of your DTF transfer needs include:

Detailed Designs

Eliminate the hassle of tedious weeding and ink smudging. With our DTF transfers, even the most complex and detailed designs can be printed effortlessly. Save valuable production time while letting your creative designs and custom branding shine. Our exceptional detail will ensure your logo leaves a lasting impression on your customers.

No Color Limitations

Break from color limitations with the experienced staff at Shirt Co. Unlike other apparel decorating methods, DTF transfers allow you to use an unlimited number of colors in your design. You can even print photorealistic images and color gradients to make your boldest ideas come to life.


Managing expenses efficiently is crucial for a successful business. DTF transfers are a cost-effective option, especially for small to medium-sized orders. With our top-of-the-line heat presses, you can get full-color apparel designs without the larger investment in our screen printing services. Lower your setup costs and benefit from competitive pricing while maintaining high-quality products with Shirt Co. Give us a call today at 636-926-2777 or connect with us for an online quote.


One of the biggest advantages of DTF transfer is its versatility. Unlike some of the more traditional printing methods, DTF can be used on a wide range of fabrics, including cotton, polyester, and blends. This makes it an optimal choice for custom t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, custom hats, and more. This opens up endless possibilities for your business, making it a go-to solution for a variety of customized merchandise.

Quick Turnaround Time

Deadlines are critical, and your printing process needs to keep up. DTF transfer enables you to efficiently meet tight timeframes, either from your customers or within your own company. With minimal setup and preparation time, we can achieve faster production cycles, ensuring you stay dialed in and on top of things. DTF transfer is also an eco-friendly printing method that generates less waste compared to conventional printing techniques. The use of pigment-based inks and water-based adhesives, as well as the fact that DTF transfers produce less waste than other printing methods, minimizes the environmental impact.

Applications of DTF Transfer at Shirt Co.

Our DTF transfer method is suitable for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Custom Apparel – The Shirt Co. pros create unique t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments with vibrant, detailed designs and colors.
  • Corporate Branding – Whether it’s company swag, branded apparel, or merch, Shirt Co. offers product solutions for businesses, events, and organizations.
  • Promotional Products – We can print custom logos and designs on your promotional items like tote bags, hats, tech gear, and aprons.
  • Personalized Gifts – Our team can design personalized gifts for special occasions like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and family reunions.
DTF Transfer | Custom Apparel | Shirt Co.

Unlocking the Power of DTF Transfer for Your Custom Apparel with Shirt Co.

DTF transfer is revolutionizing the custom apparel industry with its versatility, high-quality prints, and cost-effectiveness. At Shirt Co., we’re here to help. By understanding our process and the advantages of DTF transfer, you can unlock new possibilities for your custom apparel projects.

Watch your creativity come to life. Call our DTF transfer experts right now at 636-926-2777 or start your custom apparel project with an online quote.

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