Direct to Film or DTF is a process that transfers prints onto fabric or other substrates using a heat-press mechanism.
The DTF printer technology can allow you to print easily on cotton, polyester, synthetic, or silk without any trouble. Plus, DTF printers can work on both dark and white fabric.
2nd Method: Heat transfer vinyl
This method allows the designer to create unique layered designs using a specialized software program. Once the design is created, it is then cut through the material using a cut machine.
There are dozens of different colors available, as well as glitter, reflective, matte finish, flocked, or even unique patterns.
After the design is cut, there is a process called “weeding” whereby the areas of the design that do not represent the design are picked away from the transfer sheet and removed so that the intended design remains. A heat press is then used to apply pressure and heat to the vinyl so that the material permanently adheres to the garment.