Advantages of DTF Transfers compared to traditional screen printing methods:

  • No screens required: DTF transfer printing does not require the creation of a separate screen for each color in the design, reducing the cost and time required for setup.

  • High-quality, full-color printing: DTF transfer printing can produce high-resolution, full-color designs with a single print run, whereas traditional screen printing often requires multiple screens and print runs to produce multi-colored designs.

  • Faster production times: DTF transfer printing allows for designs to be printed directly onto the garment, bypassing the need for multiple setup and cleanup steps, which can significantly reduce production time.

  • More versatile: DTF transfer printing can be used to print on a wide range of fabrics and garment types, whereas traditional screen printing is typically limited to cotton and cotton blends.

  • Lower minimum order quantities: DTF transfer printing allows for the production of small quantities of shirts, making it a cost-effective option for businesses that only need to print a few shirts at a time.

  • Softer feel: DTF transfer printing produces a softer feel than traditional screen printing, as the ink is absorbed into the fibers of the fabric, rather than sitting on top of it.

The cost of traditional screen printing equipment can be significantly higher than the cost of DTF transfers. A basic screen printing setup can cost several thousand dollars, but high-end setups can cost tens of thousands of dollars. The cost of screen printing equipment will also depend on the number of colors in the designs being printed and the size of the prints.

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