Guidance to Choose a Suitable Printer

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Written by PROCOLORED - Published on Nov 22, 2023

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Written by PROCOLORED 

Published on Nov 22, 2023

With Black Friday ongoing, new comers may be confused and hesitated in choosing a suitable printer. Hence here we provide some related guidance. Below chart is only to help you get a brief understanding of which printer your need, don't forget to take time to read the following printer details. If you still got any confusion or questions, feel free to contact our customer services.


Brief Classification of Procolored Printers

Brief Classification of 

Procolored Printers

Printer Details & Differences

  • dtf
  • dtg
  • uv dtf
  • uv
  • Key Differences

 highly recommended for printing on fabric

DTF Printer - Direct to Film Printer

The DTF (Direct-to-Film) printing process is suitable for a variety of materials, including textiles and non-textile substrates. The key factor is ensuring that the material can withstand the heat and pressure involved in the DTF transfer process.

Suitably Applied to: Cotton, Polyester, Cotton-polyester blends, Spandex, Nylon, Denim, Canvas

Necessary consumables: DTF ink, DTF film, adhesive powder

DTF ink is formulated to adhere to transfer films and facilitate the transfer of digital designs from the film onto various materials. Typically, there are five colors, CMYKW. It is common to print the image in reverse on the film. First, the colored layer is printed, and then a layer of white is printed to make the colors more vibrant. Therefore, the consumption rate of white ink is faster than that of other colors.

DTF film, also known as DTF transfer film, plays a crucial role in the DTF printing process. DTF film is a specialized type of transparent or semi-transparent film that serves as the medium for transferring digital designs or images onto various materials, primarily textiles and fabrics.

Adhesive powder, in DTF (Direct-to-Film) printing, is a crucial component used to enhance the adhesion of printed designs from the DTF transfer film onto the textiles material.

Necessary equipment: DTF printer, curing oven/ powder shaker, heat press machine

The DTF printer sprays color inks on a specially coated transfer film according to the graphic shape, and then the image print is covered with a layer of white ink.

Curing oven/powder shaker is used to melt the adhesive powder and make it more easy to paste onto the fabric. The next step is to transfer the image to the fabric through a heat press.

Heat press machine is also a must-have tool, using its pressure and heat to transfer printed images onto fabric.

How to use DTF printer: printing - powder application - baking - heat press - peeling - second heat press

Procolored DTF products comparison