Or at least, it CAN be. The price of a set of A3 DTF machines is between 1899$ and 6000$. This price includes a powder shaker machine and oven, so a set of equipment can be used directly. You can also buy an A3 Printer separately, which will save half the cost, and you can manually shake the powder and bake the film to show it to customers.
Shake the extra powder off and sent the film to the oven.
The DTF transfer process needs to sprinkle hot-melt powder, and the hot-melt powder needs to be heated and melted for transfer. Generally, powder shaker and oven sold in the market are integrated.
The heat press machine for DTF film transfer can directly use prepared for sublimation at home without any additional purchase.
It’s a hot melt powder made of polyurethane resin and ground into adhesive powder. It’s used to glue the pattern on the clothes.
All-in-one DTF Printer is coming soon.
An All-in-one DTF printer is more sustainable and less costly.
Screen printing involves loads of steps, which indicates that it is typically only cost-efficient in the easiest design or printing of a multitude of clothing. The style of the DTF printing pattern is as very easy as making on paper - your layout is sent out from the computer to the DTF equipment, and the rest of the job is done by the printer.
In fact, DTF printers may look different from standard paper printers, however, their functions are similar to other inkjet printers, like the DTG Printer which makes use of digital printheads to publish photos directly onto clothing. Although screen printing most certainly still has a place in the clothing sector, DTF printing makes it much more budget-friendly for small companies or textile agencies that want to make a handful of orders.