‘Ink Experts DTF’ inks from Ink Experts are compatible with both desktop and medium / wide format direct to film printers that utilise an Epson micropezio printing head.
Offering excellent adhesion and transfer rate they are soap and water resistant resulting in excellent longevity at low washing temperatures (recommended 30c wash cycle).
Ink Experts DTF inks are EN71-3 certified; safe for use on children’s clothing and toys.
Our direct to film (DTF) inks maintain consistent printing quality and have been stringently tested to ensure smooth ink flow and also zero blockages to heads when used consistently.
Formulated to our specifications these inks are available in CMYK plus white.
- Soft feel transferred finish
- Excellent colour gamut and reproduction
- Smooth ink flow
- Excellent garment adhesion
- Superb wash resistance
Supplied in clear plastic bottles with secure leak-free cap. Labelled according to colour. Available in the following quantities:
- 1 litre
Direct to Film (DTF) printing requires a specific / dedicated printer, DTF inks, DTF powder, PET film and RIP software.
- DTF Printer – commonly a DTF printer is produced by converting a standard Epson inkjet printer. Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) printers are also available but these are extremely costly. A converted printer offers a much cheaper method of entering the DTF printing market.
- DTF Ink – direct to film inks are specific for the printing method. They are opaque pigment based inks available in cyan, magenta, yellow, black and white. These inks are designed to print on to PET film media and offer excellent water and wash resistance.
- PET Film Media – direct to film printers print on to a film media as the name suggests. PET film media is made from a form of plastic known as Polyethylene Terephthalate. The media has a matte coating applied gto one side to allow the inks to be printed onto the film sheet.
- DTF Adhesion Powder – a polymer powder is applied to the printed PET film sheet. The ink remains wet following printing. The powder adheres to the wet ink and any areas of the PET film which has had ink applied. The powder is then melted / cured using a heat source such as a convection oven, heat press or heat gun. We recommend using a heat gun.
- RIP Software – RIP software such as Acrorip is required to allow the printer to print in full colour with a white ink backing. RIP software is essential for DTF printing. We recommend Acrorip due to its simple user interface and setup.