DTF printers require several consumables to operate effectively. Here are the key consumables used in DTF printing:
DTF Film: DTF printing uses a special film as the base for transferring ink onto the fabric. This film is coated with a heat-activated adhesive layer that binds the ink to the fabric during the heat transfer process.
DTF PET Film
Ink: DTF printing uses specific DTF inks that are formulated for optimal adhesion and vibrancy on fabric. These inks are typically available in various colors and are designed to work with the DTF film and heat transfer process.
DTF Pigment Ink
Powder: After printing the design onto the DTF film, a layer of powder (usually called white powder) is applied on top of the wet ink. The powder acts as an additional adhesive and helps the ink adhere to the fabric during the heat transfer process.
DTF Hot Melt Powder
Heat Transfer Machine: A heat press machine or a dryer is required to transfer the design from the DTF film to the fabric. These machines apply heat and pressure to activate the adhesive layer on the DTF film and bind the ink to the fabric.
Cleaning Solutions: Regular maintenance of the printer is essential for optimal performance. Cleaning solutions specific to the printer model are used to clean print heads, nozzles, and other parts of the printer to ensure consistent and high-quality prints.
It is important to note that the specific consumables required may vary depending on the brand and model of DTF printer. WEENTEK printers are used with consumables for better printing results and longer service life.