WeenTek DTF printers use TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) hot melt powder for several reasons:
Adhesion: TPU hot melt powder has excellent adhesion properties, which allows it to bond well with various types of fabrics. This ensures that the printed design adheres firmly to the fabric and remains durable even after multiple washes.
Flexibility: TPU is a flexible and elastic material, making it suitable for printing on stretchable fabrics such as sportswear, swimwear, and activewear. It can withstand the stretching and bending of the fabric without cracking or peeling.
Breathability: TPU hot melt powder allows for better breathability compared to other materials like PVC. This makes it a preferred choice for printing on garments where breathability and comfort are important factors.
Softness: TPU creates a soft and smooth finish on the fabric, offering a comfortable feel when worn. This is particularly desirable for printing on clothing items like t-shirts, jerseys, and innerwear.
Washability: TPU hot melt powder provides good wash resistance, ensuring that the printed design does not fade or deteriorate even after repeated washing. This makes it suitable for creating long-lasting and vibrant prints.
Versatility: TPU can be used on a wide range of fabric types, including cotton, polyester, nylon, and blended fabrics. This versatility allows WeenTek DTF printers to cater to various customer demands and print on different materials.
Compatibility with different colors: TPU hot melt powder can be easily pigmented, allowing for vibrant and vivid colors in the printed designs. It offers excellent color fastness, ensuring that the colors remain vibrant even after multiple washes.
Versatility in design: TPU hot melt powder can be used to create intricate and detailed designs on fabric. It has a high resolution and can capture fine details, making it suitable for printing logos, graphics, and even complex patterns.
Environmentally friendly: TPU is considered a more environmentally friendly option compared to other materials used in fabric printing, such as PVC. It is less toxic and does not release harmful chemicals during the printing process. Additionally, TPU is recyclable, reducing waste and environmental impact.
Easy to use: TPU hot melt powder is user-friendly and easy to work with. It can be applied through WeenTek DTF printers without requiring complex processes or specialized equipment. The powder can be easily spread on the printed design, and excess powder can be removed easily, resulting in a clean and precise print.
Cost-effective: TPU hot melt powder is relatively cost-effective compared to other materials used in fabric printing. It allows for efficient use of powder, reducing material waste and increasing cost savings.
Durability: TPU hot melt powder provides durability to the printed design, making it resistant to abrasion and wear. This ensures that the print remains intact even after extended use, enhancing the longevity of the printed fabric.
Overall, the use of TPU hot melt powder in WeenTek DTF printers offers a range of benefits, including compatibility with different colors, versatility in design, environmental friendliness, ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and durability. These advantages contribute to high-quality and long-lasting fabric prints that meet customer expectations.