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DTF Transfer

Direct To Film (DTF) transfers are perfect for smaller orders. DTF gives you a wide range of fabric options and unlimited ink color selections. And with a shorter turnaround than traditional screen printing, Tiny will get your project out the door even faster.

What is DTF Transfer?

Direct to Film (DTF) is a process that transfers vibrant and long-lasting full-color images onto fabric using a heat-press machine. It can be applied to a wide range of materials and can utilize an array of colors, resulting in photograph-quality images.

The Perks of DTF

  • Full color transfer.
  • No minimums.
  • Standard turnaround time of 5-7 business days after art approval.
  • No fabric limitations.
  • Starts at $26 for a single shirt.

DTF transfers are ideal for those wanting more color, higher detail, and quicker turnaround times than screen printing.

Order Process

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Getting Started

We discuss your project’s scope—including design, color(s), apparel choices, due date, and delivery method. As we learn about your project, we will make recommendations, answer questions, and provide the best options for your order.

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Quote Sent

Once we have your project’s details, we’ll send an official quote for your review. It’s time to check all the particulars—we want everything to be just right! If the quote looks A-OK, you approve the quote, enabling you to then make an online payment. Once paid, your project moves to the digital proofs stage.

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Digital Proofs

After payment, digital proofs of your project’s art are sent to you for approval, within a few business days. The proof details include: your design mockup, placement, and graphic size. We do not print until the proof is approved.

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Let’s Roll!

Once the proofs are approved, your project is now on our production calendar. We order your base apparel, custom transfer, and we get the party started.

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Finally: our favorite part! We heat-press your design onto your apparel in accordance with the proof’s specifications. All our items are quality checked before being boxed up.

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All Done!

Once your order is complete, Team Tiny will contact you with a status update. Now for your favorite part: a unique product you can now wear and show off to all your friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does DTF last in the wash?

Yes, DTF prints last about 40 wash cycles, and that can be extended if the garment is washed inside-out. 

How is DTF different from Screen Printing?

DTF and screen printing are 2 different processes to create custom apparel. While both methods involve using ink, DTF prints designs onto a film that is then transferred to apparel using a heat press. Screen printing involves creating stencils on a fine mesh screen and applying ink through the stencil directly onto the apparel.

What is your order quantity minimum for DTF transfers?

We can do orders as small as a single item via DTF.

Rush Order Printing

Need your apparel order made even faster? We make it happen!