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Direct to Film (DTF)

Direct to Film (DTF)

Direct-to-Film (DTF) heat transfers are perfect for those who have a design, heat press, and shirt ready-to-go, but need the design printed on film. The films will come ready-to-apply.

  • No Minimum Quantity
  • Full CMYK Color Palette
  • Fast Turnarounds
  • Soft, Matte Finish
  • Shipped to you in a roll, ready to cut
  • Priced by the Square Inch
    • Minimum size of 0.25" x 0.25"
    • Maximum size of 21" x 21"

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Quantities Price per Square Inch
0 - 24 $0.03
25 - 500 $0.025
501 - 999 $0.02
1,000+ $0.01
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  • 1. Pre-work

    We recommend that you check each film before you begin applying.

  • 2. Heat Press Temperature

    Set your heat press temperature to 266ºF.

    Based on using a Stahls' Hotronix® Fusion IQ® Heat Press.

  • 3. Press

    Place transfer on your garment with the ink side facing the garment. Close press and apply for 5 seconds.

  • 4. Peel

    Open your press and remove the film carrier smoothly and evenly.*

  • 5. Finishing Press

    We recommend a final 2 second finishing press after the film carrier has been removed.

  • Time

    5 seconds, plus a 2 second finish

  • Temperature


  • Pressure

    High 9 (90 psi)

  • Peel

    Hot peel*

These recommended time, temperature, and pressure settings are based on our preferred use of Stahls' Hotronix® Fusion IQ® Heat Press, with Poly/Cotton, Cotton, and Polyester garments. Settings on other heat presses may vary. Please test accordingly.

* Some thicker, softer garments may need to peel warm/cool. We’ve noticed this needing to happen with some Bella+Canvas fleece garments.