Now that you know more about DTF printing technology and the step-by-step process let's talk about the versatility of DTF printing and what fabrics it can print on.
To give you some perspective: sublimation printing is mainly used on polyester and cannot be used on cotton. Screen printing is better as it can print on fabrics ranging from cotton and organza to silk and polyester. DTG printing is primarily applied to cotton.
So what about DTF printing?
Prints on polyester come out bright and vivid. This synthetic fabric is highly versatile, and it covers sportswear, leisurewear, swimwear, outerwear, including linings. They are also easy to wash. In addition, DTF printing doesn't require pretreatment like DTG.
Cotton fabric is more comfortable to wear compared to polyester. As a result, they are a popular choice for clothing and household items such as embellishing liners, bedding, child apparel, and different specialty projects.
Silk is a typical protein fiber developed from the covers of specific mysterious crawly hatchlings. Silk is a natural, strong fiber as it has excellent tensile strength, which allows it to withstand a great deal of pressure. In addition, silk texture is known for its sparkling appearance because of its three-sided crystal-like fiber structure.
DTF printing works on leather and PU leather too! The results are great, and many people swore by it. It lasts, and the colors look gorgeous. Leather has various uses, including making bags, belts, garments, and shoes.
DTF works on cotton or silk and just as well as synthetic materials such as polyester or rayon. They look fantastic bright and dark fabrics. The print is stretchable and doesn't crack. DTF process rises above all other printing technologies in terms of fabric choice.