DTF vs DTG Comparison - Side by Side

The perfect comparison between the 2 most popular technologies for printing custom t-shirts.

DTF, or Direct to Film, has many features that make it an attractive option for busy shops.

  • Very fast transfer production
  • Use with any fabric
  • Stretchable – and looks great afterwards
  • Low cost per print
  • Sell transfers as well as completed custom apparel
  • No pretreat needed
  • Low heat press time
  • Washes like screen printing

But those features don’t take anything away from what makes DTG or Direct to Garment printing a popular choice:

  • Highest quality low volume prints
  • Incredibly soft hand or “feel”
  • Low cost per print
  • Fade to shirt is perfect. Great for smoke, flame and other effects
  • VERY quiet operation
  • No odor or fumes
  • Perfect for home, office or kiosk operation

You can learn more about each technology and their differences below

DTF Printing

DTF vs High Volume DTG

Learn why Kornit and other high volume DTG shops are going DTF.

Why Companies Are Replacing their Kornit with DTF Printers? – ColDesi

DTF vs. DTG Article

What are the OTHER differences between the 2?

Direct to Film Printer vs. DTG Printer – ColDesi