Direct to Film Printing vs Heat Transfer Vinyl - which one is right for YOUR business?

Yes – High volume DTF Printing [direct-to-film] will always be a significantly faster way to produce full color t-shirt transfers. But is that what is most important for your business? 

This comparison is between heat transfer vinyl cutters + print and cut eco solvent printers like the Roland BN-20a and the newest… direct to film. 

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
  • Low heat press time
  • Washes like screen printing

But print cutters like the Roland BN-20 and Roland BN-20a have some great features too:

  • Beautiful prints
  • Lower up front costs
  • Much quieter than high volume DTF
  • No odor or fumes
  • Smaller footprint

You can learn more about each technology and their differences below

BN-20 from Roland

Learn more about the VERSATILITY of the Roland BN-20 and BN-20a

Video Connection | Roland BN20 vs BN20a – ColDesi

High Volume t-shirt printing

The technical take on high volume custom t-shirt production and where DTF fits on the shop floor.

DTF Printing –White Paper, Curing Custom T-Shirt Bottlenecks – ColDesi