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