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   To help you get started, we put together some things you should know about DTF Transfers to ensure you have a great experience and end up with an amazing product!

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Size-Same As Transfer Size

Uploaded files should be the exact size as your transfer purchase. If you order a 22″x96″ gang roll of DTF Transfers, your graphics should be designed in that size, with a sRGB color mode and saved in the same size with a transparent background at 300 dpi resolution.

File FormatTransparent PNG

We accept Transparent PNG’s, sized the same size as your purchase only.

Image Resolution300 dpi

DTF Transfers should be designed, saved and submitted in vector format or 300 dpi. Upscaling or resizing your image to 300 dpi, does not make it a high resolution image or fix poor quality. If the example on the right was printed, it would print the way you see it on screen. The left side of the image was resided to 300 dpi, but was designed at 96 dpi.

Color FormatRGB

Your designs should be created, saved and uploaded in RGB.The 2 most common color formats are RGB and CMYK. Your designs should be created, saved and uploaded in RGB to get the brightest and most vibrant prints possible. If your file is saved and uploaded in CMYK your image will lose color vibrancy when printed.

Line Thickness- .018″ or 1.3 points

All freestanding lines and borders need to have a minimum line thickness of .018″ or 1.3 points in order to print and transfer properly, as well as achieve maximum durability. Similar to screen printing, DTF prints use a white under-base, as shown in the image on the right, and is required for the adhesive to adhere properly and ensure bright colors in your transfer. Anything less than a line thickness of .018″ or 1.3 points will lead to print, durability and transfer problems. If you have fine lines below the specified size, simply add a stroke to make the lines thicker. 

Transparency- Do Not Use on outside or border of artwork

Gradients, glows, fades, shadows and other transparency effects work great with DTF, accept where they drop off to the substrate, such as a t-shirt. If your artwork has transparencies such as fades and shadows on the outside of an object, it will not print correctly below 60% opacity and will create a jagged edge. DTF Transfers are best used with a “hard edge”. Anywhere the image drops off to the substrate, consider using halftone dots over .018″ or 1.3 points.

Edge QualityPrior to uploading your artwork, zoom in to 100% and review your artwork closely.

If you have jagged edges or dirty colors it will not print correctly and is a result of using a low resolution image or poor job on background removal. Either way, you will need a higher resolution image or have the image vectorized by a professional designer. 

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