ADHESIVE DTF POWDER AUSTRALIA
What is DTF transfer adhesive powder and why do I need it?
Good question. Since the development of DTF printers, it's essential to remain stocked with a few key components - and this includes adhesive powder! DTF powder is a type of hot-melt adhesive powder that is used for DTF printing on various fabrics. It helps the printed design stick to the fabric or other material.
DTF adhesive powder works by melting onto the fabric using heat and pressure, creating a smooth and flexible surface for the ink to adhere to. The powder can be sprinkled manually or automatically over the white ink area of the film, and then heated in an oven or a heat press to dry. The film can then be placed on the garment and pressed again to transfer the design.
DTF adhesive powder is compatible with various fabrics, such as cotton, silk, polyester, denim, leather, and blends. It can also print on dark and light fabrics, as well as on uneven surfaces such as pockets and seams. It produces vibrant and vivid colours that are resistant to fading and washing. It also creates a soft and smooth feel on the garment that is comfortable to wear.
DTF Powder FAQs
How do you apply direct-to-film powder?
To use adhesive powder, you need to sprinkle it evenly on the wet ink of the printed DTF film, and then heat it with an oven or a heat press. This will make the powder melt and bond with the ink. Then you can transfer the design to the fabric by applying heat and pressure again, and peel off the film.
How do I store and handle DTF adhesive powder?
DTF adhesive powder should be stored in a cool, dry, and dark place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. It should be kept in a sealed container or bag to prevent moisture and dust from affecting its quality.
How long does DTF adhesive powder last?
DTF adhesive powder has a shelf life of about 12 months if stored properly. However, the actual lifespan may vary depending on the environmental conditions and the usage frequency. To ensure the best performance, it is recommended to use the powder as soon as possible after opening the package.