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Dedicated to excellence: The rise of Direct-to-Film printing

In this issue of Products & Services Review, we are delighted to select Inkfuse DTF as our Direct to Film (DTF) printing Company of the Month.

Direct-to-film (DTF) printing is a new technique on the market, which has already grown in popularity across the industry. It was the talk of the town at this year’s Printwear & Promotion Live Expo, back in February. Suppliers and customers alike love the print quality, proving an excellent choice for printing photos, colourful designs, graphics to fine art onto light and dark coloured-polyester, cotton, nylon and fleece. The main advantage is that the ink doesn’t absorb into the fabric, but is simply pressed on top, in a thin-like, smooth, almost-elastic, robust layer. The print finish is resistant to cracking, throughout washing processes and has proven product longevity.

Inkfuse DTF is one such company that impressed attendees looking to purchase DTF printing equipment at this year’s Printwear & Promotion Live Expo. The West Yorkshire company prides itself on exceptional product knowledge and customer service, offering transfers, printers, consumables to printer repairs.

The company was formed during the first COVID-19 Lockdown and has grown exponentially as co-owner Richard Mitchell explains, “The company started as a vinyl cutter and cheap heat press during the first Lockdown by my fiancée Sabina. We soon evolved from a few single colour t-shirts, to full colour DTF transfers.

We are based in West Yorkshire, with a production unit and a separate show room. The company is now growing rapidly each month, with more and more staff needed. We have two print operators, two office staff for arranging artwork and customer questions and two expert-engineers for printer installations and repairs.”

“The role of the company is to establish strong and influential relationships with our DTF community, to support and guide as well to train the customers on using the DTF printers.”

“We like to believe that our knowledgeable engineers and the customer service we offer, is our superpower. We have the fastest turnround on the DTF transfer market, offering same-day shipping on the DTF transfers and consumables, with additional next day delivery for those last minute, rush jobs. All our printers are all hand-delivered with full onsite training and continued support.”

Customers are inclined to agree, with glowing 4.5-star reviews such as these, “Goes above and beyond. Superman couldn’t deliver quicker.”

Even customers who were unsure about the merits of DTF printing, were soon won over, “A brilliant, fast and efficient service. I was sceptical about the new DTF technology, having never used it before. I currently have print t-shirts using the cutting vinyl method but after ordering a sample print for some of my garments, I am extremely impressed. I can now offer my clients more options when printing on garments. I placed the order and had the prints the next day. I will certainly be using your service from now on.”

The launch of the 40cm gravity ace i3200 printer and 40cm Astro Ace printer, has been highly popular with customers across the UK. The cutting-edge printers offer DTF transfers for a wide range of fabrics, including leather, wood and canvas. The two-head printing system comes fully calibrated, with comprehensive training given on the printer and software.

Inkfuse DTF is on a roll and is planning on introducing UV DTF in the near future, which is the next big-thing in the industry. Accessing the latest, advanced technology, the company will soon be offering its customers an upload platform called: Gangr – built for DTF print shops by DTF users.

Looking further to the future, the team want to create an in-house consumable brand and expand sales into the international market.

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