Do’s & Don’ts When Ordering DTF Sheets

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May 4, 2023

When ordering DTF transfer sheets, the “Do’s and Don’ts” are essential in ensuring that you as a customer are satisfied with the end product. As a supplier of custom DTF transfer sheets, we feel as though we have been able to analyze and assess the best approaches to ordering in which are most efficient. Whether you are a customer ordering for your own personal use or for your own business, these simple pointers should help you when ordering DTF transfer sheets.


When ordering custom DTF Transfer Sheets DO


Specify the dimensions and quantity of each print needed:

It is important for the supplier to know how large the prints need to be for many reasons. One reason being, that for us, the max width we can print is 12 inches wide. So, depending on the size needed, we will have to confirm or deny whether we can print certain jobs. Not to mention that the size and quantity of the prints does factor into the price you will be charged. Also, in the event that your order needs to be shipped, we need to know the dimensions of the prints to know how best to ship your sheets out. The amount of sheets needed, will also determine the turnaround time and how quick you can received your completed order.


Mention the preferred in-hands date for your order:

Depending on when the order is needed, will determine whether or not we have to charge a rush fee. It also helps us figure out how to best manage your order with our existing orders, so that we can still meet your deadline.


Supply your artwork in the correct file format:

Our preferred format for any artwork provided by the customer is PNG. This format supports transparencies or transparent backgrounds. This means that there should not be a background or box behind your design.  As long as the background is removed, we will also accept the following formats, PDF, EPS, PSD, and SVG.



When ordering custom DTF Transfer Sheets DON’T


Send multiple files of the same artwork:

If you want more than one transfer sheet of the same artwork, just let us know and we can print multiples. We only need one file not repeats of the same exact file.


Provide artworks with negative or blank space:

Negative space is the blank or extra margin surrounding the subject of an artwork. It is best to crop or remove any extra space in your file. This is very important because the areas in your artwork that are empty are taking up space, and so if you want your art to printed a certain size, it will actually turn out smaller because of all the extra space.


Supply images mirrored or with fine lines:

Direct to film printers come with RIP software that automatically flips the image when it goes to print. So you can simply supply the image(s) as is without mirroring them yourself. Also, any image that has parts with fine or thin lines may not yield the best results when transferring. Anything less than 2pts in thickness may not successfully transfer over to the garment because the powder cannot properly adhere to it.


With this straightforward list of “Do’s and Don’ts”, we hope to have created an easier process the next time you’re ordering DTF Transfers sheets.



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