The complete guide to DTF printing with Kodak KODACOLOR DTF / FTF powder
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The complete guide to DTF printing with Kodak KODACOLOR DTF / FTF powder

Jul 12, 2023

Are you interested in using DTF print services for your small business? DTF printing has gained immense popularity in the textile industry due to its remarkable versatility and user-friendly approach. It's all about harnessing the potential of adhesive DTF powder, and we're here to guide you through the process. At industrialinks.com, we offer Kodak Cat. 7494594 DTF / FTF Powder White KODACOLOR in a 1kg or 10kg bag.

Understanding Kodak DTF / FTF (adhesive) powder

DTF adhesive powder is a dry substance applied to a surface, which, when heated, fuses with the material to create a strong, durable bond. 

How to use Kodak Cat. 7494594 DTF / FTF Powder White KODACOLOR – step by step

Using Kodak DTF / FTF adhesive powder is a straightforward process, and we'll walk you through it:

  1. Preheat the heat press: Begin by preheating your heat press to the recommended temperature, typically between 150 and 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. Apply adhesive powder: Next, evenly apply the DTF adhesive powder to your fabric. You can use a sifter or screen mesh for an even application, ensuring there are no clumps.
  3. Heat press the fabric: After powder application, place your fabric on the heat press and press it for about 10 to 15 seconds. Make sure to set the heat press at the recommended temperature for the specific DTF adhesive powder you are using.
  4. Print the design: Once the fabric is prepped, it's time to print your design using a DTF printer. The ink will adhere to the adhesive powder, resulting in a vivid and long-lasting image.
  5. Cure the print: Cure the print by returning it to the heat press and pressing for approximately 30 seconds, maintaining the recommended temperature for your DTF adhesive powder.
  6. Allow to cool: Let the bonded surfaces cool for a few minutes before subjecting them to additional stress. This cooling period ensures a strong bond for the best results.

Important tips for the DTF printing process

To ensure a smooth DTF printing process, here are some vital tips:

  • Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for the specific DTF adhesive powder you use, as directions may vary.
  • Use appropriate safety gear when handling adhesive powder and heating devices.
  • Test the bond strength before applying any load or stress to the bonded surfaces.
  • Store adhesive powder in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Other Kodak DTF / FTF supplies (film sheets and rolls)

We offer three types of sheets (Kodak DTF / FTF Film sheets: A3+, A3, and A4 sizes) and various roll sizes (Kodak DTF / FTF Film roll size 30cm x 50m, 30cm x 100m33cm x 100m and 60cm x 100m if you want to go really big) to cater to your specific needs. For more, please visit our Kodak DTF ink, powder, film sheets and rolls product overview-page.

Questions about Kodak DTF / FTF ink and supplies?

When you're in search of pigment ink, direct-to-garment (DTG), film-to-fabric (DTF), inks and supplies: you're in good hands at industrialinks.com. Any questions? Please feel free to reach out to our specialists via the contact form.

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