STS Inks, a global leader in the wide format, industrial and household inkjet markets, announced the launch of its groundbreaking new direct-to-film (DTF) modular system, developed in partnership with MUTOH. A best-selling manufacturer of wide format printers, the centerpiece of the new system is a compact printer that measures 24 inch and is built to fit onto a table-top or rolling stand in any size print shop. The exclusive STS Inks DTF System is designed to be the most cost-effective and hassle-free solution to simplify the process of quickly creating custom t-shirts and apparel.
DTF has several advantages over traditional DTG technology, which is limited to cotton pre-treated fabrics and wears faster. DTF is capable of printing onto non-treated cotton, silk, polyester, denim, nylon, leather, 50/50 blends, and more. It works equally well on white and dark textiles and allows users to choose either a matte or glossy finish. DTF does not require cutting or weeding, creates crisp and defined edges and images, does not require advanced technical printing knowledge, and produces less waste.