Planning To Shift To DTF Printers: Points To Keep An Eye On

A DTF or a direct-to-textile printing machine can be a boon for printing units, given that these printers are economical and efficient in printing. They require less white ink than most traditional printers do. Moreover, they offer vibrant prints on all sorts of surfaces, be it cotton, silk, or even leather.

However, installing a new type of printer in a printing unit requires a lot of changes, be it in terms of the dimensions of the room or the aptitude of the people handling the machine. 

Preparations For Buying A DTF Machine  

If you have the budget to buy a direct-to-film printer, here are some initial preparations you must make before you buy a DTF printer.

Basic Knowledge Of Computer Software

When you are using a modern DTF printer, you will need to master basic computer skills. Using software like Adobe Illustrator is useful as it helps with color management. Apart from color management, you also need to focus on the vector quality and also on other customizations so that you get the desired print. 

Thus, unlike traditional printing processes like silk-screening, which requires absolutely no computer skills, using a modern DTF printer requires that a person knows how to install and use the relevant software, how to collate and load files, and how to give print commands. So, if you are not accustomed to using these computer functions, you might as well hire a trained technician before you purchase a printer.

The Dimensions Of The Printing Room 

A traditional printing unit may require a small room with bare minimum infrastructure facilities. However, when you want to install a modern DTF printer, you must have the necessary infrastructure. The first thing to consider is the size of the room when you want to place the DTF printer. It is important to measure the dimensions of the door and the hallway before booking a DTF printer so that the printer easily fits in through the door. 

The Electricity Requirement

When you are using a manual printer, the electricity requirement of the printing unit may be low. However, when you are using a modern DTF printer, you need to increase the capacity of the electrical ports so that the printer runs smoothly. The printing unit needs a 110 Volt electrical outlet. 

The drying unit of the DTF printer requires a 220 Volt and a 20 Amp electrical outlet. Hence, it is important to note that the printer and dryer need different electrical settings, and if the same setting is used for both, it may damage the entire setup.

Final Words

DTF printers can revolutionize the way in which a printing unit works. However, the dimensions of the printing room, the software updates, and the electrical capacity of the printing unit must be all in place so that the printer can work optimally. So, if you are planning on giving a rehaul to your printing business, start preparing your printing unit accordingly.