Elliott Posted February 1, 2022 Share Posted February 1, 2022 Only just started using DTF films after moving away from DTG, hopefully this is the first and only bad print and I don't wake up tomorrow to a couple hundred angry customers. For background information: I'm fairly certain I only pressed it once (i am now pressing twice, only because I had read about pressing twice, once before peel and once after) but can't quite remember as it was last week I also may of forgotten to pre press the shirt, I mean as I'm writing this I feel like I did lots of things wrong! I'm using a brother GTX pro, using the DTF software supplied by Brother, the print cures after applying glue for 6 minutes at 160 celcius. I apply the glue immediately after printing, should I perhaps leave the print to dry a bit in the air? there is conflicting information on this point so I'm not sure what advice to follow! I press at 160 celcius for 15 seconds, quite high pressure, I'm quite strong (not being vain, just extra information) and it is tough to close the press. Is this to much ink? Not pressed enough? Not cured properly? Sorry if this is a basic query, but I am new to this but there isn't much information on DTF out there! Also bonus question, I'm in the UK - I believe my sheets are picking up extra glue around the outsides of the print due to either humidity or static (the unit I work in gets very cold). Should I point a heater at my sheets for a while, or stick them under the heat press (hovering not closed obviously) to dry them out? Or does anyone have any other tips for removing the glue around the outskirts of the print! Thank you in advance for any responses! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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