Guide to Applying Our Transfers

This guide provides a comprehensive step-by-step approach to applying transfers effectively and efficiently, ensuring high-quality results. Follow the instructions closely for the best outcomes.

Step 1: Prepare the DTF Transfer

Ensure your DTF transfer design is ready for application. Make sure it's clean and free of any debris.

Step 2: Position the DTF Transfer

Carefully place your DTF transfer design in the desired location on the garment. Ensure proper alignment and placement.

Step 3: Pre-Press the Garment

Pre-press the garment for 10 seconds using your heat press machine. This step helps remove excess moisture and wrinkles, ensuring a smooth application surface.

Step 4: Apply Heat and Pressure

Set your heat press machine to the appropriate temperature and time based on the fabric type you're working with (refer to our suggested settings below). Apply high pressure during pressing for optimal adhesion.

Cotton Fabric:

Temperature: 165°C (329°F)
Time: 20 seconds
Pressure: High

Polyester Fabric:

Temperature: 140°C (284°F)
Time: 15-20 seconds
Pressure: Medium

Nylon Fabric:

Temperature: 135°C (275°F)
Time: 10 seconds
Pressure: Low

Blended Fabrics:

Temperature: 150°C (302°F)
Time: 15 - 20 

Pressure: Medium

Heat-Sensitive Materials (e.g., Spandex):

Temperature: 130°C (266°F)
Time: 10 seconds
Pressure: Low to Medium

Step 5: Peel the DTF Transfer

Once the pressing is complete, peel the transfer according to its specifications. It can be a hot peel (peeled right away) or a cold peel (peeled when it's cold). Peel carefully to avoid damaging the design or garment.

We Source a Special Transfer Our Transfers can both be peeled hot or cold.

Hot Peel Tips:

  • Peel the transfer after waiting 10 seconds after pressing.
  • Apply high pressure during pressing for best results. Especially thin line designs.
  • Use a fast peeling technique.
  • Exercise caution to prevent damage to the design or garment during peeling.

Cold Peel Tips:

  • Wait until the transfer is completely cold before peeling to ensure optimal adhesion.
  • Peel accordingly

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Step 6: Optional Repress

For added protection and durability, consider placing a Teflon or transfer sheet over the applied transfer and repressing for a few seconds. This step can enhance the longevity of your design.


You've successfully applied a DTF transfer to your garment! Follow these simple instructions for excellent results, and enjoy your custom clothing.

Fabric Type





165°C (329°F)

20 seconds

High (Whole Body or 60 - 70 PSI)


140°C (284°F)

15 - 20 seconds

Medium (Almost Whole Body or 50 PSI)


135°C (275°F)

10 seconds

Low (Arm Strength or 40 PSI)

Blended Fabrics

150°C (302°F)

15-20 seconds

Medium (Almost Whole Body or 50 PSI)

Heat-Sensitive Materials

130°C (266°F)

10 seconds

Low to Medium (Arm Strength or 40 - 50 PSI)