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 A cold peel transfers release matte film for use in the process of Film to Fabric (FTF) inkjet digital printing using aqueous pigmented inks.


Coated PET Film are available in sheets and rolls. This single-sided coated film provides better printer roller traction with minimal static allowing for a great printed image without background artifacts.


  • DTF (Direct To Film) printing works with almost all types of fabrics including 100% polyester with excellent results!
  • Unlike DTG Printing, Kodacolor FTF Film A3+ does not require pre-treatment and also uses on average 75% less DTG ink to achieve good quality prints.
  • Final printed products have excellent wash durability, stretchability and close to no dye-migration
  • The transfer has a very soft hand feel.
  • The process is much faster than Vinyl printing as there is no weeding involved in this process.

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  • Heat stabilized
  • Little to no shrinkage
  • Excellent printing outcome
  • High matte quality
  • Easy and smooth to peel
  • Good scratch resistance
  • Recommended cure times: 15 seconds at 158°C
  • Treated to reduce the effects of static

Step 1 – Printing on Film

  • Using a DTF inkjet printer, insert Kodak DTF/FTF transfer film in printer paper tray or on paper roll holder
  • For Dark shirts
    • print color image on the film
    • print white image layer on top of the color image
  • For Light shirts:
    • print color image on the film


Step 2 – Powder Application

  • Apply the Kodak DTF/FTF hot-melt powder uniformly on top of the wet print
  • White powder may be used for all applications or black powder may be chosen for dark work
  • Powder may be sprinkled manually onto the print in a tray and agitated to cover print completely
    • NOTE: an automated commercial shaker may also be used for powder application
  • Ensure that the powder is evenly spread over the printed surface of the film
  • Carefully remove excess powder


Step 3 – Melting the Powder

  • Place the film with the printed image and the applied powder in a Curing Oven and heat for 2-3 minutes at 100-120oC


  • Place the film inside a heat press, hovering and not applying pressure. A 4 to 7 mm gap between the film and the heat press top plate is recommended, for 3-5 minutes at 140-150oC. Do not completely close the press.


Step 4 – Pre-pressing

  • Pre-press the fabric prior to transfer of the image by the film for 2 to 5 seconds
    • Pre-pressing will flatten the fabric and remove excess humidity contained in the fabric
    • Pre-pressing helps in successful transfer of the image from the film onto the fabric


Step 5 – Transfer

  • The film with the image and the melted powder is placed on the pre-pressed fabric in the heat press
  • Press/Cure the image to the fabric for 10-20 seconds at 160-180oC


Step 6 – Cold Peel

  • Allow the film/image attached to the fabric to cool completely
  • Separate the film from the fabric, leaving the desired image on the fabric


Step 7 – Post-pressing

  • A post-press process is highly recommended for best results and high-performance parameters such as wash and rub fastness
  • Re-press the image on the fabric for 10-20 seconds at 160-180oC