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Direct to Film Printing

Achieve unrivaled clarity and precision in your designs with our advanced direct-to-film printing, delivering high-quality results directly onto the substrate for a professional and detailed finish.

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What is Direct to film printing (SUPA COLOUR)?

Supacolour transfers or direct to film prinitng is a process that produces heat transfers for custom garment decoration. Supacolour transfers are a type of heat transfer that allows you to apply full-color, high-quality designs onto various fabric surfaces. These transfers are popular in the custom apparel industry for creating vibrant and detailed prints on T-shirts, hoodies, bags, and other textile items.

The process involves printing the design onto a transfer paper using special inks and then using heat to transfer the design onto the fabric. Supacolour transfers are known for their durability, color vibrancy, and the ability to reproduce intricate details. They offer advantages such as the ability to create full-color prints without the need for screens or setup fees commonly associated with traditional screen printing methods.

It's worth noting that technologies and product offerings can evolve over time, so it's advisable to check the latest information or contact Supacolour directly for the most up-to-date details on their products and services.

Pro’s and Con’s of Supacolour and DTF transfers


  • Full Color and Detail: Supacolour transfers can reproduce intricate and detailed designs with full-color capabilities, allowing for vibrant and visually appealing prints.
  • No Setup Costs: Unlike traditional screen printing that may require the creation of screens, Supacolour transfers typically do not have setup costs. This makes them cost-effective for small or one-off printing jobs.
  • Durability: Supacolour transfers are often known for their durability, with the ability to withstand multiple washes without significant loss of color or quality.
  • Versatility: They can be applied to various fabric types, including cotton, polyester, and blends, providing versatility in garment selection.
  • Quick Turnaround: The process of applying Supacolour transfers is relatively quick, making them suitable for projects with tight timelines.
  • Cost for Large Orders: While they may be cost-effective for small runs, the cost per unit can become less competitive for larger orders compared to some other printing methods.
  • Feel of the Print: Some people find that heat transfers can have a slightly different feel compared to directly printed or dyed fabrics. The print can sometimes feel a bit thicker, depending on the specific transfer method.
  • Limited to Flat Surfaces: Heat transfers are generally best suited for flat or gently curved surfaces. They may not conform well to irregular or highly contoured shapes.
  • Dependence on Heat Press: Supacolour transfers require a heat press for application. This means that the quality of the final product may depend on the accuracy and consistency of the heat press used.

On what materials can Supacolour/DTF be used


  • Supacolour transfers are suitable for cotton fabrics, providing a vibrant and durable print.


  • They work well on polyester materials, offering good adhesion and color vibrancy.

Cotton-Poly Blends

  • Many garment items are made from a blend of cotton and polyester. Supacolour transfers can be used on these blends, providing flexibility in garment selection.

Performance Fabrics

  • They may be suitable for performance fabrics commonly used in sportswear and activewear.


  • Supacolour transfers can be applied to fabric bags, offering customisation options.


  • Depending on the material of the cap or hat, Supacolour transfers can be used for adding logos or designs.


  • Fabric aprons are another application where Supacolour transfers can be utilized.


Things to take into consideration

  • Set up fee: No set up of artwork received in correct format ($60 applies if not in correct format).
  • Min order requirement: 10.
  • Best suited for, things to consider: Best for logos and designs that are full colour, gradients and lots on intricate detail.
  • Material best suited for: Any (can’t print on polar fleece).

How do I obtain a quote for Supacolour/Direct to film transfers?

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