The QUATRO™ Direct to Film (DTF) Transfer Printing Systemis M&R’s newest printing solution, giving you high-quality prints with high-quality value.
The M&R QUATRO (DTF) Transfer Printing System is a modern and efficient method of applying vibrant, high-quality durable images onto a wide variety of garments and fabric types.
The DTF process begins with the creation of a digital design on a computer. Once the design is finalized, it is printed onto a special PET film with a specialized digital inkjet printer using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and White pigmented aqueous inkjet inks. After printing is complete, and while the ink is still wet, the transfer is prepared by applying a layer of adhesive to the print area.
Immediately after the adhesive has been applied, the final construction of film, ink, and adhesive is prepared for the transfer process by running it through a high efficiency infra-red drying system to cure the ink, and to fuse the adhesive to achieve a strong bond between the ink and the fabric, ensuring a durable and long-lasting print.
The garment is placed on a heat press and lightly pressed to remove excess moisture and to ensure that the fabric is transfer receptive. The film transfer is then laid on top of the garment in the correct alignment. The heat press is used to apply both heat and pressure, which activates the adhesive and causes the design to transfer from the film onto the fabric. The heat and pressure also ensure that the ink penetrates deeply into the fabric fibers, resulting in vibrant and vivid colors.