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Shear Talk - DTF Transfers

Shear Talk - DTF Transfers

We now offer Direct to Film Transfer (DTF) in the Shear Shop to personalize and add detail to your makes! They are so easy to use and apply with either an Iron or a Heat Press. Our transfers are washable and have stretch, so they can be use easily on knit fabrics.

Instructions for an Iron:
  1. Set your iron to the highest setting. If you have actual numbers 270-300 degrees - on the lower end for Polyester based fabrics and closer to 300 for the cotton based ones.
  2. Use a firm pressure press straight down on the design for 15 seconds. If your iron does not cover the whole design, press down for 15 seconds in sections.
  3. Once you’ve pressed the whole thing, peel slowly beginning in one corner. If any areas look like they aren’t going to release, just lay it back down and press that spot again.
  4. Once it’s peeled off, do a post-press by covering the design with parchment or re-use the film and give it another set of 15 second presses.
Instructions for a Heat Press:
  1. Set your heat press to 270 degrees.
  2. Using a medium firm pressure, press for 15 seconds.
  3. Peel Hot beginning in one corner. If any areas are having trouble releasing, press again with higher pressure.
  4. Once it's peeled off, do a post-press for 15 seconds with parchment or re-use the same film.
A few extra tips:
  • Pre-press your fabric for at least 5 seconds to remove moisture.
  • Ensure you are using a flat surface, not an ironing board - you won’t want ironing board grid lines in your design.
  • You can use parchment over top or you can iron directly on the film. It will not melt it.
  • Additionally, it will NOT affect the design if some areas get overlapped or pressed twice.
  • If some areas have cooled by the time you are done just give them a quick warm up, to ensure a hot peel.
  • Use Medium-High pressure when pressing.
  • Peel HOT.

Here's a video by Nicole applying our DTF transfers using a Heat Press: