Direct-To-Film (DTF) Printing For Beginners - What you need? Supply List (Epson ET-8550)

These are the main supplies you will need to start DTF printing custom heat tranfers for T-shirts, hats, hoodies,pants, bags, wood, etc.

1. DTF Printer

In this series, we will be using the Epson Ecotank ET-8550 Printer for DTF.


Main DTF Supplies Video

Other DTF supplies I Use Daily


2. DTF Film -

Film can be different sizes, make sure you select the correct film for your printer. To do so look up your printer's max print width.

A3+ (13x19in) is the film size well be using for the Epson ET-8550.

3. DTF Ink 

You'll need atleast one bottle of Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black and White Ink (Get big bottles, you;ll go through the small bottle quickly)

4. DTF Powder -

I tested both powders, had great results, although I like the ultra strecthy better, the premium powder is a little thicker and can clump up together in the packaging. I didn't have this with ultra strechy powder.


5. Heatpress Machine - 

You will want the  biggest heat press you can get, this will make it easier to press larger DTF heat transfers. 

An ideal size is the 16x20 inch Heat Press, this will fit most heat transfers from desktop DTF printers.

This is heatpress I've been using for the last 2 years. Left on many times over night.


It might be out of stock here are a couple others:


You can also check Amazon, although the reviews were not great, you can find less expensive heat presses on there. 

For DTF as long as you have enough pressure and heat, you can use just about anything to press. 

Circut has heatpress that work great for pressing many different types of heat transfers.


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