What is UV DTF Printer? And How Does It Work?

In the wave of the digital era, printing technology as an important means of information transmission and visual expression, continues to innovate to meet the growing needs of people.

Among them, UV DTF printer has become increasingly popular among businessmen in the printing market for their high efficiency, environmental protection, and personalized customization.

So, what exactly is UV DTF printer? How does it work? And what are its applications, advantages, and disadvantages? This article will introduce it in detail.

What is UV DTF Printer?

UV DTF printer is a new type of label printing method, also known as a sticker printer. It primarily uses advanced UV inkjet printing technology and transfer film to print labels, logos, or patterns with vivid colors, high clarity, and strong three-dimensionality.

This printing method does not require a powder shaking machine, powder, or high-temperature color fixation. The ultraviolet curing technology used greatly improves the efficiency of printing. At the same time, it is affordable and more durable. It is particularly suitable for the rapid production of many packaging, labels, etc.

The Printing Process of UV DTF Printer

UV DTF technology primarily uses UV inks and special AB films. By spraying UV ink onto the surface of the substrate, then using LED light to cure the ink instantly, and finally cutting the pattern, the pattern on the AB film is transferred onto the target object to achieve the transfer of the pattern.

Step 1: Design the pattern to be printed and ensure that the specifications and dimensions of the pattern are within the printing range of the printer.

Step 2: Print the pattern on film A, and the UV ink will cure rapidly under LED lighting.

Step 3: After printing, use a laminating machine to adhere film A to film B. Film A is on the back of the pattern, and film B is on the front.

Step 4: Cut the printed pattern with scissors.

Step 5: Peel off film A and stick the pattern on the surface of the object. No heat pressing is required. Press gently with your fingers for a few seconds, then peel off film B, and the pattern will be successfully transferred to the object.

Applications of UV DTF Printing

UV DTF printers are widely used on hard substrates, such as metal, ceramic, glass, leather, wood, crystal, acrylic, paper, and plastic. Especially in the packaging, gift, craft, and food industries, UV DTF printers can bring better decorative effects and enhance the visual appeal of products.

Personalized Customized Products: Customization of patterns for products such as cups, badges, gifts, keychains, cosmetics, and watches.

Digital Products: Mobile phone cases, mouse stickers, tablet stickers, computer stickers, etc.

Home Decorations: Ceramic vases, wallpaper stickers, glass decorations, and other home decorations.

Other Special Products: Specific signs, arrow guides, conference nameplates, etc., for exhibitions, weddings, competitions, etc.

Advantages and Disadvantages of UV DTF Printer


High efficiency: fast printing speed and high efficiency, and can quickly complete large-scale printing tasks.

Strong three-dimensional sense: the printed patterns have vivid colors and high clarity, and present a beautiful 3D three-dimensional sense, and overall transparency and glossiness.

Scratch resistance and Durability: UV ink has good wear resistance and weather resistance, making it more scratch-resistant and durable than traditional stickers.

Flexibility: It supports transfer printing on various hard substrates, such as glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, crystal, etc., to meet the needs of different industries.

Environmental friendliness: compared to traditional printing processes, UV DTF printers use a combination of UV ink and AB film, without the need for plate making or powder shaking, making them more environmentally friendly.

Ease of operation: simple and convenient operation, allowing anyone to start operating without special experience.


1. Items with rough surfaces are not suitable, which will reduce adhesion.

2. Because UV ink has the characteristics of high resolution and fast drying speed, its cost is usually higher than that of ordinary ink.


In summary, UV DTF printer is a printing device with unique advantages and has broad application prospects in personalized customization and packaging industries. If you want to learn more about UV DTF printers, contact KingJet now!

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