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DTF T-Shirt Printing on COTTON at Home | What Works, What Doesn't!

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Sublimation is SO cool, but the requirement to always use polyester is frustrating. A couple of months ago we talked about several different ways to sublimate on cotton, and I shared the cotton sublimation techniques that worked the best (and lasted the longest in the wash). So what if I told you I found ANOTHER way to sublimate onto 100% cotton and it didn’t require putting any HTV onto your shirt first? You CAN do it by combining a special film (called DTF film) and transfer powder. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you exactly to sublimate onto a cotton T-shirt using the DTF method at home!

Special thanks to Design Bundles’ “HACK ALERT” video for the tips and tricks on this technique — check out their video at

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* T-shirt – I used a Bella + Canvas 100% cotton T-shirt at
* DTF Transfer Film –
* Transfer Powder – For White/Light –
* Sublimation Printer and ink – I used my Sawgrass SG-500 –
* Heat Press large enough for your design – I used the Cricut EasyPress 9″ X 9″ –
* Protective Paper – I used white cardstock and white uncoated butcher paper –
* Heat Resistant Tape and Lint Roller –
* Laptop or Desktop running Windows or Mac
* Free Google account – to use Google Docs (free) for printing your sublimation design
* Respirator –
* Goggles –
* Gloves –
* Apron –
* Protection for your work surface and any nearby printers or other electronics
* Design #446 – My free cardinal PNG design files (available in my free resource library at )

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Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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