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What equipment do I use for UV DTF Transfers?

Written on May 12, 2023

In this post, we'll explore the essential equipment you need to achieve stunning results with UV DTF transfers. From cup cradles to squeegees or rollers, having the right tools at your disposal ensures smooth and successful transfer processes, allowing your designs to shine on various surfaces. Let's dive in and discover the equipment that will elevate your UV DTF transfer game.


When working with glasses or cups, a cup cradle or a similar tool proves invaluable. A cup cradle securely holds the glass or cup in place during the UV DTF transfer process, preventing movement and ensuring even application of the film. These cradles are designed with utmost care to securely hold your glass or cup without causing any scratches or damage.

Available in different sizes and shapes, cup cradles accommodate a variety of glasses and cups. Before use, it's crucial to clean the cradle thoroughly, ensuring it is free from any debris that could compromise the quality of your transfer. By utilizing a cup cradle, you can maintain stability throughout the process, resulting in precise and flawless prints.

Squeegee or Roller

To achieve optimal adhesion and distribute pressure evenly during the UV DTF transfer, a squeegee or roller is essential. These tools allow you to apply the right amount of pressure, ensuring the ink adheres to the surface correctly.

Squeegees are typically made from soft and flexible materials like silicone, making them ideal for use on flat surfaces. When using a squeegee, remember to apply even pressure as you glide it across the UV DTF film. This ensures that the ink is evenly distributed, minimizing the risk of air bubbles and delivering a smooth, professional finish.

On the other hand, when working with curved surfaces such as glassware or bottles, a roller comes to the rescue. Rollers are designed to provide controlled pressure over curved areas, enabling the ink to adhere uniformly. By utilizing a roller, you can achieve exceptional results on various cylindrical objects, ensuring that your designs wrap seamlessly around the surface.

By having the right equipment at your fingertips, you can unlock the full potential of UV DTF transfers. Cup cradles provide stability and precision for glasses and cups, while squeegees and rollers guarantee even pressure distribution, resulting in flawless prints on both flat and curved surfaces.

At VIVID Transfers, we understand the importance of quality tools in achieving remarkable outcomes. Explore our range of equipment designed specifically for UV DTF transfers, and discover how they can enhance your creative process. Elevate your prints to new heights with the perfect combination of equipment and UV DTF transfer techniques.

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