Knowing your equipment
This is so important. We list recommended settings for your heat press, but because so many heat presses are using cheap imported parts the digital readouts are rarely correct. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR EQUIPMENT.
Knowing your materials
Equally as important. Your DTF supplier or vendor may not be using the same film, ink, print profiles, or adhesives as ours or as your friends. Each item listed above will have an effect on your settings and process. Make sure you've taken the time to fully understand the recommended instructions, test, practice, research, get your setup dialed in. If you change vendors, test, practice, research again...
Working around seams
The number one concern we hear from people is: "...it doesn't stick at the top". Yes, yes it does, but it won't if you don't press it with even, firm pressure. Seams are thicker than the apparel you are pressing, they have a tendency to keep your heat platen from making even pressure. as a result, some areas will stick, while others will peel of flake off... This is easy enough to fix; if you can't position your apparel to not press over these seams, use a non-stick pillow to allow those seams to be less of an issue.
Creating a matte finish
A second press with a fabric, parchment paper, non-stick sheet, or cheese cloth placed over the top of your design will change the finish on your transfer. Experiment with these. Not only will it set you apart from your competition, it's kind of fun...