DTF (Direct-to-Film) Transfer Decals

These unique DTF transfer decals use a UV-cured ink that creates a 3D-like impression for your images and designs. The ink gives the effect that your graphics are printed directly onto the surface that you’re applying them to. Furthermore, this printing technique generates a raised and pleasing texture.

They are equipped with a firm, durable and waterproof adhesive backing.  Image transfer stickers are intended for permanent use, and thus make an excellent choice for outdoor decal needs.

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Design from Scratch

With our easy to use online designer, you can quickly design your DTF Decals. Just upload an image or logo from your computer, or choose from our wide selection of clipart to create your personalized circle sticker.

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Upload a File

If you decide to upload an original file, instead of designing your own, you will need to upload an .eps file. This ensures that you will receive the highest quality DTF Decal possible! Once you have added your product to your cart and select your shipping method, a proof will be emailed to you. When you approve your proof and make a payment, your order will be complete.


All circle stickers must be paid up front prior to being put into production. We accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept checks, which must be received prior to your circle stickers being put into production. 

Live Order Tracking

Back in the early days of making decals, we built a system called Live Order Tracking that enables our customers to track their order through every stage of our streamlined process, from order placement to delivery.

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After placing your order for DTF Decals, you’ll receive a unique Live Order Tracking number via email that will allow you to track your decals every step of the way. Need the current status of your order? Just click the link in the email and get the most recent updates from our dynamic Live Order Tracking system.

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Production Time Tables

Our flexible production times range from three to five business days. This allows you to make the final decision on when you need your order.

5 Standard:

This is our most popular fast turnaround option. Free and speedy enough for almost any custom order.

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  • Orders approved after 5:00 PM CST will be processed the following business day,
  • Emergency/same day rushes are available in some cases, Please speak with a customer service representative today for more information,
  • Note: The time it will take to receive your product includes the production time as well as the shipping time.
  • Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If an order is flagged in our prepress department or a proof is requested awaiting approval, turnaround starts from the time the approval is given.

7 Business Day:

If you’re not in a rush, then you can save some money by choosing our 5 Day Saver option.

5 Business Days Saver

  • Orders approved  after 5:00 PM CST will be processed the following business day,
  • Emergency/same day rushes are available in some cases, Please speak with a customer service representative today for more information,
  • Note: The time it will take to receive your product includes the production time as well as the shipping time.
  • Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If an order is flagged in our prepress department or a proof is requested awaiting approval, turnaround starts from the time the approval is given.

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DTD Decals Artwork Specification

Preferred Files for Printing

The maximum file size we accept is 100 MB. Our preferred file types are:

  • Adobe Illustrator EPS (Encapsulated Post Script)
  • PDF (Adobe PDF)

When submitting these files, make sure you convert all fonts to outlines or curves to ensure they print correctly and the fonts are not substituted. 

Additional Files Accepted

  • JPG (High Resolution JPEG)
  • TIFF (High Resolution TIFF)
  • PNG (High Resolution PNG)

File Tips

  • Set up size proportionate to the exact size product you are ordering 
  • Convert all text to outlines 
  • Only Allow for bleed if necessary
  • Never flatten/merge layers in a PSD file
  • Indicate the cut line clearly for all decal products

Vector Art

Vector art consists of lines and curves that are mathematically defined objects. When viewing art in key line mode you can see the points or vectors when connecting your lines and curves. They can also be seen when using the pen tool or editing the points along a path. Vector art is ideal for type and drawn shapes because they can be enlarged to any size while maintaining crisp outlines and details without sacrificing quality. The distance between the vectors is calculated mathematically and is not dependent upon resolution. 

Raster Art

Raster images consist of colored squares, called pixels. They are created by combining a series of various colored pixels. Digital photographs are made up of pixels. If you view a raster image at 200% or more you are able to see the individual pixels that make up the image. Raster images are dependent upon resolution so image enlargement is limited by the individual size at which the file was created. If a file is produced at a size that is larger than its resolution will allow, the quality will decrease. Printing a low resolution file will result in pixelation. Individual pixels are large enough to be easily discernable. Increasing the resolution will not solve this problem is there are not enough pixels to begin with. The program will add more pixels based upon the estimation of their location and will then assign their neighboring pixels's color value. This may cause an image to look muddy. 

If submitting these files, please follow the guidelines below:

  • 100% scale (full size output) at 100 dpi
  • 50% scale at 200 dpi or higher
  • 25% scale at 300 dpi or higher
  • 10% scale at 600-1200 dpi recommended

Design Services

If you are not able to provide us with a print ready artwork, our art department would be able to recreate your artwork in vector format for printing. Most logos or images can be recreated for and additional cost, which depends on the difficulty of your design. Artwork design service discounts may apply. Please contact a customer service representative today for more details.

This service needs to be paid for in advance of us printing your order. We will keep your recreated vector artwork on file for you to use on all future orders.

Releasing the recreated vector artwork to you for personal use can be done for an additional cost.

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  • You can expect your Decals.com order to arrive within 2 - 4 business days (after production time) to 90% of the United States.
  • Unless otherwise specified, at the time of ordering, your DTF Decals will ship via UPS Ground.
  • If you have any questions about shipping rates or rush production, please contact our friendly Customer Service Representatives at (320) 391-5250 prior to ordering.
  • You will receive a tracking number once your package has shipped.
  • To read more about our shipping information visit our shipping policy page.

Shipping Methods:

  • Economy (5-15 Days)
  • Standard (3-5 Business Days)
  • Three Day (3 Business Days)
  • Two Day (2 Business Days)
  • Overnight (1 Business Day)

Important Economy Shipping Notes:

  • If choosing economy shipping, please include additional postal information such as your P.O. Box in the "Address Two" field on the checkout page to help ensure delivery.
  • Using economy shipping can also add an additional 5 - 10 days, depending on where the package is being shipped to. 

National and International Shipping Notes:

  • Decals.com ships throughout the United States and Internationally.
  • All international shipments must have shipping labels as well as customs documentation provided by the customers. We will only accept international shipping labels from the following carriers, USPS, UPS, and FedEx.
  • Contact a Customer Service Representative at (320) 391-5250 for more information.

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More About DTF DecalsReturn to Top

Direct to film transfers are printed in 3-layers, much like ordinary vinyl transfer stickers, except the UV ink is cured directly onto the clear film layer.

The main difference between these transfer stickers and other sticker or decal products is that only your image remains behind. The three layers of these adhesive marvels are:

  1. The transfer backing.
  2. The transfer decal material that sticks to the intended surface and has the UV ink cured into it. This is where your design lives.
  3. The transfer tape material. This holds the design in place once the backing is removed.

It’s similar to how a temporary tattoo is applied—except that these stickers are permanent.

For a traditional sticker product that lays flat, check out our Custom Vinyl Stickers.

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Frequently Asked Questions Return to Top

What is a DTF Transfer Decal?

DTF stands for Direct to Film. DTF printing is unique. It offers high durability and vibrant UV-cured color that is printed directly onto a thin, clear film material.

They come in two types of decal:

  • Heat transfers, which are used on clothing (we don't sell them at this time).
  • The adhesive DTF image transfer stickers featured here.

They are also known in the industry as UV DTF decals, DTF Transfer Stickers and Image Transfer Stickers.

Can I apply DTF Decals on textured surfaces?

We recommend applying them to smooth surfaces for optimal adhesion. Surfaces with texture may hinder the decal's ability to stick firmly.

Can I reposition my decals?

No, you cannot reposition them.  They are created for a secure and long-lasting adhesion. To guarantee the appropriate alignment, plan the placement before applying.

If you need a removable sticker solution, then we suggest trying one of our low-tack products. Low tack vinyl allows you to apply and reposition them several times.

What is the minimum order amount?

The minimum quantity you can order is 10 units. There is a bulk order discount, so the more you order the more money you’ll save.

What is the minimum size I can order?

The smallest decal you can get is 2" x 2" inches.

Common Uses

What are UV DTF Transfers typically used for?

They are commonly used to place lettering, logos or designs onto a desired surface. Most people use them to brand products, equipment, machinery, windows, doors, vehicles, and trailers.

They’re also dishwasher safe, so people love to put them on coffee tumblers or hydro-flasks. In fact, there are a number of small businesses that specialize in this venture.

What surfaces can I use these on?

Smooth, non-porous surfaces such as glass, metal, plastic, smooth or painted drywall, and tile work best for these stickers.

Can I use these outdoors?

Yes, they are made to withstand a variety of environmental variables, making them suitable for outdoor use. The high-quality materials ensure durability and long-term fade resistance.