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Vastex DTF Powder-to Film, Dryer Combo

The Vastex PTF-100 powder-to-film coating system Vastex D-100 conveyor dryer. Photo courtesy of Vastex International

April 19, 2024

The Vastex PTF-100 powder-to-film coating system in combination with an integral Vastex D-100 conveyor dryer increases production of direct-to-film (DTF) transfers for apparel decoration by applying and curing adhesive powder quickly and conveniently within a footprint of 10 square feet.

“Mounted on a utility cart, the mobile system allows an operator to apply a uniform layer of adhesive powder to a run of DTF graphics, and cure them uniformly in an infrared conveyor dryer from a single location,” says Vastex President, Mark Vasilantone. “When not needed for DTF, the system can be rolled away.”

The PTF-100 coating system features an angled steel casing and clear polycarbonate door with dust-tight seal for mess-free operation.  Supplied as standard are two interchangeable cartridges, each of which can hold approximately 3 pounds of adhesive powder, for quick and clean refills.  The coating cabinet accommodates film sizes up to 16-by-20 inches and features an adjustable timer for repeatable results.

Control Heat, Temperature, Belt Speed during DTF Transfer Production

The compact D-100 dryer with 18-inch-wide conveyor allows custom apparel decorators to adjust temperature, belt speed and heater height in order to cure DTF film at high rates. An integral exhaust hood removes moisture and fumes for operator safety, an especially critical in the confined spaces typical of many custom decorated apparel shops.

The heaters of all Vastex dryers carry a 15-year warranty, and feature closely spaced coils that provide high-density, medium-wavelength infrared heat for maximum cure speed without cold spots or under curing.

Vastex manufactures conveyor dryers for DTG, DTF and screen printing applications, as well as screen-printing presses, athletic numbering systems, flash-cure units, screen exposing units, screen drying cabinets and washout booths. The company also offers a comprehensive range of training classes for entry level, intermediate and advanced screen printers. For information visit the Vastex International web site at