Proper handling and storage of DTF PET film rolls is critical to maintaining their quality and preventing any damage or degradation. The following tips can help you efficiently handle and store DTF PET film rolls:
1. Handle with care: When handling DTF PET film rolls, make sure your hands are clean, it is impossible to transfer to the film. Avoid using sharp objects or excessive force to avoid scratching or damaging the membrane surface.
2. Use clean equipment: Make sure that equipment used to handle and cut the film (such as scissors or cutting tools) is clean and free of debris or contamination that could affect the quality of the film.
3. Avoid excessive heat or cold: DTF PET film rolls should be kept in a controlled environment to prevent exposure to extreme temperatures. Avoid storage in hot or cold areas as this will affect film properties and performance.
4. Moisture resistance: Moisture can be harmful to DTF PET film rolls, causing ink to smudge or degrade. Store the roll in a dry environment and prevent the roll from being directly exposed to moisture or moisture.
5. Ensure proper ventilation: While it is important to protect the DTF PET film roll from moisture, it is also very important to provide proper ventilation to prevent condensation build-up. Avoid storing curls in airtight containers or poorly ventilated areas.
6. Store in original packaging: Whenever possible, store DTF PET film rolls in their original packaging. Packaging is designed to provide protection against potential contaminants such as dust and moisture. If the original packaging is damaged or insufficient, use a clean, sturdy plastic or cardboard tube to store the roll.
7. Avoid excessive pressure: Do not stack heavy objects or apply excessive pressure to the stored film roll. Excessive pressure can deform or damage the cylinder, affecting its performance during the printing process.
8. Maintain proper alignment: Store DTF PET film rolls in an upright position to maintain proper alignment to prevent warping or deformation of the film. This helps ensure smooth paper transport and proper tension during printing.
9. Regularly rotate stock: If you have multiple rolls of DTF PET film in stock, please use the oldest roll for stock rotation. This helps prevent the roll from sitting idle for long periods of time, causing potential degradation or quality issues.
10. Follow manufacturer’s guidelines: Always refer to manufacturer’s guidelines or recommendations for handling and storing rolls of DTF PET film. They can provide specific instructions or caveats based on the characteristics of the film.