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Announcing the Second DTF Printing T-Shirt Contest

Show off your DTF printing skills and win a $500 gift card to DTF Superstore.

DTF Printing is hosting its semiannual DTF Printing T-Shirt Contest. This is your chance to demonstrate your direct-to-film printing knowledge and expertise.

Those interested in competing must sign up for the contest no later than Friday, July 26, 2024. Participants will receive a blank UxPrint T-shirt and a downloadable file with the design. Printed T-shirts must be received by Monday, August 26, 2024.

Judging will be completed by Zach Achorn of Self Made Designs, Scott Donovan of Dupont, Chuck Northcutt of I-Group Technologies, and Jeremy Poehls of DTF Superstore. The winner will be announced on the show floor at Printing United Expo.

The winner will receive a $500 gift card to DTF Superstore, a trophy, and a digital badge.

Judges will critique the following categories on a 1-10 scale with a perfect score of 60.

  • Color Accuracy
  • Graininess 
  • Softness / Feel
  • Brightness of white
  • Underbase alignment
  • Stretch

Watch the inaugural awards ceremony with winner Jerald Jolito of Merch Studio here.

Thank you to our sponsors i-Group Technologies and DTF Superstore.

Sign up for the contest below.

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Rules of Entry

  1. To participate, complete an entry form with your name, email address, physical address, and phone number, and submit it online.
  2. The contest will be conducted June 26 - August 26, 2024. Deadline for registration is July 26, 2024, 2024. Submissions must be received by August 26, 2024. The winner will be announced at Printing United Expo in Las Vegas.
  3. You must be 18 years of age or older to win. Contestants must be based in the United States. No purchase necessary. One qualifier per print shop. You need not be present to win. Void where prohibited.
  4. Approximate value of the prize is $500.
  5. The design comes on a black background. You can modify the background to your preference. Do not resize the image and do not alter colors. All participants are printing on the same black garment.
  6. The contest is for print shops only. Manufacturer and supplier entries will be disqualified.
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