Limited Special Edition Amsterdam: DTF Transfer Print + Slanted Magazine #41—Amsterdam
What is DTF? DTF is the short form of Direct to Film. In the DTF process, printing is done directly onto a film/foil, over which a hotmelt adhesive is spread. After drying, a fixed and finished transfer is obtained. This DTF transfer can then be pressed onto a variety of materials (cotton, polyester, leather and even solid materials)—a revolution in printing and our limited special edition on occasion of the release of Slanted Magazine #41—Amsterdam!
For the motif, creative coder Vera van de Seyp received a carte blanche from Slanted on the theme of Amsterdam. Her design is based on the reflections of the many bridges in the water of the Amsterdam canals, the coordinates indicate the position of the Dutch capital.
- Cut off the credits so that you iron on only the design
- Press or iron for 12 seconds at 150°C, wait briefly and carefully peel off the backing paper—if you notice that it still does not peel off so well, iron/press again
- The transfer is hotpeeled, which means you can peel off the backing paper hot
- We recommend a re-pressing of approx. 4 sec. with the backing paper put back on
- If necessary, pre-press the textile to remove any residual moisture
- In the case of polyester fabrics, work with an additional cover (e.g. thin cloth) to prevent impressions from the press/iron. Also for polyester fabrics: Test pressing times, pressure and temperature in advance. It may be advisable to press or iron at a maximum of 140°C.
See our video tutorial here! You will receive a long-lasting print with a high wash resistance on textiles!
Vera van de Seyp is a computational designer and educator. Her work explores design systems, artificial intelligence, languages, and finding systems in chaos. She teaches and gives workshops and lectures to inspire makers to code and make their own design tools. Currently, Vera is part of MIT Media Lab as a research assistant in the Future Sketches group.
express-transfer.de is a product of the German company Tonwerte Alex Kühn. After many years in the textile printing industry, including experience in flex and flock printing, screen printing, sublimation, and digital direct printing, the company introduced DTF—Direct to Film in 2022. Express-transfer delivers DTF transfers in the quality that will absolutely convince: brilliant colors, highly opaque white with an ultra-thin feel. You will love it!
Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Design: Vera van de Seyp
Release April 2023
Printing: DTF transfer
Format: 14 × 16.4 cm
Edition: 200 pieces
Slanted Magazine #41—Amsterdam
The Slanted team went to Amsterdam to check out the design scene and fell for the charm of the city’s century-old “bruine kroegen” (brown cafes). Seeking refuge after bike rides to design studios, they were quickly won over by the cozy ambiance, dark wood, old-fashioned decor, and the aroma of fried croquettes.
Color and form play an important role in Amsterdam’s design, which is egalitarian and serves the masses. Design is ubiquitous in Amsterdam, from the bike path to the police cars and even the city crest. The maze of canals and the upcoming neighborhoods are characterized by muted tones, dominated by black cobblestones, and dark brick. Behind the facades it rattles. The Dutch have always let it rip. The orange is more intense, the red more luminous, the black more brutal. Design is radical, it crashes, it vibrates.
There are few places where color and form play such an important role. Design is innovative, modern, functional, and spiced with a pinch of humor. Design is about egalitarianism, not reserved for the wealthy elite. Design serves the masses. And so it happens that everything is professionally designed. The bike path, the kebab stand, the tax return form, the police cars, the park benches and trash cans, the vegetables.
In its 41st issue, Slanted gathers a selection of Amsterdam’s most brilliant minds and provides deep insights into their work and values in the magazine and in the numerous video interviews. Illustrations, interviews, essays, and an extensive appendix with many useful tips and an overview with the latest Dutch typefaces complete the issue thematically.
Featured contributors: 75B, Athenaeum Boekhandel & Nieuwscentrum, Maarten Baptist, Blast Foundry, BNO, Irma Boom, Brût Homeware, Building Fictions, Mélanie Corre, Vanessa van Dam, DBXL, De Designpolitie, De Vorm, Javier Rodríguez Fernández, FreelingWaters, fw:books, Graypants, Hansje van Halem, Haller Brun, Olivier Heiligers, Juna Horstmans, Jeremy Jansen, Elisa van Joolen, Annabel Keijzer, KesselsKramer, Elisabeth Klement, Kooij, Lesley Moore, MacGuffin, MainStudio, martens and martens, Mass-Driver, Moniker, Michelangelo Nigra, nouch, Novo Typo, NXS WORLD, Moriz Oberberger, Our Polite Society, Revised, Charlotte Rohde, Rush Hour Music, Vera van de Seyp, Studio Jord Noorbeek, studioHendriksen, Sunne, Jolana Sýkorová, Terry Bleu, The Rodina, thonik, Kai Udema, Underwear, untold-stories, VANTOT, Jasper de Waard, Edgar Walthert, Julian Williams.
Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Release: April 2023
Format: 16 × 24 × 1.7 cm
Volume: 224 pages
Printer: Offset printing, Stober Medien, Germany
Workmanship: Softcover with flaps, Swiss brochure, thread-stitching, offset printing with spot color
Cradboard: Crescendo CS1, 320 g/sm, distributed by Inapa Deutschland
Paper: GalaxiArt Samt 115 g/sm, Holmen TRND 1.6, 70 g/sm, Holmen TRND V 2.0 60 g/sm
Vera van de Seyp
14 × 16.4