Gang sheets are not what it sounds like. It's not a group of thugs hanging out in restrooms together reading music sheets.
In direct to film (DTF) printing, a gang sheet is a tool used to maximize the efficiency of the printing process. A gang sheet is a large film sheet that contains multiple images arranged together in a grid-like pattern. Think Tetris.
How is a Gang Sheet Used in Direct to Film (DTF) Printing?
By using a gang sheet, printers can optimize their film usage and reduce the amount of waste produced. Multiple images can be printed on a single film sheet, which can then be exposed onto a screen for printing onto various surfaces such as clothing, posters, or stickers.
Creating a Gang Sheet
Gang sheets are often created using software that arranges the images in a specific layout, maximizing the number of images that can fit on a single sheet while ensuring proper registration and alignment. We use Adobe Illustrator to create our 22" x 100" gang sheets and space each design out about 0.4" Inches (10mm).