The technology behind transfers is rather simple; once activated, the ink printed on a film or a ”carrier” paper is entirely transferred to the products’ surface. There are many types of transfers, all of them differentiated by their activation method.
This solution is by far the most durable and versatile. It can be effectively used on a myriad of surfaces: plastics, metals (printed or not), vinyls, etc. The transfer is activated by a water and butyl solution. In contact with this solution, the ink is liquefied to facilitate its transfer to the product’s surface. The ink is then simply applied, rinsed with water and air-dried, requiring no clear coating if desired. We even offer inks that are resistant to chemicals and industrial cleaners.
Simple and quick, heat transfers are a cost effective and efficient solution. They are activated by heat and pressure and their quality varies according to the surface application. Heat transfers are particularly advantageous for products that already require heat compression since heat transfers can easily by done simultaneously, thereby maximizing your production time.
This solution is ideal for surfaces that feature irregular and complex shapes. The transfer is activated by water and allows the ink trapped between two coats of varnish to peel itself off the carrier and slide onto the surface. Water transfer also makes it possible to adjust the decal’s placement, even after the transfer is completed. It is indeed easy to slide the sticker around until it is in the correct spot. For a solid and durable result, a clear coat is always applied at the end.