Custom Transfers for 3D Models, Prototypes & Mock-Ups

tria-prototype-custom-dry-transfer-mock-upClients of 3D product design prefer to see and touch the prototype they are presented with.  It is important for clients to hold in their hands an exact model mockup, not view only a 3D file or likeness.  Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, based his decisions for launching new products by touching and playing with the prototype and thinking about its usability, not by evaluating data models or sales forecast predictions. He didn’t have the time or the patience to look at decks of a Powerpoint presentation, or financial spreadsheets, even less so a preview rendering of a 3D .stl file in AutoCAD, CAD-CAM or Rhino.

It is important for clients to show their prototypes to employees & visitors.

axe protoype model presentationWe at Image Transfers know all about people who use dry rub transfers. For years we have specialized in providing the finishing touches to make fine model replicas of planes, trains, or automobiles.

Whenever hobbyists have needed custom dry transfers to finish off their exact to scale model, they’ve ordered their custom work with Image Transfers.

We’ve provided custom rub down transfers to replica model-makers for years.

instrument palel closup of custom numbers and letter transfersWe, at Image Transfers, make professional-quality dry rub down transfers for our clients’ product-packaging mockups, 3D printed models and scale model replicas. Our dry transfers can easily be applied to any smooth surface without any additional tools or extra adhesive.

We specialize in only one thing, making high-quality dry transfers. That is a good thing for you, our customers. We use only the latest technology and photosensitive materials to puckball prototype model with custom dry transferprovide you with the very best dry transfer rubdowns.

We confidently offer our guarantee for all our custom dry transfers – if you are not satisfied in any way with any of your rubdowns, we’ll redo the transfer FREE of charge. Our high-quality custom dry transfers can give your project or model that finished look. We produce only gallery-quality work.

To place an order or to view pricing, visit our website at

Image Transfers are custom dry rub-on transfer specialists. We make only one thing: custom rub down transfers for graphic designers, artists, and model-makers. A dry transfer (or rubdown) is an image printed on a translucent sheet. The image has a coating of adhesive on its back. The image is transferred from the translucent sheet onto another surface by applying light pressure in a rubbing motion. The dry transfer can be applied to any surface that is free of dust, grease or oil. Dry transfers are referred to as DRY because they are applied dry, without the use of water or solvents. A dry transfer is not a slip-off label or a water decal, instead, the transferred image appears as if it was printed directly onto the item. Our dry transfers are opaque because we back the colors with white, so our rubdowns can be applied to a surface of any color without changing the color of the rub-on transfer. We consider dry transfers a semi-permanent application. A top coat of clear lacquer can make them more permanent. Our production artists can match all Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors including Metallic. Standard transfers are semi-gloss but we also offer matte and uncoated finishes. We deliver within as little as 24 hours. -- Specialties: Custom Rub Down Dry Transfers, Art Gallery Signage & Museum Labels, Custom Transfers for Product Prototypes, Comps & Mock-ups, Dry Transfers for Scale Models. Decals for Glass and reversed transfer decals for inside glass cases.

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2 comments on “Custom Transfers for 3D Models, Prototypes & Mock-Ups
  1. Lee Firns says:

    Hello. I was wondering if you provide this service in Australia or know of anybody that does.
    Kind Regards

    • Luann says:

      Lee, We can probably do these transfers for you. We have worked with International clients before. The “cost” is the shipping. We usually ship FedEx but some clients have provided DHL labels and pick up at our studio which worked well for them. We don’t have a contact for you locally. Pricing for transfers is published on our website. Turnaround is usually 24 to 48 hours. Hope we can figure this out to work for you.

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