Custom Dry Transfer Decals for Microchips & Circuit Boards
Sometimes our clients have very small prototypes or products that graphics need to be placed on. Sometimes companies want their identification or logo art on a tiny product and have no way to make it happen. This is where Image Transfers can help industrial designers accomplish their goals.
Tyler Maxfield, of White Matter LLC, needed to put their logo art on a small circuit. The logo art was only 7/32” by 3/16.” The type was about 4 points.
We were concerned about the art, and the difficulty our client might have placing and applying such a small piece of art onto a circuit. But here are the photos to prove it could be done, and done well.
Tyler was able to gang-up/repeat the logo so he had 825 images on our letter-size transfer sheet. He requested we print the dry transfer in Pantone 877 Metallic Silver as custom transfers for his printed circuit boards.
We recommend clients leave a comfortable space between artwork for ease in application but obviously Tyler and his team had no issues with this placement. Maybe the burnisher we supply with each transfer order helped as well.
Final prototypes like these can be used for company websites, marketing material, and maybe even company board meetings to visually describe the next product line.
Here is a little information about our client: White Matter makes the world’s smallest neural recording system. Scientists all over the world are studying how the brain functions, and in many cases, this requires recording the electrical activity of neurons. In the past, this was done by dropping a few big wires into a brain and taking measurements using a big recording system. By taking advantage of modern electronics, we have developed a recording system that is 10 times better than traditional systems. 10 times smaller, 10 times more neurons, and 10 times more brains being recorded from at once.
“We needed a way to brand our tiny microchips, and Luann at Image Transfers was an absolute delight to work with. Other printers saw how small we were trying to print and immediately rejected our design. Luann was speedy in her responses and provided loads of help teaching me how to use Adobe Illustrator. Great company, fast turn around time, and unparalleled printing capabilities.”
Thank you, Tyler for your kind words.
Besides being used on recording electrical activity products we also have industrial design clients that use our dry transfers in their refurbishing process of electronic parts. If a company logo is worn and unreadable – a transfer, on the reconditioned part, will make the part look as new as the components. We have produced transfers of many brand-name logos. All that is needed is clean vector artwork. If clients need help with artwork, we can do that too.