Custom Transfers for Personalizing Your Guitar

A dry transfer sheet with several rubdown transfers ready to be applied to the guitarCustom Foil Transfers for Guitars

Recently a number of people who build custom guitars have been calling and ordering dry transfers from us. This is, in part, because Stewart-MacDonald has given Image Transfers a great endorsement by featuring dry transfers in one of their videos. It boosts our confidence to know that a company such as Stewart-MacDonald, so well known in the custom guitar arena, would choose to recommend our product to their clients, sending them to order and use Lay the cut transfer foil on the guitar head and rub down the metallic transfer.our dry transfers on their hand made guitars.

These are not your standard off the shelf guitar decals. These are custom foil transfers.

 
Our foil transfers can enhance the finished look of a guitar by adding your personal artwork. In the video posted below, Ron Gomes, in the Stewart MacDonald workshop, uses dry transfers to finish his custom guitar after he installs six in line tuners.Vidcap of the application of a metallic transfer foil on a custom guitar head.

Image Transfers offers foil transfers custom matched to the Crown Roll Leaf palette of color options on our website. Transfers are an easy and professional looking way to apply your logo art onto your guitar.

It is the ultimate praise to know that Stewart MacDonald would recommend us to someone who pours his or her heart and soul into making a hand made guitar. A closeup videocap photo of a finished guitar head with a dry transfer logo appliedWe really appreciate their endorsement of our product.

For over 40 years, Stewart-MacDonald in Athens, Ohio has supplied the world’s instrument makers and repair shops with everything they need to build and repair stringed instruments. Stewart-MacDonald (Stewmac for short) sells quality replacement parts, upgrades and tools that are unique to stringed instruments. Stewart-MacDonald has the hard-to-find tools, parts, and supplies needed by guitar builders and repair shops.

A closeup videocap of a metallic transfer foil applied on a custom guitar in a video from Stewart-MacDonald guitars and string instrumentsWith their staff of experienced luthiers, Stewmac also designs and manufactures tools specifically for the needs of professional instrument makers and repair shops. Their manufacturing shop in Ohio also creates instrument kits of particularly high quality. With woods selected and machined for accurate fit, these kits give you the materials needed to create heirloom-quality instruments. From fixing a scratch on your guitar, replacing a pickup or switch to rebuilding a set-neck acoustic, Stewmac has the parts, material, paint, glue and finish to get the job done.

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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. 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 & Mockups, Dry Transfers for Scale Models.

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2 comments on “Custom Transfers for Personalizing Your Guitar
  1. Roger Dionne says:

    Good day, I write to you from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. I restore old radios often and I have used Letraset to replace the Tone, Tune and Volume indicators. I would affix the letters just before the last coat of lacquer and would achieve an acceptable result. What I am wondering is what are your transfers made of and do you think I could use this type of product as I have used Letraset? Thanks for your time. Roger Dionne

    • Luann says:

      Roger, Our transfers are very similar to Letraset. They are lacquer ink with lacquer adhesive. Since adhesive is only on the image area after applied the art/copy looks like it is printed right on whatever you apply them to. For your usage you can certainly use a clear lacquer spray to protect them. If you have further questions just email us at art@imagetransfers.com or call studio at (212) 928-7987.

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