Museum Labels Transform Vintage Luggage into Modern Art

Volez, Voguez, Voyagez Exhibition in New York | LOUIS VUITTON (R)

Louis Vuitton Volez Vogeuz Voyagez NYC Exhibition runs until January 7, 2018

A detailed view of custom dry transfers used to describe artwork in a museum or galleryImage Transfers had the opportunity to work with the Digital Dept at Rose Brand on one of the world’s most famous monogrammed luggage designers for their New York City museum exhibit.

The quality of these labels can be seen throughout the galleries, providing visitors with heaps of information about the luxury brand and the many uses of its products. The project was large, as the exhibit sprawls across three large floors of a historical landmark building. Perfect for fashion historians and fans alike, the exhibit brings the past and present together with the gallery labels.

As a company, Image Transfers A curated exhibit of vintage luggage, trunks and travelling cases with museum labels using custom dry transfer decalsmakes custom dry transfers that can completely transform an art gallery or museum space.

Beautiful art is a must, but it doesn’t become museum quality until a label is added to the work. This allows the observer to draw their own conclusions from what they read on the label. Without such detailed information on a dry transfer label, viewers may not gain a full understanding of the beauty that the artist or designer attempted to convey.

Without the custom wall labels provided A white decal mounted on glass made using custom dry transfers for museum labelsby Image Transfers for the luggage art exhibit in Lower Manhattan, the public wouldn’t be able to distinguish between individual pieces and wouldn’t know which notable figures in history utilized them around the world.

Artwork labels can take everyday objects and transform them into art.

Without art labels, they may be miscategorized as everyday items or unaffordable luxury pieces. Dry transfer labels elevate common items into art.

Vintage handbag with custom white decals for exhibit labels and artwork description.The label is what makes the exhibit come together, so everyone gets a chance to appreciate and interact with it – even if just for a moment.

Many museums currently use vinyl labels, which limit the size of text and require a more complex application procedure. Our custom transfers rub onto surfaces easily and allow for much smaller type and more graphical detail than typical vinyl labels.

There are many options for creating museum labels or exhibit tags, such as the name of the artist, title and size of the work.

Vintage trunks with custom white decals for exbibit labels and artwork description.For more information, please visit the Image Transfers website.

Experts propose that museum visitors spend less than 10 seconds with each piece of work they look at, saving seven seconds for the label. Therefore, each label must be as appealing as it can be.

Artwork identification labels can be made with any color imaginable because Image Transfers uses Pantone’s color matching system. Lettering labels can even be multi-colored, foil or metallic.

Vintage handbag with custom white decals for exhibit labels and artwork description.In this New York City exhibit, the lettering on the walls and labels are bold and structured, yet minimalistic and flowing. Most of the transfers were printed in Pantone’s Warm Gray 1C and slightly metallic Black 7C. The transfers can be seen on a mixture of surfaces, including tags, walls and display boards, in a range of sizes.

Even with an exhibit as large as the one in New York City, orders for custom transfers can be turned over in a day. After the exhibit debut, if additional transfers are needed, a simple upload through the Image Transfers website can be made, and it will ship within 24 hours.

A detailed view of custom dry transfers used to describe artwork in a museum or gallery

About Image Transfers

Image Transfers creates custom, dry, rub-on transfers in less than 24 hours. Made for easy application, our beautiful transfers are created with superb quality.

For more information about Image Transfers, please visit or call 212-928-7987.

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 “Museum Labels Transform Vintage Luggage into Modern Art
  1. Jc says:


    I have been searching everywhere and i am just wondering if you sell A4 dry rub down sheets, Or if you know anywhere that does ?

    I know its possible re this tweet:

    Any help would be amazing.

    With thanks,

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