Museum Labels Transform Vintage Luggage into Modern Art

our custom museum labels are on display at the 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 our museum label transfers used to describe artwork in an art exhibit or gallery

Museum Exhibit Labels Can Elevate Vintage Luggage into Modern Art

Image 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 interpretive labels can be seen throughout the galleries, providing museum 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 historic landmark building.A detailed view of custom dry transfers used to describe artwork in a museum or gallery. Our custom musuem exhibit labels are perfect for art exhibits and temporary art installations.

Perfect for fashion historians and fans alike, the exhibit brings the past and present together with the gallery exhibit labels.

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. As a company, Image Transfers makes 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 an exhibitA curated exhibit of vintage luggage, trunks and traveling cases with dry transfer museum label for describing the artwork in the exhibit. These museum label decals are great for exhibit descriptions. label is added to the work. This allows the observer to draw their own conclusions from what they read on the museum label. Without such detailed information applied to the wall of the art exhibit, viewers may not gain a full understanding of the beauty that the artist or designer attempted to convey.

Without these custom gallery wall labels provided by Image Transfers for this 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.A white museum exhibit label mounted on glass made using our custom dry transfers as museum labels

Museum exhibit labels can take everyday objects and transform them into art.


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

Vintage handbag with custom white exhibit label displaying a description of the artwork.A museum label is what makes the art 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 wall labels, which limit the size of text and require a more complex application procedure. Our custom wall labels rub onto surfaces easily and allow for much smaller type and more graphical detail than typical vinyl decals.

There are many options for creating custom museum exhibit labels, such asVintage trunks with custom white decals used for exhibit labels and artwork descriptions on the wall or on placards.

  1. the name of the artist,
  2. title of the object
  3. date of the work
  4. dimensions
  5. materials used
  6. and any additional information about the artwork

Experts propose that museum visitors spend less than 10 seconds with each piece of work they look at, saving seven seconds for the exhibit label. Vintage handbag with custom white museum exhibit decals for labeling artwork with descriptions.Therefore, each museum exhibit label must be as appealing as it can.

Artwork descriptions on 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.

In this New York City art exhibit, they applied our lettering on the walls with art exhibit labels that are bold and structured, yet minimalist and flowing. Most of the wall labels and museum object descriptions were printed as dry transfers in Pantone’s Warm Gray 1C and a slightly metallic Black 7C.

A detailed view of custom dry transfers used to describe artwork in a museum or gallery. Used for museum exhibit labels, our rub on decals are perfect for describing objects and artwork to visitors.The museum label 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.

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. 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 “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,

    • Luann says:

      We have no off the shelf product and our smallest size transfer is letter. Pricing is published right on our website and our turnaround is 24 to 48 hours. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next project.

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