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Questions When Ordering Custom Dry Transfers

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What type of services do you offer at Image Transfers?

What type of services do you offer at Image Transfers?

At Image Transfers, we offer clients high-quality dry transfers for their products. These dry transfers can be easily applied with no special tools or adhesives.

All we do are transfers. That's a good thing for you. We specialize in them and we are using the latest materials and the latest technology so you get the very best dry transfers.

We are so confident that we offer the best custom dry transfers that we guarantee our work. If you are not satisfied, we will redo the transfer for FREE.

What is a dry transfer?

What is a dry transfer?

A dry transfer (or rub-down) 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 most surfaces that are free of dust, grease or oil. Dry transfers are referred to as DRY because they are applied dry, without the use of water or solvent. A dry transfer is not a label or a water decal. After applying, the transferred image appears as if it was printed directly to the item. Our dry transfers are opaque because we back the colors with white. Therefore our rub-ons can be applied to a surface of any color without changing the color of the rub-on transfer. Our production artists can match all Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors including Metallic. Standard transfers are semi-gloss, but we also offer matte/uncoated finishes. We consider dry transfers a semi-permanent application.

Do you do transfers for t-shirts?

Do you do transfers for t-shirts?

No, we do not do heat transfers. Iron-on transfers are images that can be imprinted on fabric, whereas dry transfers are applied to surfaces via a pressure-sensitive adhesive and then "rubbed down." Dry transfers are not suitable for fabric.

What colors can I choose?

What colors can I choose?

Expert color matching is included in the transfer cost. We supply one-color, two-color, three-color, and metallic transfers using Pantone matching system (PMS) spot colors. We also offer transfers in a wide range of Crown Roll Leaf, Inc. foils. Our production artists take great care to ensure precise color matching with your chosen color(s).

Do you do foil transfers?

Do you do foil transfers?

Yes. We offer transfers matched precisely to your choice of Crown Roll Leaf, Inc foil swatches. Pricing can be seen on our pricing page.

Do you do multi-color transfers?

Do you do multi-color transfers?

Yes, we will make your transfer in more than one color. Multi-color transfers allow you to rub down complete images at one time. We register the colors for you and provide a final transfer with colors matched and separated just like your artwork. These colors are considered "spot" colors. We can also produce 4 color process transfers (for photos, gradients, blends). However, our specialty is solid spot colors expertly matched to the Pantone matching system. If you would like a transfer with more than 3 colors, please call the studio, +1 610 588 8797, to order.

What is the average turnaround time on an order?

What is the average turnaround time on an order?

At Image Transfers, we are very sensitive to clients' deadlines. It takes us on average between 24 to 48 hours to fill each order. However, if a client has a quantity run or multi-color artwork, more time may be needed. Please feel free to check with us for an estimate on how long your order will take.

What are dry transfers printed with?

What are dry transfers printed with?

Dry transfers are printed with lacquer ink and adhesive so they can be applied to a number of substrates. Everything is done from electronic files, processed with film negatives, and exposed photographically. The highest quality supplies are used in our process.

How do you apply a dry transfer to an item?

How do you apply a dry transfer to an item?

Applying transfers to your products is an easy 3-step process. First you line up your transfer sheet on your item, and then you rub it on and lift off the transfer slick. That's all there is to it!

We have produced custom dry transfers for application on museum walls, clients have used them as rub-downs on prototypes, rub-ons for photo shoots, custom rub-downs for displays, models, exhibits and multi-color custom dry transfers for test market products.

Since we work from client's vector artwork, our process ensures a final high quality custom dry transfer. Your rub-on will be sharp, color matched to your specs, with no clear or white border around the image. After applying, the transferred image will appear as if it was printed directly onto your product.

What surfaces can a dry transfer be applied to?

What surfaces can a dry transfer be applied to?

Transfers can be applied to almost any substrate. They have been applied to museum walls, book bindings, prototypes, beauty boxes, guitar necks, hand painted clock faces, even refurbished electronics where the logo was not in good shape. Just make sure your surface is clean and free of dust and debris. Because we back all our dry transfers with white ink to make them opaque, they can be applied to any color substrate and colors will stay true.

What is the entire process for a dry transfer?

What is the entire process for a dry transfer?

It's easy! You simply send us your art in Adobe Illustrator CS 6 (.ai), Adobe Portable Document (.pdf), or native EPS (.eps) format, and we will run the transfer and ship it to you. So we don't have a font conflict, please make your artwork vector by outlining any fonts.

We also offer graphic design services at an additional fee for customers who need artwork. To check our file requirements for your artwork, see the place order page.

What is included with my order?

What is included with my order?

All orders are delivered using your chosen method of FedEx shipping in as little as 24 hours. Film negatives are included in the cost of the transfer. Your transfer is packaged securely with a non-stick backing sheet and a free applicator. All transfer inks are backed with white so colors stay true and ensure maximum opacity on dark surfaces.

How long have you been in business?

How long have you been in business?

Image Transfers was founded in 2006. Ever since then, we have become a fast-growing company, fulfilling orders for many prominent customers, such as Lucent Technologies, Bose and Xerox. Because we specialize in custom dry rub on transfers, you are guaranteed the highest quality craftsmanship to make your model or prototype art gallery quality.

We are dry rub-down transfer experts, all we do is dry transfers. We have a large client base and would be happy to give you some references and show you more examples of our work. We are a reputable dry transfer company with a good customer service track record. We are constantly researching suppliers to offer you the highest quality inks, adhesives, transfer slicks, and final product. Our production artists are excellent at matching color and they have an eye for detail and a devotion to producing quality dry transfers. We will go to work for you immediately to ensure that the custom dry transfer you envision will become a reality!

One thing that sets our company apart from others is our experience. We have more than 45 years combined experience in graphic design and dry transfers, and we are willing to put that experience to work for you.

Who are some of your clients?

Who are some of your clients?

In the past, we have served companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Bose Corporation, InDesign, Copesetic, Harry Shaw Modelmakers, Hero Graphics, Helen of Troy; Tong & Chiu Communication Design; Andis; Milwaukee Electric Tool; Fredricks Design, Inc.; Fuelhaus Integrated Brand Communications; Ram Industrial Design; Chi Design Associates; PixieTips; Global Studio Social Marketing Agency; Up Design; Serena & Lily; Schawk; Lavi Industries; and Classic Yacht Models.

How do I create outlines in my file?

How do I create outlines in my file?

In Adobe Illustrator, click on the type with the black arrow tool. This will show your text selection with a blue underline. If you have a lot of text in your file, select ALL with the black arrow. From the top menu in Illustrator, select TYPE and scroll down to CREATE OUTLINES. The text characters now have editable paths (or outlines), and the line beneath the text is gone. It is no longer text but vector graphics. We will not have to load your font, there will be no font conflict, and artwork will look exactly the same on our system as it does yours. Here is a PDF explaining this in detail.

How much art can I place on each page?

How much art can I place on each page?

The only limit to the amount of art on each page is the page itself. We encourage customers to make the most of their ordered sizes by filling each page as much as possible while allowing some margin around each graphic so they can be cut apart before application. Of course, you can feel free to place your artwork in any way you see fit on your ordered pages.