Heat transfer (dye sublimations) decorating is a dry process that uses preprinted decals to decorate a particular part.
Heat transfer decals provide a high quality screened image that is permanently bonded to a part by way of the hot stamping process. Before the decals can be applied to a part, the part to be decorated is analysed, so that the proper ink - lacquer - carrier construction is selected. The heat transfer decals are then printed on large gravure or screen printers on large sheets.
In addition, since multicolour images can be printed in one hit, heat transfer decals can be a cost-effective method for medium to large runs. Heat transfer decals can be applied to many substrates such as plastics, wood, coated metals, glass, painted products, leather, fabrics, and rubber.