Screenprinting Transfers & Laser Transfers
The screen printing transfer is the indirect version of the screen printing technique.It consists of printing (mirrored) on a support, color after color and final glue. The subject thus obtained is heat transferred onto the surface to be decorated.
A sort of color film is created (similar to PU applications) for this reason it is particularly suitable for surfaces with deeper textures, where with screen printing we could have poor coverage results.
Most has developed a very innovative technological variant of the transfer: the interaction of digital laser printing with screen printing or the SCREEN PRINT LASER TRANSFER.
This technique can only be used in making transfers. The printer, with a very high resolution up to more than 2000 dpi, allows you to print the graphics on a special support, previously prepared and stabilized. On this sheet there are optical pointers which at the next step of the process are reread by cameras placed on the screen printing machine allowing for absolute precision.
At this point, two further passes are superimposed in screen printing: one of color (white) and one of glue.
FAQ about Serigraphic Transfers
What is this technique suitable for?
Screen printing is a technique that allows you to add color to a surface. The inks used can be created ad hoc, covering infinite ranges, or have tactile characteristics (such as flocking, glossy or matt, thicker, expanding) or metallic finishes (foil, glitter-shimmer). The inks can have chemical compositions : from plastisol, high density, water based, others.
What are the suitable materials?
Almost every kind: real leather, textiles, plastics, PU, polyester fibers, etc..
It is necessary a mold?
The equipment needed for this technique consists in making a frame for each color used. A graphic file will therefore be necessary which, analyzed and processed, will allow us to “engrave” the material of the frame.