How do Digital Heat Transfers Work? Our 3-Step Process

CDigital provides a fast, affordable, eco-friendly, and efficient way to decorate products.

CDigital provides a fast, affordable, eco-friendly, and efficient way to decorate products using durable digital heat transfers.

Are you having trouble wrapping your head around how the digital heat transfer process works? Have no fear! The experts at CDigital are here to break it down for you. Our advanced equipment and technological process makes it possible for us to produce impeccable digital heat transfers that will adhere seamlessly to your part or product for years to come. We offer an incredibly fast, affordable, and efficient method for product decoration that includes short run printing benefits. Keep reading to learn more about our 3-step process.

Step 1: Producing Your Transfer Order

Once you receive the image, logo, or text that you would like on your transfers, we finalize the design with you and send it to our high speed digital printer. A 5-color dry toner image is printed on the underside of a polyester film, delivering stunning and unmatched full-color results. From there the film is coated with an adhesive formulated specifically to adhere to your unique product, sized to your specifications, wound on cores, and shipped directly to you – FAST!

Step 2: Your Transfer Application

Once you receive your roll of digital heat transfers, you may be wondering how to apply the transfers to your product. Thankfully, we can put you in contact with manufacturers that have experience with transfer applications. The operator will load your printed roll onto a heat transfer machine that is set to your specific application parameters, where the imaged film will advance under a heated silicone decorating head and over the part. At this point in the process, the head applies heat and pressure that results in the transfer of the image from the film onto the blank part of your product.

Step 3: Fast and Hands-Free Finishing Touches

One of the greatest benefits of our process is that the decorated parts are dry and ready to be packaged almost immediately after application! Glass and ceramic products do require a post-bake after application, but this is still tremendously faster than outdated methods for glass and ceramic decoration. This quick turnaround makes our process revolutionary, eco-friendly, and efficient. In many cases, an automated system or the machine operator that executed your transfer application can pack the product for shipment for you. If you are ready for hands-free product decoration that delivers beautifully brilliant results, contact us today to get started.

Fast and Affordable Product Decoration with CDigital

Since 2001, CDigital has been an innovator in developing new systems and processes for using digital print technology to produce full-color digital heat transfers for the product decoration industry. Because we are both local and fully digital, we can turn jobs around faster and for less money than both overseas printers and local screen or pad printers.

Request a Quote today!

If you have any questions, please contact CDigital by calling 410-646-7800. For customers new to using heat transfers, Cdigital is happy to connect you with heat transfer equipment manufacturers whose machines will work best with our patented film. You can also follow CDigital on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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