Heat transfer printing is a cost effective printing method with outstanding durability. It is used for low quantity production runs with a short lead time. Graphics printed on a heat transfer printer are outdoor durable for 3-5 years and even longer with the application of an over-laminate.
When an image is sent to the Gerber Edge heat transfer printer, the print head transfers the image to the desired material by applying heat and pressure onto a colored foil. Since there are no liquid inks involved, there is no messy clean up after printing. The artwork is transferred via computer using Composer to the printer, so no films and screens are needed. Once an image is printed, the material can be fed onto a Gerber HS15 plotter that has the ability to cut the image to virtually any shape; offering customers the look of a die cut part at a fraction of the cost.
Materials for the heat transfer printer are limited to 15” rolls so this method is best suited for small to medium size parts at small to medium quantities. A variety of substrates are available for use with the printer including Lexan, polyester and vinyl. Call Wisconsin Screen and the Sign Shoppe today so we can help you determine if heat transfer printing will work for you!
Heat Transfer Printing Services
- Highly durable as is or longer with over-laminate
- Quick turnaround
- Parts can be cut to a shape after printing for a die cut look
- Substrates include: Lexan, polyester, vinyl