MENU Sub Menu How It Works will step you through the basic steps...
DecalProFX opens the door for unlimited flexibility to do most anything. In 2005 we developed this process and have yet to come across a surface that you can't transfer an image to... from stainless steel to a soft wax candle.
Regardless of where you find, create, 'beg, borrow or steal' images, you can quickly turn anything into a real dry transfer graphic and put it on any surface in under 10 minutes.
(To watch this demonstration video, click on the light-blue "Video Clips" button above)
• Low Cost at $.03 per sq. in.
Create and transfer any image to any surface totally on-demand. It just doesn't get any better than this. Plus, we offer unending Tech Support if should you ever run into a problem. We're only a click or call away for total customer support.
The video above shows how a scanned graphic was converted into dry transfer and applied to a sheet of soft cardboard. The reason we used soft cardboard was to demonstrate how you can apply DecalProFX® images to extremely delicate surfaces without damage to the target surface. Conventional commercially made dry transfers require quite a bit of pressure using a burnishing tool for a proper transfer. Trying to do this on cardboard would totally crush it.
Here's another example of how easy it is to make a dry-transfer on-demand...
So let's say you got a holiday greeting card and liked the graphic... and, you have a plain vase that you'd like to spruce up. Here's how simple it is to make a dry-transfer image and apply it a few minutes of time. Here's how to turn a full-color 'greeting card' into a dry-transfer graphic and apply it to any surface.
Step 1: CAPTURE THE IMAGE
Scan the image into your computer and add a temporary 1/4" black border around the graphic then print onto the transfer paper. The added black border seals the image during the water-release in Step 4 then trimmed off before the adhesive is applied.
Step 2: APPLY CLEAR COAT FOIL
Apply a piece of ClearCoat foil over the color image and then run through the laminator and peel, leaving a barrier clear coat over the toner image. ClearCoat for color images or any other foil for a B&W image.
Step 3: BOND MYLAR CARRIER
Lay a piece of Mylar Carrier film over the image and run again through the laminator again to create a static-cling bond to the ClearCoat. This is the first (weaker) of the two adhesives we use.
Step 4: WATER BATH
Now a quick water bath to release the graphic from the transfer paper. The image stays bonded to the Mylar Carrier as you lift it out of the water.
Step 5: APPLY ADHESIVE SPRAY
Dry the image with a paper towel, trim the black borders off and apply two quick shots of the special KK-2000 adhesive spray, the second (stronger) of the two adhesives.
Step 6: TRANSFER
Rub the image down with finger pressure, peel back the Mylar Carrier and discard. All over-spray adhesive stays on the Mylar Carrier as it's peeled back leaving nothing but the graphic on the target location.