LITHO TRANSFER PRINTING
Litho Transfers are generally used for larger orders that require photographic
images, tints, tones, gradients, making even tight registration achievable.
The required design is created by printing colours (usually 4 colour process and/or spot colours) in layers onto special transfer paper to build up the whole design. The outline is then cut out leaving a keyline (small border) to aid durability. Keylines are available to match the colour of the bag or in clear.
The next step is applying the transfer to the bag which involves us accurately positioning the transfer onto the surface of the bag, then using a heat press (Iron like machine – that applies pressure as well as controlling temperature) the transfer paper is softened causing the design to melt into the bags surface then becoming part of the item.