Printing Process

The DIGITRAN-Process for digital heat transfer printing

Where digital printing meets heat transfer decoration

The DIGITRAN digital heat transfer process represents a unique combination of digital printing and heat transfer technology. The result: A process that allows for eco-friendly, high resolution prints to be applied on a wide range of products and materials - at any quantity.


Digital Heat Transfer Printing

The DIGITRAN digital heat transfer process starts with electrophotographic printing of photo-realistic images on a carrier material. Therefore, the carrier is  refined by a special technology. Once printed the heat transfers get slit and wound up resulting in some handy rolls. These will be send to our customers who will then place the rolls in a heat transfer machine and simply apply the heat transfers to their products.

The digitally printed heat transfers are produced with a four color process (CMYK) and an opaque white as the fifth color. With those five colors a photo-realistic print with a resolution of 1200 dpi can be achieved. In regards to the printing width anything from a small dot to 320 mm can be realized, yet the printing length has close to no limits. Therefore printing an endless repeat of personalized, serialized or in any other way varying prints is possible. To ensure that the colors we print match the colors that are expected we developed our own workflow leading to a reliable color reproduction.

Application of Digital Heat Transfers

For the application aka transfer process the digital heat transfers will be position according to the shape of your product. This can be done manually or with any eye-mark registered by the heat transfer machine. Next, a heated silicone roller or plate pushes the print against the product. Due to the heat and pressure the print bonds with the product. During this process the carrier material releases from the print and will be wound up to be recycled later. Due to our range of different adhesive technologies the digital heat transfers can be printed to adhere to almost any material.

Right now the process is in use for the decoration of tubes, cosmetic packaging, yardsticks, promotional products and many more.

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Good to know: DIGITRAN digital heat transfer decals are have be tested and approved by an independent institute and fulfill the requirements for the indirect food contact and toys as well.

DIGITRAN - Digital Printing & Heat Transfer Process

DIGITRAN process – your benefits:

  • Personalization, serialization and several artwork on one roll
  • Accurate color to color registraion
  • High resolution, photo-realistic prints
  • Great mechanical resistance
  • Noble appearance in matt or glossy
  • Easy to handle machines and process: No color mixing, no cleaning, no drying, no UV curing, etc.
  • No special requirements for climate control, vacuum, clean rooms, etc.
  • Short set-up and lead times
  • Fast production of small and mid size orders
  • Accurate color repeatability
  • Cost-efficient production of variable data
  • Reliable just in time production

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