Commonly known as ‘transfers’ or ‘sticky labels’,a decal print is an image with qualities that allow it to be transferred to another surface. The image here could be anything. But in the case of businesses,it could be a company logo,name,tag line or contact information. While all transfers look the same in your eyes,they actually come in different kinds which can be utilized for the advantage of your business. Here they are.
Ceramic – Obviously,this type of transfer can be applied on things made of ceramics or terracota. Chinaware,porcelains and stoneware are the major examples here. With less effort,this sticky label can be printed on china paints,gold or luster.
Glass – Do you have giveaways made of glass? You can customize them or advertise your brand and contact information using this decal print. Most providers say that transfers like this are meant for special orders.
In glaze – This one is particularly about under glaze colors which seem to reach perfection through glaze firing temperatures. If the signature color of your company leans towards the earth palette,you can take advantage of this kind of sticky label. The common earth colors are blue,brown,black,terracotta reds and dark greens. The good thing about this is print is that it does not fade when exposed to high temperature.
Outline – This kind is commonly used for industry or niche products as it comes only in black or sepia color.
Metallic – This entails decal printing in hues of gold,silver,palladium and varnished metals. It can be used on ceramic,glass and other kinds of surfaces. Are you selling products with a rock star theme? This one is for you.
Pressure Sensitive – Labels under this category are very sticky and they are fit for customizing your business vehicle. They can be in the form of bumper stickers,name badges and semi-trailer ornaments.
Rub On – Also known as stain decal,this is named after the method it is applied. First you have to reverse it: face down on the surface to be decorated. Then,rub the backside with a spoon and peel off the transfer paper.
Iron On – While the rub on type can be transferred on most surfaces,this iron on type can be transferred on t-shirts,obviously,through ironing. This is best for customizing tops which your employees or sales staff would be wearing during a promotional event. These tops can also be distributed to the event attendees.
Static Cling – Transfers on car windows are called static cling. Static energy is what keeps it attached on this part of the car. Surveys show once it gets dirty or pulled on the edges,it won’t stick anymore.
Organic – This decal print is the choice of businesses selling green product lines. In fact,companies that advocate environmental awareness root for this kind of sticky label too. Its make up is non-toxic and lead free. It can be safely applied on surfaces that carry food. Examples of these are souvenir mugs,trays for pastries or mini bowls for finger foods.