LITHO High Resolution Graphics
Heatrans-permaslide (hettrans purmeslid) n.
durable, low profile water transfer with a removable
pre-mask. 2.Sometimes printed in lithography for fine detail
screen printed for outdoor
But, What IS it?:
Originally produced as an
industrial marking, Heatrans-permaslide is now also available
as a consumer applied marking with good tolerance to
application variables and very long shelf life. This is a
special water-slide decal which has a carrier film (pre-mask)
that can be easily removed after the decal has been applied
and dried. It leaves behind a low profile (12microns thick),
highly resolved graphic image. It appears to have been printed
directly on the surface. It is almost impossible to see it was
applied as a decal as there is no telltale outline, halo, or
film evidence around the marking. The pre-mask allows many
small and individual design elements to be applied at the same
time and has replaced ceramic decals in may cases reducing
expensive energy cost to fire a kiln. It can also be heat
cured for added durability on glass, metal, ceramic and many
other surfaces. When properly cured the marking is more
durable than a vinyl label. It is permanent and safe for
dishwasher or outdoor use. It can be removed, if desired, with
a special solvent like acetone.
Durability Standards: ASTM 3359
B: 5B rating Low Profile: Only 12 microns thick.
colors, resistant to water, sunlight and heat, Acid Free
Residential, Commercial or Industrial
Furnishings: Ceramic Tiles, Sporting Goods,
Stationery, Memory Books, Powder coated surfaces, Commercial
Sporting Goods (Aluminum or wood bats) Anodized steel or
aluminum, Automobile, Truck and Bus, One Way
Vision, Bicycles, fiberglass, Vinyl, Industrial Machinery,
Computers, Electrical Appliances, Product Identification
safety standard of En71, BEn71 and ISO 9001:1994 USA FDA
Compliance Policy Guides 7117.07 and 7117.06 for extractable
Lead and Cadmium in pottery (ceramics) and California Safe
Tableware Law and California Proposition 65 for extractable
Lead and Cadmium in pottery. Excelent replacement for
Press Sheet Size:
8.5 x 11
12 x 18
13 x 18.5
Optional Materials available: Softener/Remover.
The chemical reaction
forms a permanent bond. This process provides a texture and
hardness similar to enamel painting.
||Apply Face Up
Clean the surface. (It
need not be dry.)
Cut the desired decal
from the sheet.
Soak the decal with
clean water for 5-10 seconds.
When the decal is ready
to slide, place it (face up) on to the surface.
Remove the water
completely with a squeegee and or towel.
Allow to it dry
* Peel the film
(pre-mask) from the decal. * This may be accelerated with
the addition of heat. The time and temperature may vary with
surface and ambient conditions.
Custom Variations Available
TXP - Reverse or transfer style, no pre-mask. This
is useful for the application of large designs to flat
surfaces like windows or furniture. Just wet the surface,
place the transfer, and moisten the back of the paper to
WXP - Waterslide style, no pre-mask. Ideal for full
coverage patterns like marble or granite. Simply follow steps
1-5 in the instructions above.