One way to create a unique and colorfuladvertising products is a decal, which can be applied on almost any solid surface. This way of creating images on different products is quite popular among consumers. For example, it is in this way that branded dishes, souvenir figurines and other items are most often branded.
Decol - this is actually known to everyone since childhooddecals. They are printed on sheets of special rubberized paper and fixed with a varnish. If such a picture is immersed in hot water, the varnish and the paint layer will easily move away and the picture can be moved to the object. To fix the result, the item to be decorated must be placed in a special oven.
If you decide, for example, to place suchimage logo of your company on a large number of items, you will have to be patient. The fact is that the decal is done only by hand. Firms that promise to print a print run of thousands in a day are likely to be cunning - it is very difficult to implement this in practice.
The implementation of hot decal is the mostsuitable for applying logos on products made of ceramics, porcelain, glass and other materials capable of withstanding high temperatures. Hot decal is applied using paints that are absolutely harmless to human health, so that from the dishes, branded in this way, you can safely eat and drink. The subsequent calcination procedure allows to significantly increase the service life of the product, for a long time to preserve its attractive appearance.
Of course, the hot decal is slightly more expensive than the one,which is used for products treated with a cold method, but also the quality of execution is an order of magnitude higher. The application technique usually consists of three stages:
This method of application has quite understandable advantages:
When applying images in this way, you can use natural precious metals in the edging of the drawings, achieve a matte pattern or imitate laser engraving.
This type of application of "transfer pictures"Used in cases where the product can not be burned for a variety of reasons: inability to withstand high temperatures, sizes and dimensions, other qualities. In this case, a cold decal is applied. The picture for decoration is printed on special paper covered with water-soluble glue. After the drawing is printed, it is covered with a special colloid varnish and thoroughly dried.
This is the usual sliding picture, whichMoves on the object with the help of ordinary water. If you can not wet a branded object, then a dry decal is applied. Cold decolling, although it is much cheaper, but has significant drawbacks. For example, many components used during application are prohibited for use in the food industry, which means that you can not decorate your favorite plate or cup in this way.
Like any other way of applying information to objects, decal has both positive and negative features. The pluses include:
Undoubtedly, decal is not only advantages, but also certain difficulties. For example, these are:
Despite the fact that the decoration of objects is verypractical and beautiful, it's still mass production. However, sometimes unscrupulous manufacturers try to raise the already high cost of the product, giving out the drawing for manual work. How to understand - decal is it or hand painting?
It's not always easy to do this, so you need to bevery attentive. First of all, the decal is still a seal, so the picture will necessarily have at least a minimal graininess. True, sometimes, to see this, you'll have to use a magnifying glass.
For manual work they often try to givedecal with a sketch. This means that the main picture is still printed, but individual, especially important details are drawn by hand. But what if the magnifier is not at hand, and the ornament is very small and there is no point? In this case, compare the repeating parts of the picture among themselves - if they are absolutely identical, then before you decal. None, even the most skilful master is able to repeat the motif once painted with accuracy to a millimeter.