The Key-Tech process
high resolution images are printed in reverse on flexible
transfer carrier sheets using thermostatic dyes. The
carrier sheet is then precisely registered with the polymer or
polymer coated part. Using heat and pressure, the
image chemically bonds with the polymer substrate. The transfer
machines are simple to use, as easy as operating a standard copying
machine - no skilled labor is involved.
The process is environmentally friendly. No waste product is generated and the carrier sheets are recyclable. It is a dry, one pass process and involves no solvents or post cleaning of product.
Print unlimited number of colors at the same time, eliminating any possible problems with color to color registration.
The image becomes a part of the plastic component or polymer coating. It can therefore be post-formed and the image performs like the part!
Print flat or formed panels, sheets or molded parts.
Can be used on glossy or matte finishes.
Higher yields can be achieved over alternative methods such as screen printing where multi-passes increase waste.
time to market
Rapidly change transfer carrier for different images.
Stock only undecorated product and flexible transfer carriers. Transfer product as required
Call Key-Tech today: 401-732-7788
|Step 1 - Printed carrier sheet is located over the part|
|Step 2 - Heat and pressure are applied|
|Step 3 - Image bonds with the polymer substrate|