What is a Custom Dry Rub On Transfer ?

A Dry Rub On Transfer is an image printed on a translucent sheet.  The image has a coating of adhesive on it’s back. The image is transferred from the translucent sheet onto another surface by applying light pressure in a rubbing motion. The transfer can be applied to most dust, grease and oil free surfaces.

Important qualities to look for in a transfer are;

  • A transfer that is opaque, not transparent, therefore it can be applied to a surface of any color without changing the color of the rub on transfer. A transparent yellow transfer applied to a black surface would allow the black surface underneath to show through the transfer, effectively making the yellow rub down transfer image almost black.                                                                                                                                                                                                            .
  • A rub on transfer where only the image transfers, a transfer where there is no clear or white border around image that needs to be trimmed, otherwise it is essentially a label. Transfers of this type are not very praticall if you have to trim around each and every shape before applying it to the surface of your choice.
  • A transfer with an image that is at a very high resolution, this will ensure sharp well defined text, lines and images.

Custom Dry Rub On Transfers from Rub-On-Transfer.com offer all of the options and features needed to produce quality transfers for your projects.

The transferred image of a Rub-On-Transfer.com transfer appears as if it was printed directly to the item. Dry rub on transfers are referred to as DRY because they are applied dry, without the need for any liquid. A Rub-On-Transfer.com transfer is not a label or a water-slide decal.

Rub On Transfer.com can color match transfers to Pantone colors including Gold, Silver and other Pantone Metallics. Other special colors include fluorescent, pearlescent, hotstamp foils, matte and gloss varnishes.

There are 4 different types of transfers. Rub On Transfer.net carefully considers your requirements and will proprose the most appropriate type of transfer for your project.

Some of  the determining factors are;

  • The color (is it a foil or not ?),
  • The number of colors, and
  • Whether the color is a solid (Vector and line work.) or,
  • Have shades of a color or colors (Photographic,Raster or Halftones).

Rub – On-Transfer.com has categorized the different transfer types with name that reflect the differences between the rub on transfer types.
The categories of  Dry Transfers are NoTone, PhotoTone, Foil and Pixel.

Details on the different types of rub down transfers can be found here