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Transfers with balls!

Transfers with balls!

At Trophex 2017, the UK’s premier exhibition for the awards and recognition industry, held at the NEC in January, TheMagicTouch received the award for the ‘Best Image Transfer Product’ in respect of it latest image transfer innovation.

Using the latest in toner-based transfer technology, the company has developed a new process to personalise football, rugby and various other sport balls with full colour logos and images.

Until now the ball personalisation has been mainly restricted to single colour designs applied using traditional pad or screen printing techniques, which involve a degree of set-up and are unable to be used for the reproduction of full colour or photographic images and certainly not for individual designs.

However, by using the ProSeries Oki 7411WT white-toner printer and CPM transfer paper, full colour images and logos can be applied to almost any type of ball using a modified ball-shaped platen manufactured by A.Adkins. The process is quick, easy and very durable and the cost per printed panel works out at less than 10p per image.

Over the past six months,TheMagicTouchhas successfully conducted various trials with leading European ball manufacturers to ensure the various PU surfaces available are compatible with the low-heat application and offer the requisite level of durability.

Jim Nicol, the company’s Managing Director, explained: “We recently produced some personalised balls for a local football club, which we decorated with photos of the with 18 team members.These were very well received and offer a great business opportunity for those active within the awards and recognition market to develop.”

Use of the white-toner option also enables all colour panels to be decorated.

For further information on the new ball decoration process or any of the other transfer application visit:

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