TheMagicTouch’s latest image transfer innovation wins award

TheMagicTouch’s winning product
TheMagicTouch’s winning product

At Trophex 2017 in January, TheMagicTouch’s latest image transfer innovation won the award for Best Image Transfer Product.

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 personalisation of balls for the promotions market has been mainly restricted to single colour designs applied using traditional pad or screen printing techniques which involves a degree of set-up and is not suitable for full colour or photographic images and certainly not for individual designs.

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 with the cost per printed panel at less than 10p per image.

Over the past six months the company has successfully conducted various trials with leading European ball manufacturers to ensure the various PU surfaces available are compatible to the low-heat application and remains durable.

Jim Nicol, managing director, said: “We recently produced some personalised balls for a local football club decorated with 18 team member photos which was very well received and offers a great business opportunity for those in the awards and recognition market to develop over the coming months and years.”

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

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