Transfer Foil

The Origin for All of Our Decoration Technologies Making Nissha Group the Leader in the Field of Surface Treatment.

Heat Transfer Foil

Cosmetic packages

Heat transfer foil enables decoration not only for plastic molded products but also for glass and metal. Ever since Nissha Group developed Japan's first transfer foil, Nissha Group's unique technology has long been admired under the brand name of Nissha Patran. Heat transfer foil was the origin for all of our decoration technologies (IMD) making Nissha Group the leader in the field of surface treatment. 

*IMD is a registered trademark or a trademark of Nissha Co., Ltd..

Key Features

  1. The system can reproduce metallic effects, the luster of pearl, gloss, matte and various other artistic expressions.
  2. Applicable with a diverse range of product shapes and materials using a relatively simple system.
  3. Considerable cost benefits for mass production.

Applications

General transcription foil has made it possible to perform high-definition gravure printing on the surfaces of plastics. 
It is used for various products such as cosmetic packages, stationeries, miscellaneous goods, etc.

Heat Transfer Foil Stationeries

Heat Transfer Foil Cosmetic packages

Heat Transfer Foil Cosmetic packages

Heat Transfer Foil Cosmetic packages

Transcription Methods

The main transcription methods for general transcription foil consist of the following three varieties.

Roll type heat transfer machine

Roll type heat transfer machine

  • Overview
The part (transferred material) is fixtured on a table using a locating jig. Using a silicon roll, the heat transfer foil is heated and pressed against the part. The transfer foil is released as the table moves forward horizontally, leaving the graphic ink layers on the part. In addition, the transfer machine has a 3-axis servo motor with micro-controller for rotating roller for large molded parts such as air conditioners.

  • Key features
Flat parts: Transfer to one surface of panel, cabinet, etc. Transfer to cylindrical parts and curved surfaces also made possible by use of rotation jigs.

Up-down type heat transfer machine

Up-down type heat transfer machine

  • Overview
In this system, The silicon rubber attached to a heating plate moves downward and presses the heat transfer foil against the part. The graphic ink layers are transferred through heat and pressurization. By using metal stamping in place of silicon rubber, hot-stamping is performed.

  • Key features
Flat products / Flat surface on products

Vacuum press transfer machine

Vacuum press transfer machine

  • Overview
A part is located on table overtop of suction (vacuum) openings incorporated into the base. The heat transfer foil is held in position by vacuum pressure and a silicon rubber roller is applied against the part. Heated air is blown from above to inflate the silicon rubber, applying pressure and transferring the graphics onto the part.

  • Key features
 Capability to transfer to 3D curved surfaces

Transfer to Various Materials

Transfer Technology for Metal, Glass and 3D Products

Nissha Group’s transfer technology enables decorate and add functions on not only for plastic molded products but also for glass, metal and 3D products. 

Transfer to Metal "Nissha In-Metal"

It is possible to achieve color representations which utilize the beauty of the metal materials, representations which give a high-class impression, multiple colors and pattern designs.

*Nissha In-Metal and In-Metal are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nissha Co.,Ltd.

Key Features

Nissha In-Metal

  • The reproducibility of colors is steady and it is also possible to deal with representations of white and yellow colors, which are difficult to reproduce in anodization.
  • We use an environmentally friendly dry processing method. The merits of this include that the processing of waste liquids is unnecessary and also that there are reduced VOCs, reduced space requirements and reduced electricity consumption.
  • The metals handled are aluminum, magnesium, stainless steel, titanium,glass and others.
  • It is also possible to transfer functions of Hardcoat, Anti-smudge, Anti-bacteria besides decoration. 

Production Process

Using a silicon roll, the transfer foil is heated and pressed against the metal part.

  1. The surface preparation to the metals
  2. Using a silicon roll, the transfer foil is heated and pressed against the metal.
  3. The press machine performs press working of a decorated metal plate in the product
  4. Irradiate UV and make the surface hard coat.

Applications

Transfer is possible for glass as well as metals, and applications include mobile phones such as smartphones, home appliances, the interior of automobiles and medical equipment.
Please contact us freely with inquiries.

Heat Transfer Foil and Lamination for Glass

Nissha Group has developed technology cultivated for the decoration of plastic to applications for glass material. This technology can realize color expression that takes advantage of the sense of transparency of glass, expression with a sense of luxury, multiple colors and pattern designs.
It reduces printing unevenness by using thin-film printing technology. It is also effective in increasing the thinness of products.

There is a transfer type that bonds only an ink layer and a laminate type that bonds a film.
  • With the transfer type, multi-color decoration is possible in a single process based on exclusively developed adhesive materials and transfer equipment able to perform highly precise positioning.
  • With the film laminate type, it is also possible to realize glass shatter-proofing effects along with decoration. 

Key Features

Heat Transfer Foil and Lamination for Glass

  • This technology provides multi-color designs in a single process. Drying for each printing of a single color is not required.
  • It uses an environmentally friendly dry method.
  • Apart from decoration, this technology can also add functions such as hard coating, anti-bacterial characteristics and weather resistance, etc.
  • This technology can also be applied to reinforced glass.
  • With the film laminate type, it is possible to realize thinner pictures and shatter-proofing effects along with high definition designs.

Applications

IT, electronics, home appliances, beauty/health equipment, medical devices, automobiles, housing equipment, cosmetics packaging, miscellaneous goods, etc. 

Inquiry

Please feel free to contact us.

Nissha Co., Ltd. 
Industrial Materials Business Unit

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