Gold heat transfer lettering
Product Instructions and general information
GTF is a heat activated transfer media used
to apply shiny gold effect to art or letters that have first been printed on B/W
laser printer or copied in B/W photocopier.
This transfer foil can be used successfully using domestic Iron.
- Make professional looking certificates, awards, diplomas,
invitations, production labels etc.
Gold Transfer Foil.
1) Design the document using your favorite
publishing or draw program.
2) Separate the part of the document you want transferred into gold and save
it in a new file.
3) Print out this new file (containing the part that will be transferred into
gold finish) on just regular white paper using you computer printer (Inkjet
laser or other type)
4) Now you must photocopy this onto the paper your are using for the final
finish. This is done to make the design transferable. You can skip this step if
you are using compatible B/W laser printer.
5) Use scissors to cut a piece of the transfer foil. Cover the letters or the
artwork with the foil Make sure the shiny side (the gold side) is AWAY from the
paper and secure with removable tape. Run this through the laminator. Use the
highest heat if the laminator has adjustable heat setting.
6) Remove the tape and peel off the foil and the gold will have transferred
only to the black letters or the artwork but NOT anywhere else.
7) Now you can use an Inkjet printer or any laser printer to finish printing
the document or artwork.
You must perform step # 4 in the instructions as the Papilio gold foil
will not transfer onto artwork printed in Inkjet printers, wax printers or color
Using Domestic Iron to transfer the gold foil.
1) Set the Iron to the highest heat setting and let it warm up.
2) Surface preparation is important. We recommend using new wood cutting
table and on top of it a section of thin craft carton.
3) Cut the Gold Transfer Foil in such way this is extends no more than 1/16
" beyond the lettering or the artwork.
4) Put the gold foil over the lettering or artwork with the transfer adhesive
facing the artwork and the shiny gold side facing UP. There is no need to glue
the foil using tape as when using a laminator.
5) Cover the lower part of the document (the part below the gold transfer
section) with regular photo copy paper. DO NOT COVER the gold foil with this
paper. This is done to prevent the iron from possibly damaging the rest of your
document while working the gold foil.
6) With just the tip of the iron begin ironing directly on back of the foil
moving the iron back and forth while maintaining pressure AND working from LEFT
to RIGHT in small sections.
DO NOT place the iron over the whole piece of the gold foil as this will
cause the foil to wrinkle BEFORE it fuses to the artwork. Do not try to cover
too large area while ironing the foil as the foil may also wrinkle before
fusing. Just work slowly from one end to the other.
7) Let the transfer cool for 10 seconds before peeling the foil off.
The cream colored side of the foil is the adhesive side. If you happen to
have small dots of gold transfer in unwanted areas then this can be removed
using an eraser. GTF is a heat activated transfer media used to apply shiny gold
effect to art or letters that have first been printed on B/W laser printer or
copied in B/W photocopiers.
GTF must be used with Quality HOT laminator or in a heat press. Some
small/simple hot melt (pouch) laminators may NOT work with this foil.
Please take few minutes to read this
general descriptions about our other paper products.
This may answer some questions you
have and give you broader information about our products. If you are a arts and
craft manufacturer you may find this most useful if you are looking for new
creative ways to manufacture and market your art and craft products. For several
years HPS has supplies small manufacturer with decal paper for wax candles,
soaps, furniture, model replicas, also waterproof inkjet for organic
shampoo bottles, clear ALPS printable self adhesive labels for vine bottles and
so on. Many of our product are ideal for small manufacturing idea. We have
several customers making an extra income using our media. We have customer that
put wedding photos on large white oval candles. Small furniture manufacturer
uses our PAS paper in their finishing process when applying finishing coat
to children's furniture. Few custom makers of fishing rods also use our PAS
paper. Then we have several companies in the restoration business also using our
decal paper. One manufacturer uses our PAS paper to apply antique novelty
graphics to glass wall hanging. Our PAS paper and the IAS paper is popular among
hobbyist making anything from small replicas up to flying radio controlled model
airplanes and race cars. Our PAS paper can also be used to place photos on
porcelain plates and porcelain mugs or ceramic mug mugs. Also ideal for train HO
scale and other miniature replicas. Also production metal tags and when using
our liquid urethane the PAS decal can used on motorcycle gas tanks, helmets, skate
boards, surf boards, and when. The possibilities are almost endless. If after
reading this you still don't see exactly what you are looking for please feel
free to call us.
Inkjet Decal Paper. HPS manufacturers and sells inkjet waterslide
decal paper for inkjet printers. We were the first company to manufacture
pre coated decal paper. Now there are several companies offering similar
product and few of them have besides imitating our product have even
copied some of our instructions word for word. We also offer decal paper for
laser printers. Another type of transfer paper is our PPF (Papilio Perga
Flat) paper. It is a basic gummed transfer paper that can be used to make
ceramic decals. This paper is also called decal transfer paper but is not pre
coated with decal film as the IAS paper (Inkjet Aqua Slide) for
inkjet printers. The IAS paper is ideal for the r/c hobby or radio controlled models as the film is fuel proof. The
use of the PAS paper for radio controlled is an ideal way to customize your
- LASER Decal Paper. The PAS paper (Papilio Aqua Slide) is also a pre
coated decal paper such as the IAS paper mentioned her above. You will use
this paper for all the same reasons as the IAS paper. However the are few
benefit and disadvantages to both this papers. The PAS paper is used only in
Color laser printers that can handle this card stock. This paper is this 160
GSM or in other words it has the thickness of a greeting card stock. Therefore
this paper can only be used in laser printers that have straight pathway
through the printer and bypass tray. Once you have located printer that
works with this paper this paper can be incorporated in numerous finishing
techniques. The PAS paper is manufactured in two grades. PAS/2 and PAS/N.
The difference between this two grades is the ability of the film to form to
concaved convex object without wrinkling. The PAS paper is also thinner
making it more ideal for use in professional applications, the only draw
back it the PAS paper requires the use of expensive color laser printer
where as the IAS paper can be used in any personal inkjet printer.
- Basic Water Slide Paper. (water slip) Paper or basic gummed
transfer paper such as the PPF paper can also be used to
make temporary tattoos. We offer two types of temporary tattoo paper the PTT
and the ITT. The PTT (Papilio Temporary Tattoo) paper is ideal for use in
laser printers that can handle this card stock. For use together with the
our two types of temporary tattoo paper we have brand new of transfer
adhesive that make the creation of temporary tattoos much easier that when
using liquid glue. This new product is called TTA (Tattoo Transfer Adhesive
and is sold in sheet form. The use of this transfer adhesive also eliminated
the need for wax paper. This adhesive has two release liners. Out ITT paper
(Inkjet Temporary Tattoo) paper can be use in in most or all desk top inkjet
printers, such as Canon, HP Lexmark, an the new Epson photo series and other
printers not mentioned here.
- Inkjet Printable Static Cling. One of our new
product is the inkjet printable static cling. We begun coating static cling
for inkjet printers in September 2002. The inkjet static cling opens un new
interesting possibilities. Before making static cling labels was expensive
as this had to be done by professional silkscreen printing shops. But now
you can simply make your own static cling labels. We offer two types of
static cling. Please keep in mind that this is TRUE static cling NO
adhesive. The two types are clear and white. On the instruction sheet
for the static cling you will find more info about the different
applications for the clear and the white. If you are looking for removable label
to put on the inside of an car window or glass door (or for similar
application) please click here to go to the static cling instruction paper
or follow link from the main instruction page.
- Magnetic paper. HPS is a main distributor of inkjet
printable magnetic paper. Inkjet flexible magnetic. (magnetic media
and film) We offer magnetic paper made in the USA. We convert and die cut
the magnetic paper here in Texas. We offer at this time glossy quality photo
finish paper. We also have water proof magnetic kit ideal for use in Epson
photo (UV resistant ink printers) to make durable outdoor inkjet printable
magnetic signs. We are main suppliers of this media to schools here in USA.
We also ship overseas and we offer competitive rates with Federal Express to
- Glow in the dark paper. One of our latest product is
an inkjet glow in the dark paper (media). We offer glow in the dark self
adhesive media. This media is coated in Texas by HPS and ideal for use
in any inkjet desktop printer. Glow in the dark in new interesting media.
You can use this to make fun labels for kids and other novelty signs labels
and so on. Beside our standard glow in the dark we can make (coat) also
industrial standard high quality glow in the dark inkjet receptive labels
that will glow for about 10 hours. All out glow in the dark media is non
toxic and completely safe for kids and adults as well. This media might be a
great addition for your arts and craft products.
- Waterproof Inkjet Vinyl. One of our most interesting new media is
the waterproof white inkjet vinyl. This media is some times referred to as
bumper sticker media but can of course be used to make any kind of white
production labels where water resistance is important. This media can be use
in any type of desktop inkjet printer. However the most important factor
besides water tolerance when making outdoors stickers using an inkjet
printer is the UV fastness (or resistance) of the in. Therefore we strongly recommend
the Epson Photo inkjet printers. Please note that NOT all inkjet printers
sold by Epson use the UV tolerant ink sot if you are considering buying an
Epson printer fort this kind of application inquire about the type of ink th
printer uses. Other printer manufacturers also offer inkjet printers that
print using UV resistant ink such as Hewlett Pacakrd and others.
- Clear Inkjet Vinyl. Here we have yet another great media that
prints great in ANY inkjet desktop media. The cleat inkjet vinyl we offer
when this is written in November 2002 in matte and the adhesive is slightly
opaque. This media is great wherever you need inkjet printed label on clear
base stock. Please keep in made that this media is not waterproof. However
you can spray this label stock using clear spray. We recommend Krylon
Crystal clear acrylic spray available in Wal-Mart or similar product
(Rust Oleum) from Home Depot. We will soon or in the beginning of 2003
offer two new types of clear self adhesive inkjet media. Glossy clear inkjet
self-adhesive inkjet vinyl and clear ultra low peel cling tack media.
- Clear Cling Tack. We will soon offer ultra low peel glossy clear
inkjet self-adhesive media. Ultra low peel cling tack media is a media that
you can peel and stick over and over again. This media will leave no
adhesive behind and can be used over and over again. This media is ideal for
to print temporary announcements to put in clear view in office buildings
and conference rooms/halls and hotels where adhesive tape may not be used.
- Holographic film. We use the word holographic about
new colorful inkjet media that reflect rainbow of colors. This media does
not actually produce any holographic effect but this word
"HOLOGRAPHIC" is the word used when describing film that
reflect the whole color spectrum deepening on the angel of the light
reflections. Most often this type of media has silver color (metallic shine)
as the basic color but the reflect all other colored when viewed from
different angles. This media often comes in different patterns, such as fine
dots, line or other irregular shape patterns that further enhances the
reflection of different colors. So in few words; this media does not
make and 3-D effect but will make most colorful and interesting label after
you finish printing onto is in your inkjet printer.
- Satin Gloss. Satin gloss self adhesive photo
quality paper. With the explosive popularity of digital cameras and great
improvements in picture quality together with improve print quality of today's
inkjet printers, we have realize that there is growing demand for photo
quality paper that has excellent photo quality and is also "peel n
stick" without costing a fortune. Our satin gloss photo self adhesive
is becoming one of our most popular item. Simply print peel and stick.
And it is also reasonable priced. You may incorporate this quality media
into you art and craft business to make professional sticker and labels.
This is a ideal "Do It You Self" Media. No need for laminator of
messy glue that sometimes bleed through the paper and or ov3er time mess up
the image by reacting with the ink.
- Photo Glossy Film. Great media for glossy photo
finish. This is also a self adhesive media. Ideal media to for anyone that
loves to take photos using digital camera. You can print you photographs out
is great details. Whether you use one of the new mega pixel digital cameras
or more traditional SLR camera. Once you are ready to print out you
creations this will be an ideal media.
- Gold and Silver inkjet media. This media is not to be confused with
our gold transfer foil. This is a self adhesive inkjet receptive shiny gold
and silver polyester. This is great media for making diploma- placards.
Making awards and other placard that you want to look like it was silk
screen printed onto metal. This media also works using doming resin.
- Inkjet Transparency. Ideal for teachers and business
applications when using overhead projectors. We also stock
transparency or PET film with adhesive.
- Most of our media is available in 8.5" X 11" and 11" X
17" In many cases we can also cut our media to other larger or smaller
- If you don't see the inkjet media you are looking for listed here please
call us at 871-489-5249 10 am to 4 pm central time.
- For other "How to" questions please read our FAQ.
The user of our media must determine the suitability of each product before beginning
production, using his equipment and method of application. The Sellers and
Manufactures maximum obligation shall be to replace paper/film that has been
found to be defective. Neither the manufacturer nor the seller shall be held
liable for any injury, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or
inability to use our paper or film.